1941 All-Star Game

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1941 All-Star Game Program


The 1941 All-Star Game was the 9th of the mid-summer classic between the all-stars of the American League and National League. The game was held on July 8, 1941 at Briggs Stadium in Detroit, Michigan, the home of the Detroit Tigers of the American League. The game resulted in the American League defeating the National League 7-5.

The ending of the 1941 Midsummer Classic at Briggs (aka Tiger) Stadium has to be considered a classic. In the midst of the magical season in which Joe Dimaggio hit in 56 straight games (and he also had a hit in the All-Star Game) and Ted Williams hit .406 (he was at a robust .405 entering the break), it was appropriate that both icons figured in the game's stirring climax.

A dramatic two-out, three-run Walk-Off homer by Ted Williams carried the American League to victory. Until Williams' drive into the upper right-field stands, the batting hero had been the National League's Arky Vaughan, who singled and cracked a pair of two-run homers.

1941 All-Star Game


1941 All-Star Game

Date July 8th, 1941
Location Briggs Stadium
Attendance 54,674
Time 2:23

1941 All-Star Game-Line Score

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
National 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 2 0 5 10 2
American 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 4 7 11 3


1941 All-Star Game-Box Score

National League 5, American League 7

National League American League
Player ab r h rbi Player ab r h rbi
Stan Hack 3b 2 0 1 0 Bobby Doerr 2b 3 0 0 0
Cookie Lavagetto ph-3b 1 0 0 0 Joe Gordon 2b 2 1 1 0
Terry Moore lf 5 0 0 1 Cecil Travis 3b 4 1 1 0
Pete Reiser cf 4 0 0 0 Joe DiMaggio cf 4 3 1 1
Johnny Mize 1b 4 1 1 0 Ted Williams lf 4 1 2 4
Frank McCormick 1b 0 0 0 0 Jeff Heath rf 2 0 0 0
Bill Nicholson rf 1 0 0 0 Dom DiMaggio rf 1 0 1 1
Bob Elliott rf 1 0 0 0 Joe Cronin ss 2 0 0 0
Enos Slaughter rf 2 1 1 0 Lou Boudreau ss 2 0 2 1
Arky Vaughan ss 4 2 3 4 Rudy York 1b 3 0 1 0
Eddie Miller ss 0 0 0 0 Jimmie Foxx 1b 1 0 0 0
Lonny Frey 2b 1 0 1 0 Bill Dickey c 3 0 1 0
Billy Herman ph-2b 3 0 2 0 Frankie Hayes c 1 0 0 0
Mickey Owen c 1 0 0 0 Bob Feller p 0 0 0 0
Al Lopez c 1 0 0 0 Roy Cullenbine ph 1 0 0 0
Harry Danning c 1 0 0 0 Thornton Lee p 1 0 0 0
Whit Wyatt p 0 0 0 0 Sid Hudson p 0 0 0 0
Mel Ott ph 1 0 0 0 Charlie Keller ph 1 0 0 0
Paul Derringer p 0 0 0 0 Eddie Smith p 0 0 0 0
Bucky Walters p 1 1 1 0 Ken Keltner ph 1 1 1 0
Joe Medwick ph 1 0 0 0 - - - - -
Claude Passeau p 1 0 0 0 - - - - -
Total 35 5 10 5 Total 36 7 11 7
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
National 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 2 0 5 10 2
American 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 4 7 11 3
National League IP H R ER BB SO
Whit Wyatt 2.0 0 0 0 1 0
Paul Derringer 2.0 2 1 0 0 1
Bucky Walters 2.0 3 1 1 2 2
Claude Passeau (L) 2.2 6 5 4 1 3
Total 8.2 11 7 5 4 6
American League IP H R ER BB SO
Bob Feller 3.0 1 0 0 0 4
Thornton Lee 3.0 4 1 1 0 0
Sid Hudson 1.0 3 2 2 1 1
Eddie Smith (W) 2.0 2 2 2 0 2
Total 9.0 10 5 5 1 7



NL-2B: J Mize (1, off E Smith); B Herman (1, off S Hudson); B Walters (1, off T Lee). HR: A Vaughan 2 (2, 1 off E Smith, 1 off S Hudson; 7th inn, 1 on, 0 outs to RF; 8th inn, 1 on, 2 outs to RF). SH: A Lopez (1, off S Hudson); S Hack (1, off T Lee). TB: A Vaughan 9; B Herman 3; B Walters 2; J Mize 2; L Frey; E Slaughter; S Hack. GIDP: P Reiser (1). RBI: A Vaughan 4 (4); T Moore (1). 2-out RBI: A Vaughan 2. Team LOB: 6. With RISP: 2 for 8. Fielding Events DP: 1. L Frey-A Vaughan-J Mize. E: P Reiser 2 (2). Baserunning Events CS: L Frey (1, 2nd base by B Feller POCS).

