Tracy Stallard

Stallard was a Red Sox rookie when he took the mound in Yankee Stadium on the last day of the 1961 season. In the fourth inning, he allowed the only run of the game – Roger Maris‘s record-breaking 61st home run. Said the 6’5″ Stallard, “I have nothing to be ashamed of. He hit 60 others, didn’t he?” With the Mets in 1964, Stallard suffered one of his NL-high 20 losses in the longest game in ML history, a 7-hour 23-minute marathon against San Francisco on May 31; another loss came when Philadelphia’s Jim Bunning pitched his perfect game on June 21.