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.

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"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.

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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 .

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