On July 8, 1941, at Briggs Stadium, Boston Red Sox star Ted Williams, hitting .405 at the break, hits a dramatic two-out, three-run homer in the bottom of the ninth inning, off Chicago Cubs P Claude Passeau giving the American League a 7-5 win in the All-Star Game. Williams’s 4 RBI are matched by National League SS Arky Vaughan, who hits homers in the 7th and 8th.

The “Splendid Splinter’s” dramatic drive on a 1-1 came off a Passeau, his blast off the right-field press box makes the Briggs Stadium game was the first Midsummer Classic decided in the final inning. Joe Gordon and Joe DiMaggio of the New York Yankees on base.

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