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All-Star Results - 1941

Game 9
July 8, 1941

 Briggs Stadium, Detroit Game Final 
  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
 National 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 2 0   5 10 2
 American 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 4   7 11 3
  W: Eddie Smith
Pitchers:(4), Hudson (7), SMITH (8)
Home Runs: Vaughn - NL (2), Williams - AL
Attendance: 64,674

Game Recap

A dramatic two-out, three-run homer by Ted Williams carried the American League to victory. Until Williams' drive into the upper right-field stands, the batting hero had been the National League's Arky Vaughan, who singled and cracked a pair of two-run homers.

1941: Comin Back

The ending of the 1941 Midsummer Classic at Briggs (aka Tiger) Stadium has to be considered a classic. In the midst of the magical season in which Joe DiMaggio hit in 56 straight games (and he also had a hit in the All-Star Game) and Ted Williams hit .406 (he was at a robust .405 entering the break), it was appropriate that both icons figured in the game's stirring climax. The Senior Circuit held a 5-3 advantage entering the final frame, but the American Leaguers began an amazing comeback. After Joe DiMaggio tied the game at five and reached on a botched double-play by the Dodgers' Billy Herman, Boston's Splendid Splinter belted a game-winning home run off the Cubs' Claude Passeau to give the AL a 7-5 victory.

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Rosters
American League
  Luke Appling+
  Al Benton+
  Lou Boudreau
  Joe Cronin
  Roy Cullenbine
  Bill Dickey
  Dom DiMaggio
  Joe DiMaggio
  Bobby Doerr
  Bob Feller
  Jimmie Foxx
  Joe Gordon
  Frankie Hayes
  Jeff Heath
  Sid Hudson
  Charlie Keller
  Ken Keltner
  Thornton Lee
  Red Ruffing+
  Marius Russo+
  Eddie Smith
  Birdie Tebbetts+
  Cecil Travis
  Ted Williams
  Rudy York
National League
  Cy Blanton+
  Dolph Camilli*
  Harry Danning
  Paul Derringer
  Bob Elliott
  Lonny Frey
  Stan Hack
  Billy Herman
  Carl Hubbell+
  Cookie Lavagetto
  Hank Leiber*
  Al Lopez
  Frank McCormick
  Joe Medwick
  Eddie Miller
  Johnny Mize
  Terry Moore
  Bill Nicholson
  Mel Ott
  Mickey Owen
  Claude Passeau
  Pete Reiser
  Enos Slaughter
  Arky Vaughan
  Bucky Walters
  Lon Warneke+
  Whit Wyatt
* Named to team but replaced due to injury
+ Did not enter game

Five New York Yankee players will be in the American League lineup for the All-Star Game in Detroit, July 8, 1941. They are, left to right, Charles Ruffing, Joe Gordon, Bill Dickey, Charles Keller, and Joe DiMaggio.