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 11, 1950 National League 4, American League 3, 14 innings Comiskey Park in Chicago
New York Giants pitcher Larry Jansen turned in one of the best (and least known) All-Star Game performances.
With the American League ahead 3-2, Jansen took the mound in the seventh inning and proceeded to throw five innings of one-hit ball, while striking out six. In the top of the ninth, the Pirates’ Ralph Kiner led off with a tying home run against the Tigers’ Art Houtteman.
It remained tied until the 14th when the Cardinals’ Red Schoendienst opened the inning with a solo shot off Detroit’s Ted Gray that gave the National League the victory
Ewell Blackwell of the Reds got the win as he pitched the final three innings, allowing just one hit and striking out two. The American League got a runner on in the bottom of the 14th, but Blackwell induced the great Joe DiMaggio to hit into a game-ending double play.
The National League jumped to a 2-0 lead in the second inning when the Dodgers’ Jackie Robinson singled and the Cardinals’ Enos Slaughter followed with a triple. Slaughter then scored on a fly out by Hank Sauer of the Cubs.
The Tigers’ George Kell hit a third-inning sacrifice fly that scored the Nationals’ Cass Michaels. Kell added another sac fly in the fifth, this time bringing in Cleveland pitcher Bob Lemon, and Red Sox legend Ted Williams followed with a RBI single that scored Larry Doby as the American League took a 3-2 lead that nearly stood up.