1947 Major League Baseball All-Star Game
The 1947 Major League Baseball All-Star Game was the 14th playing of the "Midsummer Classic" between Major League Baseball's (MLB) American League (AL) and National League (NL) All-Star teams. The All-Star Game was held on July 8, 1947, at Wrigley Field in Chicago, the home of the NL's Chicago Cubs.
|Date||July 8, 1947|
|Ceremonial first pitch||Commissioner Happy Chandler|
|Radio announcers||Mel Allen and Jim Britt|
The game resulted in the American League defeating the National League by a score of 2–1 in 2 hours and 19 minutes.
All-Star managers and coachesEdit
All-Star team rostersEdit
The starting pitchers were selected by the respective American and National League managers. The eight position starters were chosen by the fans. Players in italics have since been inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame.
- ^ Early Wynn replaced Bob Feller on the roster due to injury.
- ^ Tommy Henrich replaced Charlie Keller on the roster due to injury.
- ^ Whitey Kurowski replaced Bob Elliott on the roster due to injury. Frankie Gustine replaced Elliott as starter at third base.
- ^ Pee Wee Reese replaced Eddie Miller on the roster due to injury. Marty Marion replaced Miller as starter at shortstop.
* This player did not start.
# This player did not play.
|American League||National League|
|1||George Kell||Tigers||3B||1||Harry Walker||Phillies||CF|
|2||Buddy Lewis||Senators||RF||2||Dixie Walker||Dodgers||RF|
|3||Ted Williams||Red Sox||LF||3||Walker Cooper||Giants||C|
|4||Joe DiMaggio||Yankees||CF||4||Johnny Mize||Giants||1B|
|5||Lou Boudreau||Indians||SS||5||Enos Slaughter||Cardinals||LF|
|6||George McQuinn||Yankees||1B||6||Frankie Gustine||Pirates||3B|
|7||Joe Gordon||Indians||2B||7||Marty Marion||Cardinals||SS|
|8||Buddy Rosar||Athletics||C||8||Emil Verban||Dodgers||2B|
|9||Hal Newhouser||Tigers||P||9||Ewell Blackwell||Reds||P|
|Home Plate||Jocko Conlan||National|
|First Base||Jim Boyer||American|
|Second Base||Butch Henline||National|
|Third Base||Art Passarella||American|
The umpires changed assignments in the middle of the fifth inning – Conlan and Passarella swapped positions, also Boyer and Henline swapped positions.
|WP: Spec Shea (1–0) LP: Johnny Sain (0–1) Sv: Joe Page (1)|
NL: Johnny Mize (1)
The first three and a half innings were scoreless with four hits between both teams. Johnny Mize hit a home run off of Spec Shea to deep right field in the bottom of the fourth inning to put the National League ahead 1–0. In the top of the sixth, Luke Appling scored from third base as Joe DiMaggio hit into a 6–4–3 double play to again tie the game.
Stan Spence, pinch hitting for Shea, singled to right-center field in the top of the seventh inning, scoring Bobby Doerr from third base to give the American League the lead. Doerr had made it to third after pitcher Johnny Sain failed a pickoff attempt to second baseman Eddie Stanky.
The NL's tying and winning runs in the form of Phil Cavarretta and Phil Masi (pinch running for Johnny Mize) were on third and first bases respectively in the bottom of the eighth inning, with Enos Slaughter at bat. Slaughter grounded out to shortstop Joe Boudreau, and pitcher Joe Page got out of the inning with the AL still on top, 2–1.
Warren Spahn and the National League squad held off any more offense by the AL in the final inning, again giving them a chance to win it in their half of the ninth. Whitey Kurowski grounded out to Bobby Doerr at second and Pee Wee Reese walked to put the tying run on first. Eddie Stanky grounded out to Doerr also, preventing Reese from advancing. Schoolboy Rowe came to bat, pinch hitting for the pitcher Spahn. Rowe flew out to right fielder Tommy Henrich to give the American League a 2–1 victory.
- WP: Blackwell (1).
- Pickoffs: Sain (0; Doerr, 2nd).
- Umpires: HP – Jocko Conlan, 1B – Jim Boyer, 2B – Butch Henline, 3B – Art Passarella.
- Time : 2:19.
- Attendance: 41,123.
- "1947 All-Star Game". Baseball Almanac. Retrieved September 12, 2009.
- "July 8, 1947 All-Star Game Play-By-Play and Box Score". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved September 12, 2009.
- "Boxscore: American League 2, National League 1". Retrosheet. Retrieved September 12, 2009.