The Milwaukee Braves host the All-Star Game on July 12, 1955, for the second time in franchise history. The first one was in Boston, but this one is in County Stadium in Milwaukee.
Five Braves players have been named to the NL team; Eddie Mathews starts at 3B and Del Crandall at catcher. Hank Aaron enters the game in the 5th as a pinch runner for the Giants’ Don Mueller, and plays in RF the rest of the game, and the Braves’ Johnny Logan take over at shortstop for the Cubs’ Ernie Banks in the 6th.
The AL team jumps out to an early 5-0 lead, but the NL ties it with two runs in the 7th and three in the 8th. Logan contributes an RBI single in the 7th, and the 8th-inning rally is keyed by Aaron who drives in two runs with a single.
The game goes into extra innings with a 5-5 score. In the top of the 12th, the Braves’ two-sport star Gene Conley relieves the Reds’ Joe Nuxhall. He strikes out, in order, the fearsome lineup of Al Kaline, Mickey Vernon, and Al Rosen.
Then the Dodgers’ Stan Musial leads off the bottom of the 12th with a walk-off home run to win the game for the NL, 6-5. Conley is the winning pitcher.