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, 1947 American League 2, National League 1 Wrigley Field in Chicago
The American League scored two of the dullest runs in All-Star Game history.
Trailing 1-0 in the top of the sixth inning, the American League put runners on the corners with no outs. Yankees great Joe DiMaggio the grounded into a double play that scored Luke Appling of the White Sox.
The next inning, Boston’s Bobby Doerr had a one-out single and stole second. Doerr then was picked off second, but the throw from Johnny Sain of the Boston Braves hit Doerr in the back, allowing him to take third.
After a strikeout, Stan Spence of the Washington Senators singled home Doerr with what proved to be the winning run. The National League put two runners aboard with two outs in the eighth, the but the Cardinals’ Enos Slaughter grounded out against Joe Page of the Yankees to end the threat.
Johnny Mize of the New York Giants accounted for the National League’s lone run with a homer in the fourth inning. Frank "Spec" Shea of the Yankees was the first rookie pitcher to get an All-Star Game victory. Sain was the losing pitcher and Page got the save.
All told, there were 13 hits in the game.
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