11th Annual All-Star Game Program, 1943

11th Annual All-Star Game Program, 1943

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This program for baseball’s 11th Annual All-Star game features representations of both of the host cities major league clubs on its cover; Philadelphia’s Athletics of the American League and the Phillies of the National. The game, played at the A’s home field of Shibe Park, was the first All-Star contest scheduled at night, intended to be played under the park’s artificial lights. The American League would win the game 5-3.
Set during the Second World War, the 1943 All-Star game lacked some big names due to player’s military service, but did feature such stars as the Brooklyn Dodger’s second baseman Billy Herman, his infield counterpart on the Boston Red Sox, Bobby Doer, and young St. Louis Cardinals’ outfielder Stan Musial, making the first of 24 consecutive All-Star appearances.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Program
program, baseball
Date made
1943-07-13
thru person
Rinsland, George
Associated Name
Philadelphia Athletics
Philadelphia Phillies
place made
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Associated Place
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 10 1/2 in x 8 in; 26.67 cm x 20.32 cm
ID Number
CL.310547.094
accession number
310547
catalog number
310547.094
subject
Baseball
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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