1939 All-Star Game

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1939 All-Star Game Program


The 1939 All-Star Game was the 7th of the mid-summer classic between the all-stars of the American League and National League. The game was held on July 11, 1939 at Yankee Stadium in The Bronx, New York City, the home of the New York Yankees of the American League. The game resulted in the American League defeating the National League 3-1.

The All-Star Game came to the House that Ruth Built for 1939 and honorary captain Lou Gehrig watched the AL win a tightly contested 3-1 game behind a Joe DiMaggio homer and stellar pitching. Twenty-year-old Bob Feller, the Tribe's rookie fireballer, pitched out of a bases-loaded jam and hurled 3 1/3 innings of one-hit ball to close out the AL's win.

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

1939 All-Star Game


1939 All-Star Game

Date July 11th, 1939
Location Yankee Stadium
Attendance 62,892
Time 1:55

1939 All-Star Game-Line Score

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


1939 All-Star Game-Box Score

National League 1, American League 3

National League American League
Player ab r h rbi Player ab r h rbi
Stan Hack 3b 4 0 1 0 Doc Cramer rf 4 0 1 0
Lonny Frey 2b 4 0 1 1 Red Rolfe 3b 4 0 1 0
Ival Goodman rf 1 0 0 0 Joe DiMaggio cf 4 1 1 1
c-Billy Herman ph 1 0 0 0 Bill Dickey c 3 1 0 0
Terry Moore cf 1 0 0 0 Hank Greenberg 1b 3 1 1 0
Frank McCormick 1b 4 0 0 0 Joe Cronin ss 4 0 1 0
Ernie Lombardi c 4 0 2 0 George Selkirk lf 2 0 1 1
Joe Medwick lf 4 0 0 0 Joe Gordon 2b 4 0 0 0
Mel Ott cf,rf 4 0 2 0 Red Ruffing p 0 0 0 0
Arky Vaughan ss 3 1 1 0 a-Myril Hoag ph 1 0 0 0
Paul Derringer p 1 0 0 0 Tommy Bridges p 1 0 0 0
b-Dolph Camilli ph 1 0 0 0 Bob Feller p 1 0 0 0
Bill Lee p 0 0 0 0 - - - - -
d-Babe Phelps ph 1 0 0 0 - - - - -
Lou Fette p 0 0 0 0 - - - - -
e-Johnny Mize ph 1 0 0 0 - - - - -
Total 34 1 7 1 Total 31 3 6 2
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
National 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 7 1
American 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 x 3 6 1
National League IP H R ER BB SO
Paul Derringer 3.0 2 0 0 0 1
Bill Lee (L) 3.0 3 3 2 3 4
Lou Fette 2.0 1 0 0 1 1
Total 8.0 6 3 2 4 6
American League IP H R ER BB SO
Red Ruffing 3.0 4 1 1 1 4
Tommy Bridges (W) 2.1 2 0 0 1 3
Bob Feller (SV) 3.2 1 0 0 1 2
Total 9.0 7 1 1 3 9

a: Struck out for Ruffing in 3rd inning.

b: Struck out for Derringer in 4th inning.

c: Struck out for Goodman in 5th inning.

d: Grounded out for Lee in 7th inning.

e: Struck out for Fette in 9th inning.


NL-E: A Vaughan (1).2B: L Frey (1, off R Ruffing). IBB: I Goodman (1, by R Ruffing). TB: M Ott 2; L Frey 2; E Lombardi 2; A Vaughan; S Hack. GIDP: A Vaughan (1). RBI: L Frey (1). Team LOB: 9. With RISP: 2 for 5.IBB: B Lee (1; G Selkirk).

AL-E: J Cronin (1).DP: 1. J Gordon-J Cronin-H Greenberg.HR: J DiMaggio (1, off B Lee; 5th inn, 0 on, 2 outs). IBB: G Selkirk (1, by B Lee). TB: J DiMaggio 4; G Selkirk; J Cronin; R Rolfe; H Greenberg; D Cramer. RBI: G Selkirk (1); J DiMaggio (1). 2-out RBI: G Selkirk; J DiMaggio. Team LOB: 8. With RISP: 1 for 6.IBB: R Ruffing (1; I Goodman).

Umpires A.L.: HP: Cal Hubbard, 2B: Eddie Rommel. Umpires N.L.: 1B: Larry Goetz, 3B: George Magerkurth.

1939 All-Star Game


1939 All-Star Game

National League Roster

Players Name Team Pos Notes
Morrie Arnovich Philadelphia Phillies of Did not Play
Dolph Camilli Brooklyn Dodgers 1b -
Harry Danning New York Giants c Did not Play
Curt Davis St. Louis Cardinals p Did not Play
Paul Derringer Cincinnati Reds p Starter
Lou Fette Boston Braves p -
Lonny Frey Cincinnati Reds 2b Starter
Ival Goodman Cincinnati Reds of Starter
Stan Hack Chicago Cubs 3b Starter
Billy Herman Chicago Cubs 2b -
Billy Jurges New York Giants ss Did not Play
Cookie Lavagetto Brooklyn Dodgers 3b Did not Play
Bill Lee Chicago Cubs p -
Ernie Lombardi Cincinnati Reds c Starter
Frank McCormick Cincinnati Reds 1b Starter
Joe Medwick St. Louis Cardinals of Starter
Johnny Mize St. Louis Cardinals 1b -
Terry Moore St. Louis Cardinals of -
Mel Ott New York Giants of Starter
Babe Phelps Brooklyn Dodgers c -
Johnny Vander Meer Cincinnati Reds p Did not Play
Arky-Vaughan Pittsburgh Pirates ss Starter
Bucky Walters Cincinnati Reds p Did not Play
Lon Warneke St. Louis Cardinals p Did not Play
Whit Wyatt Brooklyn Dodgers p Did not Play

1939 All-Star Game


1939 All-Star Game

American League Roster

Players Name Team Pos Notes
Luke Appling Chicago White Sox ss Did not Play
Tommy Bridges Detroit Tigers p -
George Case Washington Senators of Injured-Replaced
Doc Cramer Boston Red Sox of Starter
Joe Cronin Boston Red Sox ss Starter
Frankie Crosetti New York Yankees ss Did not Play
Bill Dickey New York Yankees c Starter
Joe DiMaggio New York Yankees of Starter
Bob Feller Cleveland Indians p -
Jimmie Foxx Boston Red Sox 1b Did not Play
Lou-Gehrig New York Yankees 1b Replaced-Case
Lefty Gomez New York Yankees p Did not Play
Joe Gordon New York Yankees 2b Starter
Hank Greenberg Detroit Tigers 1b Starter
Lefty Grove Boston Red Sox p Did not Play
Frankie Hayes Philadelphia Athletics c Did not Play
Rollie Hemsley Cleveland Indians c Did not Play
Myril Hoag St. Louis Browns of -
Bob Johnson Philadelphia Athletics of Did not Play
Ted Lyons Chicago White Sox p Did not Play
George McQuinn St. Louis Browns 1b Did not Play
Johnny Murphy New York Yankees p Did not Play
Bobo Newsom Detroit Tigers p Did not Play
Red Rolfe New York Yankees 3b Starter
Red Ruffing New York Yankees p Starter
George Selkirk New York Yankees of Starter

1939 All-Star Game