Great Baseball Moments- Ted Williams Walk-Off Home Run- 1941 All Star Game. If I could go back in time and witness a past baseball season- I could do a lot worse than the fabulous 1941 season. It was the final season before America went to war. It was the season in which Joe DiMaggio hit in 56 consecutive games- and Teddy F. Ballgame- Ted Williams hit .406. No one has hit .400 since. It also brought one of the great moments in All-Star Game history. Note -this was back when the All-Star Game mattered.
July 8, 1941 Briggs Stadium in Detroit. Going into the bottom of the 9th inning the National League lead the American League 5-3. The AL scored a run to make it 5-4. There were runners of first and third and two outs. Ted Williams comes to the plate. With a count of two balls and one strike- Ted ends the game with a swing of the bat- he sends the next pitch into the third deck of the right field stands. A three run home run and the American League comes from behind to win 7-5.