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1960 Revisited - July 13   
By Bobster

July 13, 1960---The second 1960 All-Star game featured a shutout by the N.L. pitchers. It also featured a matchup of Vern Law against the Yankees at Yankee Stadium.

Law started the game and was credited with the 6-0 win. Law went 2 innings, facing the minimum 6 batters. The final 4 batters that he faced were all Yankees. Law pitched a 1-2-3 first inning, ending the inning by retiring Roger Maris on a fly ball to Willie Mays in CF. In the second, Law got Mickey Mantle on a pop up to fiirstbaseman Joe Adcoch, gave up a 1-out single to Bill Skowron, and got Yogi Berra on a comebacker that Law threw to shortstop Ernie Banks to start a 1-6-3 DP. The starter and loser for the AL was the Yankees’ Whitey Ford. Ford’s 1960 All-Star status seemed to be based more on reputation than performance. At the break, Ford was just 5-5 with an ERA of 3.10. By contrast, his starting mound opponent Law was 11-4 with a 2.52 ERA. The N.L. had HRs by Eddie Mathews, Ken Boyer, Willie Mays and Stan Musial. Mays had 3 hits in both of the All-Star games. Thus, the N.L. won both of the 1960 All-Star games. The winning pitchers were Bob Friend in game 1 and Vern Law in game 2, with Law getting the save in game 1. Skinner started the game in LF and went 1 for 3 with a single against Whitey Ford. Mazeroski also started and was 0 for 2. Clemente, Burgess and Groat all appeared and went hitless.

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