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All-Star Results - 1953

Game 20
July 14, 1953

 Crosley Field, Cincinnati Game Final 
  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
 American 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1   1 5 0
 National 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 2 X   5 10 0
Pitchers: Simmons (6), Dickson (8)
Home Runs: None
Attendance: 30,846

Game Recap

The National League combined a 10-hit attack with effective pitching to capture its fourth straight All-Star Game. The offensive hero was St. Louis Cardinal Enos Slaughter, who rapped two singles, earned one walk, scored twice and drove in one run. Former Negro League legend Satchel Paige, just 47-years-young, pitched the eighth inning for the American League.

1953: Rough Day for Satchel

The National League continued to dominate the Midsummer Classic as they won for the fourth straight time. Cincinnati's Crosley Field played host to the game, and it looked like a pitcher's duel from the very beginning. Neither team managed to push a run across until the bottom of the fifth, when the NL scored twice off of the Yankees' Allie Reynolds. The NL added a run in the seventh off of Mike Garcia, before treating 47-old Satchel Paige roughly in his All-Star debut, getting three hits and two runs off the wily veteran to stake a 5-0 lead after eight frames. The AL avoided the shutout in the ninth however, as they managed to squeeze three hits together before falling by a final of 5-1.

• Highlights: 56K | 300K
American League
  Hank Bauer
  Yogi Berra
  Chico Carrasquel
  Larry Doby
  Ferris Fain
  Nellie Fox
  Mike Garcia
  Billy Goodman
  Billy Hunter
  George Kell
  Harvey Kuenn
  Bob Lemon +
  Mickey Mantle
  Minnie Minoso
  Johnny Mize
  Satchel Paige
  Billy Pierce
  Allie Reynolds
  Phil Rizzuto
  Eddie Robinson
  Al Rosen
  Johnny Sain +
  Mickey Vernon
  Sammy White +
  Ted Williams +
  Gus Zernial
National League
  Richie Ashburn
  Gus Bell
  Roy Campanella
  Del Crandall *
  Murry Dickson
  Carl Furillo +
  Harvey Haddix +
  Granny Hamner
  Gil Hodges
  Ralph Kiner
  Ted Kluszewski
  Eddie Mathews
  Clyde McCullough +
  Stan Musial
  Pee Wee Reese
  Del Rice *
  Robin Roberts
  Jackie Robinson
  Red Schoendienst
  Curt Simmons
  Enos Slaughter
  Duke Snider
  Warren Spahn
  Gerry Staley +
  Wes Westrum +
  Hoyt Wilhelm +
  Davey Williams
* 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.