Sunday, April 30, 1961, , County Stadium
Attendance: 13,114, Time of Game: 2:40
Giants 14, Braves 4
Umpires: HP - Chris Pelekoudas, 1B - Al Forman, 2B - Jocko Conlan, 3B - Augie Donatelli, LF - Ken Burkhart.
|San Francisco Giants||Milwaukee Braves|
|1||Chuck Hiller||2B||1||Roy McMillan||SS|
|2||Jim Davenport||3B||2||Frank Bolling||2B|
|3||Willie Mays||CF||3||Eddie Mathews||3B|
|4||Willie McCovey||1B||4||Hank Aaron||CF|
|5||Orlando Cepeda||LF||5||Mel Roach||LF|
|6||Felipe Alou||RF||6||Joe Adcock||1B|
|7||Ed Bailey||C||7||Charlie Lau||C|
|8||Jose Pagan||SS||8||John DeMerit||RF|
|9||Billy Loes||P||9||Lew Burdette||P|
Hank Aaron hit two home runs for the Braves.
Notice that there were five umpires. One of the other games that weekend also used five. A check of some other National League (NL) games in 1961 showed other games with five umps, some with a different crew of umps.
I wondered if the NL had hired additional umpires in anticipation of expansion in 1962 when the New York Mets and Houston Colt 45s were added.
I sent my information and supposition to Cliff Blau, who got confirmation from David Vincent. Thanks to both.