1933 All-Star Game

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1933 All-Star Game Program


The 1933 All-Star Game was the first midseason exhibition baseball game between the all-stars of the American League (AL) and National League (NL), the two leagues comprising Major League Baseball. The game was held on July 6, 1933 at Comiskey Park in Chicago, the home of the Chicago White Sox of the American League. The game resulted in the American League defeating the National League 4-2.

The American League got on the board first in the bottom of the second inning. NL pitcher Bill Hallahan issued one-out walks to Rick Ferrell and Joe Cronin. Two batters later, pitcher Lefty Gomez singled home Ferrell for the AL's first run. In the bottom of the third, after a walk to Charlie Gehringer, Babe Ruth famously hit the first home run in All-Star Game history, putting the AL up 3-0. Hallahan was chased from the game after walking Lou Gehrig immediately afterward, and was replaced by Lon Warneke. General Crowder replaced Gomez to start the fourth inning. In the sixth, Warneke hit a one-out triple and scored on a Pepper Martin groundout. Frankie Frisch followed with a home run to bring the NL to within a run, but after a Chuck Klein single, Crowder would escape the inning without giving up any more damage.

Cronin led off the bottom of the sixth with a single. After advancing on a bunt, he scored on a Earl Averill single to extend the lead to 4-2. Crowder would be replaced by Lefty Grove in the top of the seventh, while Warneke was replaced by Carl Hubbell in the bottom of the inning. The NL looked to have a chance in the top of the eighth. With Frisch on first with two outs, Chick Hafey lined a shot to right field that looked like it could be home run, but Ruth reached over the wall to catch it, denying the NL a chance to tie the game. Grove retired the side in order in the ninth to secure the American League's victory.

1933 All-Star Game


1933 All-Star Game

Date July 6th, 1933
Location Comiskey Park
Attendance 47,595
Time 2:05
MVP First Awarded in 1962

1933 All-Star Game-Line Score

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
National 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 8 0
American 0 1 2 0 0 1 0 0 x 4 9 1


1933 All-Star Game-Box Score

National League 2, American League 4

National League American League
Player ab r h rbi Player ab r h rbi
Pepper Martin 3b 4 0 0 1 Ben Chapman lf,rf 5 0 1 0
Frankie Frisch 2b 4 1 2 1 Charlie Gehringer 2b 3 1 0 0
Chuck Klein rf 4 0 1 0 Babe Ruth rf 4 1 2 2
Paul Waner rf 0 0 0 0 Sam West cf 0 0 0 0
Chick Hafey lf 4 0 1 0 Lou Gehrig 1b 2 0 0 0
Bill Terry 1b 4 0 2 0 Al Simmons cf,lf 3 1 1 1
Wally Berger cf 4 0 0 0 Jimmy Dykes 3b 3 1 2 0
Dick Bartell ss 2 0 0 0 Joe Cronin ss 3 1 1 0
c-Pie Traynor ph 1 0 1 0 Rick Ferrell c 3 0 0 0
Carl Hubbell p 0 0 0 0 Lefty Gomez p 1 0 1 1
e-Tony Cuccinello ph 1 0 0 0 General Crowder p 1 0 0 0
Jimmie Wilson c 1 0 0 0 b-Earl Averill ph 1 0 1 1
a-Lefty O'Doul ph 1 0 0 0 Lefty Grove p 1 0 0 0
Gabby Hartnett c 1 0 0 0 - - - - -
Bill Hallahan p 1 0 0 0 - - - - -
Lon Warneke p 1 1 1 0 - - - - -
d-Woody English ph,ss 1 0 0 0 - - - - -
Total 34 2 8 2 Total 31 4 9 4
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
National 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 8 0
American 0 1 2 0 0 1 0 0 x 4 9 1
National League IP H R ER BB SO
Bill Hallahan (L) 2.0 2 3 3 5 1
Lon Warneke 4.0 6 1 1 0 2
Carl Hubbell 2.0 1 0 0 1 1
Total 8.0 9 4 4 6 4
American League IP H R ER BB SO
Lefty Gomez (W) 3.0 2 0 0 0 1
General Crowder 3.0 3 2 2 0 0
Lefty Grove 3.0 3 0 0 0 3
Total 9.0 8 2 2 0 4

a: Grounded out for Wilson in 6th inning.

b: Singled for Crowder in 6th inning.

c: Doubled for Bartell in 7th inning.

d: Flied out for Warneke in 7th inning.

e: Struck out for Hubbell in 9th inning.