AL-2B: J DiMaggio (1, off C Passeau); T Williams (1, off P Derringer); C Travis (1, off P Derringer). HR: T Williams (1, off C Passeau; 9th inn, 2 on, 2 outs to RF). TB: T Williams 6; L Boudreau 2; C Travis 2; J DiMaggio 2; K Keltner; R York; J Gordon; D DiMaggio; B Dickey. GIDP: J Heath (1). RBI: T Williams 4 (4); J DiMaggio (1); D DiMaggio (1); L Boudreau (1). 2-out RBI: T Williams 4; D DiMaggio; L Boudreau. Team LOB: 7. With RISP: 4 for 12. Fielding Events DP: 1. R York-J Cronin. E: J Heath (1); E Smith (1); T Williams (1).

Umpires: HP - Bill Summers, 1B - Lou Jorda, 2B - Bill Grieve, 3B - Babe Pinelli.

1941 All-Star Game


1941 All-Star Game

National League Roster

Players Name Team Pos Notes
Cy Blanton Philadelphia Phillies p Did not Play
Dolph Camilli Brooklyn Dodgers 1b Replaced Injured
Harry Danning New York Giants c -
Paul Derringer Cincinnati Reds p -
Bob Elliott Pittsburgh Pirates of -
Lonny Frey Cincinnati Reds 2b Starter
Stan Hack Chicago Cubs 3b Starter
Billy Herman Brooklyn Dodgers 2b -
Carl Hubbell New York Giants p Did not Play
Cookie Lavagetto Brooklyn Dodgers 3b -
Hank Leiber Chicago Cubs of Replaced Injured
Al Lopez Pittsburgh Pirates c -
Frank McCormick Cincinnati Reds 1b Replaced Camilli
Joe Medwick Brooklyn Dodgers of Replaced Leiber
Eddie Miller Boston Braves ss -
Johnny Mize St. Louis Cardinals 1b Starter
Terry Moore St. Louis Cardinals of Starter
Bill Nicholson Chicago Cubs of Starter
Mel Ott New York Giants of -
Mickey Owen Brooklyn Dodgers c Starter
Claude Passeau Chicago Cubs p -
Pete Reiser Brooklyn Dodgers of Starter
Enos Slaughter St. Louis Cardinals of -
Arky Vaughan Pittsburgh Pirates ss Starter
Bucky Walters Cincinnati Reds p -
Lon Warneke St. Louis Cardinals p Did not Play
Whit Wyatt Brooklyn Dodgers p Starter

1941 All-Star Game


1941 All-Star Game

American League Roster

Players Name Team Pos Notes
Luke Appling Chicago White Sox ss Did not Play
Al Benton Detroit Tigers p Did not Play
Lou Boudreau Cleveland Indians ss -
Joe Cronin Boston Red Sox ss Starter
Roy Cullenbine St. Louis Browns of -
Bill Dickey New York Yankees c Starter
Dom DiMaggio Boston Red Sox of -
Joe DiMaggio New York Yankees of Starter
Bobby Doerr Boston Red Sox 2b Starter
Bob Feller Cleveland Indians p Starter
Jimmie Foxx Boston Red Sox 1b -
Joe Gordon New York Yankees 2b -
Frankie Hayes Philadelphia Athletics c -
Jeff Heath Cleveland Indians of Starter
Sid Hudson Washington Senators p -
Charlie Keller New York Yankees of -
Ken Keltner Cleveland Indians 3b -
Thornton Lee Chicago White Sox p -
Red Ruffing New York Yankees p Did not Play
Marius Russo New York Yankees p Did not Play
Eddie Smith Chicago White Sox p -
Birdie Tebbetts Detroit Tigers c Did not Play
Cecil Travis Washington Senators 3b Starter
Ted Williams Boston Red Sox of Starter
Rudy York Detroit Tigers 1b Starter

1941 All-Star Game