1972 All-Star Game
Still confident from their win the year before, the American League entered this game determined to start a new kind of streak... a winning one. The American League's inspiration paid off as they took an early lead, but it didn't take long for the Nationals to resume their torment of the Americans in their own familiar way.
The National League took a 2-1 lead in the sixth when Hank Aaron hit what he called "the most dramatic home run of his career" (to that date), which was a two-run shot off Gaylord Perry.
The American League came up with two runs in the eighth and tried to make that stand up. Not surprisingly, it didn't. In the bottom of the ninth, singles by Billy Williams and Manny Sanguillen put runners on first and third with none out. In classic fashion, Williams tied it on a forceout. Wilbur Wood then retired the side.
Once again, the All-Star Game went into extra-innings caused by a "come from behind series" late in the game. The National League opened the tenth inning with a walk, followed by a sacrifice fly, then a Joe Morgan single to take their ninth win in the ten previous games.
The victory gave the National League a 7-0 record in extra-inning games and raised its series lead to 24-18-1. Once again, the American League was devastated by the National League's uncanny ability to come from behind, and more importantly, finish the game.