Today in Baseball…the 1st All-Star Game

Today marks the 80th anniversary of the very first baseball All-Star Game, at Chicago’s old Comiskey Park, on July 6th, 1933.

The idea of the game came from Chicago sportswriter Arch Ward.


The American League defeated the National League, 4-2, and Babe Ruth hit the very first ASG home run.

I came across this letter, written to the catcher Gabby Hartnett of the Chicago Cubs, inviting him to participate in the historic game.


Tonight the starters for this years game will be revealed on FOX, at 6:30pm, before Baseball Night in America.

This year’s ASG will be held on Tuesday, July 16th, at Citi Field in New York, Home of the Mets..



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