1945 All-Star Game
The 1945 All-Star Game was not played due to World War II. It was scheduled for Tuesday, July 10, 1945 at Fenway Park in Boston, MA. On April 24th, at an owners' meeting, the game was cancelled due to severe wartime travel restrictions.
Despite there being no game the Associated Press named two all-star squads after requesting nominations from each of the team's managers. Thirteen of the major leagues' managers responded; New York Yankees manager Joe McCarthy did not participate and neither did the two managers of the proposed teams, Luke Sewell and Billy Southworth. The rosters are not considered official.
Ten of the players selected would never play in an All-Star Game.
To replace the cancelled game, eight interleague games were scheduled during the All-Star break, with the proceeds going to the American Red Cross and War Relief Fund.
AP Selected Teams
The American League team was to be led by manager Luke Sewell.
The National League team was to be led by manager Billy Southworth.
|Red Barrett||St. Louis Cardinals||P||never in an All-Star Game|
|Phil Cavarretta||Chicago Cubs||1B|
|Mort Cooper||St. Louis Cardinals||P|
|Bob Elliott||Pittsburgh Pirates||3B|
|Hal Gregg||Brooklyn Dodgers||P|
|Stan Hack||Chicago Cubs||3B|
|Tommy Holmes||Boston Braves||OF|
|Don Johnson||Chicago Cubs||2B|
|Whitey Kurowski||St. Louis Cardinals||3B|
|Ernie Lombardi||New York Giants||C|
|Marty Marion||St. Louis Cardinals||SS|
|Phil Masi||Boston Braves||C|
|Frank McCormick||Cincinnati Reds||1B|
|Van Mungo||New York Giants||P|
|Ken O'Dea||St. Louis Cardinals||C||never in an All-Star Game|
|Mel Ott||New York Giants||OF|
|Andy Pafko||Chicago Cubs||OF|
|Claude Passeau||Chicago Cubs||P|
|Preacher Roe||Pittsburgh Pirates||P|
|Goody Rosen||Brooklyn Dodgers||OF||never in an All-Star Game|
|Rip Sewell||Pittsburgh Pirates||P|
|Emil Verban||St. Louis Cardinals||2B|
|Dixie Walker||Brooklyn Dodgers||OF|
|Hank Wyse||Chicago Cubs||P||never in an All-Star Game|
War Relief Fund Games
- New York Yankees at New York Giants (Polo Grounds)
- Chicago Cubs at Chicago White Sox (Comiskey Park)
- Cincinnati Reds at Cleveland Indians (Cleveland Stadium)
- Brooklyn Dodgers at Washington Senators (Griffith Stadium)
- St. Louis Cardinals at St. Louis Browns (Sportsman's Park)
- Philadelphia Athletics at Philadelphia Phillies (Shibe Park)
- Boston Braves at Boston Red Sox (Fenway Park)
- Detroit Tigers at Pittsburgh Pirates (Forbes Field) - cancelled
- Charlie Bevis: "Disenfranchised All-Stars Of 1945: Hard luck in career years", The Baseball Research Journal, SABR, Vol. 23 (1995), pp. 19-23.
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