Retroactive All-Star Game Project: 1923 NL stars claw their way back for 10-8 victory

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 1923 season and the games were simulated using Out of the Park 14. 

By Mike Lynch

The National League finally broke its string of futility with a hard-fought come-from-behind victory, plating three runs in the top of the ninth to beat the American League, 10-8. It was their first mid-summer classic win since 1919. Cubs shortstop Charlie Hollocher rapped out four hits and drove in three runs and Jack Fournier belted a three-run homer to offset Ken Williams’ two-homer day.

The AL holds a 4-3 lead in All-Star play but will head to Chicago’s Cubs Park next year where the senior circuit hopes to even things up again.  Cubs management filed plans to increase the seating capacity of their stadium last December when they were awarded next year’s All-Star game.  More than 10,000 seats are expected to be added, putting the total number north of 30,000. 

Highlights and outstanding players from this year’s game include:

  • Ken Williams belting two homers and driving in half of the AL’s runs.
  • Fred Haney going 3 for 5 with two runs batted in.
  • Baby Doll Jacobson going 2 for 2 off the bench.
  • Grover Cleveland Alexander throwing three innings of scoreless ball in relief.
  • Charlie Hollocher going 4 for 5 with three RBI’s and a run scored.
  • Pie Traynor going 3 for 5 with a mammoth home run.

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Originally published: December 30, 2013. Last Updated: December 30, 2013.