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1961 Baseball All-Star Game

Below are the results of the first 1961 All-Star game with a boxscore and play-by-play courtesy of Retrosheet. Two All-Star games were played in each year between 1959 and 1962. The results from the second game are here. You can also view figures for any other All-Star game by using the tool on the right and well as a history of the midsummer classic.

 

1961 ALL-STAR GAME 1961 ALL-STAR GAME
1960/1961
AL 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 1 - 4  4 2
NL 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 - 5 11 5
July 11, 1961 at Candlestick Park
Time of Game: 2:53 Attendance: 44,115
Broadcasters: (NBC) Mel Allen,
Russ Hodges
WP:  Miller
LP: Wilhelm
S: (None)
HR Altman, Killebrew
BATTING
American League       AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Temple 2b              3   0   0   0       0   0       1   2
  Gentile ph,1b        2   0   0   0       0   2       2   0
Cash 1b                4   0   1   0       0   2       6   1
  Fox pr,2b            0   2   0   0       1   0       1   0
Mantle cf              3   0   0   0       0   2       3   0
  Kaline cf            2   1   1   1       0   0       1   0
Maris rf               4   0   1   0       1   2       3   0
Colavito lf            4   0   0   1       0   0       1   0
Kubek ss               4   0   0   0       0   1       1   2
Romano c               3   0   0   0       0   1       7   0
  Berra ph,c           1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Howard c             0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Robinson 3b            2   0   0   0       0   0       0   2
  Bunning p            0   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
  Brandt ph            1   0   0   0       0   1       0   0
  Fornieles p          0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Wilhelm p            1   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
Ford p                 1   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Lary p               0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Donovan p            0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Killebrew ph,3b      2   1   1   1       0   0       0   0
  Howser 3b            1   0   0   0       0   1       0   1
Totals                38   4   4   3       2  12      27  10
FIELDING - 
E: Gentile (1), Kubek (1).
PB: Howard (1).
BATTING - 
2B: Cash (1,off Face).
HR: Killebrew (1,6th inning off McCormick 0 on, 1 out).
Team LOB: 6.
National League       AB   R   H RBI      BB  SO      PO   A
Wills ss               5   0   1   0       0   0       0   2
Mathews 3b             2   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Purkey p             0   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
  Musial ph            1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  McCormick p          0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Altman ph            1   1   1   1       0   0       0   0
  Face p               0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Koufax p             0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Miller p             0   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
  Aaron ph             1   1   1   0       0   0       0   0
Mays cf                5   2   2   1       0   1       3   0
Cepeda lf              3   0   0   0       0   0       1   0
  Robinson lf          1   0   1   0       0   0       2   0
Clemente rf            4   1   2   2       0   1       2   0
White 1b               3   0   1   1       0   1       7   1
Bolling 2b             3   0   0   0       0   1       1   3
  Zimmer 2b            1   0   0   0       0   0       0   0
Burgess c              4   0   1   0       0   0      13   0
Spahn p                0   0   0   0       0   0       0   1
  Stuart ph            1   0   1   0       0   0       0   0
  Boyer 3b             2   0   0   0       1   2       0   1
Totals                37   5  11   5       1   6      30   8
FIELDING - 
E: Cepeda (1), Zimmer (1), Burgess (1), Boyer 2 (2).
BATTING - 
2B: Stuart (1,off Ford); Mays (1,off Wilhelm).
3B: Clemente (1,off Ford).
HR: Altman (1,8th inning off Fornieles 0 on, 0 out).
SF: White (1,off Ford); Clemente (1,off Donovan).
HBP: Robinson (1,by Wilhelm).
Team LOB: 9.
BASERUNNING - 
SB: Robinson (1,2nd base off Wilhelm/Romano).
PITCHING
American League       IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR
Ford                   3     2   1   1   0   2   0
Lary                   0     0   1   0   0   0   0
Donovan                2     4   0   0   0   1   0
Bunning                2     0   0   0   0   2   0
Fornieles              0.1   2   1   1   0   0   1
Wilhelm L(0-1)         1.2   3   2   2   1   1   0
Totals                 9    11   5   4   1   6   1
National League       IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR
Spahn                  3     0   0   0   0   3   0
Purkey                 2     0   0   0   0   1   0
McCormick              3     1   1   1   1   3   1
Face                   0.1   2   2   2   0   1   0
Koufax                 0     1   0   0   0   0   0
Miller W(1-0)          1.2   0   1   0   1   4   0
Totals                10     4   4   3   2  12   1
BK: Miller (1).
HBP: Wilhelm (1,Robinson).
Umpires: Stan Landes (NL), Frank Umont (AL), Shag Crawford (NL),
Ed Runge (AL), Cal Drummond (AL), Ed Vargo (NL)
Starting Lineups:

