1966 All-Star Game
The top story of the 1966 All-Star Game had nothing to do with baseball. It was the blistering one hundred five-degree game time temperature. Spectators in St. Louis' Busch Stadium were passing out in the stands and smelling salts and oxygen were required in the dugouts. Despite these intense conditions, the game went on as scheduled, although no one wanted to spend much time on the field.
The American League took a 1-0 lead against Sandy Koufax in the second when Brooks Robinson hit a one-out liner to left and wound up with a triple when Hank Aaron let the ball slip past him. Robinson scored a few moments later on a wild pitch.
The National League tied it against Jim Kaat in the fourth on singles by Willie Mays, Roberto Clemente and Ron Santo. As the game went into extra innings, Tim McCarver singled against Pete Richert. Then after Ron Hunt sacrificed, Maury Wills singled to right driving in the winning run. Some joked that Wills had saved many lives by holding the 100+ degree game to only ten innings.