On This Day, July 6th

1. 1933: The first Major League Baseball All-Star game takes place

Comiskey Park Photo: generalmusings

Comiskey Park
Photo: generalmusings

Photo: scoutee

Photo: scoutee

More than 49,000 people flocked to Chicago’s Comiskey Park on this day in 1933 to attend the first Major League Baseball All-Star game. Originally dubbed as a one-time “Game of the Century” featuring the best players from both the National and American leagues, the All-Star game has become one of the most watched games in baseball. The intentions behind the game were to increase attendance during the Great Depression. The American League would go on to win the game 4-2 after just 2 hours and five minutes. Because the game was so popular, thanks to the star-studded roster and non-stop action, it was determined that another would be held the following year. That tradition has continued almost every year since.