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

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
Attendance 31,851
Television NBC
TV announcers Curt Gowdy and Joe Garagiola
Radio NBC
Radio announcers Blaine Walsh and Ernie Harwell

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.


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

National League

PositionPlayerTeamAll-Star Games
PBob PurkeyBraves3
CSmoky BurgessPirates7
1BBill WhiteCardinals6
2BFrank BollingBraves2
3BEddie MathewsBraves11
SSMaury WillsDodgers2
OFOrlando CepedaGiants6
OFRoberto ClementePirates4
OFWillie MaysGiants11
PositionPlayerTeamAll-Star Games
PDon DrysdaleDodgers3
PRoy FacePirates5
PJoey JayReds2
PSandy KoufaxDodgers2
PArt MahaffeyPhillies2
PMike McCormickGiants4
PStu MillerGiants2
PWarren SpahnBraves14
PositionPlayerTeamAll-Star Games
CEd BaileyGiants5
CJohn RoseboroDodgers3
1BDick StuartPirates2
2BDon ZimmerCubs2
3BKen BoyerCardinals7
SSErnie BanksCubs9
SSEddie KaskoReds2
OFHank AaronBraves10
OFGeorge AltmanCubs2
OFStan MusialCardinals21
OFFrank RobinsonReds6

American League

PositionPlayerTeamAll-Star Games
PJim BunningTigers4
CJohnny RomanoIndians2
1BNorm CashTigers2
2BJohnny TempleIndians7
3BBrooks RobinsonOrioles4
SSLuis AparicioWhite Sox6
OFRocky ColavitoTigers4
OFMickey MantleYankees13
OFAl KalineTigers10
PositionPlayerTeamAll-Star Games
PLuis ArroyoYankees2
PDick DonovanSenators3
PWhitey FordYankees9
PBarry LatmanIndians1
PKen McBrideAngels1
PCamilo PascualTwins4
PDon SchwallRed Sox1
PHoyt WilhelmOrioles7
PositionPlayerTeamAll-Star Games
CElston HowardYankees7
1BJim GentileOrioles4
1BHarmon KillebrewTwins4
1BRoy SieversWhite Sox5
1BBill SkowronYankees7
2BNellie FoxWhite Sox14
SSDick HowserAthletics2
SSTony KubekYankees4
OFYogi BerraYankees17
OFJackie BrandtOrioles2
OFRoger MarisYankees5


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 LeagueAmerican League
1Maury WillsDodgersSS1Norm CashTigers1B
2Eddie MathewsBraves3B2Rocky ColavitoTigersOF
3Willie MaysGiantsOF3Al KalineTigersOF
4Orlando CepedaGiantsOF4Mickey MantleYankeesOF
5Roberto ClementePiratesOF5Johnny RomanoIndiansC
6Bill WhiteCardinals1B6Luis AparicioWhite SoxSS
7Frank BollingBraves2B7Johnny TempleIndians2B
8Smoky BurgessPiratesC8Brooks RobinsonOrioles3B
9Bob PurkeyRedsP9Jim BunningTigersP

Game Summary

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)


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