1947 ALL-STAR GAME

The History of the 1947 Midsummer Classic

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.

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"Everyone agreed that the fans had done an excellent job in picking the two teams. And while one team had one and one had lost, all Major League players profited from the game. For the first time, the players' pension fund was a beneficiary of the All-Star contest and received 75 percent of the $103,315 in gate receipts." - Author David W. Vincent in The Midsummer Classic: The Complete History of Baseball's All-Star Game (Bison Books, 02/01/2001, The 1947 All-Star Game , Page 85)

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Game Number
14
Date / Box Score
Location
Attendance ( Rank )
41,123
1 st Pitch
Happy Chandler
Not Awarded Until 1962
Starting Pitchers
Managers
Coaches

1947 All Star Game

Line Score | 1947 Box Score | 1947 All-Star Game Play-by-Play

League
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
R
H
E
American
0
0
0
0
0
1
1
0
0
2
8
0
National
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
1
5
1
None

1947 All-Star Game A.L. Roster

1947 American League All-Star Squad

1947 American League All-Star Squad

Chicago White Sox
SS
5.
Cleveland Indians
SS
New York Yankees
P
Did Not Pitch
4.
New York Yankees
OF
Boston Red Sox
2B
Cleveland Indians
P
Replaced - Injury
7.
Cleveland Indians
2B
Cleveland Indians
C
Did Not Play
New York Yankees
OF
Replaced Keller
New York Yankees
3B
1.
Detroit Tigers
3B
New York Yankees
OF
Replaced - Injury
St. Louis Browns
P
Did Not Pitch
2.
Washington Senators
OF
Washington Senators
P
6.
New York Yankees
1B
Detroit Tigers
OF
Did Not Play
9.
Detroit Tigers
P
Starting Pitcher
New York Yankees
P
New York Yankees
C
Did Not Play
8.
Philadelphia Athletics
C
New York Yankees
P
Washington Senators
OF
Detroit Tigers
P
Did Not Pitch
3.
Boston Red Sox
OF
Washington Senators
P
Replaced Feller
Chicago White Sox
1B
Did Not Play

1947 All-Star Game N.L. Roster

1947 National League All-Star Squad

1947 National League All-Star Squad

9.
Cincinnati Reds
P
Starting Pitcher
Brooklyn Dodgers
P
Did Not Pitch
St. Louis Cardinals
P
Chicago Cubs
OF
3.
New York Giants
C
Brooklyn Dodgers
C
Boston Braves
3B
Replaced - Injury
6.
Pittsburgh Pirates
3B
Cincinnati Reds
OF
St. Louis Cardinals
3B
Replaced Elliott
7.
St. Louis Cardinals
SS
New York Giants
OF
Boston Braves
C
Cincinnati Reds
SS
Replaced - Injury
4.
New York Giants
1B
St. Louis Cardinals
P
Did Not Pitch
St. Louis Cardinals
1B
Chicago Cubs
OF
Brooklyn Dodgers
SS
Replaced Miller
Philadelphia Phillies
P
Boston Braves
P
5.
St. Louis Cardinals
OF
Boston Braves
P
Brooklyn Dodgers
2B
8.
Philadelphia Phillies
2B
2.
Brooklyn Dodgers
OF
1.
Philadelphia Phillies
OF
1947 All-Star Game Rosters | BOLD = Selected As Starter | Baseball Almanac
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Did you know that when Frank "Spec" Shea of the New York Yankees received the decision (a win) he became the first rookie pitcher to ever earn an All-Star victory? Too easy? Did you know that when Schoolboy Rowe pinch-hit for Warren Spahn , he became the first player to appear in a Midsummer Classic for both an American and National League team?

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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