1933 All Star Game

1933 All Star Game

1933 All star game was the first mid summer classic, Babe Ruth hit the first homerun

The 1933 Major League Baseball All-Star Game was the first playing of the midseason exhibition baseball game 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, 1933 at Comiskey Park in Chicago, the home of the Chicago White Sox of the American League. The game resulted in the American League defeating the National League 4-2.

Bill Dinneen, AL (home), Bill Klem, NL (first base), Bill McGowan, AL (second base), Cy Rigler, NL (third base); the umpires rotated positions clockwise in the middle of the fifth inning, with Klem moving behind the plate.


Starting Lineups

National League American League
Order Player Team Position Order Player Team Position
1 Pepper Martin Cardinals 3B 1 Ben Chapman Yankees LF
2 Frankie Frisch Cardinals 2B 2 Charlie Gehringer Tigers 2B
3 Chuck Klein Phillies RF 3 Babe Ruth Yankees RF
4 Chick Hafey Reds LF 4 Lou Gehrig Yankees 1B
5 Bill Terry Giants 1B 5 Al Simmons White Sox CF
6 Wally Berger Braves CF 6 Jimmy Dykes White Sox 3B
7 Dick Bartell Phillies SS 7 Joe Cronin Senators SS
8 Jimmie Wilson Cardinals C 8 Rick Ferrell Red Sox C
9 Bill Hallahan Cardinals P 9 Lefty Gomez Yankees P


Game summary
The American League got on the board first in the bottom of the second inning. NL pitcher Bill Hallahan issued one-out walks to Rick Ferrell and Joe Cronin. Two batters later, pitcher Lefty Gomez singled home Ferrell for the AL's first run. In the bottom of the third, after a walk to Charlie Gehringer, Babe Ruth famously hit the first home run in All-Star Game history, putting the AL up 3-0. Hallahan was chased from the game after walking Lou Gehrig immediately afterward, and was replaced by Lon Warneke. General Crowder replaced Gomez to start the fourth inning. In the sixth, Warneke hit a one-out triple and scored on a Pepper Martin groundout. Frankie Frisch followed with a home run to bring the NL to within a run, but after a Chuck Klein single, Crowder would escape the inning without giving up any more damage.

Cronin led off the bottom of the sixth with a single. After advancing on a bunt, he scored on a Earl Averill single to extend the lead to 4-2. Crowder would be replaced by Lefty Grove in the top of the seventh, while Warneke was replaced by Carl Hubbell in the bottom of the inning. The NL looked to have a chance in the top of the eighth. With Frisch on first with two outs, Chick Hafey lined a shot to right field that looked like it could be home run, but Ruth reached over the wall to catch it, denying the NL a chance to tie the game. Grove retired the side in order in the ninth to secure the American League's victory.


All Star, Babe Ruth, Bill Dinneen, Bill Hallahan, Bill Klem, Bill McGowan, Carl Hubbell, Charlie Gehringer, Chick Hafey, Chuck Klein, Comiskey Park, Cy Rigler, Earl Averill, Frankie Frisch, Joe Cronin, Lefty Gomez, Lon Warneke, Lou Gehrig, Pepper Martin, Rick Ferrell
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