1944 All-Star Game

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1944 All-Star Game Program


The 1944 Major League Baseball All-Star Game was the 12th playing of the midsummer classic between the all-stars of the American League and National League. The game was held on July 11, 1944, at Forbes Field in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania the home of the Pittsburgh Pirates of the National League. The game resulted in the National League defeating the American League 7-1.

The National League, led by the Chicago Cubs' Bill "Swish" Nicholson, who ignited a four-run rally in the fifth with a pinch-hit double, beat the American League, 7-1. Cub Phil Cavarretta reached base safely a record five times on a triple, single and three walks.

1944 All-Star Game


1944 All-Star Game

Date July 11th, 1944
Location Forbes Field
Attendance 29,589
Time 2:11

1944 All-Star Game-Line Score

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
American 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 6 3
National 0 0 0 0 4 0 2 1 x 7 12 1


1944 All-Star Game-Box Score

American League 1, National League 7

American League National League
Player ab r h rbi Player ab r h rbi
Thurman Tucker cf 4 0 0 0 Augie Galan lf 4 1 1 1
Stan Spence rf 4 0 2 0 Phil Cavarretta 1b 2 1 2 0
George McQuinn 1b 4 0 1 0 Stan Musial cf-rf 4 1 1 1
Vern Stephens ss 4 0 1 0 Walker Cooper c 5 1 2 1
Bob Johnson lf 3 0 0 0 Ray Mueller c 0 0 0 0
Ken Keltner 3b 4 1 1 0 Dixie Walker rf 4 0 2 1
Bobby Doerr 2b 3 0 0 0 Vince DiMaggio cf 0 0 0 0
Rollie Hemsley c 2 0 0 0 Bob Elliott 3b 3 0 0 0
Frankie Hayes c 1 0 0 0 Whitey Kurowski 3b 1 0 1 2
Hank Borowy p 1 0 1 1 Connie Ryan 2b 4 1 2 0
Tex Hughson p 1 0 0 0 Marty Marion ss 3 1 0 0
Bob Muncrief p 0 0 0 0 Bucky Walters p 0 0 0 0
Pinky Higgins ph 1 0 0 0 Mel Ott ph 1 0 0 0
Hal Newhouser p 0 0 0 0 Ken Raffensberger p 0 0 0 0
Bobo Newsom p 0 0 0 0 Bill Nicholson ph 1 1 1 1
- - - - - Rip Sewell p 1 0 0 0
- - - - - Joe Medwick ph 0 0 0 0
- - - - - Jim Tobin p 0 0 0 0
Total 32 1 6 1 Total 33 7 12 7
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
American 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 6 3
National 0 0 0 0 4 0 2 1 x 7 12 1
American League IP H R ER BB SO
Hank Borowy 3.0 3 0 0 1 0
Tex Hughson (L) 1.2 5 4 3 1 2
Bob Muncrief 1.1 1 0 0 0 1
Hal Newhouser 1.2 3 3 2 2 1
Bobo Newsom 0.1 0 0 0 0 0
Total 8.0 12 7 5 4 4
National League IP H R ER BB SO
Bucky Walters 3.0 5 1 1 0 0
Ken Raffensberger (W) 2.0 1 0 0 0 2
Rip Sewell 3.0 0 0 0 1 2
Jim Tobin 1.0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 9.0 6 1 1 1 4



AL-TB: S Spence 2; K Keltner; G McQuinn; V Stephens; H Borowy. GIDP: K Keltner (1). RBI: H Borowy (1). 2-out RBI: H Borowy. Team LOB: 5. With RISP: 1 for 5. Fielding Events DP: 1. S Spence-R Hemsley. E: B Doerr (1); F Hayes (1); G McQuinn (1).

