Retroactive All-Star Game Project: 1924 NL stars make short work of AL
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 1924 season and the games were simulated using Out of the Park 14.
By Mike Lynch
The National League copped its second straight All-Star game with an easy 6-1 win over the Americans at Cubs Park. Leading the way for the senior circuit were Brooklyn Robins Zack Wheat, Dazzy Vance and Burleigh Grimes, but there are plenty of huzzahs to go around, as the NL rapped out 14 hits and held the AL to only six.
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The series is now tied at 4-4 heading to Philadelphia's Shibe Park, home of the Athletics since 1909. Widely considered the first all concrete-and-steel ballpark (the upper deck of the grandstand was wood on steel girders), the yard will boast new seats next year to accommodate the 1925 Midsummer Classic, increasing its capacity from 20,000 to 33,500.
Highlights and outstanding players from this year's game include:
- Zack Wheat belting a homer, driving in two runs and scoring twice.
- Dazzy Vance holding the AL to only one hit in three innings and fanning Babe Ruth.
- Babe Pinelli going 3 for 4 and scoring a run.
- Walter Johnson tossing three scoreless innings.
- Eddie Collins going 2 for 4 with a rare tape-measure blast to center field.
- Eddie Rommel throwing two hitless innings in relief.
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