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

The second 1961 Major League Baseball All-Star Game was played in Fenway Park in Boston on July 31, 1961. It was the first MLB All-Star Game to end in a tie. The game in 2002 also ended in a tie.[1]

Rocky Colavito's one-out home run in the bottom of the first off National League starter Bob Purkey gave the American League a 1–0 lead, but Purkey only allowed two walks in the second before Art Mahaffey pitched a scoreless third and fourth, allowing only a leadoff walk to Mickey Mantle in the fourth. The Americans only got three more hits versus Sandy Koufax and Stu Miller.

American starter Jim Bunning pitched three perfect innings, but Don Schwall allowed a bases-loaded single to Bill White that tied the game in the sixth. All five hits the Nationals got were charged to Schwall. Camilo Pascual pitched three shutout innings before the game was called due to rain after nine innings with the score 1–1.

1961 Major League Baseball All-Star Game (second game)
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
National League 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 5 1
American League 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 0
DateJuly 31, 1961
VenueFenway Park
CityBoston, Massachusetts
Managers
Attendance31,851
TelevisionNBC
TV announcersCurt Gowdy and Joe Garagiola
RadioNBC
Radio announcersBlaine Walsh and Ernie Harwell

Rosters

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

National League

Starters
Position Player Team All-Star Games
P Bob Purkey Braves 3
C Smoky Burgess Pirates 7
1B Bill White Cardinals 6
2B Frank Bolling Braves 2
3B Eddie Mathews Braves 11
SS Maury Wills Dodgers 2
OF Orlando Cepeda Giants 6
OF Roberto Clemente Pirates 4
OF Willie Mays Giants 11
Pitchers
Position Player Team All-Star Games
P Don Drysdale Dodgers 3
P Roy Face Pirates 5
P Joey Jay Reds 2
P Sandy Koufax Dodgers 2
P Art Mahaffey Phillies 2
P Mike McCormick Giants 4
P Stu Miller Giants 2
P Warren Spahn Braves 14
Reserves
Position Player Team All-Star Games
C Ed Bailey Giants 5
C John Roseboro Dodgers 3
1B Dick Stuart Pirates 2
2B Don Zimmer Cubs 2
3B Ken Boyer Cardinals 7
SS Ernie Banks Cubs 9
SS Eddie Kasko Reds 2
OF Hank Aaron Braves 10
OF George Altman Cubs 2
OF Stan Musial Cardinals 21
OF Frank Robinson Reds 6

American League

Starters
Position Player Team All-Star Games
P Jim Bunning Tigers 4
C Johnny Romano Indians 2
1B Norm Cash Tigers 2
2B Johnny Temple Indians 7
3B Brooks Robinson Orioles 4
SS Luis Aparicio White Sox 6
OF Rocky Colavito Tigers 4
OF Mickey Mantle Yankees 13
OF Al Kaline Tigers 10
Pitchers
Position Player Team All-Star Games
P Luis Arroyo Yankees 2
P Dick Donovan Senators 3
P Whitey Ford Yankees 9
P Barry Latman Indians 1
P Ken McBride Angels 1
P Camilo Pascual Twins 4
P Don Schwall Red Sox 1
P Hoyt Wilhelm Orioles 7
Reserves
Position Player Team All-Star Games
C Elston Howard Yankees 7
1B Jim Gentile Orioles 4
1B Harmon Killebrew Twins 4
1B Roy Sievers White Sox 5
1B Bill Skowron Yankees 7
2B Nellie Fox White Sox 14
SS Dick Howser Athletics 2
SS Tony Kubek Yankees 4
OF Yogi Berra Yankees 17
OF Jackie Brandt Orioles 2
OF Roger Maris Yankees 5

Game

Umpires: Larry Napp, Home Plate (AL); Frank Secory, First Base (NL); Red Flaherty, Second Base (AL); Ed Sudol, Third Base (NL); Al Smith, Left Field (AL); Chris Pelekoudas, Right Field (NL)

Starting lineups

National League American League
Order Player Team Position Order Player Team Position
1 Maury Wills Dodgers SS 1 Norm Cash Tigers 1B
2 Eddie Mathews Braves 3B 2 Rocky Colavito Tigers OF
3 Willie Mays Giants OF 3 Al Kaline Tigers OF
4 Orlando Cepeda Giants OF 4 Mickey Mantle Yankees OF
5 Roberto Clemente Pirates OF 5 Johnny Romano Indians C
6 Bill White Cardinals 1B 6 Luis Aparicio White Sox SS
7 Frank Bolling Braves 2B 7 Johnny Temple Indians 2B
8 Smoky Burgess Pirates C 8 Brooks Robinson Orioles 3B
9 Bob Purkey Reds P 9 Jim Bunning Tigers P

Game Summary

Monday, July 31, 1961 2:00 pm (ET) at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
National League 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 5 1
American League 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 0
WP: None   LP: None
Home runs:
NL: None
AL: Rocky Colavito (1)

References

  • All-Star Results – 1961: Game 31, July 31, 1961, MLB.com, retrieved March 21, 2010
  • July 31, 1961 All-Star Game Play-By-Play and Box Score, Baseball-Reference.com, retrieved March 21, 2010
  1. ^ All-Star Game called when teams run out of pitchers, CNNSI.com, retrieved January 24, 2011
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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