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The First 1961 All-Star Game was held on Tuesday, July 11, 1961. The National League won the thirtieth midsummer classic by a score of 5 to 4 in 10 innings. The game was held at Candlestick Park in San Francisco, CA in front of 44,115 fans.





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[edit] The Teams

[edit] American League

The American League team was led by manager Paul Richards and coaches Frankie Crosetti and Jim Vernon.

Player Team Position Selection Notes
Yogi Berra New York Yankees OF-C
Jackie Brandt Baltimore Orioles OF
Jim Bunning Detroit Tigers P
Norm Cash Detroit Tigers 1B Fan's Selection
Rocky Colavito Detroit Tigers OF Fan's Selection
Dick Donovan Washington Senators P
Ryne Duren Los Angeles Angels P did not play
Whitey Ford New York Yankees P Fan's Selection
Mike Fornieles Boston Red Sox P
Nellie Fox Chicago White Sox 2B
Jim Gentile Baltimore Orioles 1B
Elston Howard New York Yankees C
Dick Howser Kansas City Athletics 3B
Al Kaline Detroit Tigers OF
Harmon Killebrew Minnesota Twins 3B
Tony Kubek New York Yankees SS Fan's Selection
Frank Lary Detroit Tigers P
Mickey Mantle New York Yankees OF Fan's Selection
Roger Maris New York Yankees OF Fan's Selection
Jim Perry Cleveland Indians P did not play
Billy Pierce Chicago White Sox P did not play
Brooks Robinson Baltimore Orioles 3B Fan's Selection
Johnny Romano Cleveland Indians C Fan's Selection
Johnny Temple Cleveland Indians 2B Fan's Selection
Hoyt Wilhelm Baltimore Orioles P

[edit] National League

The National League team was led by manager Danny Murtaugh and coaches Alvin Dark and Gene Mauch.

Player Team Position Selection Notes
Hank Aaron Milwaukee Braves OF Fan's Selection
George Altman Chicago Cubs OF
Frank Bolling Milwaukee Braves 2B Fan's Selection
Ken Boyer St. Louis Cardinals 3B
Smoky Burgess Pittsburgh Pirates C Fan's Selection
Orlando Cepeda San Francisco Giants OF
Roberto Clemente Pittsburgh Pirates OF Fan's Selection
Roy Face Pittsburgh Pirates P
Joey Jay Cincinnati Reds P did not play
Eddie Kasko Cincinnati Reds SS did not play
Sandy Koufax Los Angeles Dodgers P
Art Mahaffey Philadelphia Phillies P did not play
Eddie Mathews Milwaukee Braves 3B Fan's Selection
Willie Mays San Francisco Giants OF Fan's Selection
Mike McCormick San Francisco Giants P
Stu Miller San Francisco Giants P
Stan Musial St. Louis Cardinals OF
Bob Purkey Cincinnati Reds P
Frank Robinson Cincinnati Reds OF
Johnny Roseboro Los Angeles Dodgers C did not play
Warren Spahn Milwaukee Braves P Fan's Selection
Dick Stuart Pittsburgh Pirates 1B
Bill White St. Louis Cardinals 1B Fan's Selection
Maury Wills Los Angeles Dodgers SS Fan's Selection
Don Zimmer Chicago Cubs 2B

[edit] The Game

[edit] Starting Lineups

American League Batting
Order
National League
Player Position Team Player Position Team
Johnny Temple 2B Cleveland Indians 1 Maury Wills SS Los Angeles Dodgers
Norm Cash 1B Detroit Tigers 2 Eddie Mathews 3B Milwaukee Braves
Mickey Mantle OF New York Yankees 3 Willie Mays OF San Francisco Giants
Roger Maris OF New York Yankees 4 Orlando Cepeda OF San Francisco Giants
Rocky Colavito OF Detroit Tigers 5 Roberto Clemente OF Pittsburgh Pirates
Tony Kubek SS New York Yankees 6 Bill White 1B St. Louis Cardinals
Johnny Romano C Cleveland Indians 7 Frank Bolling 2B Milwaukee Braves
Brooks Robinson 3B Baltimore Orioles 8 Smoky Burgess C Pittsburgh Pirates
Whitey Ford P New York Yankees 9 Warren Spahn P Milwaukee Braves

[edit] Line Score

July 11, 1961 at Candlestick Park (44115), day game - Retrosheet Boxscore

League 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 R H E
American 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 1 4 4 2
National 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 5 11 5

Pitchers

American: Whitey Ford - Frank Lary - Dick Donovan - Jim Bunning - Mike Fornieles - Hoyt Wilhelm (L)

National: Warren Spahn - Bob Purkey - Mike McCormick - Roy Face - Sandy Koufax - Stu Miller (W)

Home Runs

American: Harmon Killebrew (6th)

National: George Altman (8th)

Umpires

HP: Stan Landes (NL) 1B: Frank Umont (AL), 1B: Frank Umont (NL) 2B: Shag Crawford (AL) LF: Ed Vargo (NL), RF: Cal Drummond (AL)

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