1947 Major League Baseball All-Star Game

1947 Major League Baseball All-Star Game

1947 Major League Baseball All-Star Game
Date July 8, 1947
Venue Wrigley Field
City Chicago, Illinois
Managers American League - Joe Cronin (BOS)
National League - Eddie Dyer (STL)
Attendance 41,123
First pitch Commissioner Happy Chandler
Radio Mutual
Radio announcers Mel Allen and Jim Britt
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The 1947 Major League Baseball All-Star Game was the 14th 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 8, 1947, at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois, the home of the Chicago Cubs of the National League. The game resulted in the American League defeating the National League by a score of 2–1 in 2 hours and 19 minutes.[1]

Coaching staff

Joining National League manager Eddie Dyer of the St. Louis Cardinals were Philadelphia Phillies manager Ben Chapman and New York Giants player-manager Mel Ott.[1]

The American League staff consisted of Boston Red Sox manager Joe Cronin, along with Cronin's Boston colleague Del Baker and Steve O'Neill, Detroit Tigers manager.[1]


The starting pitchers were selected by the respective American and National League managers. The eight position starters were chosen by the fans.[1]

  1. ^ Early Wynn replaced Bob Feller on the roster due to injury.
  2. ^ Tommy Henrich replaced Charlie Keller on the roster due to injury.
  3. ^ Whitey Kurowski replaced Bob Elliott on the roster due to injury. Frankie Gustine replaced Elliott as starter at third base.
  4. ^ 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.



The ceremonial first pitch was thrown by Happy Chandler, Commissioner of Baseball.

Starting lineups

American League[1][2] National League[1][2]
Order Player Team Position Order Player Team Position
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


Pos. Umpire[1]
HP Jim Boyer (AL)
1B Jocko Conlan (NL)
2B Art Passarella (AL)
3B Butch Henline (NL)

Game summary

The first three and a half innings were scoreless with four hits between both teams. Johnny Mize hit a solo 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.[2]

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.[2]

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.[2]

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.[2][3]

July 8, 1947
Wrigley Field, Chicago, Illinois
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
American League 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 8 0
National League 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 1
Starting pitchers:
AL: Hal Newhouser
NL: Ewell Blackwell[1]
WP: Spec Shea (1-0)   LP: Johnny Sain (0-1)[4]   Sv: Joe Page (1)[2][3]
Home runs:
AL: None
NL: Johnny Mize[2][4]

  • 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.

See also