1942 All-Star Game

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1942 All-Star Game Ticket Stub


The 1942 Major League Baseball All-Star Game was the 10th playing of the midsummer classic between the American League and National League. 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.

The first war-time game was a twilight affair which started at 7:22 p.m. after a blackout test. Cleveland's Lou Boudreau, leading off the game, crushed Mort Cooper's second pitch into the upper left-field stands for a homer. Tommy Henrich followed with a double and Rudy York tagged one into the short right-field porch to give the American League all the runs it needed.

1942 All-Star Game


1942 All-Star Game

Date July 6th, 1942
Location Polo Grounds V
Attendance 34,187
Time 2:07

1942 All-Star Game-Line Score

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


1942 All-Star Game-Box Score

American League 3, National League 1

American League National League
Player ab r h rbi Player ab r h rbi
Lou Boudreau ss 4 1 1 1 Jimmy Brown 2b 2 0 0 0
Tommy Henrich rf 4 1 1 0 Billy Herman 2b 1 0 0 0
Ted Williams lf 4 0 1 0 Arky Vaughan 3b 2 0 0 0
Joe Dimaggio cf 4 0 2 0 Bob Elliott 3b 1 0 1 0
Rudy York 1b 4 1 1 2 Pete Reiser cf 3 0 1 0
Joe Gordon 2b 4 0 0 0 Terry Moore cf 1 0 0 0
Ken Keltner 3b 4 0 0 0 Johnny Mize 1b 2 0 0 0
Birdie Tebbetts c 4 0 0 0 Frank McCormick 1b 2 0 0 0
Spud Chandler p 1 0 0 0 Mel Ott rf 4 0 0 0
Bob Johnson ph 1 0 1 0 Joe Medwick lf 2 0 0 0
Al Benton p 1 0 0 0 Enos Slaughter lf 2 0 1 0
- - - - - Walker Cooper c 2 0 1 0
- - - - - Ernie Lombardi c 1 0 0 0
- - - - - Eddie Miller ss 2 0 0 0
- - - - - Pee Wee Reese ss 1 0 0 0
- - - - - Mort Cooper p 0 0 0 0
- - - - - Willard Marshall pr 1 0 0 0
- - - - - Johnny Vander Meer p 0 0 0 0
- - - - - Danny Litwhiler ph 1 0 1 0
- - - - - Claude Passeau p 0 0 0 0
- - - - - Mickey Owen ph 1 1 1 1
- - - - - Bucky Walters p 0 0 0 0
Total 35 3 7 3 Total 31 1 6 1
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
American 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 7 0
National 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 6 1
American League IP H R ER BB SO
Spud Chandler (W) 4.0 2 0 0 0 2
Al Benton 5.0 4 1 1 2 1
Total 9.0 6 1 1 2 3
National League IP H R ER BB SO
Mort Cooper (L) 3.0 4 3 3 0 2
Johnny Vander Meer 3.0 2 0 0 0 4
Claude Passeau 2.0 1 0 0 0 1
Bucky Walters 1.0 0 0 0 0 1
Total 9.0 7 3 3 0 8



AL-2B: T Henrich (1, off M Cooper). HR: R York (1, off M Cooper; 1st inn, 1 on, 2 outs to Deep RF); L Boudreau (1, off M Cooper; 1st inn, 0 on, 0 outs to Deep LF). TB: L Boudreau 4; R York 4; T Henrich 2; J DiMaggio 2; B Johnson; T Williams. RBI: R York 2 (2); L Boudreau (1). 2-out RBI: R York 2. Team LOB: 5. With RISP: 1 for 5. Fielding Events DP: 2. J Gordon-L Boudreau-R York; L Boudreau-R York. PB: B Tebbetts (1).

NL-HR: M Owen (1, off A Benton; 8th inn, 0 on, 0 outs to Deep LF). HBP: J Brown (1, by S Chandler). TB: M Owen 4; P Reiser; D Litwhiler; E Slaughter; B Elliott; W Cooper. GIDP: A Vaughan (1); J Brown (1). RBI: M Owen (1). Team LOB: 6. With RISP: 0 for 2. Fielding Events E: J Brown (1). HBP: S Chandler (1; J Brown).

Umpires: HP - Lee Ballanfant, 1B - Ernie Stewart, 2B - Al Barlick, 3B - Bill McGowan. Time of Game: 2:07. Attendance: 34,178.

1942 All-Star Game


1942 All-Star Game

American League Roster

Players Name Team Pos Notes
Jim Bagby Cleveland Indians p Did not Play
Al Benton Detroit Tigers p -
Tiny Bonham New York Yankees p Did not Play
Lou Boudreau Cleveland Indians ss Starter
Spud Chandler New York Yankees p Starter
Bill Dickey New York Yankees c Replaced-Injured
Dom DiMaggio Boston Red Sox of Did not Play
Joe Dimaggio New York Yankees of Starter
Bobby Doerr Boston Red Sox 2b Did not Play
Joe Gordon New York Yankees 2b Starter
Tommy Henrich New York Yankees of Starter
Sid Hudson Washington Senators p Did not Play
Tex Hughson Boston Red Sox p Did not Play
Bob Johnson Philadelphia Athletics of -
Ken Keltner Cleveland Indians 3b Starter
George McQuinn St. Louis Browns 1b Did not Play
Hal Newhouser Detroit Tigers p Did not Play
Phil Rizzuto New York Yankees ss Did not Play
Buddy Rosar New York Yankees c Did not Play
Red Ruffing New York Yankees p Did not Play
Eddie Smith Chicago White Sox p Did not Play
Stan Spence Washington Senators of Did not Play
Birdie Tebbetts Detroit Tigers c Starter
Hal Wagner Philadelphia Athletics c Replaced Dickey
Ted Williams Boston Red Sox lf Starter
Rudy York Detroit Tigers 1b Starter

1942 All-Star Game


1942 All-Star Game

National League Roster

Players Name Team Pos Notes
Jimmy Brown St. Louis Cardinals 2b Starter
Mort Cooper St. Louis Cardinals p Starter
Walker Cooper St. Louis Cardinals c Starter
Paul Derringer Cincinnati Reds p Replaced-Injured
Bob Elliott Pittsburgh Pirates 3b -
Billy Herman Chicago Cubs 2b -
Carl Hubbell New York Giants p Did not Play
Danny Litwhiler Philadelphia Phillies of -
Ernie Lombardi Boston Braves c -
Willard Marshall New York Giants of -
Frank McCormick Cincinnati Reds 1b -
Joe Medwick Brooklyn Dodgers of Starter
Cliff Melton New York Giants p Did not Play
Eddie Miller Boston Braves ss Starter
Johnny Mize New York Giants 1b Starter
Terry Moore St. Louis Cardinals of -
Mel Ott New York Giants of Starter
Mickey Owen Brooklyn Dodgers c -
Claude Passeau Chicago Cubs p -
Pee Wee Reese Brooklyn Dodgers ss -
Pete Reiser Brooklyn Dodgers of Starter
Enos Slaughter St. Louis Cardinals of -
Ray Starr Cincinnati Reds p Replaced Derringer
Johnny Vander Meer Cincinnati Reds p -
Arky Vaughan Brooklyn Dodgers 3b Starter
Bucky Walters Cincinnati Reds p -
Whit Wyatt Brooklyn Dodgers p Did not Play

1942 All-Star Game