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 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 .500
Aaron, RF 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Miller, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Mathews, 3B 3 1 0 0 1 1 1 .000
Mays, CF 3 0 1 0 1 0 1 .333
Cepeda, LF 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000
Clemente, RF 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000
Kasko, SS 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1.000
d-Banks, PH-SS 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000
White, 1B 4 0 2 1 0 0 0 .500
Bolling, 2B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .000
Burgess, C 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000
Roseboro, C 3 0 0 0 0 3 1 .000
Purkey, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
a-Stuart, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Mahaffey, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
b-Musial, PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000
Koufax, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
c-Altman, PH-RF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
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 (1, Schwall).
    TB: Wills; Kasko; White 3; Mays.
    RBI: White (1).
    2-out RBI: White.
    Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Clemente; Musial; Bolling 2; Banks.
    Team RISP: 2-for-9.
    Team LOB: 7.

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

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Purkey, P
2.0 1 1 1 2 2 1 4.50
Mahaffey, P
2.0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0.00
Koufax, P
2.0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0.00
Miller, P
3.0 1 0 0 0 5 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 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000
Colavito, LF 4 1 1 1 0 0 0 .250
Kaline, RF 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 .500
Mantle, CF 3 0 0 0 1 2 2 .000
Romano, C 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
a-Maris, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000
Howard, C 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 .000
Aparicio, SS 2 0 0 0 1 1 1 .000
b-Sievers, PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000
Temple, 2B 2 0 0 0 1 1 2 .000
Robinson, 3B 3 0 1 0 0 1 2 .333
Bunning, P 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000
Schwall, P 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000
Pascual, P 1 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 (1, 1st inning off Purkey, 0 on, 1 out).
    TB: Robinson; Kaline 2; Colavito 4.
    RBI: Colavito (1).
    Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Bunning; Sievers.
    GIDP: Temple, Schwall.
    Team RISP: 0-for-5.
    Team LOB: 5.

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

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Bunning, P
3.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.00
Schwall, P
3.0 5 1 1 1 2 0 3.00
Pascual, P
3.0 0 0 0 1 4 0 0.00
Total 9.0 5 1 1 2 7 0  
Game Scores: Purkey 50, Bunning 60.
HBP: Cepeda (by Schwall).
Groundouts-flyouts: Purkey 1-1, Mahaffey 3-0, Koufax 3-1, Miller 3-0, Bunning 4-1, Schwall 3-3, Pascual 3-1.
Batters faced: Purkey 9, Mahaffey 7, Koufax 7, Miller 10, Bunning 9, Schwall 16, Pascual 10.
Umpires: HP: HP Umpire. 1B: 1B Umpire. 2B: 2B Umpire. 3B: 3B Umpire.
Weather: 75 degrees, sunny.
Wind: 1 mph, Varies.
T: 2:27 (:30 delay).
Att: 31,851.
Venue: Fenway Park.
July 31, 1961
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