This Day In Sports History (July 14th) – 1970 MLB All-Star Game

It was on this day in 1970 that the 41st annual Major League Baseball All-Star Game was played.  The game took place at Riverfront Stadium in Cincinnati, Ohio.

The American League would take a three-run lead into the bottom of the ninth and were poised to end their seven-game losing streak.  However, the National Leaguer tied the game up at 4-4 and forced extra innings.  After two scoreless innings, the National League won the game in the 12th inning on one of the most memorable and controversial plays in baseball history.  Standing on second base, hometown hero Pete Rose rounded third after a single by Jim Hickman and preceded to barrel over catcher Ray Fosse at home plate for the game-winning run.

Fosse suffered a fractured and separated shoulder from the collision with Pete Rose.  Many incorrectly believe that this injury was what caused the downfall in Fosse’s career.  However, he went on to play 42 more games in the second half of the season and was once again named to the All-Star team in 1971.

Here is Pete Rose discussing the incident.

Notable Birthdays

Robin Ventura, MLB – Born July 14th 1967 (age 44) in Santa Maria, California

Erick Dampier, NBA – Born July 14th 1975 (age 36) in Jackson, Mississippi

Tim Hudson, MLB – Born July 14th 1975 (age 36) in Columbus, Georgia

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