1947 All-Star Game

Unlike the '46 game, this one was a stark contrast to its predecessor. This day would not belong to the hitters as winds in Wrigley stirred and the pitchers were at the top of their game. Ewell Blackwell and Hal Newhouser matched one-hit, three-inning performances. In the fourth inning, Frank Shea gave up a home run to the National League's Johnny Mize. Then the American League tied it in the sixth inning and got the winning run off of Johnny Sain in the seventh. Bobby Doerr singled, stole second, took third on Sain's errant pickoff attempt and scored on a pinch single by Stan Spence. It was an anti-climatic ending to a great pitching duel.

The American League's 2-1 victory gave it a 10-4 lead in the series. These lopsided totals were beginning to upset National League president Ford Frick who was concerned that the fans may lose interest. As most could have predicted, it was going to get worse.

"The greatest player I ever saw was a black man. He's in the Hall of Fame, although not a lot of people have heard of him. His name is Martin Dihigo." - Johnny Mize
1947 All-Star Game

1947 All-Star Game Program
1947 All-Star Game Official Program

Game Number


Date / Box Score


Attendance ( Rank )


1 st Pitch

Happy Chandler

Not Awarded Until 1962

Starting Pitchers



1947 All Star Game

Line Score


1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E


0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 8 0


0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 1

Hal Newhouser
Spec Shea (W, 4th)
Walt Masterson (7th)
Joe Page (8th)

Ewell Blackwell
Harry Brecheen (4th)
Johnny Sain (L, 7th)
Warren Spahn (8th)


Johnny Mize (4th)

1947 All-Star Game

American League All-Star Squad

Luke Appling Chicago White Sox SS


Lou Boudreau Cleveland Indians SS

Spud Chandler New York Yankees P Did Not Pitch


Joe DiMaggio New York Yankees OF

Bobby Doerr Boston Red Sox 2B

Bob Feller Cleveland Indians P Replaced - Injury


Joe Gordon Cleveland Indians 2B

Jim Hegan Cleveland Indians C Did Not Play

Tommy Henrich New York Yankees OF Replaced Keller

Billy Johnson New York Yankees 3B


George Kell Detroit Tigers 3B

Charlie Keller New York Yankees OF Replaced - Injury

Jack Kramer St. Louis Browns P Did Not Pitch


Buddy Lewis Washington Senators OF

Walt Masterson

Washington Senators P


George McQuinn New York Yankees 1B

Pat Mullin Detroit Tigers OF Did Not Play


Hal Newhouser

Detroit Tigers P S tarting Pitcher

Joe Page

New York Yankees P

Aaron Robinson New York Yankees C Did Not Play


Buddy Rosar Philadelphia Athletics C

Spec Shea

New York Yankees P

Stan Spence Washington Senators OF

Dizzy Trout Detroit Tigers P Did Not Pitch


Ted Williams Boston Red Sox OF

Early Wynn Washington Senators P Replaced Feller

Rudy York Chicago White Sox 1B Did Not Play

BOLD = Fan's choice to start the game (Manager chooses pitcher).

1947 All-Star Game

National League All-Star Squad


Ewell Blackwell

Cincinnati Reds P S tarting Pitcher

Ralph Branca Brooklyn Dodgers P Did Not Pitch

Harry Brecheen

St. Louis Cardinals P

Phil Cavarretta Chicago Cubs OF


Walker Cooper New York Giants C

Bruce Edwards Brooklyn Dodgers C

Bob Elliott Boston Braves 3B Replaced - Injury


Frankie Gustine Pittsburgh Pirates 3B

Bert Haas Cincinnati Reds OF

Whitey Kurowski St. Louis Cardinals 3B Replaced Elliott


Marty Marion St. Louis Cardinals SS

Willard Marshall New York Giants OF

Phil Masi Boston Braves C

Eddie Miller Cincinnati Reds SS Replaced - Injury


Johnny Mize

New York Giants 1B

Red Munger St. Louis Cardinals P Did Not Pitch

Stan Musial St. Louis Cardinals 1B

Andy Pafko Chicago Cubs OF

Pee Wee Reese Brooklyn Dodgers SS Replaced Miller

Schoolboy Rowe Philadelphia Phillies P

Johnny Sain

Boston Braves P


Enos Slaughter St. Louis Cardinals OF

Warren Spahn

Boston Braves P

Eddie Stanky Brooklyn Dodgers 2B


Emil Verban Philadelphia Phillies 2B


Dixie Walker Brooklyn Dodgers OF


Harry Walker Philadelphia Phillies OF

BOLD = Fan's choice to start the game (Manager chooses pitcher).

Did you know that Frank "Spec" Shea of the New York Yankees was the first rookie pitcher to ever earn an All-Star victory?

The second run was scored by Bobby Doerr who singled then stole second base. Johnny Sain tried to pick him off and the ball hit Doerr in the back allowing the runner to advance. Stan Spence then pinch hit a single that scored the go ahead run.

This was the first Midsummer Classic held at the friendly confines in Chicago's Wrigley Field and the first where the fan's selected the starting eight players.

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