This Date In Royals History–1969 Edition: July 23

This Date In Royals History

The rescheduled All-Star Game, postponed a day by storms in Washington, DC, was played on the Wednesday afternoon of the All-Star break. The National League prevailed 9-3 in what is still the last All-Star Game to be played before prime time on the East Coast. Willie McCovey won the game’s MVP award by hitting two home runs, including a two-run shot in the NL’s five-run third inning.

As for the Royals, their only representative, catcher Ellie Rodriguez, did not appear in the game.

Today’s birthday: Henry Mercedes (1969)

 

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