1940 All-Star Game

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1940 All-Star Game Max West hits 3-run homer


The 1940 Major League Baseball All-Star Game was the 8th playing of the mid-summer classic. The game was held on July 9, 1940 at Sportsman's Park in St. Louis, Missouri, the home of the St. Louis Cardinals and St. Louis Browns. The game resulted in the National League defeating the American League 4-0.

Boston's Max West gave the National League a three-run bulge in the first inning with a three-run dinger, and the National League won, 4-0, to record the first shutout in All-Star Game history. Manager Bill McKechnie used fresh pitchers every two innings to hold the mighty American League bats to three hits.

1940 All-Star Game


1940 All-Star Game

Date July 9th, 1940
Location Sportsman's Park
Attendance 32,373
Time 1:53

1940 All-Star Game-Line Score

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
American 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1
National 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 x 4 7 0


1940 All-Star Game-Box Score

American League 0, National League 4

American League National League
Player ab r h rbi Player ab r h rbi
Cecil Travis 3b 3 0 0 0 Arky Vaughan ss 3 1 1 0
Ken Keltner 3b 1 0 0 0 Eddie Miller ss 1 0 0 0
Ted Williams lf 2 0 0 0 Billy Herman 2b 3 1 3 0
Lou Finney rf 0 0 0 0 Pete Coscarart 2b 1 0 0 0
Charlie Keller rf 2 0 0 0 Max West rf 1 1 1 3
Hank Greenberg lf 2 0 0 0 Bill Nicholson rf 2 0 0 0
Joe DiMaggio cf 4 0 0 0 Mel Ott rf 4 1 1 1
Jimmie Foxx 1b 3 0 0 0 Johnny Mize 1b 2 0 0 0
Luke Appling ss 3 0 2 0 Frank McCormick 1b 1 0 0 0
Lou Boudreau ss 0 0 0 0 Ernie Lombardi c 2 0 1 0
Bill Dickey c 1 0 0 0 Babe Phelps c 0 0 0 0
Frankie Hayes c 1 0 0 0 Harry Danning c 1 0 1 1
Rollie Hemsley c 1 0 0 0 Joe Medwick lf 2 0 0 0
Joe Gordon 2b 2 0 0 0 Jo-Jo Moore lf 2 0 0 0
a-Ray Mack ph-2b 1 0 0 0 Cookie Lavagetto 3b 2 0 0 0
Red Ruffing p 1 0 0 0 Pinky May 3b 1 0 0 0
Bobo Newsom p 1 0 1 0 Terry Moore cf 3 0 0 0
Bob Feller p 1 0 0 0 Paul Derringer p 1 0 0 0
- - - - - Bucky Walters p 0 0 0 0
- - - - - Whit Wyatt p 1 0 0 0
- - - - - Larry French p 0 0 0 0
- - - - - Carl Hubbell p 0 0 0 0
Total 29 0 3 0 Total 29 4 7 4
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
American 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1
National 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 x 4 7 0
American League IP H R ER BB SO
Red Ruffing (L) 3.0 5 3 3 0 2
Bobo Newsom 3.0 1 0 0 1 1
Bob Feller 2.0 1 1 1 2 3
Total 8.0 7 4 4 3 6
National League IP H R ER BB SO
Paul Derringer (W) 2.0 1 0 0 1 3
Bucky Walters 2.0 0 0 0 0 0
Whit Wyatt 2.0 1 0 0 0 1
Larry French 2.0 1 0 0 0 2
Carl Hubbell (SV) 1.0 0 0 0 1 1
Total 9.0 3 0 0 2 7

a: Struck out for Gordon in 8th inning.



AL-E: R Hemsley (1).2B: L Appling (1, off P Derringer). TB: L Appling 3; B Newsom. GIDP: C Travis (1). Team LOB: 4. With RISP: 0 for 2.

NL-DP: 1. P Coscarart-E Miller-F McCormick.HR: M West (1, off R Ruffing; 1st inn, 2 on, 0 outs to Deep CF-RF). SH: F McCormick (1, off B Feller); L French (1, off B Feller). HBP: P May (1, by B Feller). TB: M West 4; B Herman 3; E Lombardi; A Vaughan; H Danning. RBI: M West 3 (3); H Danning (1). Team LOB: 7. With RISP: 2 for 8.

Umpires A.L.: HP: George Pipgras, 2B: Steve Basil. Umpires N.L.: 1B: Beans Reardon, 3B: Bill Stewart.

Attendance: 32,373. Length of Game: 1:53.

1940 All-Star Game


1940 All-Star Game

American League Roster

Players Name Team Pos Notes
Luke Appling Chicago White Sox ss Starter
Lou Boudreau Cleveland Indians ss -
Tommy Bridges Detroit Tigers p Did not Play
Doc Cramer Boston Red Sox of Did not Play
Bill Dickey New York Yankees c Starter
Joe DiMaggio New York Yankees of Starter
Bob Feller Cleveland Indians p -
Lou Finney Boston Red Sox of -
Jimmie Foxx Boston Red Sox 1b Starter
Joe Gordon New York Yankees 2b Starter
Hank Greenberg Detroit Tigers of -
Frankie Hayes Philadelphia Athletics c -
Rollie Hemsley Cleveland Indians c -
Bob Johnson Philadelphia Athletics of Did not Play
Charlie Keller New York Yankees of Starter
Ken Keltner Cleveland Indians 3b -
Dutch Leonard Washington Senators p Did not Play
Ray Mack Cleveland Indians 2b -
George McQuinn St. Louis Browns 1b Did not Play
Al Milnar Cleveland Indians p Did not Play
Bobo Newsom Detroit Tigers p -
Monte Pearson New York Yankees p Did not Play
Red Rolfe New York Yankees 3b Replaced-Injury
Red Ruffing New York Yankees p Starter
Cecil Travis Washington Senators 3b Starter-Replaced-Rolfe
Ted Williams Boston Red Sox of Starter

1940 All-Star Game


1940 All-Star Game

National League Roster

Players Name Team Pos Notes
Pete Coscarart Brooklyn Dodgers 2b -
Harry Danning New York Giants c -
Paul Derringer Cincinnati Reds p Starter
Leo Durocher Brooklyn Dodgers ss Did not Play
Larry French Chicago Cubs p -
Billy Herman Chicago Cubs 2b Starter
Kirby Higbe Philadelphia Phillies p Did not Play
Carl Hubbell New York Giants p -
Billy Jurges New York Giants ss Replaced-Injury
Cookie Lavagetto Brooklyn Dodgers 3b Starter
Hank Leiber Chicago Cubs of Replaced-Injury
Ernie Lombardi Cincinnati Reds c Starter
Pinky May Philadelphia Phillies 3b -
Frank McCormick Cincinnati Reds 1b -
Joe Medwick Brooklyn Dodgers of Starter
Eddie Miller Boston Braves ss Replaced Jurges
Johnny Mize St. Louis Cardinals 1b Starter
Jo-Jo Moore New York Giants of -
Terry Moore St. Louis Cardinals of Starter
Hugh Mulcahy Philadelphia Phillies p Did not Play
Bill Nicholson Chicago Cubs of Replaced Leiber
Mel Ott New York Giants of -
Babe Phelps Brooklyn Dodgers c -
Arky Vaughan Pittsburgh Pirates ss Starter
Bucky Walters Cincinnati Reds p -
Max West Boston Braves of Starter
Whit Wyatt Brooklyn Dodgers p -

1940 All-Star Game