First Major League Baseball All Star Game; Ruth's home run gives American League a 4-2 victory
Chicago Illinois USA Date:1933, July 6 Duration:3 min 14 sec Sound:NO SOUND
Newsreel clip on Major League Baseball's first-ever All-Star Game in 1933 at Chicago's Comiskey Park. As title card notes, a home run by Babe Ruth (not seen in this clip) would propel the American League to a victory over the National League. Game footage: Joe Cronin of the Washington Senators flies out to end the third inning. Lon Warneke of the Chicago Cubs pitches for the National League. In the top of the fifth inning, Wally Berger of the Boston Braves grounds out to first. View of some of the 47,595 fans in attendance. In the bottom of the fifth, the Yankees' Babe Ruth takes a ball and a brushback pitch, then hits a single, running to first in his distinct "pigeon-toed" style. With Ruth on first, Warneke strikes out Lou Gehrig of the Yankees. (Note numerous photographers on the field.) Al Simmons of the Chicago White Sox hits a single, but Jimmie Dykes of the White Sox grounds out to end the inning. In the top of the sixth inning, Lefty O'Doul of the New York Giants grounds out to first. Pepper Martin of the St. Louis Cardinals grounds out with Lon Warneke on third, scoring Warneke. With bases empty, Frankie Frisch of the Cardinals hits a home run. Final score would be 4-2, AL
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