The American League won the 1947 All-Star Game, 2–1. The game was played at Chicago’s Wrigley Field on July 8. Baseball returned All-Star voting to the fans in 1947, but only one Dodger, right-fielder Dixie Walker, was selected to start. Walker grounded out in the first inning against Detroit’s Hal Newhouser and flied out in the fourth against the Yankees’ Frank Shea.
National League manager Eddie Dyer of the St. Louis Cardinals chose four additional Dodgers for the team, and three participated. When the American League came to bat in the sixth inning, Pee Wee Reese replaced the Cardinals’ Marty Marion at shortstop and Eddie Stanky replaced the Phillies’ Emil Verban at second base.
The two combined on a 6–4-3 double play in the top of the inning but did little on offense. Reese struck out and walked in his two at bats, while Stanky went 0 for 2. Bruce Edwards replaced Walker Cooper behind the plate in the seventh inning but did not bat. Pitcher Ralph Branca did not appear.