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.

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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.

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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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