1946 All-Star Game

The All-Star game was never celebrated as enthusiastically as it was in 1946. The war had ended, the marquee players had returned, and America was once again, able to enjoy it's national pastime. Most of the players stated that they had never seen a more festive occasion and many of them had not seen their league rivals in several years.

The highlight of this game was the match-up of Ted Williams and Rip Sewell, the proud possessor of the "ephus" pitch. Sewell served Williams his famous trademark and although he struggled at first, he went four-for-four, driving in five runs. Bob Feller, riding on his twenty-sixth victory, three-hundred forty eight strikeout season, was the winning pitcher.

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"Baseball is the only field of endeavor where a man can succeed three times out of ten and be considered a good performer." - Ted Williams

1946 All-Star Game

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The 1946 Midsummer Classic At-A-Glance

Game Number
13
Date / Box Score
Location
Fenway Park
Attendance ( Rank )
34,906
Not Awarded Until 1962
Starting Pitchers
Managers
Coaches

1946 All-Star Game

Line Score

League 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
National 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
American 2 0 0 1 3 0 2 4 x 12 14 1
Claude Passeau (L)
Kirby Higbe (4th)
Ewell Blackwell (5th)
Rip Sewell (8th)
Bob Feller (W)
Hal Newhouser (4th)
Jack Kramer (7th)
-
None
-
-
Charlie Keller (1st)
Ted Williams (4th)
Ted Williams (8th)

1946 All-Star Game

National League All-Star Squad

Ewell Blackwell Cincinnati Reds P
Phil Cavarretta Chicago Cubs OF
Mort Cooper Boston Braves P Did Not Pitch
7. Walker Cooper New York Giants C
Del Ennis Philadelphia Phillies OF
Frankie Gustine Pittsburgh Pirates 2B
Kirby Higbe Brooklyn Dodgers P
3. Johnny Hopp Boston Braves OF
5. Whitey Kurowski St. Louis Cardinals 3B
Ray Lamanno Cincinnati Reds C
Peanuts Lowrey Chicago Cubs OF
8. Marty Marion St. Louis Cardinals SS
Phil Masi Boston Braves C
Frank McCormick Philadelphia Phillies 1B Replaced Reese
Eddie Miller Cincinnati Reds SS Replaced - Injury
6. Johnny Mize New York Giants 1B
2. Stan Musial St. Louis Cardinals OF
9. Claude Passeau Chicago Cubs P Starting Pitcher
Howie Pollet St. Louis Cardinals P Did Not Pitch
Pee Wee Reese Brooklyn Dodgers SS Replaced - Injury
Pete Reiser Brooklyn Dodgers OF Did Not Play
Johnny Schmitz Chicago Cubs P Did Not Pitch
1. Red Schoendienst St. Louis Cardinals 2B
Rip Sewell Pittsburgh Pirates P
Enos Slaughter St. Louis Cardinals OF
Emil Verban Philadelphia Phillies 2B Replaced Miller
4. Dixie Walker Brooklyn Dodgers OF
BOLD = Fan's / manager's choice to start the game.

1946 All-Star Game

American League All-Star Squad

Luke Appling Chicago White Sox SS
Spud Chandler New York Yankees P Did Not Pitch
Sam Chapman Philadelphia Athletics OF
Bill Dickey New York Yankees C
1. Dom DiMaggio Boston Red Sox OF
Joe DiMaggio New York Yankees OF Did Not Play
5. Bobby Doerr Boston Red Sox 2B
9. Bob Feller Cleveland Indians P Starting Pitcher
Dave Ferriss Boston Red Sox P Did Not Pitch
Joe Gordon New York Yankees 2B
Mickey Harris Boston Red Sox P Did Not Pitch
8. Frankie Hayes Cleveland Indians C
4. Charlie Keller New York Yankees OF
7. Ken Keltner Cleveland Indians 3B
Jack Kramer St. Louis Browns P
Hal Newhouser Detroit Tigers P
2. Johnny Pesky Boston Red Sox SS
Buddy Rosar Philadelphia Athletics C
Stan Spence Washington Senators OF
Vern Stephens St. Louis Browns SS
Snuffy Stirnweiss New York Yankees 3B
6. Mickey Vernon Washington Senators 1B
Hal Wagner Boston Red Sox C
3. Ted Williams Boston Red Sox OF
Rudy York Boston Red Sox 1B

BOLD = Fan's / manager's choice to start the game.

Game / Box Links: 1946 Box Score | 1946 Play-by-Play
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How good did Ted Williams play? He set or tied FIVE All-Star records during this one Midsummer Classic.

The first home run hit by The Splendid Splinter was a spectacular long ball that landed in the centerfield seats. The second was hit off Rip Sewell's personal "eephus" pitch and landed in the bullpen in right field.

This was the first Midsummer Classic held at Fenway Park and only the second shutout in All-Star history.

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