   American League               National League          
1. Temple              2b        Wills               ss
2. Cash                1b        Mathews             3b
3. Mantle              cf        Mays                cf
4. Maris               rf        Cepeda              lf
5. Colavito            lf        Clemente            rf
6. Kubek               ss        White               1b
7. Romano              c         Bolling             2b
8. Robinson            3b        Burgess             c
9. Ford                p         Spahn               p

AMERICAN LEAGUE 1ST: Temple made an out to right; Cash struck
out; Mantle struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  American League
0, National League 0.

NATIONAL LEAGUE 1ST: Wills grounded out (shortstop to first);
Mathews grounded out (third to first); Mays was called out on
strikes; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  American League 0, National
League 0.

AMERICAN LEAGUE 2ND: Maris was called out on strikes; Colavito
made an out to second; Kubek grounded out (second to first); 0
R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  American League 0, National League 0.

NATIONAL LEAGUE 2ND: Cepeda flied to center; Clemente tripled to
right; White out on a sacrifice fly to center [Clemente scored];
Bolling struck out; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  American League 0,
National League 1.

AMERICAN LEAGUE 3RD: Romano grounded out (shortstop to first);
Robinson grounded out (shortstop to first); Ford grounded out
(pitcher to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  American League 0,
National League 1.

NATIONAL LEAGUE 3RD: Burgess made an out to right; STUART BATTED
FOR SPAHN; Stuart doubled; Wills grounded out (pitcher to second
to first) [Stuart to third]; Mathews popped to catcher in foul
territory; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  American League 0, National
League 1.

AMERICAN LEAGUE 4TH: PURKEY REPLACED MATHEWS (PITCHING); BOYER
REPLACED STUART (PLAYING 3B); Temple reached on an error by
Cepeda [Temple to second]; Cash grounded out (second to first);
Mantle grounded out (second to first) [Temple to third]; Maris
grounded out (first to pitcher); 0 R, 0 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  American
League 0, National League 1.

NATIONAL LEAGUE 4TH: LARY REPLACED FORD (PITCHING); Mays reached
on an error by Kubek [Mays to second]; off Kubek's knee into
short lf Lary complained of sore shoulder; DONOVAN REPLACED
LARY (PITCHING); Cepeda grounded out (third to first) [Mays to
third]; Clemente hit a sacrifice fly to right [Mays scored
(unearned)]; White singled to center; Bolling lined to
second; Temple went to cover 2b because White was
running; 1 R, 1 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  American League 0, National
League 2.

AMERICAN LEAGUE 5TH: Colavito flied to center; Kubek made an out
to center; Romano struck out; Umpires moved: Runge (hp),
Crawford (1b), Umont (2b), Landes (3b), Varge (lf), Drummond
(rf); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  American League 0, National
League 2.

NATIONAL LEAGUE 5TH: Burgess singled to right; Boyer struck out;
Wills singled to center [Burgess to second]; MUSIAL BATTED FOR
PURKEY; Musial made an out to left; Mays singled to third
[Burgess to third, Wills to second]; Cepeda popped to shortstop;
0 R, 3 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  American League 0, National League 2.

AMERICAN LEAGUE 6TH: MCCORMICK REPLACED MUSIAL (PITCHING);
Robinson made an out to left; KILLEBREW BATTED FOR DONOVAN;
Killebrew homered; Temple grounded out (third to first); Cash
was called out on strikes; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  American
League 1, National League 2.

