. . . here is the batting order for 1965 National League All Star Team:Willie Mays
Willie Stargell (who started in the outfield)
On the benchRoberto Clemente
In the bullpenSandy Koufax
All I can say is that those are some mighty big cleats to step into.
However, there are some serious contenders for HOF players in tonight's game:
Interesting, those are all AL players. Odd, considering that the AL is 10-0 for the last ten All-Star games. Hmm.
The lone NL player that might be HOF material, IMHO, is Albert Pujols.
In a poignant moment underlying the rich baseball history in Pittsburgh, the game was interrupted before the start of the fifth inning so that Commissioner Bud Selig could present Vera Clemente, widow of Pirates legend Roberto Clemente, with the Commissioner's Historic Achievement Award in honor of her late husband's achievements on and off the baseball diamond.
"Roberto will be remembered as long as the game of baseball is played," said Selig.
Right, Bud. Clemente stands for so much more than your tiny mind can ever realize.