Almost Cooperstown

Ep. 216 - MLB All-Star game history & Negro League East West ASG featuring baseball historian Gary Livacari

July 15, 2021 Gordon Kolier & Mark Kolier Season 2 Episode 16
Almost Cooperstown
Ep. 216 - MLB All-Star game history & Negro League East West ASG featuring baseball historian Gary Livacari
Show Notes

The first MLB All-Star Game was in 1933.  Yet it is little-known amongst even big baseball fans that because Black players were not allowed in MLB, the Negro Leagues had their own All-Star Games also beginning in 1933.   And these games were both popular and well-attended. We take a look at how the All-Star game in MLB has changed over the years and with Gary Livacari's help (you can check out his old-time baseball photos page on FB and his blog baseballhistorycomesalive.com), we dig into some of the more interesting aspects of the E-W ASG games as well as some famous MLB ASG moments.   

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Link to introductions at 1939 East-West All-Star Game
https://youtu.be/eORQqMg74k4


Link to Gary's blog on 1939 East-West All-Star Game - https://www.baseballhistorycomesalive.com/1939-east-west-negro-league-all-star-game/