Don Schwall's rookie season turned out to be the best season of his career. He won 15 games for the 6th place Red Sox and received 7 of the 20 votes cast for Rookie of the Year narrowly beating out future Yankee skipper Dick Howser. Another Red Sox rookie in 1961 was future Hall of Famer Carl Yastrzemski. Schwall pitched 3 inning of the 1961 All Star game held in Fenway Park. He surrendered the NL's only run as the game ended in a 1-1 tie at the end of 9 innings.