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.

1941 Major League Baseball All-Star Game
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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
National League 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 2 0 5 10 2
American League 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 4 7 11 3
DateJuly 8, 1941
VenueBriggs Stadium
CityDetroit, Michigan
Managers
Attendance54,674
Ceremonial first pitchNone
RadioMutual, CBS, WWJ
Radio announcersRed Barber, Bob Elson (Mutual)
Mel Allen, France Laux (CBS)
Ty Tyson (WWJ)

Result

The American League defeated the National League, 7–5. With the NL leading 5–4, two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning, and Joe Gordon and Joe DiMaggio of the New York Yankees on base; Ted Williams of the Boston Red Sox hit a walk-off home run off of Claude Passeau of the Chicago Cubs to win it for the AL.[1]

Ted Williams & Joe DiMaggio 1941 MLB All-Star Game
Ted Williams (left) and Joe DiMaggio after the game

Rosters

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

National League

Starters
Position Player Team All-Star Games
P Whit Wyatt Dodgers 3
C Mickey Owen Dodgers 1
1B Johnny Mize Cardinals 4
2B Lonny Frey Reds 2
3B Stan Hack Cubs 3
SS Arky Vaughan Pirates 8
LF Terry Moore Cardinals 3
CF Pete Reiser Dodgers 1
RF Bill Nicholson Cubs 2
Pitchers
Position Player Team All-Star Games
P Cy Blanton Phillies 2
P Paul Derringer Reds 5
P Carl Hubbell Giants 8
P Claude Passeau Cubs 1
P Bucky Walters Reds 4
P Lon Warneke Cardinals 5
Reserves
Position Player Team All-Star Games
C Harry Danning Giants 4
C Al López Pirates 2
1B Dolph Camilli[2] Dodgers 2
1B Frank McCormick Reds 4
2B Billy Herman Dodgers 8
SS Eddie Miller Braves 2
3B Cookie Lavagetto Dodgers 4
OF Bob Elliott Pirates 1
OF Hank Leiber[2] Cubs 3
OF Joe Medwick Dodgers 8
OF Mel Ott Giants 8
OF Enos Slaughter Cardinals 1

American League

Starters
Position Player Team All-Star Games
P Bob Feller Indians 4
C Bill Dickey Yankees 8
1B Rudy York Tigers 2
2B Bobby Doerr Red Sox 1
3B Cecil Travis Senators 3
SS Joe Cronin Red Sox 7
LF Ted Williams Red Sox 2
CF Joe DiMaggio Yankees 6
RF Jeff Heath Indians 1
Pitchers
Position Player Team All-Star Games
P Al Benton Tigers 1
P Sid Hudson Senators 1
P Thornton Lee White Sox 1
P Red Ruffing Yankees 5
P Marius Russo Yankees 1
P Eddie Smith White Sox 1
Reserves
Position Player Team All-Star Games
C Frankie Hayes Athletics 3
C Birdie Tebbetts Tigers 1
1B Jimmie Foxx Red Sox 9
2B Joe Gordon Yankees 3
3B Ken Keltner Indians 2
SS Luke Appling White Sox 4
SS Lou Boudreau Indians 2
OF Roy Cullenbine Browns 1
OF Dom DiMaggio Red Sox 1
OF Charlie Keller Yankees 2

Game

Umpires

Position Umpire League
Home Plate Bill Summers American
First Base Lou Jorda National
Second Base Bill Grieve American
Third Base Babe Pinelli National

The umpires changed assignments in the middle of the fifth inning – Summers and Pinelli swapped positions, also Jorda and Grieve swapped positions.[1]

Starting lineups

National League American League
Order Player Team Position Order Player Team Position
1 Stan Hack Cubs 3B 1 Bobby Doerr Red Sox 2B
2 Terry Moore Cardinals LF 2 Cecil Travis Senators 3B
3 Pete Reiser Dodgers CF 3 Joe DiMaggio Yankees CF
4 Johnny Mize Cardinals 1B 4 Ted Williams Red Sox LF
5 Bill Nicholson Cubs RF 5 Jeff Heath Indians RF
6 Arky Vaughan Pirates SS 6 Joe Cronin Red Sox SS
7 Lonny Frey Reds 2B 7 Rudy York Tigers 1B
8 Mickey Owen Dodgers C 8 Bill Dickey Yankees C
9 Whit Wyatt Dodgers P 9 Bob Feller Indians P

