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

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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
Date July 31, 1961
Venue Fenway Park
City Boston, Massachusetts
Managers National League - Danny Murtaugh (PIT)
American League - Paul Richards (BAL)
Attendance 31,851
Television NBC
TV announcers Curt Gowdy and Joe Garagiola
Radio NBC
Radio announcers Blaine Walsh and Ernie Harwell
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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 solo home run in the bottom off the first off of 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.

Rosters[edit]

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

Game[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
National 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 5 1
American 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[edit]

  1. ^ All-Star Game called when teams run out of pitchers, CNNSI.com, retrieved January 24, 2011