1940 Major League Baseball All-Star Game

The 1940 Major League Baseball All-Star Game was the eighth playing of the mid-summer classic between the all-stars of the American League (AL) and National League (NL), the two leagues comprising Major League Baseball. The game was held on July 9, 1940, at Sportsman's Park in St. Louis, Missouri, the home of the St. Louis Cardinals and St. Louis Browns. The game resulted in the National League defeating the American League 4–0.

1940 Major League Baseball All-Star Game
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
American League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1
National League 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 X 4 7 0
DateJuly 9, 1940
VenueSportsman's Park
CitySt. Louis, Missouri
Managers
Attendance32,373
Ceremonial first pitchNone
RadioMutual, CBS, NBC, KWK
Radio announcersRed Barber, Bob Elson (Mutual)
Mel Allen, France Laux (CBS)
Tom Manning, Alex Buchan, Ray Schmidt (NBC)
Johnny O'Hara, Johnny Neblett (KWK)

Rosters

Players in italics have since been inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame.

American League

Starters
Position Player Team All-Star Games
P Red Ruffing Yankees 4
C Bill Dickey Yankees 7
1B Jimmie Foxx Red Sox 8
2B Joe Gordon Yankees 2
3B Cecil Travis Senators 2
SS Luke Appling White Sox 3
LF Ted Williams Red Sox 1
CF Joe DiMaggio Yankees 5
RF Charlie Keller Yankees 1
Pitchers
Position Player Team All-Star Games
P Tommy Bridges Tigers 6
P Bob Feller Indians 3
P Dutch Leonard Senators 1
P Al Milnar Indians 1
P Bobo Newsom Tigers 3
P Monte Pearson Yankees 2
Reserves
Position Player Team All-Star Games
C Frankie Hayes Athletics 2
C Rollie Hemsley Indians 4
1B George McQuinn Browns 2
2B Ray Mack Indians 1
3B Ken Keltner Indians 1
3B Red Rolfe[1] Yankees 4
SS Lou Boudreau Indians 1
OF Doc Cramer Red Sox 5
OF Lou Finney Red Sox 1
OF Hank Greenberg Tigers 4
OF Bob Johnson Athletics 4

National League

Starters
Position Player Team All-Star Games
P Paul Derringer Reds 4
C Ernie Lombardi Reds 5
1B Johnny Mize Cardinals 3
2B Billy Herman Cubs 7
3B Cookie Lavagetto Dodgers 3
SS Arky Vaughan Pirates 7
LF Joe Medwick Dodgers 7
CF Terry Moore Cardinals 2
RF Max West Braves 1
Pitchers
Position Player Team All-Star Games
P Larry French Cubs 1
P Kirby Higbe Phillies 1
P Carl Hubbell Giants 7
P Hugh Mulcahy Phillies 1
P Bucky Walters Reds 3
P Whit Wyatt Dodgers 2
Reserves
Position Player Team All-Star Games
C Harry Danning Giants 3
C Babe Phelps Dodgers 3
1B Frank McCormick Reds 3
2B Pete Coscarart Dodgers 1
3B Pinky May Phillies 1
SS Leo Durocher Dodgers 3
SS Billy Jurges[1] Giants 3
SS Eddie Miller Braves 1
OF Jo-Jo Moore Giants 6
OF Hank Leiber[1] Cubs 2
OF Bill Nicholson Cubs 1
OF Mel Ott Giants 7

Game

Umpires

Position Umpire League
Home Plate Beans Reardon National
First Base George Pipgras American
Second Base Bill Stewart National
Third Base Steve Basil American

The umpires changed assignments in the middle of the fifth inning – Reardon and Basil swapped positions, also Pipgras and Stewart swapped positions.[2]

Starting lineups

American League National League
Order Player Team Position Order Player Team Position
1 Cecil Travis Senators 3B 1 Arky Vaughan Pirates SS
2 Ted Williams Red Sox LF 2 Billy Herman Cubs 2B
3 Charlie Keller Yankees RF 3 Max West Braves RF
4 Joe DiMaggio Yankees CF 4 Johnny Mize Cardinals 1B
5 Jimmie Foxx Red Sox 1B 5 Ernie Lombardi Reds C
6 Luke Appling White Sox SS 6 Joe Medwick Dodgers LF
7 Bill Dickey Yankees C 7 Cookie Lavagetto Dodgers 3B
8 Joe Gordon Yankees 2B 8 Terry Moore Cardinals CF
9 Red Ruffing Yankees P 9 Paul Derringer Reds P

Game summary

Tuesday, July 9, 1940 1:30 pm (CT) at Sportsman's Park in St. Louis, Missouri
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
American League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1
National League 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 X 4 7 1
WP: Paul Derringer (1–0)   LP: Red Ruffing (0–1)   Sv: Carl Hubbell (1)
Home runs:
AL: None
NL: Max West (1)

References

  1. ^ a b c Player declined or was unable to play.
  2. ^ "National League 4, American League 0". Retrosheet. July 9, 1940. Retrieved October 23, 2016.

External links

1940 Brooklyn Dodgers season

The 1940 Brooklyn Dodgers finished the season in second place. It was their best finish in 16 years.

1940 Detroit Tigers season

The 1940 Detroit Tigers season was their 40th since they entered the American League in 1901. The team won the American League pennant with a record of 90–64, finishing just one game ahead of the Cleveland Indians and just two games ahead of the New York Yankees. It was the sixth American League pennant for the Tigers. The team went on to lose the 1940 World Series to the Cincinnati Reds 4 games to 3.

1941 Major League Baseball All-Star Game

The 1941 Major League Baseball All-Star Game was the ninth playing of the mid-summer classic between the all-stars of the American League (AL) and National League (NL), the two leagues comprising Major League Baseball. The game was held on July 8, 1941, at Briggs Stadium in Detroit, Michigan, the home of the Detroit Tigers of the American League.

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