In another battle of stars in the annual mid-summer All-Star Series that began last year, the American League's best took games one and three of a three-game at New York's Polo Grounds to even the series at one win apiece. The opening contest was a back-and-forth affair that was finally settled in the 10th inning on an RBI hit by Ray Chapman, who went 5 for 5 in the 5-4 victory.
Game 2 was a 7-1 blowout at the hands of the National League, who used a quartet of hurlers to hold the juniors to only three hits. The deciding contest was never really close as the A.L. pocketed a 6-3 win behind four innings of fantastic relief by Babe Ruth and three hits off the bat of George Sisler.
Highlights and outstanding players include:
- Ray Chapman and Tris Speaker combining to go 7 for 7 for the AL with three RBIs and two runs in Game 1; George Burns collecting two hits, two runs and two steals for the NL, and Pete Alexander allowing only one hit in three innings.
- Honus Wagner driving in three runs for the NL in Game 2, and the three-hit pitching by Hippo Vaughn, Leon Cadore, Al Demaree and Fred Toney.
- George Sisler going 3 for 5 with two RBIs for the AL in Game 3; Larry Doyle's long home run to right center field, and Ruth's four scoreless innings of relief.
- Chapman going 7 for 14 (.500) and driving in five runs in the series.
- Ruth and Carl Mays combining for a 2.45 ERA in 11 innings in the series.
- Gavvy Cravath slugging .727 with a homer and three RBIs in the series.
- Honus Wagner hitting .444 with four RBIs in the series.
- Hippo Vaughn, Grover Cleveland Alexander and Leon Cadore allowing no earned runs in 14 combined innings.
- William Fischer throwing out all three would-be base thieves in the series.
The Boys Are Back From The Front
And Are Ready To Play!
Cast Your Vote For The 1919 All-Stars!
The Voice of the Fan—YOU—will be heard!
After a long 19 months away from their families and their sweethearts, our fighting boys have put an end to the tyranny of The Hun and have returned to do battle with each other on the BASE BALL DIAMOND, where they belong!
And now, the very best Base Ball has to offer are getting ready to show off all the skills they can muster at once in the 1919 All-Star Game at Fenway Park in Boston, Mass., home of the World’s Champion Red Sox.
THE GREAT WAR robbed us of our beloved All-Star contest in 1918, and robbed YOU of the opportunity to vote, as we marshaled every last resource of our Democracy to defeat the evil Kaiser and his wretched band of nefarious Heinies. But FREEDOM has won out, and now the All-Star Game and the VOTE are available to you once more!
Voting is taking place RIGHT NOW. The starting players at each position, plus three pitchers, will be selected by YOU, The Fan!
Do not delay! Vote for the 1919 All-Star starters and pitchers today!
Voting will be open until 3:00 a.m. Eastern Time on October 25, 2013. The managers will round out the rosters, the games will be played using OOTP 14, and the game account and box score will be posted over at Seamheads.com.