1960 All-Star Game

Still confidant that the new doubleheader format was a winner, the league scheduled the 1960 All-Star games nearly back-to-back on July 11 and 13.

The National League set the pace by leading 3-0 in the first inning. Willie Mays lead with a triple off of Bill Monbouquette, then scored on a Bob Skinner single. Ernie Banks stepped up and maintained the National League's momentum with a home run. They added single runs in the second and third and tried to hold on.

The American League came back swinging by scoring one in the sixth and two in the eighth to cut the lead to 5-3. The American League had two men on with one out and looked to make a comeback, but Verne Law retired Brooks Robinson and Harvey Kuenn to seal the National League win. Ernie Banks, with a double and homer, and Willie Mays, with a single, double and triple, were the stars as the doubleheader headed east for Game 2.

For many local New York fans, the second All-Star Game was special as it marked the return of superstar Willie Mays. Against his favorite pitcher, Whitey Ford, he led off the game with a single, then homered in the third. He also singled later, giving him his second three-for-four All-Star Game. In the second inning, Eddie Mathews hit a two-run homer and in the seventh, pinch-hitter Stan Musial hit his sixth All-Star homer against Gerry Staley.

It was not a good outing for the American League's elite pitching staff. It was the National League who pitched a shutout and won both games. It also marked the eighteenth and final All-Star appearance of Ted Williams, who left the competition with a .304 average, four home runs, twelve runs batted in and ten runs scored.

"The riches of the game are in the thrills, not the money." - 1960 All-Star Game Shortstop Ernie Banks in Baseball's Greatest Quotations (Paul Dickson, Harper Collins, 2008)
1960 All-Star Game #1

1960 All Star Game 1 Program

1960 All-Star Game #1 Official Program

The 1960 Midsummer Classic At-A-Glance

Game Number

28

Date / Box Score

Location

Municipal Stadium

Attendance ( Rank )

30,619

Not Awarded Until 1962

Starting Pitchers

Managers

Coaches

1960 All Star Game #1

Line Score / Box Score / Play by Play

League

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E

National

3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 12 4

American

0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 3 6 1

Bob Friend (W)
Mike McCormick (4th)
Roy Face (6th)
Bob Buhl (8th)
Vern Law (9th)
-

Bill Monbouquette (L)
Chuck Estrada (3rd)
Jim Coates (4th)
Gary Bell (6th)
Frank Lary (8th)
Bud Daley (9th)

Ernie Banks (1st)
Del Crandall (2nd)

Al Kaline (8th)
-

1960 All-Star Game #1

National League All-Star Squad

4.

Hank Aaron

Milwaukee Braves

OF

6.

Joe Adcock

Milwaukee Braves

1B

Ed Bailey

Cincinnati Reds

C

Did Not Play

5.

Ernie Banks

Chicago Cubs

SS

Ken Boyer

St. Louis Cardinals

3B

Bob Buhl

Milwaukee Braves

P

Smoky Burgess

Pittsburgh Pirates

C

Orlando Cepeda

San Francisco Giants

OF

Roberto Clemente

Pittsburgh Pirates

OF

8.

Del Crandall

Milwaukee Braves

C

Roy Face

Pittsburgh Pirates

P

9.

Bob Friend

Pittsburgh Pirates

P

Starting Pitcher

Dick Groat

Pittsburgh Pirates

SS

Bill Henry

Cincinnati Reds

P

Did Not Pitch

Larry Jackson

St. Louis Cardinals

P

Did Not Pitch

Norm Larker

Los Angeles Dodgers

1B

Vern Law

Pittsburgh Pirates

P

3.

Eddie Mathews

Milwaukee Braves

3B

1.

Willie Mays

San Francisco Giants

OF

7.

Bill Mazeroski

Pittsburgh Pirates

2B

Mike McCormick

San Francisco Giants

P

Lindy McDaniel

St. Louis Cardinals

P

Stan Musial

St. Louis Cardinals

OF

Charlie Neal

Los Angeles Dodgers

2B

Vada Pinson

Cincinnati Reds

OF

Johnny Podres

Los Angeles Dodgers

P

Did Not Pitch

2.

Bob Skinner

Pittsburgh Pirates

OF

Tony Taylor

Philadelphia Phillies

2B

Bill White

St. Louis Cardinals

1B

Stan Williams

Los Angeles Dodgers

P

Did Not Pitch

BOLD = Manager / player / coach choice to start the game.

1960 All-Star Game #1

American League All-Star Squad

Luis Aparcio

Chicago White Sox

SS

Gary Bell

Cleveland Indians

P

6.

Yogi Berra

New York Yankees

C

Jim Coates

New York Yankees

P

Bud Daley

Kansas City Athletics

P

Chuck Estrada

Baltimore Orioles

P

Whitey Ford

New York Yankees

P

Did Not Pitch

Nellie Fox

Chicago White Sox

2B

Jim Gentile

Baltimore Orioles

1B

8.

Ron Hansen

Baltimore Orioles

SS

Elston Howard

New York Yankees

C

Al Kaline

Detroit Tigers

OF

Harvey Kuenn

Cleveland Indians

OF

Frank Lary

Detroit Tigers

P

Jim Lemon

Washington Senators

OF

Replaced Pascual

Sherm Lollar

Chicago White Sox

C

2.

Frank Malzone

Boston Red Sox

3B

4.

Mickey Mantle

New York Yankees

OF

3.

Roger Maris

New York Yankees

OF

1.

Minnie Minoso

Chicago White Sox

OF

9.

Bill Monbouquette

Boston Red Sox

P

Starting Pitcher

Camilo Pascual

Washington Senators

P

Replaced - Injury

Vic Power

Cleveland Indians

1B

Did Not Play

Brooks Robinson

Baltimore Orioles

3B

7.

