Chicago, Illinois (JFK+50) Eighty-two years ago today, July 6, 1933, Major League Baseball held its first All-Star game at Comiskey Park* here in the Windy City. The contest, dubbed the "Game of the Century," was promoted by Arch Ward, Sports Editor of the Chicago Tribune, and held in conjunction with the 1933 Chicago World's Fair.
The All-Stars represented the best of the players in the American and National Leagues. The American League All-Stars prevailed by a score of 4-2 before 47,595 spectators.
The fans themselves had voted for their favorite players. They included Joe Cronin, Lou Gehrig, Lefty Grove, Pepper Martin and Babe Ruth.
The manager for the American League was Philadelphia's Connie Mack, and for the National League was New York's John McGraw.
The Bambino made All-Star Game history by swatting a 2-run homer in the bottom of the third inning putting the American League ahead 3-0. It was the first All-Star game home run.
*Comiskey Park (1910-1991) was built by Charles Comiskey & designed by Zachary Taylor Davis. It was home to the White Sox from 1910 to 1990 & hosted 4 World Series & 6000 MLB games.
CP was demolished in 1991 & replaced by a new park by the same name which is now known as US Cellular Field. Old Comiskey Park was known as "The Baseball Palace of the World."