1948 Major League Baseball All-Star Game

1948 Major League Baseball All-Star Game
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Date July 13, 1948
Venue Sportsman's Park
City St. Louis, Missouri
First pitch Burt Shotton
Radio Mutual
Radio announcers Mel Allen, Jim Britt and France Laux

The 1948 Major League Baseball All-Star Game was the 15th 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, 1948, at Sportsman's Park in St. Louis, Missouri, the home of both the St. Louis Browns of the American League (who were the designated host team) and the St. Louis Cardinals of the National League. The game resulted in the American League defeating the National League 5–2.

Browns in the game

The lone representative of the host team was Al Zarilla, a reserve outfielder for the AL, who entered the game playing right field in the top of the 5th inning, and was hitless in two at bats.

Starting lineups

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

National League

American League


Home PlateCharlie BerryAmerican
First BaseBill StewartNational
Second BaseJoe PaparellaAmerican
Third BaseBeans ReardonNational

The umpires changed assignments in the middle of the fifth inning – Berry and Reardon swapped positions, also Stewart and Paparella swapped positions.[1]


Tuesday, July 13, 1948 1:30 pm (CT) at Sportsman's Park in St. Louis, Missouri
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WP: Vic Raschi (1–0)   LP: Johnny Schmitz (0–1)   Sv: Joe Coleman (1)
Home runs:
NL: Stan Musial (1)
AL: Hoot Evers (1)

The NL scored two runs in the top of the 1st inning, on a leadoff single by Richie Ashburn, and later a two-run home run by Stan Musial with one out. It would be the only runs the NL would score. The AL got one run back in the bottom of the 2nd inning, on a home run by Hoot Evers. They later tied the score at 2–2 in the bottom of the 3rd, after two walks, a steal of third base by Mickey Vernon, and a sacrifice fly from Lou Boudreau. In the bottom of the 4th, the AL pulled ahead with 3 runs; after loading the bases with two singles and a walk, Vic Raschi drove in two runs with a single, followed by one more run scoring on a lineout by Joe DiMaggio. With the AL up 5–2, there would be no more scoring, despite the NL loading the bases in the 6th inning.


  1. "American League 5, National League 2". Retrosheet. 13 Jul 1948. Retrieved 22 Oct 2016.
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