Editor’s note: This game summary is from the Retroactive All-Star Game Project. Voting was conducted to select retroactive MLB All-Star teams from the 1922 season and the games were simulated using Out of the Park 14.
By Mike Lynch
The American League copped its third straight All-Star game after routing the National League by a score of 11-2, thanks in part to St. Louis Browns slugger Ken Williams who went 4 for 6 with a long homer, two runs batted in and a run scored. The junior circuit scored in all but two innings and after the first, the game was never close. All five NL pitchers were scored upon, although Dazzy Vance’s run was unearned.
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The AL now holds a 4-2 lead in All-Star play and will host next year’s game at newly minted Yankee Stadium, which is being erected as we speak. Word has it that contractors have an ambitious goal to have the monolith finished in time for this year’s World Series should the Yankees win the AL pennant again. Regardless, it’ll no doubt be ready for next year’s Midsummer Classic.
Highlights and outstanding players from this year’s game include:
- The aforementioned Ken Williams, who was named the game’s outstanding player.
- George Sisler rapping out three more hits to add to his All-Star total.
- Ty Cobb going 3 for 4 with a triple, a walk, a hit-by-pitch, two runs scored and two runs batted in.
- Walter Johnson throwing three innings of scoreless ball in which he allowed only one hit.
- Ross Youngs going 2 for 3 with a double, walk and run scored.
- Dave Bancroft going 2 for 5 with a double and a run.
A full recap, box score and game log is available at Seamheads.com.
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Originally published: December 12, 2013. Last Updated: December 12, 2013.