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Video: Highlights from the 1965 All-Star Game

Jul 15, 2014, 11:03 AM EDT

The first time the All-Star Game was in Minneapolis was 1965. That was quite a year for the Twins, as it was Minnesota’s first pennant as well. Today MLB Productions provides this cool newsreel thingie of that year’s Midsummer Classic.

Lots of stars taking BP and things. A reminder that he All-Star Game wasn’t always managed by the previous year’s pennant-winning manager.

UPDATE: I’m reminded that, in 1965, there was a good reason the All-Star Game wasn’t managed by the previous year’s pennant winners. One, Yogi Berra of the Yankees, was fired after losing the World Series. The other, Johnny Keane of the Cardinals, was hired by the Yankees to take Berra’s place. That sort of didn’t work out for anyone, and it resulted in second place managers from 1964 managing the All-Star Game here.

  1. baberuthslegs - Jul 15, 2014 at 11:13 AM

    Also a reminder that such games were played in the day time.

    • SocraticGadfly - Jul 15, 2014 at 11:58 AM

      We also got to see that sea of white faces in the stands that Calvin Griffith loved.

    • asimonetti88 - Jul 15, 2014 at 4:06 PM

      I love how almost everyone in the stands is dressed up… men in the suits. Very swag.

  2. jm91rs - Jul 15, 2014 at 11:26 AM

    After this season the Reds would trade an “over the hill” Frank Robinson for Milt Freaking Pappas. Frank would win the triple crown, mvp, and a World Series in 1966. Milt Pappas was garbage. He could have teamed with Johnny Bench, Pete Rose, Tony Perez, and Davey Concepcion to get the Big Red Machine’s dominance started a little earlier than it did.

  3. ctony1216 - Jul 15, 2014 at 11:28 AM

    I like the guys in the suits. Very Mad Men – esque.

    Now, why didn’t fans in the ’70s also wear suits to games? A stadium full of leisure suits would have been amazing.

    • misterschmo - Jul 15, 2014 at 7:02 PM

      We were wearing army jackets and bell bottoms. Very scruffy compared to those suits in the sixties.

  4. hopespringseternal - Jul 15, 2014 at 11:41 AM

    Hey Hey!

    • RickyB - Jul 15, 2014 at 12:13 PM

      Ah, the classic Jack Brickhouse call! Good to hear his voice again.

  5. billybawl - Jul 15, 2014 at 11:49 AM

    Dig those crazy foul lines in red, white and blue! I’ve never seen that before.

  6. normcash - Jul 15, 2014 at 1:42 PM

    The AL team seemed to be mainly composed of Twins, Yankees and Tigers!

  7. larrytsg - Jul 15, 2014 at 1:54 PM

    Man, that was one stacked lineup! How many Hall of Framers were there? Frank Robinson, Willie Mays, Roberto Clemente, Willie Stargell, Harmon Killebrew, Ernie Banks, Hank Aaron….. oh, and Ed Kranepool (ok, I grew up a Mets fan in the 70’s).

    Anytime you can see a video of Willie Mays in his prime it should bring a smile to your face…….

  8. rje49 - Jul 15, 2014 at 3:29 PM

    Johnny Callison! I met him once; went to a doubleheader at the old Connie Mack Stadium, June 30, 1967. Between games, Callison was hanging around by a consession stand, in uniform, talking to anybody and everyone. Those were the days…

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