1944 Major League Baseball All-Star Game

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1944 Major League Baseball All-Star Game
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American League 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 6 0
National League 0 0 0 0 4 0 2 1 7 12 1
Date July 11, 1944
Venue Forbes Field
City Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Managers American League - Joe McCarthy (NYY)
National League - Billy Southworth (SLC)
Attendance 29,589
Radio Mutual
Radio announcers Don Dunphy, Bill Slater and Bill Corum
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The 1944 Major League Baseball All-Star Game was the 12th 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 11, 1944, at Forbes Field in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania the home of the Pittsburgh Pirates of the National League. The game resulted in the National League defeating the American League 7-1.[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.[2]

Pirates in the Game[edit]

The Pirates hosted the game and were well represented. Pirates pitcher Rip Sewell, infielder Bob Elliott, and outfielder Vince DiMaggio were selected for the National League squad. Pirates pitchers Max Butcher and Cookie Cuccurullo were named the NL's batting practice pitchers and Pirates catcher Spud Davis was the NL's batting practice catcher. Honus Wagner was named an honorary coach, the first time this honor was bestowed in Major League Baseball's All-Star Game.[3]

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