The sole Mets representative was a young 22 year old rookie named Tom Seaver. Seaver looked so young when he arrived in the clubhouse wearing a sweater, the Cardinals Lou Brock thought he was a clubhouse boy and asked him to fetch a beer. Brock was shocked when he found out, he was on the team. He joked " Does your guardian know your out so late?". Seaver finished the first half of the season at 8-5 with a 2.65 ERA, on his way to the Rookie of the Year award.
All the runs in the game were scored on HRs. Dick Allen led off the 2nd inning with a HR off Dean Chance and Brooks Robinson hit one off Fergie Jenkins in the 7th inning. Tim McCarver led the NL with 2 hits (going 2-2), Carl Yastremski had 3 hits for the A.L. & Tony Oliva two.
In the top of the 15th Catfish Hunter was pitching in his 5th inning, he had only allowed two hits along the way. A single to Rusty Staub & a double to Tim McCarver. Then Cincinnati's Tony Perez hit a HR over the left field wall putting the N.L. ahead 2-1. Rookie Tom Seaver came on to pitch the bottom of the 15th replacing L.A.'S Don Drysdale.