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1933 Major League Baseball All-Star Game

1933 Major League Baseball All-Star Game
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
National League 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 8 0
American League 0 1 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 4 9 1
Date July 6, 1933
Venue Comiskey Park
City Chicago, Illinois
Managers National League - John McGraw (NYG)
American League - Connie Mack
Attendance 49,200
Radio CBS, NBC
Radio announcers Pat Flanagan, Johnny O'Hara (CBS)
Graham McNamee, Hal Totten (NBC)
Major League Baseball All-Star Game 1934 >

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.


  • Background 1
  • Rosters 2
    • National League 2.1
    • American League 2.2
  • Game 3
    • Umpires 3.1
    • Starting Lineups 3.2
    • Game summary 3.3
  • External links 4


The 1933 All-Star Game was first held at the 1933 Chicago World's Fair in Chicago, Illinois. The All-Star Game was the idea of Arch Ward, the sports editor of the Chicago Tribune. It was initially intended to be a one-time event.


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



Position Umpire League
Home Plate Bill Dinneen American
First Base Bill Klem National
Second Base Bill McGowan American
Third Base Cy Rigler National

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 St. Louis 3B 1 Ben Chapman New York LF
2 Frankie Frisch St. Louis 2B 2 Charlie Gehringer Detroit 2B
3 Chuck Klein Philadelphia RF 3 Babe Ruth New York RF
4 Chick Hafey Cincinnati LF 4 Lou Gehrig New York 1B
5 Bill Terry New York 1B 5 Al Simmons Chicago CF
6 Wally Berger Boston CF 6 Jimmy Dykes Chicago 3B
7 Dick Bartell Philadelphia SS 7 Joe Cronin Washington SS
8 Jimmie Wilson St. Louis C 8 Rick Ferrell Boston C
9 Bill Hallahan St. Louis P 9 Lefty Gomez New York 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 Jimmy Dykes and Joe Cronin. Two batters later, pitcher Lefty Gomez singled home Dykes 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 an 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.

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
National League 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 8 0
American League 0 1 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 4 9 1
WP: Lefty Gomez (1-0)   LP: Bill Hallahan (0-1)
Home runs:
NL: Frankie Frisch (1)
AL: Babe Ruth (1)

External links

  • Baseball Almanac
  • Retrosheet-box score
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