1937 All-Star Game

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1937 All-Star Game Program


The 1937 Major All-Star Game was the fifth playing of the mid-summer classic between the all-stars of the American League and National League. The game was held on July 7, 1937 at Griffith Stadium in Washington D.C., the home of the Washington Senators of the American League. The game resulted in the American League defeating the National League 8-3. The game, watched by President Franklin D. Roosevelt, is remembered because of a play in which Earl Averill of the Indians hit a ball that struck pitcher Dizzy Dean on the toe, breaking it.

The American League was led by New York Yankee Lou Gehrig who homered and doubled and knock in 4 runs which was all the American League All-Stars needed.

The Manager for the National League was Bill Terry and the American League was Joe-McCarthy.

1937 All-Star Game


1937 All-Star Game

Date July 7th, 1937
Location Griffith Stadium
Attendance 31,391
Time 2:30

1937 All-Star Game-Line Score

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
National 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 3 13 0
American 0 0 2 3 1 2 0 0 x 8 13 2


1937 All-Star Game-Box Score

National League 3, American League 8

National League American League
Player ab r h rbi Player ab r h rbi
Paul Waner rf 5 0 0 1 Red Rolfe 3b 4 2 2 2
Billy Herman 2b 5 1 2 0 Charlie Gehringer 2b 5 1 3 1
Arky-Vaughan 3b 5 0 2 0 Joe DiMaggio rf 4 1 1 0
Joe Medwick lf 5 1 4 1 Lou-Gehrig 1b 4 1 2 4
Frank Demaree cf 5 0 1 0 Earl Averill cf 3 0 1 0
Johnny Mize 1b 4 0 0 1 Joe Cronin ss 4 1 1 0
Gabby Hartnett c 3 1 1 0 Bill Dickey c 3 1 2 1
b-Burgess Whitehead pr 0 0 0 0 Sam West lf 4 1 1 0
Gus Mancuso c 1 0 0 0 Lefty Gomez p 1 0 0 0
Dick Bartell ss 4 0 1 0 Tommy Bridges p 1 0 0 0
Dizzy Dean p 1 0 0 0 d-Jimmie Foxx ph 1 0 0 0
Carl Hubbell p 0 0 0 0 Mel Harder p 1 0 0 0
Cy Blanton p 0 0 0 0 - - - - -
a-Mel Ott ph 1 0 1 0 - - - - -
Lee Grissom p 0 0 0 0 - - - - -
c-Ripper Collins ph 1 0 1 0 - - - - -
Van Mungo p 0 0 0 0 - - - - -
Jo-Jo Moore pr 1 0 0 0 - - - - -
Bucky Walters p 0 0 0 0 - - - - -
Total 41 3 13 3 Total 35 8 13 8
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
National 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 3 13 0
American 0 0 2 3 1 2 0 0 x 8 13 2
National League IP H R ER BB SO
Dizzy Dean (L) 3.0 4 2 2 1 2
Carl Hubbell 0.2 3 3 3 1 1
Cy Blanton 0.1 0 0 0 0 1
Lee Grissom 1.0 2 1 1 0 2
Van Mungo 2.0 2 2 2 2 1
Bucky Walters 1.0 2 0 0 0 0
Total 8.0 13 8 8 4 7
American League IP H R ER BB SO
Lefty Gomez (W) 3.0 1 0 0 0 0
Tommy Bridges 3.0 7 3 3 0 0
Mel Harder (SV) 3.0 5 0 0 0 0
Total 9.0 13 3 3 0 0

a: Doubled for Blanton in 5th inning.

b: Pinch ran for Hartnett in 6th inning.

c: Singled for Grissom in 6th inning.

d: Grounded out for Bridges in 6th inning.

e: Pinch ran for Mungo in 8th inning.


