July 6, 1933: The American League defeats the National League 4-2 in the first MLB All-Star Game at Comiskey Park.
The idea for the All-Star Game was attributed to Arch Ward, sports editor for the Chicago Tribune. It was originally thought to be a one-time event.
With 47,595 fans in attendance, Babe Ruth hit the game's first home run off a Bill Hallahan fastball, giving the AL a two-run lead in the third inning. Three innings later, Frankie Frisch homered, bringing the NL within a run.
In the top of the eighth, Chick Hafey drove a deep ball to right field, which appeared to be going out of the park. Ruth reached over the wall to make the grab, denying the NL an opportunity to tie the game.
Ruth's teammate Lefty Gomez started for the AL, becoming the game's first winning pitcher.
The game featured 24 future Hall of Famers.