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1940 Major League Baseball All-Star Game

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1940 Major League Baseball All-Star Game
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
American League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1
National League 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 X 4 7 0
DateJuly 9, 1940
VenueSportsman's Park
CitySt. Louis, Missouri
Ceremonial first pitchNone
Radio announcersMel Allen and France Laux (CBS)
Tom Manning, Alex Buchan and Ray Schmidt (NBC)
Red Barber and Bob Elson (Mutual)
Johnny O'Hara and Johnny Neblett (KWK)

The 1940 Major League Baseball All-Star Game was the eighth playing of the mid-summer classic between the all-stars of the American League (AL) and National League (NL), the two leagues comprising Major League Baseball. The game was held on July 9, 1940, at Sportsman's Park in St. Louis, Missouri, the home of the St. Louis Cardinals and St. Louis Browns. The game resulted in the National League defeating the American League 4–0.


Players in italics have since been inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame.



Position Umpire League
Home Plate Beans Reardon National
First Base George Pipgras American
Second Base Bill Stewart National
Third Base Steve Basil American

The umpires changed assignments in the middle of the fifth inning – Reardon and Basil swapped positions, also Pipgras and Stewart swapped positions.[2]

Starting lineups

American League National League
Order Player Team Position Order Player Team Position
1 Cecil Travis Senators 3B 1 Arky Vaughan Pirates SS
2 Ted Williams Red Sox LF 2 Billy Herman Cubs 2B
3 Charlie Keller Yankees RF 3 Max West Braves RF
4 Joe DiMaggio Yankees CF 4 Johnny Mize Cardinals 1B
5 Jimmie Foxx Red Sox 1B 5 Ernie Lombardi Reds C
6 Luke Appling White Sox SS 6 Joe Medwick Dodgers LF
7 Bill Dickey Yankees C 7 Cookie Lavagetto Dodgers 3B
8 Joe Gordon Yankees 2B 8 Terry Moore Cardinals CF
9 Red Ruffing Yankees P 9 Paul Derringer Reds P

Game summary

Tuesday, July 9, 1940 1:30 pm (CT) at Sportsman's Park in St. Louis, Missouri
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
American League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1
National League 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 X 4 7 1
WP: Paul Derringer (1–0)   LP: Red Ruffing (0–1)   Sv: Carl Hubbell (1)
Home runs:
AL: None
NL: Max West (1)


  1. ^ a b c Player declined or was unable to play.
  2. ^ "National League 4, American League 0". Retrosheet. July 9, 1940. Retrieved October 23, 2016.

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