Retroactive All-Star Game Project: 1919 NL stars survive nail-biter

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 1919 season and the games were simulated using Out of the Park 14. 

By Mike Lynch

In the third battle of stars in the annual All-Star Game that began three years ago, the National League copped a hard-fought 4-3 victory that saw the tying run standing only 90 feet away and the winning run on second when Fred Toney came in and saved the win at Boston’s Fenway Park.  The senior circuit now holds a 2-1 lead in All-Star contests and hopes to increase their advantage next year when they’ll return to Boston and host the American League at Braves Field.

Highlights and outstanding players include:

  • Eddie Collins going 3 for 3 with a walk and a run scored, but also committing a crucial error in the ninth inning.
  • George Sisler going 2 for 4 with a double and an RBI.
  • Eddie Cicotte and Lefty Williams combing to throw 4 2/3 innings of scoreless ball and allowing only three hits.
  • Larry Doyle recording a hit and a walk, fielding nine chances flawlessly and turning two double plays.
  • Rogers Hornsby recording his second career All-Star Game triple, and driving in and scoring a run.
  • Benny Kauff, Ed Konetchy, Casey Stengel and Heinie Groh stealing a base apiece.
  • Dutch Ruether allowing only two hits in three innings of relief.

You can find a full account of the game, box score, game log and stats here.

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Originally published: October 31, 2013. Last Updated: October 31, 2013.