All Stars Debut In Chicago

On July 6, 1933, Major League Baseball held it's first All Star Game.  The game was part of the 1933 World's Fair and was held at the home of the White Sox, Comiskey Park.  The hometown American League squad was managed by Athletics head Connie Mack.  Some notables on his side included Lou Gehrig, Babe Ruth and Al Simmons and Jimmy Dykes who represented the host team.  On the National League side, Giants Skipper John McGraw was in charge.  His All Stars included Chuck Klein, Carl Hubbell and Frankie Frisch amongst others.

Babe Ruth made history, as usual, by hitting the first ever All Star Game home run.  The contest was won by the American League 4 - 3 with the Yankee Lefty Gomez getting the win and the Cardinals Bill Hallahan taking the loss.


Babe Ruth and Al Simmons prior to the first MLB All Star Game.

We've always been fans of the jersey that the Sox wore in 1933.  It actually debuted in 1932 and featured the S-O-X diagonally down the left chest with a baseball bat intertwined with the logo.  They wore this style for four years.

The 1933 White Sox catchers, Frank Grube and Charlie Berry

Here's our version of the 1933 beauty.  Pick one up this week while it's $100 off!


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