Making a leaping, off-the-wall catch of a Ralph Kiner drive in the 1st inning, Ted Williams fractures his left elbow in the All-Star Game at Chicago. Remaining in the game, he puts the American League ahead, 3 – 2, with an RBI single. Kiner’s 9th-inning home run ties the game, and Red Schoendienst’s blast against Ted Gray in the 14th wins it. Williams later states he was never the same after this injury. It’s a game of firsts – the first extra-inning All-Star Game, the first time the NL wins at an AL park, and the first All-Star Game ver shown on national television.
On July 11, 1950, network television broadcasts an All-Star Game for the first time in history and it is also the first-ever extra-inning All-Star Game.
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