1933 National League All Star Team Signed Baseball
The All-Star Game made its debut on July 6, 1933, at Chicago’s Comiskey Park. The game featured Lou Gehrig, Jimmie Foxx, Al Simmons and the one and only Babe Ruth. “We wanted to see the Babe,” said Bill Hallahan, the National League starter. “Sure, he was old and had a big waistline, but that didn’t make any difference. We were on the same field as Babe Ruth.” With Charlie Gehringer on first in the bottom of the third, The Babe drove one into the right-field stands, the first homer in All-Star history. The crowd, according to one account, “roared in acclamation” and the first All-Star Game, won by the American League on the strength of Ruth’s homer, was a resounding success. Official NL Spalding ball is VG-EX and has fifteen signatures. Signatures are Gabby Hartnett (5), Chuck Klein (2), Dick Bartell (2), Bill Terry (6), Frank Frisch (7), Carl Hubbell (7), Max Carey (5), Jim Wilson, (4), Pie Traynor (3), Chick Hafey (4), Pepper Martin (3), Bill Hallahan (1), Paul Waner (1), Bill McKechnie (3) and Hal Schumacher (1). Very rare baseball signed at the first ever All Star Game in Chicago.