NL-DP: 1. D Bartell-J Mize.2B: M Ott (1, off T Bridges); J Medwick 2 (2, off T Bridges, off M Harder). TB: J Medwick 6; M Ott 2; A Vaughan 2; B Herman 2; F Demaree; G Hartnett; R Collins; D Bartell. RBI: J Medwick (1); J Mize (1); P Waner (1). Team LOB: 11. With RISP: 2 for 10.

AL-E: R Rolfe 2 (2).2B: L Gehrig (1, off V Mungo); J Cronin (1, off L Grissom); B Dickey (1, off L Grissom). 3B: R Rolfe (1, off C Hubbell). HR: L Gehrig (1, off D Dean; 3rd inn, 1 on, 2 outs). TB: L Gehrig 6; R Rolfe 4; C Gehringer 3; B Dickey 3; J Cronin 2; S West; E Averill; J DiMaggio. RBI: L Gehrig 4 (4); R Rolfe 2 (2); C Gehringer (1); B Dickey (1). 2-out RBI: L Gehrig 4; R Rolfe 2; B Dickey; C Gehringer. Team LOB: 7. With RISP: 4 for 10.

Umpires A.L.: 1B: Bill McGowan, 3B: John Quinn. Umpires N.L.: HP: George Barr, 2B: Babe Pinelli.

1937 All-Star Game


1937 All-Star Game

National League Roster

Players Name Team Pos Notes
Dick Bartell New York Giants ss Starter
Cy Blanton Pittsburgh Pirates p -
Ripper Collins Chicago Cubs 1b -
Dizzy Dean St. Louis Cardinals p Starter
Frank Demaree Chicago Cubs of Starter
Lee Grissom Cincinnati Reds p -
Gabby Hartnett Chicago Cubs c Starter
Billy Herman Chicago Cubs 2b Starter
Carl Hubbell New York Giants p -
Billy Jurges Chicago Cubs ss Did not Play
Ernie Lombardi Cincinnati Reds c Did not Play
Gus Mancuso New York Giants c -
Pepper Martin St. Louis Cardinals of Did not Play
Joe Medwick St. Louis Cardinals of Starter
Johnny Mize St. Louis Cardinals 1b Starter
Gene Moore Boston Braves of Did not Play
Jo-Jo Moore New York Giants of -
Van Mungo Brooklyn Dodgers p -
Mel Ott New York Giants of -
Arky Vaughan Pittsburgh Pirates 3b Starter
Bucky Walters Philadelphia Phillies p -
Paul Waner Pittsburgh Pirates of Starter
Burgess Whitehead New York Giants 2b -

1937 All-Star Game


1937 All-Star Game

American League Roster

Players Name Team Pos Notes
Earl Averill Cleveland Indians of Starter
Beau Bell St. Louis Browns of Did not Play
Tommy Bridges Detroit Tigers p -
Harlond Clift St. Louis Browns 3b Did not Play
Doc Cramer Boston Red Sox of Did not Play
Joe Cronin Boston Red Sox ss Starter
Bill Dickey New York Yankees c Starter
Joe DiMaggio New York Yankees of Starter
Rick Ferrell Washington Senators c Did not Play
Wes Ferrell Washington Senators p Did not Play
Jimmie Foxx Boston Red Sox 1b -
Lou Gehrig New York Yankees 1b Starter
Charlie Gehringer Detroit Tigers 2b Starter
Lefty Gomez New York Yankees p Starter
Hank Greenberg Detroit Tigers 1b Did not Play
Lefty Grove Boston Red Sox p Did not Play
Mel Harder Cleveland Indians p -
Wally Moses Philadelphia Athletics of Did not Play
Johnny Murphy New York Yankees p Replaced Stratton
Buddy Myer Washington Senators 2b Did not Play
Red Rolfe New York Yankees 3b Starter
Luke Sewell Chicago White Sox c Did not Play
Monty Stratton Chicago White Sox p Injured Replaced
Gee Walker Detroit Tigers of Injured Replaced
Sam West St. Louis Browns of Starter-Replaced Walker

1937 All-Star Game