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Negro League All-Star Games

The Negro Leagues played their first All-Star game in the same year and same ballpark as the American and National Leagues: Comiskey Park in 1933. The East-West Classic became an annual event, played at Comiskey Park from 1933 through 1960 with a second game played in an Eastern ballpark several times as well. At least through 1948, these games were the highlight of the Negro League season and got tremendous newspaper coverage from the African-American press. And because these were All-Star games, the quality of the teams and players performing in these games was the highest possible in Negro League baseball.



September 10, 1933 at Comiskey Park, Chicago, Illinois
East   000 320 002    7   7  2
West   001 303 31x   11  15  3
WP: Foster, LP: Hunter
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August 26, 1934 at Comiskey Park, Chicago, Illinois East 000 000 010 1 8 1 West 000 000 000 0 7 1 WP: Paige, LP: Foster Retrosheet box score and play-by-play

August 11, 1935 at Comiskey Park, Chicago, Illinois East 200 110 000 40 8 10 5 West 000 003 100 43 11 11 5 WP: Cornelius, LP: Dihigo Retrosheet box score and play-by-play

August 23, 1936 at Comiskey Park, Chicago, Illinois East 200 130 220 10 15 1 West 000 001 010 2 9 3 WP: Matlock, LP: Cornelius Retrosheet box score and play-by-play Play-by-play deduced from newspaper game stories and box scores.

August 8, 1937 at Comiskey Park, Chicago, Illinois East 010 200 130 7 12 1 West 000 101 000 2 5 4 WP: Morris, LP: Trent Retrosheet box score and play-by-play

August 21, 1938 at Comiskey Park, Chicago, Illinois East 300 010 000 4 11 0 West 104 000 00x 5 8 1 WP: Smith, LP: Walker Retrosheet box score and play-by-play

August 6, 1939 at Comiskey Park, Chicago, Illinois East 020 000 000 2 5 0 West 000 000 13x 4 8 1 WP: T. Radcliff, LP: Partlow Retrosheet box score and play-by-play

August 27, 1939 at Yankee Stadium, New York, New York West 100 001 000 2 7 2 East 140 010 04x 10 11 0 WP: Byrd, LP: Owens Retrosheet box score and play-by-play

August 18, 1940 at Comiskey Park, Chicago, Illinois East 200 114 030 11 14 0 West 000 000 000 0 5 6 WP: McHenry, LP: Bremer Retrosheet box score and play-by-play

July 27, 1941 at Comiskey Park, Chicago, Illinois East 200 600 000 8 5 4 West 100 000 020 3 8 5 WP: McDuffie, LP: Smith Retrosheet box score and play-by-play

August 16, 1942 at Comiskey Park, Chicago, Illinois East 001 010 102 5 11 1 West 001 001 000 2 5 2 WP: Day, LP: Paige Retrosheet box score and play-by-play

August 18, 1942 at Cleveland Stadium, Cleveland, Ohio East 005 011 011 9 13 2 West 002 000 000 2 9 4 WP: Smith, LP: Bremer Retrosheet box score and play-by-play

August 1, 1943 at Comiskey Park, Chicago, Illinois East 000 000 001 1 4 0 West 010 100 00x 2 6 0 WP: Paige, LP: Barnhill Retrosheet box score and play-by-play

August 13, 1944 at Comiskey Park, Chicago, Illinois East 010 100 200 4 11 2 West 101 050 00x 7 13 0 WP: Jessup, LP: Howard Retrosheet box score and play-by-play Play-by-play deduced from newspaper game stories and box scores.

July 29, 1945 at Comiskey Park, Chicago, Illinois East 000 000 105 6 10 1 West 044 100 00x 9 12 2 WP: Mathis, LP: Glover Retrosheet box score and play-by-play Play-by-play deduced from newspaper game stories and box scores.

August 15, 1946 at Griffith Stadium, Washington, D.C. West 000 300 000 3 6 2 East 200 220 00x 6 11 3 WP: Byrd, LP: Clark Retrosheet box score and play-by-play Play-by-play deduced from newspaper game stories and box scores.

August 18, 1946 at Comiskey Park, Chicago, Illinois East 000 000 010 1 4 3 West 000 220 00x 4 7 1 WP: Bankhead, LP: Byrd Retrosheet box score and play-by-play Play-by-play deduced from newspaper game stories and box scores.

