To learn about our efforts to improve the accessibility and usability of our website, please visit our Accessibility Information page. Skip to section navigation or Skip to main content
Below is an advertisement.


Skip to main content
Below is an advertisement.
All-Star Results - 1969

Game 40
July 23, 1969

 R. F. K. Memorial Stadium, Washington, D.C. Game Final 
  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
 National 1 2 5 1 0 0 0 0 0   9 11 0
 American 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0   3 6 2
  MVP: Willie McCovey, SF (NL)
Pitchers: P. Niekro (9) vs STOTTLEMYRE, Odom (3), Knowles (3), McLain (4), McNally (5), McDowell (7), Culp (9)
Home Runs: Bench-NL, Howard-AL, McCovey-NL (2), Freehan-AL
Attendance: 45,259

Game Recap

Detroit's Denny McLain, the American League's starting pitcher, arrived too late to start the game. By the time he entered the contest in the fourth inning, the National League had accumulated eight runs, including two-run blasts by Johnny Bench and Willie McCovey.

1969: Presidential Men

The Midsummer Classic returned to the Nation's Capital in 1969 and the National League provided some early fireworks for the crowd which included President Richard M. Nixon. Johnny Bench hit a monster home run off the facing of RFK Stadium's second deck, and Willie McCovey hit a pair of moon-shots to power the NL to a 9-3 lead after the fourth. Pitching took over from that point as neither team could plate another run and the NL took home their seventh straight All-Star Game win.

• Highlights: 56K | 300K
American League
  Mike Andrews
  Sal Bando
  Paul Blair
  Rod Carew
  Ray Culp
  Bill Freehan
  Jim Fregosi
  Mike Hegan*
  Frank Howard
  Reggie Jackson
  Davey Johnson*
  Harmon Killebrew
  Darold Knowles
  Mickey Lolich+
  Carlos May
  Sam McDowell
  Denny McLain
  Dave McNally
  Don Mincher
  Blue Moon Odom
  Tony Oliva*
  Rico Petrocelli
  Boog Powell
  Brooks Robinson
  Frank Robinson
  Ellie Rodriguez+
  Johnny Roseboro
  Reggie Smith
  Mel Stottlemyre
  Roy White
  Carl Yastrzemski
National League
  Hank Aaron
  Matty Alou
  Ernie Banks
  Glenn Beckert
  Johnny Bench
  Chris Cannizzaro+
  Steve Carlton
  Roberto Clemente
  Larry Dierker
  Bob Gibson
  Randy Hundley
  Grant Jackson+
  Cleon Jones
  Don Kessinger
  Jerry Koosman
  Juan Marichal+
  Lee May
  Willie Mays
  Willie McCovey
  Denis Menke
  Felix Millan
  Phil Niekro
  Tony Perez
  Pete Rose
  Ron Santo
  Tom Seaver+
  Bill Singer
  Rusty Staub+
* Named to team but replaced due to injury
+ Did not enter game

Ralph Kiner, right, Pittsburgh Pirate slugger, enjoys a chat with another slugging great, Boston's Ted Williams before the start of the All-Star game at Comiskey Park, Chicago, IL, July 11, 1950.