1941 Major League Baseball All-Star Game

1941 Major League Baseball All-Star Game
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Date July 8, 1941
Venue Briggs Stadium
City Detroit, Michigan
Attendance 54,674
First pitch None
Radio Mutual, CBS, WWJ
Radio announcers Red Barber, Bob Elson (Mutual)
Mel Allen, France Laux (CBS)
Ty Tyson (WWJ)

The 1941 Major League Baseball All-Star Game was the ninth 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 8, 1941, at Briggs Stadium in Detroit, Michigan, the home of the Detroit Tigers of the American League.


The American League defeated the National League, 7–5. With the NL leading 5–4, two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning, and Joe Gordon and Joe DiMaggio of the New York Yankees on base; Ted Williams of the Boston Red Sox hit a walk-off home run off of Claude Passeau of the Chicago Cubs to win it for the AL.[1]


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



Home PlateBill SummersAmerican
First BaseLou JordaNational
Second BaseBill GrieveAmerican
Third BaseBabe PinelliNational

The umpires changed assignments in the middle of the fifth inning – Summers and Pinelli swapped positions, also Jorda and Grieve swapped positions.[1]

Starting lineups

National LeagueAmerican League
1Stan HackCubs3B1Bobby DoerrRed Sox2B
2Terry MooreCardinalsLF2Cecil TravisSenators3B
3Pete ReiserDodgersCF3Joe DiMaggioYankeesCF
4Johnny MizeCardinals1B4Ted WilliamsRed SoxLF
5Bill NicholsonCubsRF5Jeff HeathIndiansRF
6Arky VaughanPiratesSS6Joe CroninRed SoxSS
7Lonny FreyReds2B7Rudy YorkTigers1B
8Mickey OwenDodgersC8Bill DickeyYankeesC
9Whit WyattDodgersP9Bob FellerIndiansP

Game summary

Tuesday, July 8, 1941 1:30 pm (ET) at Briggs Stadium in Detroit, Michigan
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WP: Eddie Smith (1–0)   LP: Claude Passeau (0–1)
Home runs:
NL: Arky Vaughan (2)
AL: Ted Williams (1)


  1. 1 2 "American League 7, National League 5". Retrosheet. 8 Jul 1941. Retrieved 23 Oct 2016.
  2. 1 2 Player declined or was unable to play.

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