Baseball Almanac is pleased to present the box score to the 1946 Midsummer Classic which was played on July 9, 1946 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts.
"I don't think I've ever seen a more festive occasion. Guys who hadn't seen one another in years were crossing back and forth before the game to shake hands and visit. It was great."- Frank McCormick. "
National League 0 vs American League 12
July 9, 1946 Fenway Park
: Grounded out for Feller in 3rd inning.
b : Flied out for Mize in 4th inning.
c : Struck out for Schoendienst in 6th inning.
d : Struck out for Musial in 6th inning.
e : Singled for Hopp in 6th inning.
f : Struck out for Newhouser in 6th inning.
g : Struck out for McCormick in 7th inning.
h : Grounded out for Blackwell in 8th inning.
i : Fouled out for Kurowski in 9th inning.
: Marion-Mize, Schoendienst-Marion-Mize.
Doubles : Stephens, Gordon.
Error : Pesky.
Home Runs : Williams 2, Keller.
Left on Base : N.L. 5, A.L. 4.
Wild Pitch : Blackwell.
Winning Pitcher : Feller.
Rip Sewell , creator and master of the ephus pitch said, "Before the game Ted (Williams) said to me, 'Hey Rip , you wouldn't throw that damn crazy pitch in a game like this.' Sure, I'm gonna throw it to you, so look out."
During the eighth inning Ted Williams came to the plate with Rip Sewell on the mound. Sewell described what happened to the media after the game, "He shook his head from side to side, telling me not to throw it. I nodded to him - you're gonna get it, buddy. So I wound up like I was going to throw a fastball and here comes the blooper. He swung from Port Arthur and just fouled it on the tip of his bat. He stepped back in, staring out at me, and I nodded to him again - you're gonna get another one. I threw him another one, but it was outside and he let it go. Now he was looking for it. Well, I threw him a fastball and he didn't like that. Surprised him. Now I had him one ball, two strikes. I wound up and threw him another blooper, on an arc about twenty-five feet high. It was a good one. Dropped right down the chute for a strike. He took a couple of steps up on it - which was the right way to attack that pitch, incidentally - and he hit it right out of there. And I mean he HIT it!"