On This Date 7/6/1942

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An hour rain delay forces the All-Star Game at the Polo Grounds to be played under the lights, marking the first night game in the history of the mid-summer classic. History is made for the National League as a pair of St. Louis Cardinals, Mort and Walker Cooper, become the first sibling battery in All-Star history. Lou Boudreau of the Cleveland Indians leads the game off with a home run, with Rudy York of the Detroit Tigers adding a two-run blast later in the first inning. Mickey Owens of the Brooklyn Dodgers would go deep in the eighth inning, providing the Nationals League’s only offense. It would be all the Americans would need as they won the game 3-1.

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