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. Barely visible behind Gehrig is National League catcher Jimmie Wilson. The American League won 4-2.
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. Barely visible behind Gehrig is National League catcher Jimmie Wilson. The American League won 4-2. ASSOCIATED PRESS
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. Barely visible behind Gehrig is National League catcher Jimmie Wilson. The American League won 4-2. ASSOCIATED PRESS

Why appreciate the All-Star Game? Consider its history

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