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.[1]

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.

1942 Major League Baseball All-Star Game
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
American League 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 7 0
National League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 6 1
DateJuly 6, 1942
VenuePolo Grounds
CityNew York City
Managers
Attendance33,694
RadioMutual
Radio announcersBob Elson, Mel Allen and Jim Britt

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 Mort Cooper Cardinals 1
C Walker Cooper Cardinals 1
1B Johnny Mize Giants 5
2B Jimmy Brown Cardinals 1
3B Arky Vaughan Dodgers 9
SS Eddie Miller Braves 3
LF Joe Medwick Dodgers 9
CF Pete Reiser Dodgers 2
RF Mel Ott Giants 9
Pitchers
Position Player Team All-Star Games
P Paul Derringer[2] Reds 6
P Carl Hubbell Giants 9
P Cliff Melton[2] Giants 1
P Claude Passeau Cubs 2
P Ray Starr Reds 1
P Johnny Vander Meer Reds 3
P Bucky Walters Reds 5
P Whit Wyatt Dodgers 4
Reserves
Position Player Team All-Star Games
C Ernie Lombardi Braves 6
C Mickey Owen Dodgers 2
1B Frank McCormick Reds 5
2B Billy Herman Dodgers 9
3B Bob Elliott Pirates 2
SS Pee Wee Reese Dodgers 1
OF Terry Moore Cardinals 4
OF Danny Litwhiler Phillies 1
OF Willard Marshall Giants 1
OF Enos Slaughter Cardinals 2

American League

Starters
Position Player Team All-Star Games
P Spud Chandler Yankees 1
C Birdie Tebbetts Tigers 2
1B Rudy York Tigers 3
2B Joe Gordon Yankees 4
3B Ken Keltner Indians 3
SS Lou Boudreau Indians 3
LF Ted Williams Red Sox 3
CF Joe DiMaggio Yankees 7
RF Tommy Henrich Yankees 1
Pitchers
Position Player Team All-Star Games
P Jim Bagby, Jr. Indians 1
P Al Benton Tigers 2
P Tiny Bonham Yankees 1
P Sid Hudson Senators 2
P Tex Hughson Red Sox 1
P Hal Newhouser Tigers 1
P Red Ruffing Yankees 6
P Eddie Smith White Sox 2
Reserves
Position Player Team All-Star Games
C Bill Dickey[2] Yankees 9
C Buddy Rosar Yankees 1
C Hal Wagner Athletics 1
1B George McQuinn Browns 3
2B Bobby Doerr Red Sox 2
SS Phil Rizzuto Yankees 1
OF Dom DiMaggio Red Sox 2
OF Bob Johnson Athletics 5
OF Stan Spence Senators 1

Game

Umpires

Position Umpire League
Home Plate Lee Ballanfant National
First Base Ernie Stewart American
Second Base Al Barlick National
Third Base Bill McGowan American

The umpires changed assignments in the middle of the fifth inning – Ballanfant and McGowan swapped positions, also Stewart and Barlick swapped positions.[3]

Game summary

Monday, July 6, 1942 7:22 pm (ET) at Polo Grounds in Manhattan, New York
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
American League 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 7 0
National League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 6 1
WP: Spud Chandler (1–0)   LP: Mort Cooper (0–1)
Home runs:
AL: Lou Boudreau (1), Rudy York (1)
NL: Mickey Owen (1)

References

  1. ^ Corio, Ray (August 3, 1987). "Question Box". The New York Times. Retrieved July 13, 2014.
  2. ^ a b c Player declined or was unable to play.
  3. ^ "American League 3, National League 1". Retrosheet. July 6, 1942. Retrieved October 23, 2016.

External links

1942 Brooklyn Dodgers season

The 1942 Brooklyn Dodgers team won 104 games in the season, but fell two games short of the St. Louis Cardinals in the National League pennant race.

1942 Philadelphia Phillies season

The 1942 Philadelphia Phillies season was the 60th season in the history of the franchise. The team, managed by Hans Lobert, began their fifth season at Shibe Park. Prior to the season, the team shortened the team nickname to 'Phils'. Of the change, a baseball writer opined prior to the season, "the gag is they wanted to get the 'lie' out of their name."

1943 Major League Baseball All-Star Game

The 1943 Major League Baseball All-Star Game was the 11th 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 13, 1943, at Shibe Park in Philadelphia, the home of the Philadelphia Athletics of the American League. The game resulted in the American League defeating the National League 5–3.

This was the first major league All-Star Game scheduled as a night game.

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