The U.S. National League continued its domination of the All star Baseball game with a?
SV Morgan drives ball to outfield and throw beats Rose trying to make third. (4 shots)
GV Garvey hits home run. (3 shots)
GV Wynn hits home run. (3 shots)
SV Broke steals base. (2 shots)
SV (SLOW MOTION) Catcher Bench picks off runner at first. (3 shots)
CU Yastrzemski hits home run. (5 shots)
SPLIT SCREEN Pitcher picks off man at second base.
GV Madlock hits through third to win game.
GV Final pitch, striker caught. (3 shots)
TRANSCRIPT: "The National League threatened from the outset but a first inning threat was wiped out when Pete Rose tried to go from first to third on Joe Morgan's single. The throw from Bobby Bonds was on target, and Rose was out. Back to back home runs off Vida Blue put the National League on top. The first by steve Garvey, the M.V.P. in last year's game. The second by Jimmy Wynn, another Dodger. This hadn't happened in an All star game since Ted Williams and Mickey Mantle hit consecutive homers off Warren Spahn in 1956. Here's Lou Brock doing what he does best, stealing a base. In this case, third base. He scored from there on Johnny Bench's single to make it three-nothing. And here's Bench picking Bert Campaneris off first to end an American League threat in the fourth. Campaneris said Bench is the only catcher who could have done that. Carl Yastrzemski supplied the American League power with a pinch-homer of Tom Seaver in the sixth. George Henrick and George Tenace scored ahead of "Yes" and the game was tied. Seaver said he threw Yastrzemski a fast ball with nothing on it. Bench said he told Seaver not to worry, at least he made the game interesting. John Matlack of the mats -- here picking Cornell Washington off base -- shared most valuable player honours with the Cubs' Bill Madlock who got the winning hit....a bases-loaded single in the ninth. The hit came off White Sox's reliever Rix Goassage, but the runs were charged to losing pitcher Hunter. Two runs scored and a third would have, if coach Reg Shandish had not been in the way of an aaron throw.
Initials VS 19.50
This film includes a commentary by reporter, Charles Amundson.
Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved
Background: The U.S. National League continued its domination of the All star Baseball game with a 6-3 win over the American League team in their annual match played in Milwaukee on Tuesday night (July 15).
The National League was winning 3-0 by the fifth inning and well on their way to winning their fourth successive game against the Americans.
It wasn't until the sixth that the Americans were able to score. Boston's Carl Yastrzemski, brought in as a pinch hitter, scored a homer with two men on base. That tied the game. Two innings went by uneventfully and then the Nationals batted at the top of the ninth.
The situation reached bases loaded with none out when Bill Madlock with a ground ball wide of third bas drove in two runs.
A fly ball from Pete Rose saw the runner on fourth home for a winning three run inning for the Nationals.
The National League has now won sixteen of the last eighteen games.