Until 1933 the only time that Baseball’s National League faced the American League was in the World Series. That changed on July 6, 1933, at Chicago’s Comiskey Park when players from the two leagues came together to play the first All-Star Game.
This first All-Star Game was held as part of the 1933 World’s Fair in Chicago, Illinois and was initiated at the insistence of Arch Ward, a sports editor for the Chicago Tribune.
The American League team was managed by Philadelphia A’s manager Connie Mack with John McGraw managing the National league.
With all of the great hitters of the game that played that day such as Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, and Frankie Frisch, the first RBI was recorded by American League pitcher Lefty Gomez. Gomez was also the winning pitcher.
Others firsts were Babe Ruth hitting the first Home Run with Frankie Frisch hitting the first for the National League later in the game. Lou Gehrig made the first error.
The 2 hour 9 minute game was seen by 49,200 fans. The American League won that first game with the final score being 4-2.