1942 Major League Baseball All-Star Game

1942 Major League Baseball All-Star Game

1942 Major League Baseball All-Star Game
Date July 6, 1942
Venue Polo Grounds
City New York, New York
Managers American League - Joe McCarthy (New York Yankees)
National League - Leo Durocher (Brooklyn Dodgers)
Attendance 33,694
Radio Mutual
Radio announcers Bob Elson, Mel Allen and Jim Britt
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The 1942 Major League Baseball All-Star Game was the 10th 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 6, 1942, at Polo Grounds in New York, New York the home of the New York Giants of the National League. The game resulted in the American League defeating the National League 3-1.

Two nights later, the American League All-Stars traveled to Cleveland Municipal Stadium in Cleveland, Ohio, to play a special benefit game against a team of players from the U.S. Army and Navy. The contest, which the American Leaguers won 5-0, attracted a crowd of 62,094 and netted $70,000 for the Army Emergency Relief Fund and the Navy Relief Society. Mutual Radio broadcast the second game, with Bob Elson, Waite Hoyt, and Jack Graney announcing.


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


External links

  • Baseball Almanac