1938 All-Star Game

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1938 All-Star Game Program


The 1938 All-Star Game was the 6th playing of the mid-summer classic between the all-stars of the American League and National League. The game was held on July 6, 1938 at Crosley Field in Cincinnati, Ohio, the home of the Cincinnati Reds of the National League. The game resulted in the National League defeating the American League 4-1.

Rookie Johnny Vander Meer, coming off his back-to-back no-hitters only a month before, threw three scoreless innings to pace the National League to its second All-Star Game victory. He was complemented by Bill Lee and Mace Brown, as the trio scattered seven hits. The four errors the American League made didn't help either.

This was also the last All-Star Game appearance for the great New York Yankee first baseman Lou Gehrig.

The Managers for this game were Joe McCarthy (AL), Bill Terry (NL).

1938 All-Star Game


1938 All-Star Game

Date July 6th, 1938
Location Crosley Field
Attendance 27,067
Time 1:58

1938 All-Star Game-Line Score

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


1938 All-Star Game-Box Score

American League 1, National League 4

American League National League
Player ab r h rbi Player ab r h rbi
Mike Kreevich lf 2 0 0 0 Stan Hack 3b 4 1 1 0
c-Doc Cramer ph,lf 2 0 0 0 Billy Herman 2b 4 0 1 0
Charlie Gehringer 2b 3 0 1 0 Ival Goodman rf 3 0 0 0
Earl Averill cf 4 0 0 0 Joe Medwick lf 4 0 1 0
Jimmie Foxx 1b,3b 4 0 1 0 Mel Ott cf 4 1 1 0
Joe DiMaggio rf 4 1 1 0 Ernie Lombardi c 4 0 2 1
Bill Dickey c 4 0 1 0 Frank McCormick 1b 4 1 1 1
Joe Cronin ss 3 0 2 1 Leo Durocher ss 3 1 1 0
Buddy Lewis 3b 1 0 0 0 Johnny Vander Meer p 0 0 0 0
b-Lou Gehrig ph,1b 3 0 1 0 a-Hank Leiber ph 1 0 0 0
Lefty Gomez p 1 0 0 0 Bill Lee p 1 0 0 0
Johnny Allen p 1 0 0 0 Mace Brown p 1 0 0 0
d-Rudy York ph 1 0 0 0 - - - - -
Lefty Grove p 0 0 0 0 - - - - -
e-Bob Johnson ph 1 0 0 0 - - - - -
Total 34 1 7 1 Total 33 4 8 2
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
American 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 7 4
National 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 x 4 8 0
American League IP H R ER BB SO
Lefty Gomez (L) 3.0 2 1 0 0 1
Johnny Allen 3.0 2 1 1 0 3
Lefty Grove 2.0 4 2 0 0 3
Total 8.0 8 4 1 0 7
National League IP H R ER BB SO
Johnny Vander Meer (W) 3.0 1 0 0 0 1
Bill Lee 3.0 1 0 0 1 2
Mace Brown 3.0 5 1 1 1 2
Total 9.0 7 1 1 2 5

a: Lined out for Vander Meer in 3rd inning.

b: Grounded out for Lewis in 5th inning.

c: Grounded out for Kreevich in 6th inning.

d: Struck out for Allen in 7th inning.

e: Struck out for Grove in 9th inning.


AL-E: J Foxx 2 (2); J Cronin (1); B Dickey (1).SB: J DiMaggio (1, 2nd base off M Brown/E Lombardi).2B: J Cronin (1, off M Brown); B Dickey (1, off B Lee). TB: J Cronin 3; B Dickey 2; L Gehrig; C Gehringer; J Foxx; J DiMaggio. RBI: J Cronin (1). Team LOB: 8. With RISP: 1 for 8.HBP: J Allen (1; I Goodman).

NL-SB: I Goodman (1, 2nd base off J Allen/B Dickey).3B: M Ott (1, off J Allen). HBP: I Goodman (1, by J Allen). TB: M Ott 3; E Lombardi 2; J Medwick; B Herman; F McCormick; S Hack; L Durocher. RBI: J Medwick (1); E Lombardi (1). Team LOB: 6. With RISP: 1 for 7.

Umpires A.L.: HP: Steve Basil, 2B: Harry Geisel. Umpires N.L.: 1B: Lee Ballanfant, 3B: Bill Klem.

1938 All-Star Game


1938 All-Star Game

American League Roster

Players Name Team Pos Notes
Johnny Allen Cleveland Indians p -
Earl Averill Cleveland Indians of Starter
Doc Cramer Boston Red Sox of -
Joe Cronin Boston Red Sox ss Starter
Bill Dickey New York Yankees c Starter
Joe DiMaggio New York Yankees of Starter
Bob Feller Cleveland Indians p Did not Play
Rick Ferrell Washington Senators c Did not Play
Jimmie Foxx Boston Red Sox 1b,3b Starter
Lou Gehrig New York Yankees 1b -
Charlie Gehringer Detroit Tigers 2b Starter
Lefty Gomez New York Yankees p Starter
Hank Greenberg Detroit Tigers 1b Injury-Replaced
Lefty Grove Boston Red Sox p -
Bob Johnson Philadelphia Athletics of -
Vern Kennedy Detroit Tigers p Did not Play
Mike Kreevich Chicago White Sox of Starter
Buddy Lewis Washington Senators 3b Starter
Johnny Murphy New York Yankees p Replaced-Greenberg
Bobo Newsom St. Louis Browns p Did not Play
Red Rolfe New York Yankees 3b Did not Play
Red Ruffing New York Yankees p Did not Play
Cecil Travis Washington Senators ss Did not Play
Rudy York Detroit Tigers c -

1938 All-Star Game


1938 All-Star Game

National League Roster

Players Name Team Pos Notes
Mace Brown Pittsburgh Pirates p -
Tony Cuccinello Boston Braves 2b Did not Play
Harry Danning New York Giants c Replaced-Phelps
Paul Derringer Cincinnati Reds p Did not Play
Leo Durocher Brooklyn Dodgers ss Starter
Ival Goodman Cincinnati Reds of Starter
Stan Hack Chicago Cubs 3b Starter
Gabby Hartnett Chicago Cubs c Did not Play
Billy Herman Chicago Cubs 2b Starter
Carl Hubbell New York Giants p Did not Play
Cookie Lavagetto Brooklyn Dodgers 3b Did not Play
Bill Lee Chicago Cubs p -
Hank Leiber New York Giants of -
Ernie Lombardi Cincinnati Reds c Starter
Hersh Martin Philadelphia Phillies of Did not Play
Frank McCormick Cincinnati Reds 1b Starter
Joe Medwick St. Louis Cardinals of Starter
Jo-Jo Moore New York Giants of Did not Play
Mel Ott New York Giants of Starter
Babe Phelps Brooklyn Dodgers c Injured-Replaced
Jim Turner Boston Braves p Did not Play
Johnny Vander Meer Cincinnati Reds p Starter
Arky Vaughan Pittsburgh Pirates ss Did not Play
Lloyd Waner Pittsburgh Pirates of Did not Play

1938 All-Star Game