Has there ever been a more dramatic finish to an All-Star Game? The question is rhetorical; the answer is No. We’re talking about a Midsummer Classic of 75 seasons ago: July 8, 1941.I wasn't familiar with that game so after reading John's story, I sought out the box score. There are several available. Baseball-Reference has a nice version. Lots of links.
I looked to the local paper, The Knoxville News-Sentinel, to view their coverage. It was an evening paper, so the published what they had on the same day the game was played. Which was through the 4th inning.
|The Knoxville News-Sentinel - July 8, 1941|
Was there film of this game? Yes. I found a few minutes on YouTube.
But what about audio? Was there a radio broadcast that was captured? I found a copy of the game n four parts on Old Time Radio Downloads and pieced them together. The quality was okay, but had some warbles.
Back to YouTube. I found this copy of the complete game. It was much more pleasing to the ear than what I concocted.
If you're itching for some All-Star action before Tuesday night, take a few hours and click the play button.