On this day in 1975 the Midsummer Classic came to Milwaukee, as 51,480 fans paid to watch the American and National League's best face off in the All Star Game at County Stadium. They were treated to a great game as the NL ran out to a 3-0 lead, the AL came back and tied it in the sixth but the NL scored three more in the top of the ninth to take a 6-3 victory.
Two hometown Brewers appeared in the game: First baseman George Scott entered the game as a defensive replacement in the sixth and went 0-for-2 with a pair of strikeouts, and Hank Aaron appeared as a pinch hitter in the second inning and lined out to shortstop. It was Aaron's first All Star appearance as a Brewer and the 24th and final of his major league career*.
This was County Stadium's second All Star Game: It had also hosted the contest in 1955 as the home of the Milwaukee Braves. Milwaukee didn't host the game again until 2002, when it was held at Miller Park.
* - In 1959, 1960, 1961 and 1962 baseball held two All Star Games and Aaron appeared in both.
With help from Brewerfan.net and the B-Ref Play Index, happy birthday today to:
- Huntsville Star Lee Haydel, who turns 25.
- 2001-02 Brewer Nick Neugebauer, who turns 32.
- 1901 Milwaukee Brewer Pete Dowling, who would have turned 136.