Pete Runnels

Boston Red Sox

2B

5.

Bill Skowron

New York Yankees

1B

Al Smith

Chicago White Sox

OF

Gerry Staley

Chicago White Sox

P

Did Not Pitch

Dick Stigman

Cleveland Indians

P

Did Not Pitch

Ted Williams

Boston Red Sox

OF

Early Wynn

Chicago White Sox

P

Did Not Pitch

BOLD = Manager / player / coach choice to start the game.


1960 All-Star Game #2

1960 All-Star Game 2 Program

1960 All-Star Game #2 Official Program

The 1960 Midsummer Classic At-A-Glance

Game Number

29

Date / Box Score

Location

Yankee Stadium

Attendance

38,362

Not Awarded Until 1962

Starting Pitchers

Managers

Coaches

1960 All-Star Game #2

Line Score / Box Score / Play by Play

League

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E

National

0 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 6 10 0

American

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0

Vern Law (W)
Johnny Podres (3rd)
Stan Williams (5th)
Larry Jackson (7th)
Bill Henry (8th)
Lindy McDaniel (9th)

Whitey Ford (L)
Early Wynn (4th)
Gerry Staley (6th)
Frank Lary (8th)
Gary Bell (9th)
-

Eddie Mathews (2nd)
Willie Mays (3rd)
Stan Musial (7th)
Ken Boyer (9th)

None
-
-
-

1960 All-Star Game #2

National League All-Star Squad

3.

Hank Aaron

Milwaukee Braves

OF

5.

Joe Adcock

Milwaukee Braves

1B

Ed Bailey

Cincinnati Reds

C

4.

Ernie Banks

Chicago Cubs

SS

Ken Boyer

St. Louis Cardinals

3B

Bob Buhl

Milwaukee Braves

P

Did Not Pitch

Smoky Burgess

Pittsburgh Pirates

C

Orlando Cepeda

San Francisco Giants

OF

Roberto Clemente

Pittsburgh Pirates

OF

8.

Del Crandall

Milwaukee Braves

C

Roy Face

Pittsburgh Pirates

P

Did Not Pitch

Bob Friend

Pittsburgh Pirates

P

Did Not Pitch

Dick Groat

Pittsburgh Pirates

SS

Bill Henry

Cincinnati Reds

P

Larry Jackson

St. Louis Cardinals

P

Norm Larker

Los Angeles Dodgers

1B

9.

Vern Law

Pittsburgh Pirates

P

Starting Pitcher

6.

Eddie Mathews

Milwaukee Braves

3B

1.

Willie Mays

San Francisco Giants

OF

7.

Bill Mazeroski

Pittsburgh Pirates

2B

Mike McCormick

San Francisco Giants

P

Did Not Pitch

Lindy McDaniel

St. Louis Cardinals

P

Stan Musial

St. Louis Cardinals

OF

Charlie Neal

Los Angeles Dodgers

2B

Vada Pinson

Cincinnati Reds

OF

Johnny Podres

Los Angeles Dodgers

P

2.

Bob Skinner

Pittsburgh Pirates

OF

Tony Taylor

Philadelphia Phillies

2B

Bill White

St. Louis Cardinals

1B

Stan Williams

Los Angeles Dodgers

P

BOLD = Manager / player / coach choice to start the game.

1960 All-Star Game #2

American League All-Star Squad

Luis Aparcio

Chicago White Sox

SS

Did Not Play

Gary Bell

Cleveland Indians

P

6.

Yogi Berra

New York Yankees

C

Jim Coates

New York Yankees

P

Did Not Pitch

Bud Daley

Kansas City Athletics

P

Did Not Pitch

Chuck Estrada

Baltimore Orioles

P

Did Not Pitch

9.

Whitey Ford

New York Yankees

P

Starting Pitcher

Nellie Fox

Chicago White Sox

2B

Jim Gentile

Baltimore Orioles

1B

Did Not Play

8.

Ron Hansen

Baltimore Orioles

SS

Elston Howard

New York Yankees

C

Did Not Play

Al Kaline

Detroit Tigers

OF

Harvey Kuenn

Cleveland Indians

OF

Frank Lary

Detroit Tigers

P

Jim Lemon

Washington Senators

OF

Replaced Pascual

Sherm Lollar

Chicago White Sox

C

7.

Frank Malzone

Boston Red Sox

3B

4.

Mickey Mantle

New York Yankees

OF

3.

Roger Maris

New York Yankees

OF

1.

Minnie Minoso

Chicago White Sox

OF

Bill Monbouquette

Boston Red Sox

P

Did Not Pitch

Camilo Pascual

Washington Senators

P

Replaced - Injury

Vic Power

Cleveland Indians

1B

Brooks Robinson

Baltimore Orioles

3B

2.

Pete Runnels

Boston Red Sox

2B

5.

Bill Skowron

New York Yankees

1B

Al Smith

Chicago White Sox

OF

Gerry Staley

Chicago White Sox

P

Dick Stigman

Cleveland Indians

P

Did Not Pitch

Ted Williams

Boston Red Sox

OF

Early Wynn

Chicago White Sox

P

BOLD = Manager / player / coach choice to start the game.



Did you know that Game #1 of the 1960 Midsummer Classic was the first and only All-Star Game held in Municipal Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri?

The four home runs hit by the National League during Game #2 tied the All-Star record . Other games in which they hit four were the 1951 All-Star Game and 1981 All-Star Game .

Was the two game format a good idea? Would it succeed today or was it a huge mistake to begin with? Sound off on our baseball message boards .

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