NL-2B: B Nicholson (1, off T Hughson); W Kurowski (1, off H Newhouser). 3B: P Cavarretta (1, off H Borowy). SH: M Marion (1, off B Muncrief); J Medwick (1, off H Newhouser); S Musial (1, off H Newhouser). TB: P Cavarretta 4; W Kurowski 2; B Nicholson 2; C Ryan 2; D Walker 2; W Cooper 2; A Galan; S Musial. RBI: W Kurowski 2 (2); A Galan (1); W Cooper (1); B Nicholson (1); D Walker (1); S Musial (1). 2-out RBI: W Kurowski 2; D Walker. Team LOB: 9. With RISP: 6 for 16. Fielding Events DP: 1. M Marion-C Ryan-P Cavarretta. E: C Ryan (1). Baserunning Events SB: C Ryan (1, 2nd base off T Hughson/F Hayes). WP: B Muncrief (1).

Umpires: HP - George Barr, 1B - Charlie Berry, 2B - Ziggy Sears, 3B - Cal Hubbard. Time of Game: 2:11. Attendance: 29,589.

1944 All-Star Game


1944 All-Star Game

American League Roster

Players Name Team Pos Notes
Hank Borowy New York Yankees p Starter
Lou Boudreau Cleveland Indians ss Did not Play
George Case Washington Senators of Replaced-Injured
Roy Cullenbine Cleveland Indians of Did not Play
Bobby Doerr Boston Red Sox 2b Starter
Rick Ferrell Washington Senators c Did not Play
Pete Fox Boston Red Sox of Replaced Case
Orval Grove Chicago White Sox p Did not Play
Frankie Hayes Philadelphia Athletics c -
Rollie Hemsley New York Yankees c Starter
Pinky Higgins Detroit Tigers 3b -
Oris Hockett Cleveland Indians of Did not Play
Tex Hughson Boston Red Sox p -
Bob Johnson Boston Red Sox of Starter
Ken Keltner Cleveland Indians 3b Starter
Dutch Leonard Washington Senators p Did not Play
George McQuinn St. Louis Browns 1b Starter
Bob Muncrief St. Louis Cardinals p -
Hal Newhouser Detroit Tigers p -
Bobo Newsom Philadelphia Athletics p -
Joe Page New York Yankees p Did not Play
Stan Spence Washington Senators of Starter
Vern Stephens St. Louis Browns ss Starter
Dizzy Trout Detroit Tigers p Did not Play
Thurman Tucker Chicago White Sox of Starter
Rudy York Detroit Tigers 1b Did not Play

1944 All-Star Game


1944 All-Star Game

National League Roster

Players Name Team Pos Notes
Nate Andrews Boston Braves p Did not Play
Phil Cavarretta Chicago Cubs 1b Starter
Walker Cooper St. Louis Cardinals c Starter
Vince DiMaggio Pittsburgh Pirates of -
Bob Elliott Pittsburgh Pirates 3b Starter
Augie Galan Brooklyn Dodgers of Starter
Al Javery Boston Braves p Did not Play
Don Johnson Chicago Cubs 2b Did not Play
Whitey Kurowski St. Louis Cardinals 3b -
Max Lanier St. Louis Cardinals p Replaced-Injured
Marty Marion St. Louis Cardinals ss Starter
Frank McCormick Cincinnati Reds 1b Did not Play
Joe Medwick New York Giants of -
Eddie Miller Cincinnati Reds ss Replaced-Injured
Ray Mueller Cincinnati Reds c -
Red Munger St. Louis Cardinals p Replaced-Injured
Stan Musial St. Louis Cardinals of Starter
Bill Nicholson Chicago Cubs of -
Mel Ott New York Giants of -
Mickey Owen Brooklyn Dodgers c Did not Play
Ken Raffensberger Philadelphia Phillies p -
Connie Ryan Boston Braves 2b Starter
Rip Sewll Pittsburgh Pirates p -
Jim Tobin Boston Braves p Replaced-Lanier
Bill Voiselle New York Giants p Replaced-Munger
Dixie Walker Brooklyn Dodgers of Starter
Bucky Walters Cincinnati Reds p Starter
Frankie Zak Pittsburgh Pirates ss Replaced-Miller

1944 All-Star Game