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.

"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

Ted Williams

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 S tarting 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 S tarting 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.



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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