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"I've never seen (Ted) Williams before today, but I know now he's the greatest of all hitters." - Rip Sewell
A Play-by-Play Account
NL STARS 1ST: Schoendienst fouled off 5 pitches; Schoendienst grounded out (Vernon unassisted); Musial reached on an error by Pesky; Hopp singled to Keltner [Musial to second]; Walker grounded out (Doerr to Vernon) [Musial to third, Hopp to second]; Kurowski struck out; 0 R, 1 H, 1 E, 2 LOB. NL Stars 0, AL Stars 0.
AL STARS 1ST: DiMaggio grounded out (Mize unassisted); Pesky grounded out (Schoendienst to Mize); Williams walked; Keller homered [Williams scored]; Doerr grounded out (Marion to Mize); 2 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. NL Stars 0, AL Stars 2.
NL STARS 2ND: Mize made an out to Pesky; Cooper singled to Pesky; Marion struck out; Passeau was called out on strikes; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. NL Stars 0, AL Stars 2.
AL STARS 2ND: Vernon grounded out (Marion to Mize); Keltner walked; Hayes lined into a double play (Marion to Mize) [Keltner out at second]; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. NL Stars 0, AL Stars 2.
NL STARS 3RD: Schoendienst made an out to Williams; Musial made an out to Doerr; Hopp flied to DiMaggio; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.NL Stars 0, AL Stars 2.
AL STARS 3RD: APPLING BATTED FOR FELLER; Appling grounded out (Passeau to Mize); DiMaggio singled to Hopp; Pesky grounded into a double play (Schoendienst to Marion to Mize) [DiMaggio out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. NL Stars 0, AL Stars 2.
NL STARS 4TH: NEWHOUSER REPLACED APPLING (PITCHING); ROSAR REPLACED HAYES (PLAYING C ); SPENCE REPLACED DIMAGGIO (PLAYING CF); Walker grounded out (Vernon to Newhouser); Kurowski struck out; MCCORMICK BATTED FOR MIZE; McCormick made an out to Spence; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. NL Stars 0, AL Stars 2.
AL STARS 4TH: HIGBE REPLACED PASSEAU (PITCHING); MASI REPLACED COOPER (PLAYING C ); MCCORMICK STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING 1B); Williams homered; Keller was called out on strikes; Doerr popped to Kurowski; Vernon made an out to Walker; 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. NL Stars 0, AL Stars 3.
NL STARS 5TH: STEPHENS REPLACED PESKY (PLAYING SS); GORDON REPLACED DOERR (PLAYING 2B); STIRNWEISS REPLACED KELTNER (PLAYING 3B); YORK REPLACED VERNON (PLAYING 1B); Masi grounded out (Stephens to York); Marion flied to Keller; Higbe struck out; Umpires moved: Goetz (hp) Rommel (1b) Boggess (2b) Summers (3b); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. NL Stars 0, AL Stars 3.
AL STARS 5TH: Stirnweiss struck out; Rosar singled to Musial; Newhouser singled to Hopp [Rosar to third, Newhouser to second (on throw to 3b)]; Spence was walked intentionally; Stephens doubled to Walker [Rosar scored, Newhouser scored, Spence to third]; Williams singled to Musial [Spence scored, Stephens to third]; BLACKWELL REPLACED HIGBE (PITCHING); Keller reached on a fielder's choice [Stephens out at home (McCormick to Masi to Kurowski), Williams to second]; Blackwell threw a wild pitch [Williams to third, Keller to second]; Gordon grounded out (Marion to McCormick); 3 R, 4 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. NL Stars 0, AL Stars 6.
NL STARS 6TH: GUSTINE BATTED FOR SCHOENDIENST; Gustine struck out; ENNIS BATTED FOR MUSIAL; Ennis struck out; LOWREY BATTED FOR HOPP; Lowrey singled to Spence; Walker popped to Rosar in foul territory; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. NL Stars 0, AL Stars 6.
AL STARS 6TH: GUSTINE STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING 2B); ENNIS STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING LF); LOWREY STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING CF); SLAUGHTER REPLACED WALKER (PLAYING RF); York singled to Slaughter; Stirnweiss forced York (Gustine to Marion); Rosar forced Stirnweiss (Kurowski to Gustine); DICKEY BATTED FOR NEWHOUSER; Dickey was called out on strikes; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. NL Stars 0, AL Stars 6.
NL STARS 7TH: KRAMER REPLACED DICKEY (PITCHING); WAGNER REPLACED ROSAR (PLAYING C ); CHAPMAN REPLACED SPENCE (PLAYING CF); Kurowski made an out to Chapman; CAVARRETTA BATTED FOR MCCORMICK; Cavarretta struck out; Masi grounded out (Stephens to York); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. NL Stars 0, AL Stars 6.
AL STARS 7TH: CAVARRETTA STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING 1B); Chapman flied to Lowrey; Stephens grounded out (Marion to Cavarretta); Williams singled to Cavarretta; Keller walked [Williams to second]; Gordon doubled to Ennis [Williams scored, Keller scored]; York made an out to Marion; 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. NL Stars 0, AL Stars 8.
NL STARS 8TH: Marion struck out; LAMANNO BATTED FOR BLACKWELL; Lamanno grounded out (Gordon to York); Gustine walked; Ennis struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. NL Stars 0, AL Stars 8.
AL STARS 8TH: SEWELL REPLACED LAMANNO (PITCHING); Stirnweiss singled to Ennis; Wagner flied to Lowrey; Kramer singled to Ennis [Stirnweiss to third]; Chapman made an out to Lowrey [Stirnweiss scored]; Stephens singled to Gustine [Kramer to second]; Williams homered [Kramer scored, Stephens scored]; into the bullpen off Sewell's 'Eephus Pitch'; Keller popped to Masi in foul territory; 4 R, 4 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. NL Stars 0, AL Stars 12.
NL STARS 9TH: Lowrey grounded out (Stephens to York); Slaughter grounded out (Stephens to York); VERBAN BATTED FOR KUROWSKI; Verban popped to Wagner in foul territory; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. NL Stars 0, AL Stars 12.
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