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 13, 1948 American League 5, National League 2 Sportsman’s Park in St. Louis
The National League’s first-inning homer was a mere blip for the American League on its way to victory.
After the Cardinals’ Stan Musial hit a two-run shot, the National League had just five hits over the final eight innings of the game The Tigers’ Hoot Evers hit a solo shot in the second to slice the lead in half. An inning later, the Indians’ Lou Boudreau hit a sacrifice fly that tied the game.
The American League pulled ahead in the fourth inning when Yankees’ pitcher Vic Raschi hit a two-run single off the Cubs’ Johnny Schmitz and New York teammate Joe DiMaggio followed with a sacrifice fly.
Raschi not only got the victory, he also had the game-winning RBI, which may be the only time that’s happened in an All-Star Game.
Joe Coleman of the Philadelphia A’s got the save, while Schmitz was the losing pitcher.
| Pete Grathoff, firstname.lastname@example.org