1940 Major League Baseball All-Star Game

1940 Major League Baseball All-Star Game
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Date July 9, 1940
Venue Sportsman's Park
City St. Louis, Missouri
Attendance 32,373
First pitch None
Radio Mutual, CBS, NBC, KWK
Radio announcers Red Barber, Bob Elson (Mutual)
Mel Allen, France Laux (CBS)
Tom Manning, Alex Buchan, Ray Schmidt (NBC)
Johnny O'Hara, Johnny Neblett (KWK)

The 1940 Major League Baseball All-Star Game was the eighth playing of the mid-summer classic between the all-stars of the American League (AL) and National League (NL), the two leagues comprising Major League Baseball. The game was held on July 9, 1940, at Sportsman's Park in St. Louis, Missouri, the home of the St. Louis Cardinals and St. Louis Browns. The game resulted in the National League defeating the American League 4–0.


Players in italics have since been inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame.



Home PlateBeans ReardonNational
First BaseGeorge PipgrasAmerican
Second BaseBill StewartNational
Third BaseSteve BasilAmerican

The umpires changed assignments in the middle of the fifth inning – Reardon and Basil swapped positions, also Pipgras and Stewart swapped positions.[2]

Starting lineups

American LeagueNational League
1Cecil TravisSenators3B1Arky VaughanPiratesSS
2Ted WilliamsRed SoxLF2Billy HermanCubs2B
3Charlie KellerYankeesRF3Max WestBravesRF
4Joe DiMaggioYankeesCF4Johnny MizeCardinals1B
5Jimmie FoxxRed Sox1B5Ernie LombardiRedsC
6Luke ApplingWhite SoxSS6Joe MedwickDodgersLF
7Bill DickeyYankeesC7Cookie LavagettoDodgers3B
8Joe GordonYankees2B8Terry MooreCardinalsCF
9Red RuffingYankeesP9Paul DerringerRedsP

Game summary

Tuesday, July 9, 1940 1:30 pm (CT) at Sportsman's Park in St. Louis, Missouri
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WP: Paul Derringer (1–0)   LP: Red Ruffing (0–1)   Sv: Carl Hubbell (1)
Home runs:
AL: None
NL: Max West (1)


  1. 1 2 3 Player declined or was unable to play.
  2. "National League 4, American League 0". Retrosheet. 9 Jul 1940. Retrieved 23 Oct 2016.
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