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The 1933 All-Star Game was held on Thursday, July 6, 1933. The American League won the first midsummer classic by a score of 4 to 2. The game was held at Comiskey Park in Chicago, IL in front of 47,595 fans, a sellout crowd. Twenty four future Hall of Famers were included on the game's rosters.

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[edit] The Teams

[edit] American League

The American League team was led by manager Connie Mack and coaches Eddie Collins and Art Fletcher.

Player Team Position Selection Notes
Earl Averill Cleveland Indians OF
Ben Chapman New York Yankees OF Fan's Selection
Joe Cronin Washington Senators SS Fan's Selection
General Crowder Washington Senators P
Bill Dickey New York Yankees C did not play
Jimmy Dykes Chicago White Sox 3B Fan's Selection
Rick Ferrell Boston Red Sox C Fan's Selection
Wes Ferrell Cleveland Indians P did not play
Jimmie Foxx Philadelphia Athletics 1B did not play
Lou Gehrig New York Yankees 1B Fan's Selection
Charlie Gehringer Detroit Tigers 2B Fan's Selection
Lefty Gomez New York Yankees P Fan's Selection
Lefty Grove Philadelphia Athletics P
Oral Hildebrand Cleveland Indians P did not play
Tony Lazzeri New York Yankees 2B did not play
Babe Ruth New York Yankees OF Fan's Selection
Al Simmons Chicago White Sox OF
Sam West St. Louis Browns OF

[edit] National League

The National League team was led by manager John McGraw and coaches Max Carey and Bill McKechnie.

Player Team Position Selection Notes
Dick Bartell Philadelphia Phillies SS Fan's Selection
Wally Berger Boston Braves OF Fan's Selection
Tony Cuccinello Brooklyn Dodgers 2B
Woody English Chicago Cubs SS
Frankie Frisch St. Louis Cardinals 2B Fan's Selection
Chick Hafey Cincinnati Reds OF Fan's Selection
Bill Hallahan St. Louis Cardinals P Fan's Selection
Gabby Hartnett Chicago Cubs C
Carl Hubbell New York Giants P
Chuck Klein Philadelphia Phillies OF Fan's Selection
Pepper Martin St. Louis Cardinals 3B Fan's Selection
Lefty O'Doul New York Giants OF
Hal Schumacher New York Giants P did not play
Bill Terry New York Giants 1B Fan's Selection
Pie Traynor Pittsburgh Pirates 3B
Paul Waner Pittsburgh Pirates OF
Lon Warneke Chicago Cubs P
Jimmie Wilson St. Louis Cardinals C Fan's Selection

[edit] The Game

[edit] Starting Lineups

National League Batting
Order
American League
Player Position Team Player Position Team
Pepper Martin 3B St. Louis Cardinals 1 Ben Chapman OF New York Yankees
Frankie Frisch 2B St. Louis Cardinals 2 Charlie Gehringer 2B Detroit Tigers
Chuck Klein OF Philadelphia Phillies 3 Babe Ruth OF New York Yankees
Chick Hafey OF Cincinnati Reds 4 Lou Gehrig 1B New York Yankees
Bill Terry 1B New York Giants 5 Al Simmons OF Chicago White Sox
Wally Berger OF Boston Braves 6 Jimmy Dykes 3B Chicago White Sox
Dick Bartell SS Philadelphia Phillies 7 Joe Cronin SS Washington Senators
Jimmie Wilson C St. Louis Cardinals 8 Rick Ferrell C Boston Red Sox
Bill Hallahan P St. Louis Cardinals 9 Lefty Gomez P New York Yankees

[edit] Line Score

July 6, 1933 at Comiskey Park (47595), day game - Retrosheet Boxscore

League 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
National 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 8 0
American 0 1 2 0 0 1 0 0 x 4 9 1

Pitchers

National: Bill Hallahan (L) - Lon Warneke - Carl Hubbell

American: Lefty Gomez (W) - General Crowder - Lefty Grove

Home Runs

National: Frankie Frisch (6th)

American: Babe Ruth (3rd)

Umpires

HP: Bill Dinneen (AL), 1B: Bill Klem (NL), 2B: Bill McGowan (AL), 3B: Cy Rigler (NL)

The AL got on the scoreboard first, when starting pitcher Lefty Gomez of the New York Yankees singled home Jimmie Dykes of the Chicago White Sox in the bottom of the second inning. Another Yankee, Babe Ruth, added to the AL lead with a two run home run the following inning. The NL scored twice in the sixth inning, but the AL added a run in the bottom of that frame to make it 4-2. That was the final as Gomez was the game's winning pitcher.

[edit] Further Reading

  • Lew Freedman: The Day All the Stars Came Out: Major League Baseball's First All-Star Game, 1933, McFarland, Cleveland, OH, 2010.
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