The American League, crippled by injuries to four of its top stars-Joe DiMaggio, Ted Williams, George Kell and Hal Newhouser-still managed to overcome a 2-0 deficit and win for the 11th time in 15 All-Star Games. The National League jumped on starter Walt Masterson for two runs in the top of the first.
1948: Unlikely Stars
Things looked glum for the AL coming into the 15th All-Star Game. Joe DiMaggio and Ted Williams were both nursing injuries that would keep them out of the starting lineup and third baseman George Kell of the Tigers would miss the game entirely with an ankle injury. But the AL proved more resilient than expected as pitcher Vic Raschi became the surprising batting hero, as he came up with the bases loaded in the fourth and drove a single to center to score two runs. Raschi also starred on the hill, hurling three shutout innings to get the win in the AL's 5-2 victory.
Pee Wee Reese
* Named to team but replaced due to injury
+ Did not enter game
Ralph Kiner, right, Pittsburgh Pirate slugger, enjoys a chat with another slugging great, Boston's Ted Williams before the start of the All-Star game at Comiskey Park, Chicago, IL, July 11, 1950.
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