1941 Major League Baseball All-Star Game

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1941 Major League Baseball All-Star Game
1941MLBAllStarGameLogo.png
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
National League 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 2 0 5 10 2
American League 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 4 7 11 3
Date July 8, 1941
Venue Briggs Stadium
City Detroit, Michigan
Managers
Attendance 54,674
First pitch None
Radio Mutual, CBS, WWJ
Radio announcers Red Barber, Bob Elson (Mutual)
Mel Allen, France Laux (CBS)
Ty Tyson (WWJ)

The 1941 Major League Baseball All-Star Game was the ninth playing of the mid-summer 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 8, 1941, at Briggs Stadium in Detroit, Michigan, the home of the Detroit Tigers of the American League.

Result[edit]

The American League defeated the National League, 7–5. With the NL leading 5–4, two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning, and Joe Gordon and Joe DiMaggio of the New York Yankees on base; Ted Williams of the Boston Red Sox hit a walk-off home run off of Claude Passeau of the Chicago Cubs to win it for the AL.[1]

Ted Williams (left) and Joe DiMaggio after the game

Rosters[edit]

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

Game[edit]

Umpires[edit]

Position Umpire League
Home Plate Bill Summers American
First Base Lou Jorda National
Second Base Bill Grieve American
Third Base Babe Pinelli National

The umpires changed assignments in the middle of the fifth inning – Summers and Pinelli swapped positions, also Jorda and Grieve swapped positions.[1]

Starting lineups[edit]

National League American League
Order Player Team Position Order Player Team Position
1 Stan Hack Cubs 3B 1 Bobby Doerr Red Sox 2B
2 Terry Moore Cardinals LF 2 Cecil Travis Senators 3B
3 Pete Reiser Dodgers CF 3 Joe DiMaggio Yankees CF
4 Johnny Mize Cardinals 1B 4 Ted Williams Red Sox LF
5 Bill Nicholson Cubs RF 5 Jeff Heath Indians RF
6 Arky Vaughan Pirates SS 6 Joe Cronin Red Sox SS
7 Lonny Frey Reds 2B 7 Rudy York Tigers 1B
8 Mickey Owen Dodgers C 8 Bill Dickey Yankees C
9 Whit Wyatt Dodgers P 9 Bob Feller Indians P

Game summary[edit]

Tuesday, July 8, 1941 1:30 pm (ET) at Briggs Stadium in Detroit, Michigan
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
National League 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 2 0 5 10 2
American League 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 4 7 11 3
WP: Eddie Smith (1–0)   LP: Claude Passeau (0–1)
Home runs:
NL: Arky Vaughan (2)
AL: Ted Williams (1)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "American League 7, National League 5". Retrosheet. 8 Jul 1941. Retrieved 23 Oct 2016.
  2. ^ a b Player declined or was unable to play.

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