July 13, 1943 – The American League edges the National League, 5 – 3, at Shibe Park in the first All-Star Game played under the lights. Bobby Doerr of the Red Sox is the hitting hero with a three-run homer off Mort Cooper in the 2nd inning. Vince DiMaggio of the Pirates has a single, triple and home run in three trips. Doerr also handles six fielding chances. At the All-Star break he had handled 307 errorless chances, dating back to May 20th. His streak will end at 349 chances, a record he will break in 1948. The game is broadcast to GIs via shortwave radio.

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