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All-Star Results - 1961

Game 30
July 11, 1961

 Candlestick Park, San Francisco Game Final 
  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: (8) vs Spahn, Purkey (4), McCormick (6), Face (9), Koufax (9), MILLER (9)
Home Runs: Killebrew-AL, Altman-NL
Attendance: 44,115

Game Recap

Even though it out-hit the American League 11-4 in the first All-Star Game of 1961, the National League still had to rally in the bottom of the 10th to win. History was made in the second game, as rain stopped play after nine innings, making it the only All-Star Game tie.

1961: The Winds to Blame

The 1961 game at San Francisco's wind-swept Candlestick Park was another exciting extra-innings affair. The Nationals had a 3-2 lead in the ninth with Stu Miller of the Giants on the hill and the tying run on third. A sudden gust of wind knocked Miller from his set position on the mound, causing a balk which allowed the tying run to score. After the AL took a 4-3 lead in the 10th, the NL rallied for the victory with three straight hits from Hall-of-Fame outfielders. Hank Aaron, Willie Mays and Roberto Clemente each singled to lead the NL to a come-from-behind 5-4 victory.

• Highlights: 56K | 300K
American League
  Yogi Berra
  Jackie Brandt
  Jim Bunning
  Norm Cash
  Rocky Colavito
  Dick Donovan
  Ryne Duren+
  Whitey Ford
  Mike Fornieles
  Nellie Fox
  Jim Gentile
  Elston Howard
  Dick Howser
  Al Kaline
  Harmon Killebrew
  Tony Kubek
  Frank Lary
  Mickey Mantle
  Roger Maris
  Jim Perry+
  Billy Pierce+
  Brooks Robinson
  Johnny Romano
  Johnny Temple
  Hoyt Wilhelm
National League
  Hank Aaron
  George Altman
  Frank Bolling
  Ken Boyer
  Smoky Burgess
  Orlando Cepeda
  Roberto Clemente
  Roy Face
  Joey Jay+
  Eddie Kasko+
  Sandy Koufax
  Art Mahaffey+
  Eddie Mathews
  Willie Mays
  Mike McCormick
  Stu Miller
  Stan Musial
  Bob Purkey
  Frank Robinson
  Johnny Roseboro+
  Warren Spahn
  Dick Stuart
  Bill White
  Maury Wills
  Don Zimmer
* Named to team but replaced due to injury
+ Did not enter game

It's a hand-clapping, happy, Willie Mays of the San Francisco Giants crossing home plate in the 10th inning to give the National League a 5 to 4 win over the American League in the All-Star game in San Francisco's Candlestick Park July 11, 1961. Waiting to greet Mays is Bill White (12) of the St. Louis Cards.