Tuesday, July 15, 2014

1979 All Star Game Honorary Captains: Carl Hubbell & Lefty Gomez

In honor of tonight's All Star Game here is another posting of past Honorary Captains.

35 years ago the All Star Game was held in the Kingdome in Seattle. The Honorary Captains were both Hall of Fame pitchers who appeaerd in the very first All Star game at Comiskey Park. The game was conceived as part of the 1933 Worlds Fair in Chicago and has been an annual affair ever since.

In that first game Hubbell pitched the final 2 scoreless innings in relief. He surrendered a a walk to Lou Gehrig and a single to Jimmy Dykes.

The American League's Honorary Captain was the starting pitcher in the 1933 All Star game. He pitched 3 scoreless innings and was credited with the win. The American League won the 1933 All Star game 4-2 in 1933 but lost the 1979 All Star game to the Nationals on a bases loaded walk to Lee Mazzilli in the top of the 9th. 

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