By Lew Freedman

It is a background of significant League Baseball's first All-Star video game, initially conceived in 1933 as a one-time "Game of the Century" (including greats corresponding to Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Carl Hubbell and Lefty Grove) to raise the spirits of the state and its humans in the middle of the nice melancholy. the sport used to be such a success that it grew to become a each year occasion and a vital part of the baseball season. The paintings describes the sport, from the Chicago Tribune's early advocacy for the competition via each play, and describes the later accomplishments of some of the members concerned.

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Banks collapsed. The poor farmers in the Dust Bowl of Oklahoma and the Plains were busted by the harsh, dry weather that compounded the ills and pressures of the financial world. Major League Baseball suffered along with every other industry in the nation. Baseball was entertainment. It was sport, a game. When the baby needed milk and the car needed gas and the family needed a roof to protect it from the elements, baseball ranked low on the list of necessities. Fans used discretionary income to buy tickets to baseball games, and discretionary income was a foreign phrase to millions of Americans in the early 1930s.

Banks collapsed. The poor farmers in the Dust Bowl of Oklahoma and the Plains were busted by the harsh, dry weather that compounded the ills and pressures of the financial world. Major League Baseball suffered along with every other industry in the nation. Baseball was entertainment. It was sport, a game. When the baby needed milk and the car needed gas and the family needed a roof to protect it from the elements, baseball ranked low on the list of necessities. Fans used discretionary income to buy tickets to baseball games, and discretionary income was a foreign phrase to millions of Americans in the early 1930s.

That alone was an achievement worth celebrating. 6 Comiskey Park Belongs Although the site of the first All-Star game was determined by a coin flip, Chicago and baseball were much better off with the contest being played at Comiskey Park than at Wrigley Field. Today Wrigley, built in 1914, is a beloved citadel for Cubs home games, its old green walls and ivy coating in the outfield icons representing a bygone era. S. Cellular Field. But that is now, not then. In 1933, the circumstances were dramatically different.

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