History: 1961 All-Star Game
Teams 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 R H E
NL 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 x 1 5 1
AL 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 x 1 4 0

All-Star Moment: Rain stops play after nine and the game is called tied at one

MVP N/A
Derby Winner N/A
Top Vote Getter N/A
Stadium Fenway Park
AL Starter Jim Bunning
AL Manager Paul Richards
NL Starter Bob Purkey
NL Manager Danny Murtaugh
This game featured the first -- and only, until 2002 -- tie in the history of the All-Star Game after rain washed away a pitchers' duel. The AL scored in the first on a solo home run from Rocky Colavito, and an RBI single from Bill White plated the NL's only run. The 1961 All-Star Games took place at two of baseball's most historic venues, Candlestick Park and Fenway Park.

National League

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Wills, SS 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 .286
Aaron, RF 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333
Miller, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Mathews, 3B 6 2 0 0 2 2 2 .000
Mays, CF 6 0 2 0 2 0 2 .375
Cepeda, LF 6 0 0 0 0 0 6 .000
Clemente, RF 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .333
Kasko, SS 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 1.000
d-Banks, PH-SS-PH-SS 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 .000
White, 1B 8 0 4 2 0 0 0 .429
Bolling, 2B 8 0 0 0 0 0 8 .000
Burgess, C 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 .200
Roseboro, C 6 0 0 0 0 6 2 .000
Purkey, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
a-Stuart, PH 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500
Mahaffey, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
b-Musial, PH 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 .000
Koufax, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
c-Altman, PH-RF-PH-RF 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500
Total 32 1 5 1 2 7 14  
  • a-Grounded out for Purkey in the 3rd. b-Struck out for Mahaffey in the 5th. c-Flied out for Koufax in the 7th. d-Struck out for Kasko in the 8th.

  • BATTING
    2B: White 2 (1, Schwall).
    TB: Kasko 2; Mays 2; White 6; Wills 2.
    RBI: White 2 (2).
    2-out RBI: White.
    Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Musial; Banks; Clemente; Bolling 2.
    Team RISP: 2-for-9.
    Team LOB: 7.

    FIELDING
    E: Bolling 2 (1, fielding).
    PB: Burgess 2 (1).
    DP: 2 (Bolling-Kasko-White; White-Kasko-Bolling).

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Purkey, P
4.0 2 2 2 4 4 2 2.25
Mahaffey, P
4.0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0.00
Koufax, P
4.0 4 0 0 0 2 0 0.00
Miller, P
6.0 2 0 0 0 10 0 0.00
Total 9.0 4 1 1 3 8 1  

American League

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Cash, 1B 8 0 0 0 0 2 0 .125
Colavito, LF 8 2 2 2 0 0 0 .125
Kaline, RF 8 0 4 0 0 0 0 .500
Mantle, CF 6 0 0 0 2 4 4 .000
Romano, C 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
a-Maris, PH 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .200
Howard, C 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .000
Aparicio, SS 4 0 0 0 2 2 2 .000
b-Sievers, PH 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 .000
Temple, 2B 4 0 0 0 2 2 4 .000
Robinson, 3B 6 0 2 0 0 2 4 .200
Bunning, P 2 0 0 0 0 0 4 .000
Schwall, P 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000
Pascual, P 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Total 30 1 4 1 3 8 14  
  • a-Popped out for Romano in the 4th. b-Struck out for Aparicio in the 9th.

  • BATTING
    HR: Colavito 2 (1, 1st inning off Purkey, 0 on, 1 out).
    TB: Colavito 8; Kaline 4; Robinson 2.
    RBI: Colavito 2 (2).
    Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Bunning; Sievers.
    GIDP: Schwall 2; Temple 2.
    Team RISP: 0-for-5.
    Team LOB: 5.

    BASERUNNING
    SB: Kaline 2 (1, 2nd base off Miller/Roseboro).

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Bunning, P
6.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0.00
Schwall, P
6.0 10 2 2 2 4 0 3.00
Pascual, P
6.0 0 0 0 2 8 0 0.00
Total 9.0 5 1 1 2 7 0  
HBP: Cepeda 2 (by Schwall).
Groundouts-flyouts: Aaron 0-0; Purkey 2-2; Mahaffey 6-0; Koufax 6-2; Miller 6-0; Boyer 0-0; Burgess 0-0; Cepeda 0-0; Clemente 0-0; Drysdale 0-0; Face 0-0; Jay 0-0; Kasko 0-0; Mathews 0-0; Mays 0-0; McCormick 0-0; Musial 0-0; Robinson 0-0; Roseboro 0-0; Spahn 0-0; Stuart 0-0; White 0-0; Wills 0-0; Zimmer 0-0; Aparicio 0-0; Bunning 8-2; Schwall 6-6; Pascual 6-2; Cash 0-0; Colavito 0-0; Donovan 0-0; Ford 0-0; Fox 0-0; Francona 0-0; Gentile 0-0; Howard 0-0; Howser 0-0; Kaline 0-0; Killebrew 0-0; Kubek 0-0; Latman 0-0; Mantle 0-0; Maris 0-0; McBride 0-0; Robinson 0-0; Romano 0-0; Sievers 0-0; Skowron 0-0; Temple 0-0; Wilhelm 0-0.
Batters faced: Purkey 18; Mahaffey 14; Koufax 14; Miller 20; Bunning 18; Schwall 32; Pascual 20.
Umpires: HP: HP Umpire. 1B: 1B Umpire. 2B: 2B Umpire. 3B: 3B Umpire.
Weather: 75 degrees, Sunny.
Wind: 1 mph, Varies.
First pitch: 4:29 PM.
T: 2:27 (:30 delay).
Att: 31,851.
Venue: Fenway Park.
July 31, 1961
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