The 83rd All-Star Game is at Kauffman Stadium on July 10. Leading up to that game, The Star is looking back at a Midsummer Classic game every day.July 8, 1952 National League 3, American League 2, 5 innings Shibe Park in Philadelphia
The rain was a pain, forcing this game to end early.
Brooklyn Dodgers star Jackie Robinson put the National League on top with a solo shot in the first.
The American League took the lead in fourth when Eddie Robinson of the White Sox and Bobby Avila of the Indians each had run-scoring singles. The Cubs’ Bob Rush avoided further damage by getting Phil Rizzuto of the Yankees to hit into a double play.
That lead didn’t last long as the National League rallied against the Indians’ Bob Lemon. The Cardinals’ Stan Musial was hit by a pitch and then the Cubs’ Hank Sauer crushed a home run to left.
Before the rains washed out the game, there was a bit of lightning in the bottom of the fifth.
Bobby Shantz of the Philadelphia A’s fanned the Giants’ Whitey Lockman, Robinson and Musial. But Shantz didn’t have a chance to tie Carl Hubbell's record of five in a row thanks to Mother Nature.
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