NATIONAL LEAGUE 6TH: KILLEBREW STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING 3B);
BUNNING REPLACED ROBINSON (PITCHING); Clemente flied to center;
White struck out; Bolling grounded out (first unassisted); 0 R,
0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  American League 1, National League 2.

AMERICAN LEAGUE 7TH: ROBINSON REPLACED CEPEDA (PLAYING LF);
Mantle was called out on strikes; Maris walked; Colavito flied
to left; Kubek flied to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  American
League 1, National League 2.

NATIONAL LEAGUE 7TH: KALINE REPLACED MANTLE (PLAYING CF);
Burgess grounded out (first to pitcher); Boyer struck out; Wills
grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  American
League 1, National League 2.

AMERICAN LEAGUE 8TH: Romano flied to right; BRANDT BATTED FOR
BUNNING; Brandt struck out; Killebrew popped to catcher in foul
territory; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  American League 1, National
League 2.

NATIONAL LEAGUE 8TH: FORNIELES REPLACED BRANDT (PITCHING);
HOWSER REPLACED KILLEBREW (PLAYING 3B); ALTMAN BATTED FOR
MCCORMICK; Altman homered; Mays made an out to center; Robinson
singled to left; WILHELM REPLACED FORNIELES (PITCHING); Robinson
stole second; Clemente struck out; White made an out to
right; wind starts to blow; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
American League 1, National League 3.

AMERICAN LEAGUE 9TH: FACE REPLACED ALTMAN (PITCHING); ZIMMER
REPLACED BOLLING (PLAYING 2B); GENTILE BATTED FOR TEMPLE;
Gentile struck out; Cash doubled; FOX RAN FOR CASH; Kaline
singled to center [Fox scored]; KOUFAX REPLACED FACE (PITCHING);
Maris singled to right [Kaline to second]; MILLER REPLACED
KOUFAX (PITCHING); Miller balked [Kaline to third, Maris to
second]; the famous wind-blown balk; Colavito reached on
an error by Boyer [Kaline scored]; Burgess dropped a foul fly
hit by Kubek; wind-blown popup; Kubek struck out; BERRA
BATTED FOR ROMANO; Berra reached on an error by Zimmer [Maris to
third, Colavito to second]; Wilhelm made an out to left; 2 R, 3
H, 3 E, 3 LOB.  American League 3, National League 3.

NATIONAL LEAGUE 9TH: GENTILE STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING 1B); FOX
STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING 2B); BERRA STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING C );
Zimmer grounded out (shortstop to first); Burgess grounded out
(third to first); Boyer walked; HOWARD REPLACED BERRA (PLAYING C
); Boyer was picked off first but was safe on an error by
Gentile; assist by Wilhelm [Boyer to second]; Wills made an out
to second; 0 R, 0 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  American League 3, National
League 3.

AMERICAN LEAGUE 10TH: Howser was called out on strikes; Gentile
struck out; Fox walked; Kaline reached on an error by Boyer [Fox
scored (unearned), Kaline to third]; Maris struck out; 1 R, 0 H,
1 E, 1 LOB.  American League 4, National League 3.

NATIONAL LEAGUE 10TH: AARON BATTED FOR MILLER; Aaron singled to
center; Howard allowed a passed ball [Aaron to second]; Mays
doubled to left [Aaron scored]; Robinson was hit by a pitch;
Clemente singled to right [Mays scored, Robinson to second]; 2
R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  American League 4, National League 5.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 American League   4   4   2    6
 National League   5  11   5    9


Baseball All-Star Game sources/bibliography:
The Midsummer Classic: The Complete History of Baseball's All-Star Game by David Vincent, Lyle Spatz, David W. Smith
Baseball's All Star Game: A Game by Game Guide by Jeff Lenburg
Major League Baseball: Awesome All-Star Action (DVD) by Major League Baseball
The All-Star Game: A Pictorial History, 1933 to Present by Donald Honig (1987, TSN)
Total Baseball: The Ultimate Baseball Encyclopedia by John Thorn, et al.


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