This day in baseball: All-Star walk-off

On July 8, 1941, the American League All-Stars defeated the National League All-Stars 7-5 when Boston’s Ted Williams launched a three-run home run with two outs in the bottom of the ninth.  The walk-off blast, hit off Claude Passeau, made this the first All-Star Game to be decided in the final inning.

Ted Williams greeted at home plate by teammate Joe DiMaggio and coach Marv Shea (AP)