Game summary

Tuesday, July 8, 1941 1:30 pm (ET) at Briggs Stadium in Detroit, Michigan
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
National League 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 2 0 5 10 2
American League 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 4 7 11 3
WP: Eddie Smith (1–0)   LP: Claude Passeau (0–1)
Home runs:
NL: Arky Vaughan (2)
AL: Ted Williams (1)

References

  1. ^ a b "American League 7, National League 5". Retrosheet. July 8, 1941. Retrieved October 23, 2016.
  2. ^ a b Player declined or was unable to play.

Further reading

External links

1941 Brooklyn Dodgers season

The 1941 Brooklyn Dodgers, led by manager Leo Durocher, won their first pennant in 21 years, edging the St. Louis Cardinals by 2.5 games. They went on to lose to the New York Yankees in the World Series.

In The New Bill James Historical Baseball Abstract, this team was referenced as one of "The Greatest Teams That Never Was", due to the quality of its starting lineup. Dolph Camilli was the slugging star with 34 home runs and 120 RBI. He was voted the National League's Most Valuable Player. Pete Reiser, a 22-year-old rookie, led the league in batting average, slugging percentage, and runs scored. Other regulars included Hall of Famers Billy Herman, Joe Medwick, Pee Wee Reese, and Dixie Walker. Not surprisingly, the Dodgers scored the most runs of any NL team (800).

The pitching staff featured a pair of 22-game winners, Kirby Higbe and Whitlow Wyatt, having their best pro seasons.

1941 Pittsburgh Pirates season

The 1941 Pittsburgh Pirates was a season in American baseball. The team finished fourth in the National League with a record of 81–73, 19 games behind the first-place Brooklyn Dodgers.

1942 Major League Baseball All-Star Game

The 1942 Major League Baseball All-Star Game was the tenth playing of the midsummer 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 6, 1942, at Polo Grounds in New York City the home of the New York Giants of the National League. The game resulted in the American League defeating the National League 3–1. While the game had been scheduled for a twilight start at 6:30 p.m. EWT, rain delayed the first pitch for an hour, leading to the first All-Star contest played entirely under the lights; the two-hour, seven-minute game ended just ahead of a 9:30 p.m. blackout curfew in New York.Two nights later, the American League All-Stars traveled to Cleveland Municipal Stadium in Cleveland, Ohio, to play a special benefit game against a team of players from the U.S. Army and Navy. The contest, which the American Leaguers won 5–0, attracted a crowd of 62,094 and netted $70,000 for the Army Emergency Relief Fund and the Navy Relief Society. Mutual Radio broadcast the second game, with Bob Elson, Waite Hoyt, and Jack Graney announcing.

Eddie Smith (baseball)

Edgar Smith (December 14, 1913 – January 2, 1994) was a starting pitcher in Major League Baseball who played for the Philadelphia Athletics (1936–1939), Chicago White Sox (1939–1943, 1946–1947) and Boston Red Sox (1947). Smith was a switch-hitter and threw left-handed. He was born in Mansfield Township, Burlington County, New Jersey.

In a 10-season career, Smith posted a 73–113 record with 694 strikeouts and a 3.82 ERA in 1,595​2⁄3 innings pitched.

Joe DiMaggio started his 56-game hitting streak on May 15, 1941 by getting one hit in four at bats against Smith. Later that year, Smith was selected to represent the White Sox on the American League's All-Star team. He entered 1941 Major League Baseball All-Star Game on July 8 at Briggs Stadium as a relief pitcher in the eighth inning and allowed a two-run home run to left-handed-hitting shortstop Arky Vaughan, putting the AL at a 5–3 disadvantage. But he set down the National League squad in order in the ninth, and came away with the victory when Ted Williams hit a three-run, walk-off home run in the ninth, capping the Junior Circuit's rally.Smith died in Willingboro Township, New Jersey, at the age of 80.

Ty Tyson

Edwin Lloyd "Ty" Tyson (May 11, 1888 – December 12, 1968) was an American sports broadcaster and radio play-by-play announcer.

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