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He was on the winning side many times. But in 1968 at the Houston Astrodome, Willie Mays pretty much won the All-Star Game for the National League all by himself.

Mays led off the game in the first inning and singled off pitcher Luis Tiant. An errant pickoff throw by Tiant allowed Mays to reach second. Then a wild pitch sent Mays to third. He scored when Willie McCovey grounded into a double play. That was the only run of the game. The National League won 1-0 and Mays was named the game's Most Valuable Player.

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