Lucey: The All-Star Game returns to Cleveland in 1954

From SABR member Bill Lucey at Daily News Gems on November 29, 2018:

f ever the Greater Cleveland area needed a break to take their mind off their troubles, July, 1954, couldn’t have come at a more opportune time.

The 21st annual All-Star Game took place at Cleveland Municipal Stadium off the shore of Lake Erie on July, 13, 1954. The last time Cleveland hosted an All-Star Game was in 1935.

What exactly was ailing the city? Let us count the ways. … The deafening alarm bells were ringing in full force. Cleveland fans were fretting over yet another late season collapse.

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Originally published: November 29, 2018. Last Updated: November 29, 2018.