"The Game of the Century" premiered with Babe Ruth driving a Bill Hallahan fastball just inside the right-field foul pole for a two-run homer in the third inning. Frankie Frisch matched Ruth with a sixth-inning blast of his own for the National League.
1933: The First Homer
The baseball gods couldn't have planned it any better. With one man on in the bottom of the third at Comiskey Park in Chicago, George Herman "Babe" Ruth hits the first home run in All-Star Game history. Ruth, who at 38 is just two years away from retirement, also robs Cincinnati's Chick Hafey of a hit with a spectacular catch in the eighth inning. Ruth's Yankee teammate, Lefty Gomez, starts the game for the American League and becomes the All-Star Game's first winning pitcher in the 4-2 AL victory.
Babe Ruth crosses home plate following a two run home run off National League starting pitcher Bill Hallahan in the third inning of the first All-Star Game ever played, July 6, 1933. Greeting Ruth at home plate are, from left: Yankee teammate, Lou Gehrig and White Sox bat boy, John McBride.