1941 Major League Baseball All-Star Game
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.
|Date||July 8, 1941|
|Ceremonial first pitch||None|
|Radio||Mutual, CBS, WWJ|
|Radio announcers||Red Barber, Bob Elson (Mutual) |
Mel Allen, France Laux (CBS)
Ty Tyson (WWJ)
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.
Players in italics have since been inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame.
|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.
|National League||American League|
|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|
|WP: Eddie Smith (1–0) LP: Claude Passeau (0–1)|
NL: Arky Vaughan (2)
AL: Ted Williams (1)
- "Arky Vaughan's Two Home Runs Overshadowed By Ted Williams As Americans Win In Ninth, 7-5". Fitchburg Sentinel. Fitchburg, Massachusetts. AP. July 9, 1941. p. 8. Retrieved June 24, 2018 – via newspapers.com.