1943 Major League Baseball All-Star Game

1943 Major League Baseball All-Star Game
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Date July 13, 1943
Venue Shibe Park
City Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Attendance 31,938
Radio Mutual
Radio announcers Mel Allen, Red Barber and Bill Corum

The 1943 Major League Baseball All-Star Game was the 11th playing of the midsummer 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 13, 1943, at Shibe Park in Philadelphia, the home of the Philadelphia Athletics of the American League. The game resulted in the American League defeating the National League 5–3.

This was the first major league All-Star Game scheduled as a night game.[1]

Athletics in the game

The lone representative of the host team was Dick Siebert, starting first baseman for the AL, who was hitless in one at bat.

Starting lineups

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

National League

American League


Home PlateEddie RommelAmerican
First BaseJocko ConlanNational
Second BaseJoe RueAmerican
Third BaseTom DunnNational

The umpires changed assignments in the middle of the fifth inning – Rommel and Dunn swapped positions, also Conlan and Rue swapped positions.[2]


Tuesday, July 13, 1943 9:00 pm (ET) at Shibe Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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WP: Dutch Leonard (1–0)   LP: Mort Cooper (0–1)   Sv: Tex Hughson (1)
Home runs:
NL: Vince DiMaggio
AL: Bobby Doerr (1)

The NL started the game with two singles, then scored one run on a sacrifice fly by Stan Musial. The AL jumped ahead 3–1 in the bottom of the 2nd, on a pair of walks followed by a home run from Bobby Doerr. The AL added a run in the 3rd, on back-to-back doubles by Ken Keltner and Dick Wakefield, and another run in the bottom of the 5th, on an error by NL second baseman Billy Herman with runners on first and third with two outs; the AL was up 5–1. The NL later got two runs back from Vince DiMaggio; in the 7th he hit a triple and then scored on a sacrifice fly by Dixie Walker, and in the 9th he led off the inning with a home run. But the NL was unable to rally further, resulting in an AL 5–3 victory.


  1. Veasey, Matt (14 Jul 2015). "Philly's First All-Star Game". That Ball's Outta Here. Retrieved 17 Oct 2016.
  2. "American League 5, National League 3". Retrosheet. 13 Jul 1943. Retrieved 22 Oct 2016.
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