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 9, 1946 American League 12, National League 0 Fenway Park in Boston
Hometown favorite Ted Williams was one of eight Red Sox players on the American League team, and he put on quite a show.
Williams had four hits in the game, one more than the entire National League managed. He had two homers, two singles, a walk, scored four times and added four RBIs. The American League scored in five innings, and Williams had a hand in the scoring each time.
The Yankees’ Charlie Keller hit a two-run homer in the bottom of the first that scored Williams, who later hit a solo shot in the fourth inning. In the fifth, Williams’ RBI single capped a three-run inning that made it 6-0.
Williams singled in the seventh inning and scored on a two-run double by the Yankees’ Joe Gordon.
In the eighth inning, Williams capped off his great night by hitting a three-run homer off a Rip Sewell "ephus" pitch.
Sewell allowed four runs in his one inning and Kirby Higbe also allowed four runs, albeit in 1.1 innings of work.
The Indians’ Bob Feller (two hits, three strikeouts), the Tigers’ Hal Newhouser (one hit, four strikeouts) and the Browns’ Jack Kramer (no hits, one walk, three strikeouts) all pitched three shutout innings.