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.[1]

1943 Major League Baseball All-Star Game
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
National League 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 3 10 3
American League 0 3 1 0 1 0 0 0 X 5 8 1
DateJuly 13, 1943
VenueShibe Park
CityPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania
Managers
Attendance31,938
RadioMutual
Radio announcersMel Allen, Red Barber and Bill Corum

Athletics in the game

The lone representative of the host team was Dick Siebert, starting first baseman for the AL, who was hitless in one at bat.

Starting lineups

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

National League

American League

Umpires

Position Umpire League
Home Plate Eddie Rommel American
First Base Jocko Conlan National
Second Base Joe Rue American
Third Base Tom Dunn National

The umpires changed assignments in the middle of the fifth inning – Rommel and Dunn swapped positions, also Conlan and Rue swapped positions.[2]

Synopsis

Tuesday, July 13, 1943 9:00 pm (ET) at Shibe Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
National League 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 3 10 3
American League 0 3 1 0 1 0 0 1 X 5 8 1
WP: Dutch Leonard (1–0)   LP: Mort Cooper (0–1)   Sv: Tex Hughson (1)
Home runs:
NL: Vince DiMaggio
AL: Bobby Doerr (1)

The NL started the game with two singles, then scored one run on a sacrifice fly by Stan Musial. The AL jumped ahead 3–1 in the bottom of the 2nd, on a pair of walks followed by a home run from Bobby Doerr. The AL added a run in the 3rd, on back-to-back doubles by Ken Keltner and Dick Wakefield, and another run in the bottom of the 5th, on an error by NL second baseman Billy Herman with runners on first and third with two outs; the AL was up 5–1. The NL later got two runs back from Vince DiMaggio; in the 7th he hit a triple and then scored on a sacrifice fly by Dixie Walker, and in the 9th he led off the inning with a home run. But the NL was unable to rally further, resulting in an AL 5–3 victory.

References

  1. ^ Veasey, Matt (July 14, 2015). "Philly's First All-Star Game". That Ball's Outta Here. Retrieved October 17, 2016.
  2. ^ "American League 5, National League 3". Retrosheet. July 13, 1943. Retrieved October 22, 2016.

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1943 Brooklyn Dodgers season

With the roster depleted by players leaving for service in World War II, the 1943 Brooklyn Dodgers finished the season in third place.

The team featured five future Hall of Famers: second baseman Billy Herman, shortstop Arky Vaughan, outfielders Paul Waner, and Joe Medwick, and manager Leo Durocher.

Herman finished fourth in MVP voting, after hitting .330 with 100 runs batted in. Vaughan led the league in runs scored and stolen bases.

1943 Philadelphia Phillies season

Lumber baron William B. Cox purchased the team in 1943. On March 9, Cox announced that the team would officially be called the "Phillies" again after former-President Gerald Nugent had named them "Phils" prior to the 1942 season.In 1943, the team rose out of the standings cellar for the first time in five years. The fans responded with an increase in attendance. Eventually, it was revealed by Cox that he had been betting on the Phillies, and he was banned from baseball. The new owner, Bob Carpenter, Jr., tried to polish the team's image by unofficially changing the name to the "Blue Jays"; however, the new moniker did not take, and it was quietly dropped by 1949.

1944 Major League Baseball All-Star Game

The 1944 Major League Baseball All-Star Game was the 12th playing of the "Midsummer Classic" between Major League Baseball's American League (AL) and National League (NL) All-Star teams. The All-Star Game was held on July 11, 1944 at Forbes Field in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the home of the NL's Pittsburgh Pirates.

The game resulted in the National League defeating the American League 7–1.Played during World War II, receipts from the game were distributed to a fund that provided baseball equipment to members of the armed services.

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