1961 Major League Baseball All-Star Game (first game)

The first 1961 Major League Baseball All-Star Game was played in Candlestick Park in San Francisco on July 11, 1961. The National League scored two runs in the bottom of the tenth inning to win 5–4. Stu Miller was the winning pitcher and Hoyt Wilhelm was charged with the loss.

1961 Major League Baseball All-Star Game (first game)
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 R H E
American League 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 1 4 4 2
National League 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 5 11 5
DateJuly 11, 1961
VenueCandlestick Park
CitySan Francisco, California
Managers
Attendance44,115
TelevisionNBC
TV announcersMel Allen and Russ Hodges
RadioNBC
Radio announcersJimmy Dudley and Jerry Doggett

Rosters

Players in italics have since been inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame.

American League

Starters
Position Player Team All-Star Games
P Whitey Ford Yankees 8
C Johnny Romano Indians 1
1B Norm Cash Tigers 1
2B Johnny Temple Indians 6
3B Brooks Robinson Orioles 3
SS Tony Kubek Yankees 3
OF Rocky Colavito Tigers 3
OF Mickey Mantle Yankees 12
OF Roger Maris Yankees 4
Pitchers
Position Player Team All-Star Games
P Jim Bunning Tigers 3
P Dick Donovan Senators 2
P Ryne Duren Angels 4
P Mike Fornieles Red Sox 1
P Frank Lary Tigers 3
P Jim Perry Indians 1
P Billy Pierce White Sox 7
P Hoyt Wilhelm Orioles 6
Reserves
Position Player Team All-Star Games
C Elston Howard Yankees 6
1B Jim Gentile Orioles 3
1B Harmon Killebrew Twins 3
2B Nellie Fox White Sox 13
SS Dick Howser Athletics 1
OF Yogi Berra Yankees 16
OF Jackie Brandt Orioles 1
OF Al Kaline Tigers 9

National League

Starters
Position Player Team All-Star Games
P Warren Spahn Braves 13
C Smoky Burgess Pirates 6
1B Bill White Cardinals 5
2B Frank Bolling Braves 1
3B Eddie Mathews Braves 10
SS Maury Wills Dodgers 1
OF Orlando Cepeda Giants 5
OF Roberto Clemente Pirates 3
OF Willie Mays Giants 10
Pitchers
Position Player Team All-Star Games
P Roy Face Pirates 4
P Joey Jay Reds 1
P Sandy Koufax Dodgers 1
P Art Mahaffey Phillies 1
P Mike McCormick Giants 3
P Stu Miller Giants 1
P Bob Purkey Reds 2
Reserves
Position Player Team All-Star Games
C John Roseboro Dodgers 2
1B Dick Stuart Pirates 1
2B Don Zimmer Cubs 1
3B Ken Boyer Cardinals 6
SS Eddie Kasko Reds 1
OF Hank Aaron Braves 9
OF George Altman Cubs 1
OF Stan Musial Cardinals 20
OF Frank Robinson Reds 5

Game

Umpires: Stan Landes, Home Plate (NL); Frank Umont, First Base (AL); Shag Crawford, Second Base (NL); Ed Runge, Third Base (AL); Ed Vargo, Left Field (NL); Cal Drummond, Right Field (AL)

Starting lineups

American League National League
Order Player Team Position Order Player Team Position
1 Johnny Temple Indians 2B 1 Maury Wills Dodgers SS
2 Norm Cash Tigers 1B 2 Eddie Mathews Braves 3B
3 Mickey Mantle Yankees OF 3 Willie Mays Giants OF
4 Roger Maris Yankees OF 4 Orlando Cepeda Giants OF
5 Rocky Colavito Tigers OF 5 Roberto Clemente Pirates OF
6 Tony Kubek Yankees SS 6 Bill White Cardinals 1B
7 Johnny Romano Tigers C 7 Frank Bolling Braves 2B
8 Brooks Robinson Orioles 3B 8 Smoky Burgess Pirates C
9 Whitey Ford Yankees P 9 Warren Spahn Braves P

Game Summary

Tuesday, July 11, 1961 1:00 pm (PT) at Candlestick Park in San Francisco, California
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 R H E
American League 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 1 4 4 2
National League 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 5 11 5
WP: Stu Miller (1–0)   LP: Hoyt Wilhelm (0–1)
Home runs:
AL: Harmon Killebrew (1)
NL: George Altman (1)

References

  • All-Star Results – 1961: Game 30, July 11, 1961, MLB.com, retrieved March 21, 2010
  • July 11, 1961 All-Star Game Play-By-Play and Box Score, Baseball-Reference.com, archived from the original on April 28, 2011, retrieved March 21, 2010
1961 Major League Baseball All-Star Game

1961 Major League Baseball All-Star Game may refer to:

The 1961 Major League Baseball All-Star Game (first game), a 5-4 victory for the National League over the American League

The 1961 Major League Baseball All-Star Game (second game), a 1-1 tie

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