On This Date 7/9/1940

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In the first All-Star Game shutout, the National League blanks the American League 4-0 at Sportsman’s Park in St. Louis. The American League was held to three hits by Paul Derringer and Bucky Walters of the Cincinnati Reds. Whit Wyatt of the Brooklyn Dodgers and Larry French of the Chicago Cubs, with Carl Hubbell, finish the game ninth inning. Max West of the Boston Braves supplies he offense with a three-run home run in the first inning.

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