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All-Star Results - 1972

Game 43
July 25, 1972

 Atlanta-Fulton Stadium, Atlanta Game Final 
  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 R H E
 American 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 3 6 0
 National 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 1 4 8 0
 MVP: Joe Morgan, CIN (NL)
Pitchers: Gibson, Blass (3), Sutton (4), Carlton (6), Stoneman (7), McGraw (9)
Home Runs: Aaron-N, Rojas-A
Attendance: 53,107

Game Recap

Cookie Rojas' two-run homer gave the American League a 3-2 lead heading into the ninth. But the National League tied things up in the bottom half of the frame, then won in the 10th on a Joe Morgan RBI single.

1972: Hometown Hero

The All-Star Game came to the South in 1972 as Atlanta hosted its first Midsummer Classic. Hometown hero Hank Aaron pleased the crowd with a two-run homer to left in the sixth inning, which gave the NL a 2-1 lead. In the eighth, the AL got some power from an unexpected source as Kansas City's Cookie Rojas teed off on Expo hurler Bill Stoneman with a runner on, putting the AL back on top at 3-2. But Wilbur Wood of the Chisox couldn't hold the lead in the ninth, as the NL managed to scrape out a run to tie the game and send it to extra innings. In the 10th, Mets relief specialist Tug McGraw put down the AL 1-2-3, and in the bottom of the inning, Baltimore's Dave McNally allowed a lead-off walk to Nate Colbert of the Padres, who was bunted over to second by Chris Speier of the Giants. That brought up Joe Morgan and the Reds' second baseman drove the first pitch into center on a line, scoring Colbert with the game-winning run.

• Highlights: 56K | 300K
American League
  Dick Allen
  Luis Aparicio *
  Sal Bando
  Bert Campaneris +
  Rod Carew
  Norm Cash
  Joe Coleman *
  Pat Dobson +
  Carlton Fisk
  Bill Freehan
  Bobby Grich
  Toby Harrah *
  Ken Holtzman +
  Catfish Hunter +
  Reggie Jackson
  Mickey Lolich
  Carlos May +
  Dave McNally
  Bobby Murcer
  Amos Otis *
  Jim Palmer
  Freddie Patek *
  Gaylord Perry
  Lou Piniella
  Brooks Robinson
  Ellie Rodriguez +
  Cookie Rojas
  Joe Rudi
  Nolan Ryan +
  Richie Schneinblum
  Reggie Smith
  Wilbur Wood
  Carl Yastrzemski
National League
  Hank Aaron
  Glenn Beckert
  Johnny Bench
  Steve Bass
  Lou Brock +
  Steve Carlton
  Clay Carroll +
  Cesar Cedeno
  Roberto Clemente *
  Nate Colbert
  Bob Gibson
  Fergie Jenkins +
  Don Kessinger
  Lee May
  Willie Mays
  Tug McGraw
  Joe Morgan
  Gary Nolan *
  Al Oliver
  Manny Sanguillen
  Ron Santo
  Tom Seaver +
  Ted Simmons +
  Chris Speier
  Willie Stargell
  Bill Stoneman
  Don Sutton
  Joe Torre
  Billy Williams
* Named to team but replaced due to injury
+ Did not enter game

Atlanta Braves Henry Aaron hits a homer in the sixth inning of the All Star game in Atlanta, Ga., July 26, 1972. His homer drove in a run, helping the National League All Stars to defeat the American League 4-3.

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