GREAT BASEBALL MOMENTS- BABE RUTH HITS THE FIRST ALL-STAR GAME HOME RUN- 1933

Great Baseball Moments- Babe Ruth Hits The First All-Star Game Home Run- 1933. July 6, 1933- Comiskey Park in Chicago. The very first Baseball All-Star Game. The World’s Fair was in Chicago- and Chicago was celebrating its centennial. Arch Ward the sports editor of the Chicago Tribune- after being nudged by Chicago Mayor Edward Kelly to come up with a sports event for the occasion. The profits went to help disabled and needy former ballplayers. It was originally just a one off idea- that became an annual event. The Tribune advertised it was ‘The Game of the Century.’ Twenty of the thirty-six players in this first All- Star Game- would eventually make it into the Baseball Hall of Fame.

In the third inning- the great Babe Ruth- who was nearing the end of his baseball career- rose to the occasion- and hit a two run home run to put the American League ahead 3-0. The first home run in All-Star Game history- appropriate that the greatest of them all would hit the first one.

4 responses to “GREAT BASEBALL MOMENTS- BABE RUTH HITS THE FIRST ALL-STAR GAME HOME RUN- 1933

  1. I was looking at the picture thinking “who’s that Sox player with Ruth and Gehrig?” Then I realized it’s a bat boy…

    Old White Sox Park (the name changed between White Sox Park and Comiskey Park)… I loved that place…

    • I started going to ballgames at different parks around the country- the year after they closed Comiskey- I missed seeing a game there.

    • My first game when I was 7- Forbes Field- May 1968 Cardinals vs PIrates. I saw a couple dozen games there- including the next to last game before they moved to Three Rivers in mid-season. … On a vacation with my grandparents we drove past Crosley Field as a game was going on- didn’t get to see a game there though. I think it was the demise of Comiskey which woke me up to get out and see the ballparks- a lot of those I went to in the early 90’s- are now history. My favorite- Tiger Stadium.

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