I was one of those lucky kids. My childhood was fun. Since this was Chicago, the Lake (Michigan) was downtown. And we had two amusement parks, one in the heart of the city (the legendary Riverview, on the northwest side) and Kiddieland was just to the west, in Melrose Park.
The game attracted not only the best of the best, but also a packed house of some 49,000 fans. The National Leaguers wore special uniforms that afternoon. The American League players word their home whites.