1961 Major League Baseball All-Star Game (second game)
|Date||July 31, 1961|
|TV announcers||Curt Gowdy and Joe Garagiola|
|Radio announcers||Blaine Walsh and Ernie Harwell|
Rocky Colavito's one-out solo home run in the bottom of 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.
Players in italics have since been inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame.
|National League||American League|
|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|
|WP: None LP: None
AL: Rocky Colavito (1)
- 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
- All-Star Game called when teams run out of pitchers, CNNSI.com, retrieved January 24, 2011