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.