July 27, 1947 at Comiskey Park, Chicago, Illinois East 010 000 010 2 3 0 West 202 000 01x 5 12 0 WP: Bankhead, LP: Manning Retrosheet box score and play-by-play Play-by-play deduced from newspaper game stories and box scores.

July 29, 1947 at Polo Grounds, New York, New York West 102 030 020 8 14 0 East 200 000 000 2 8 4 WP: Smith, LP: Lewis Retrosheet box score and play-by-play Play-by-play deduced from newspaper game stories and box scores.

August 22, 1948 at Comiskey Park, Chicago, Illinois East 000 000 000 0 3 2 West 020 000 01x 3 7 1 WP: Powell, LP: Lewis Retrosheet box score and play-by-play Play-by-play deduced from newspaper game stories and box scores.

August 24, 1948 at Yankee Stadium, New York, New York West 001 000 000 1 5 3 East 003 100 02x 6 9 0 WP: Manning, LP: Clarke Retrosheet box score and play-by-play


In addition to the East-West Classic, a North-South Classic was played for several years in the late 1930s and early 1940s. Most of these games were organized by New Orleans promoter Allen Page. Newspaper coverage of these games has been more elusive so far, but Retrosheet has been able to find box scores for seven North-South All-Star games and line scores for five additional games.



August 22, 1937 at Rickwood Field, Birmingham, Alabama
North  300 042 031   13 19  1
South  102 000 002    5  9  3
WP: Foster, LP: Barnes
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October 1, 1939 at Pelican Stadium, New Orleans, Louisiana North 071 200 000 10 19 3 South 000 000 001 1 6 1 WP: Gaines, LP: Wright Retrosheet box score

October 1, 1940 at Pelican Stadium, New Orleans, Louisiana North 000 100 001 2 9 1 South 000 000 100 1 4 1 WP: Barbee, LP: Calhoun Retrosheet box score

October 4, 1940 at Pelican Stadium, New Orleans, Louisiana ASN 000 041 3 8 7 0 AST 000 000 0 0 4 3 WP: Brown, LP: Jessup Retrosheet box score AST is Taylor's All-Stars, an All-Star team put together and managed by longtime Negro Leagues manager Candy Jim Taylor.

October 4, 1940 at Pelican Stadium, New Orleans, Louisiana North 000 010 1 2 8 2 South 011 200 x 4 5 1 WP: E. Smith, LP: Snow Second game of three-team doubleheader. No box score found yet

September 27, 1942 at Pelican Stadium, New Orleans, Louisiana, game 1 North 100 011 000 3 8 0 South 100 000 000 1 4 2 WP: Gaines, LP: Mathis No box score found yet

September 27, 1942 at Pelican Stadium, New Orleans, Louisiana, game 2 North 000 000 3 3 3 1 South 000 001 0 1 4 0 WP: Calhoun, LP: Moss No box score found yet

September 28, 1942 at Pelican Stadium, New Orleans, Louisiana North 000 020 0 2 3 5 South 072 001 x 10 13 2 WP: Hutchinson, LP: Anderson No box score found yet

September 26, 1943 at Pelican Stadium, New Orleans, Louisiana North 000 001 100 2 13 4 South 410 000 00x 5 10 0 WP: Paige, LP: Barnhill Retrosheet box score

October 3, 1943 at Russwood Park, Memphis, Tennessee NNL 010 000 040 5 7 2 NAL 131 001 00x 6 9 1 WP: Mathis, LP: Barnhill No box score found yet

October 1, 1944 at Pelican Stadium, New Orleans, Louisiana North 023 100 000 6 15 2 South 100 000 000 1 4 1 WP: McDuffie, LP: Paige Retrosheet box score

October 7, 1945 at Pelican Stadium, New Orleans, Louisiana North 500 002 000 7 11 0 South 010 000 000 1 9 3 WP: Stanley, LP: Jessup Retrosheet box score

October 6, 1946 at Pelican Stadium, New Orleans, Louisiana North 000 000 000 0 4 ? South 000 000 100 1 2 ? WP: Thompson, LP: Anderson No box score found yet

Box scores and roster files for all of the All-Star games shown above can be downloaded here.

Event files (and rosters) for all of the East-West All-Star games shown above can be downloaded here.


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