Retroactive All-Star Game Project: 1929 AL stars win second straight tilt, 10-7

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 1929 season and the games were simulated using Out of the Park 14. 

By Mike Lynch

The Americans and Nationals battled to a 5 to 5 tie through four-and-a-half frames in the 1929 Retroactive All-Star Game before the juniors pushed four more across the dish in the bottom of the fifth inning, and then held on for a 10 to 7 victory at Sportsman’s Park in St. Louis, giving them two straight wins over the senior circuit and a one-game edge in the Midsummer Classic series. 

Yankees center fielder Earle Combs almost single-handedly defeated Bill McKechnie’s impermanent club, rapping out four hits in five trips to the plate and banging the game’s only home run, a drive off Chicago’s Guy Bush that cleared the wall in right-center field in the bottom of the fourth.

Jimmie Foxx, the Philadelphia Athletics’ powerful young slugger, enjoyed a perfect day at the plate, going 4 for 4 with a run and an RBI.  On the senior side, Lefty O’Doul and Travis Jackson recorded three hits apiece and Jackson added a walk to his ledger. Jackson also scored and drove in a run apiece and O’Doul came plateward twice. The less said about the pitching corps, the better. Only Firpo Marberry stood out and he had one solitary inning to display his wares.

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Originally published: April 4, 2014. Last Updated: April 4, 2014.