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The 1942 All-Star Game was held on Monday, July 6, 1942. The American League won the tenth midsummer classic by a score of 3 to 1. The game was held at Polo Grounds in New York, NY in front of 33,694 fans.


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[edit] The Teams

[edit] American League

The American League team was led by manager Joe McCarthy and coaches Art Fletcher and Bill McKechnie.

Player Team Position Selection Notes
Jim Bagby Jr. Cleveland Indians P did not play
Al Benton Detroit Tigers P
Tiny Bonham New York Yankees P did not play
Lou Boudreau Cleveland Indians SS Fan's Selection
Spud Chandler New York Yankees P Fan's Selection
Bill Dickey New York Yankees C replaced due to injury
Dom DiMaggio Boston Red Sox OF did not play
Joe DiMaggio New York Yankees OF Fan's Selection
Bobby Doerr Boston Red Sox 2B did not play
Joe Gordon New York Yankees 2B Fan's Selection
Tommy Henrich New York Yankees OF Fan's Selection
Sid Hudson Washington Senators P did not play
Tex Hughson Boston Red Sox P did not play
Indian Bob Johnson Philadelphia Athletics OF
Ken Keltner Cleveland Indians 3B Fan's Selection
George McQuinn St. Louis Browns 1B did not play
Hal Newhouser Detroit Tigers P did not play
Phil Rizzuto New York Yankees SS did not play
Buddy Rosar New York Yankees C did not play
Red Ruffing New York Yankees P did not play
Eddie Smith Chicago White Sox P did not play
Stan Spence Washington Senators OF did not play
Birdie Tebbetts Detroit Tigers C Fan's Selection
Hal Wagner Philadelphia Athletics C replaced Dickey, did not play
Ted Williams Boston Red Sox OF Fan's Selection
Rudy York Detroit Tigers 1B Fan's Selection

[edit] National League

The National League team was led by manager Leo Durocher and coaches Frankie Frisch and Bucky Harris.

Player Team Position Selection Notes
Jimmy Brown St. Louis Cardinals 2B Fan's Selection
Mort Cooper St. Louis Cardinals P Fan's Selection
Walker Cooper St. Louis Cardinals C Fan's Selection
Paul Derringer Cincinnati Reds P replaced due to injury
Bob Elliott Pittsburgh Pirates 3B
Billy Herman Brooklyn Dodgers 2B
Carl Hubbell New York Giants P did not play
Danny Litwhiler Philadelphia Phillies OF
Ernie Lombardi Boston Braves C
Willard Marshall New York Giants OF
Frank McCormick Cincinnati Reds 1B
Joe Medwick Brooklyn Dodgers OF Fan's Selection
Cliff Melton New York Giants P replaced due to injury
Eddie Miller Boston Braves SS Fan's Selection
Johnny Mize New York Giants 1B Fan's Selection
Terry Moore St. Louis Cardinals OF
Mel Ott New York Giants OF Fan's Selection
Mickey Owen Brooklyn Dodgers C
Claude Passeau Chicago Cubs P
Pee Wee Reese Brooklyn Dodgers SS
Pete Reiser Brooklyn Dodgers OF Fan's Selection
Enos Slaughter St. Louis Cardinals OF
Ray Starr Cincinnati Reds P replaced Derringer, did not play
Johnny Vander Meer Cincinnati Reds P
Arky Vaughan Brooklyn Dodgers 3B Fan's Selection
Bucky Walters Cincinnati Reds P
Whit Wyatt Brooklyn Dodgers P did not play

[edit] The Game

[edit] Starting Lineups

American League Batting
Order
National League
Player Position Team Player Position Team
Lou Boudreau SS Cleveland Indians 1 Jimmy Brown 2B St. Louis Cardinals
Tommy Henrich OF New York Yankees 2 Arky Vaughan 3B Brooklyn Dodgers
Ted Williams OF Boston Red Sox 3 Pete Reiser OF Brooklyn Dodgers
Joe DiMaggio OF New York Yankees 4 Johnny Mize 1B New York Giants
Rudy York 1B Detroit Tigers 5 Mel Ott OF New York Giants
Joe Gordon 2B New York Yankees 6 Joe Medwick OF Brooklyn Dodgers
Ken Keltner 3B Cleveland Indians 7 Walker Cooper C St. Louis Cardinals
Birdie Tebbetts C Detroit Tigers 8 Eddie Miller SS Boston Braves
Spud Chandler P New York Yankees 9 Mort Cooper P St. Louis Cardinals

[edit] Line Score

July 6, 1942 at Polo Grounds (33694), night game - Retrosheet Boxscore

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

Pitchers

American: Spud Chandler (W) - Al Benton

National: Mort Cooper (L) - Johnny Vander Meer - Claude Passeau - Bucky Walters

Home Runs

American: Lou Boudreau (1st), Rudy York (1st)

National: Mickey Owen (8th)

Umpires

HP: Lee Ballanfant (NL), 1B: Bob Stewart (AL), 2B: Al Barlick (NL), 3B: Bill McGowan (AL)

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