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1946 All-Star Game Graded Ticket Ted Williams 2 HR – PSAGo Back
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Presented is a ticket stub from the 1946 MLB All-Star Game held at Fenway Park. The stub was encapsulated and graded by PSA PR 1.
The 1946 MLB All-Star Game took place at historic Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts on July 9, 1946. Because the 1945 Midsummer Classic was cancelled due to travel restrictions from World War II, the game was played in Boston, where the 1945 event was originally scheduled to take place. One glaring difference between the 1944 and 1946 games was the star power presence of all of the players resuming their careers after serving their country in the military. Notably stars returning from war were hometown heroes Ted Williams and Bobby Doerr, Cleveland Indians young fireballer Bob Feller, New York Yankee great Joe DiMaggio, New York Giants slugger Johnny Mize and St. Louis Cardinals’ Stan “The Man” Musial, among others.
The American League starting squad was led by Boston’s own in left fielder Williams, centerfielder Dom DiMaggio, second baseman Doerr, and shortstop Johnny Pesky, Washington Senators first baseman Mickey Vernon, New York Yankees right fielder Charlie Keller and Cleveland’s third baseman Ken Keltner, right fielder Frankie Hayes and Feller on the hill. Cardinals’ left fielder Stan Musial, second baseman Red Schoendienst, shortstop Marty Marion and third baseman Whitey Kurowski led the National League team along with Boston Braves centerfielder Johnny Hopp, Brooklyn Dodgers right fielder Dixie Walker, Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Claude Passeau, and New York Giants catcher Walker Cooper and Mize at first. Sadly for the NL, the American League attack began early and often as they scored two in the bottom of the first on a two-run home run from Charlie Keller scoring Williams. Williams added a solo shot in the fourth. A two-run double by St. Louis Brown Vern Stephens and an RBI single from Williams increased the AL lead to 6-0 in the bottom of the fifth.
The onslaught continued with a two-run double from New York Yankees Joe Gordon in the seventh. In the bottom of the eighth, Philadelphia Athletics Sam Chapman sacrificed in Yankees Snuffy Stirnweiss and Williams added one last blow in a three-run homer to end the scoring. Williams’ home run came off the “eephus” pitch popularized by Rip Sewell – the only home run ever recorded off Sewell’s “eephus” pitch. When the beating was over, the American League trounced the National League by a scored of 12-0. The Splendid Splinter was the hero for this All-Star Game as he hit 1.000, 4-for-4, with 2 home runs and five RBI. Other standouts were Stephens (.667 BA, 2-for-3, 2 RBI), Keller (.250 BA, 1-for-4, HR, 2 RBI) and the AL’s pitching staff with Feller, Detroit Tigers Hal Newhouser and St. Louis Browns Jack Kramer who notched 10 strikeouts and allowed no runs on three hits.