Friday, February 28, 2014

WSC All-Stars: Jimmy Dykes 1933

Card #1 - Jimmy Dykes

The inaugural All-Star game, held at Comiskey Park, in 1933, saw the American League win 4-2 over the National League. It was the brainchild of Chicago Tribune's Arch Ward, intended to be a one time event held in conjunction with the 1933 World's Fair.

Jimmy Dykes was the starting third baseman for the AL All-Stars and went two for three. Dykes drew a walk and scored a run off of Cardinals pitcher "Wild Bill" Hallahan in the second inning. It would be the first run scored in All-Star Game history.


Jim from Downingtown said...

In the mid-1960s, one of my teammates in youth baseball was Mark Dykes, the grandson of Jimmie Dykes. Mark lived across the street from my grandmother in the Penn Pines section of Upper Darby (a suburb of Philadelphia), which was the town next to mine. The scuttlebutt at the time was that his grandfather (Jimmy) lived with them.

The obituary attached to this website seems to confirm that:

Steve Gierman said...

Excellent story and a cool link. Thanks for sharing!

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