This would be the first of that season's two All-Star Games, when the senior circuit won 3-1 at D.C. Stadium. It's noteworthy to mention that Yogi Berra signed in the unusual style, "Larry Y. Berra," and that the M&M Boys were still riding high after their '61 home-run race. The clean, creamy OAL (Cronin) ball averages "7-8" signature strength on the whole due to a slight degree of bleeding that's primarily on the north panel.
Sweet Spot: Yogi Berra, Mickey Mantle ("8-9").
North Panel: Earl Battey, Rocky Colavito, Norm Siebern, Bill Monbouquette, Johnny Romano, Jim Gentile, Bobby Richardson.
South Panel: Al Kaline, Ralph Houk, Dave Stenhouse, Tom Tresh, Jim Landis, Leon Wagner, Jim Bunning, Spud Murray (batting-practice pitcher).
West Panel: Ralph Terry, Bill Moran, Lee Thomas, Brooks Robinson, Luis Aparicio, Dick Donovan, Hank Aguirre.
East Panel: John Sain, Milt Pappas, Camilo Pascual, Rich Rollins, Roger Maris ("6-7").
Full LOA from JSA.