NL-DP: 1. D Bartell-F Frisch-B Terry.2B: P Traynor (1, off L Grove). 3B: L Warneke (1, off A Crowder). HR: F Frisch (1, off A Crowder; 6th inn, 0 on, 2 outs). TB: F Frisch 5; L Warneke 3; P Traynor 2; B Terry 2; C Klein; C Hafey. GIDP: W Berger (1). RBI: P Martin (1); F Frisch (1). 2-out RBI: F Frisch. Team LOB: 5. With RISP: 0 for 5.

AL-E: L Gehrig (1).DP: 1. J Dykes-L Gehrig.HR: B Ruth (1, off B Hallahan; 3rd inn, 1 on, 0 outs). SH: R Ferrell (1, off L Warneke). TB: B Ruth 5; J Dykes 2; J Cronin; B Chapman; L Gomez; A Simmons; E Averill. GIDP: A Simmons (1). RBI: B Ruth 2 (2); E Averill (1); L Gomez (1). 2-out RBI: L Gomez. Team LOB: 10. With RISP: 2 for 10.

Umpires A.L.: 1B: Bill Dinneen, 3B: Bill McGowan.Umpires N.L.: HP: Bill Klem, 2B: Cy Rigler.

1933 All-Star Game


1933 All-Star Game

National League Roster

Players Name Team Pos Notes
Dick Bartell Philadelphia Phillies ss Starter
Wally Berger Boston Braves of Starter
Tony Cuccinello Brooklyn Dodgers 2b -
Woody English Chicago Cubs ss -
Frankie Frisch St. Louis Cardinals 2b Starter
Chick Hafey Cincinnati Reds of Starter
Bill Hallahan St. Louis Cardinals p Starter
Gabby Hartnett Chicago Cubs c -
Carl Hubbell New York Giants p -
Chuck Klein Philadelphia Phillies of Starter
Pepper Martin St. Louis Cardinals 3b Starter
Lefty O'Doul New York Giants of -
Hal Schumacher New York Giants p Did not Play
Bill Terry New York Giants 1b Starter
Pie Traynor Pittsburgh Pirates 3b -
Paul Waner Pittsburgh Pirates of -
Lon Warneke Chicago Cubs p -
Jimmie Wilson St. Louis Cardinals c Starter

1933 All-Star Game


1933 All-Star Game

American League Roster

Players Name Team Pos Notes
Earl Averill Cleveland Indians of -
Ben Chapman New York Yankees of Starter
Joe Cronin Washington Senators ss Starter
General Crowder Washington Senators p -
Bill Dickey New York Yankees c Did not Play
Jimmy Dykes Chicago White Sox 3b Starter
Rick Ferrell Boston Red Sox c Starter
Wes Ferrell Cleveland Indians p Did not Play
Jimmie Foxx Philadelphia Athletics 1b Did not Play
Lou Gehrig New York Yankees 1b Starter
Charlie Gehringer Detroit Tigers 2b Starter
Lefty Gomez New York Yankees p Starter
Lefty Grove Philadelphia Athletics p -
Oral Hildebrand Cleveland Indians p Did not Play
Tony Lazzeri New York Yankees 2b Did not Play
Babe Ruth New York Yankees of Starter
Al Simmons Chicago White Sox of Starter
Sam West St. Louis Browns of -

1933 All-Star Game