POINT OF FACT

An All-Star game quiz to excite the memory and increase the knowledge of the fans and the armchair experts
July 09, 1961

? Only two pitchers have won more than once since the first All-Star game in 1933. Who are they?

•Lefty Gomez was the winning pitcher in 1933, 1935 and 1937. Bob Friend won in 1956 and 1960 (first game).

? Early Wynn has appeared in more All-Star games than any other pitcher (seven). What pitcher, however, has started the most games?

•Lefty Gomez and Robin Roberts were the starting pitchers five times. Gomez started the 1933, 1934, 1935, 1937 and 1938 games for the American League. Roberts started the 1950, 1951, 1953, 1954 and 1955 games for the National League.

? Has any pitcher lost more than one game?

•Yes. Mort Cooper was the losing pitcher in 1942 and 1943, Claude Passeau in 1941 and 1946 and Whitey Ford in 1959 (first game) and 1960 (second game).

? Has anyone ever had four or more hits in one game?

•Yes. Joe Medwick hit two doubles and two singles in the 1937 game. Ted Williams had two home runs and two singles in the 1946 game.

? Who has appeared in the most games, has the most at bats, most hits, most runs, most home runs, most RBIs, most total bases?

•Stan Musial is the record holder for everything except RBIs (19 games, 57 at bats, 19 hits, 11 runs—tied with Willie Mays, 6 home runs and 39 total bases). Ted Williams leads in RBIs with 12 in 18 games. He also has the most walks (11) and most strikeouts (10).

? Ted Williams hit two home runs in the 1946 game. Has anyone else ever hit two homers in one game?

•Yes. Arky Vaughan in 1941 and Al Rosen in 1954.

? Stan Musial pinch-hit a home run in the second 1960 All-Star game. What other players have pinch-hit homers?

•Mickey Owen (1942), Gus Bell (1954), Larry Doby (1954) and Willie Mays (1956).

? What is the longest winning streak for each league?

•Four games. The American League won in 1946, 1947, 1948 and 1949. The National League then won in 1950, 1951, 1952 and 1953.

? How do the two leagues stand in victories?

•The American League has won 16 games and the National League 13.

? What manager has lost the most All-Star games?

•Casey Stengel in 1950, 1951, 1952, 1953, 1956 and 1959 (first game). He also has the most wins (1954, 1957, 1958 and 1959, second game).

? What player with 20 or more at bats has the highest All-Star game batting average?

•Charley Gehringer had 10 hits in 20 at bats for a .500 average. He is followed by Willie Mays (14 for 32, .438), Billy Herman (13 for 30, .433), Enos Slaughter (8 for 21, .381) and Nellie Fox (13 for 35, .371).

ILLUSTRATION

HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
OUT
HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
IN
Eagle (-2)
Birdie (-1)
Bogey (+1)
Double Bogey (+2)