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All-Star Results - 1948

Game 15
July 13, 1948

 Sportsman's Park, St. Louis Game Final 
  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
 National 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   2 8 0
 American 0 1 1 3 0 0 0 0 X   5 6 0
   
Pitchers: (4), Coleman (7)
Home Runs: Musial-N, Evers-A
Attendance: 34,009

Game Recap

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.

Rosters
American League
  Yogi Berra+
Lou Boudreau
  Joe Coleman
Joe DiMaggio
  Joe Dobson+
Bobby Doerr
  Hoot Evers
Bob Feller*
  Joe Gordon
Joe Haynes+
  Tommy Henrich
George Kell+
  Ken Keltner
Bob Lemon+
  Walt Masterson
George McQuinn
  Pat Mullin
Hal Newhouser
  Joe Page+
Vic Raschi
  Buddy Rosar
Vern Stephens
  Birdie Tebbetts
Mickey Vernon
  Ted Williams
Al Zarilla
National League
  Richie Ashburn
Ewell Blackwell
  Ralph Branca
Harry Brecheen+
  Walker Cooper
Bob Elliott
  Sid Gordon+
Frankie Gustine
  Tommy Holmes
Buddy Kerr
  Ralph Kiner
Marty Marion*
  Phil Masi
Clyde McCullough+
  Johnny Mize
Stan Musial
  Andy Pafko
Pee Wee Reese
  Elmer Riddle+
Bill Rigney
  Johnny Sain
Johnny Schmitz
  Red Schoendienst
Enos Slaughter
  Eddie Stanky*
Bobby Thomson
  Eddie Waitkus
* 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.