1937 Major League Baseball All-Star Game

1937 Major League Baseball All-Star Game

1937 Major League Baseball All-Star Game
Date July 7, 1937
Venue Griffith Stadium
City Washington, D.C.
Managers National League - Bill Terry (NYG)
American League - Joe McCarthy (NYY)
Attendance 31,391
First pitch President Franklin D. Roosevelt
Radio Mutual, CBS, NBC
Radio announcers Bob Elson, Tony Wakeman (Mutual)
France Laux, Bill Dyer, Arch McDonald (CBS)
Tom Manning, Warren Brown (NBC)
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The 1937 Major League Baseball All-Star Game was the fifth playing of the mid-summer classic 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 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. Complications of this injury foreshortened the future Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher's career.


Players in italics have since been inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame.



Home Plate Bill McGowan
First Base Babe Pinelli
Second Base John Quinn
Third Base George Barr

Starting Lineups

National League American League
Order Player Team Position Order Player Team Position
1 Paul Waner Pirates RF 1 Red Rolfe Yankees 3B
2 Billy Herman Cubs 2B 2 Charlie Gehringer Tigers 2B
3 Arky Vaughan Pirates 3B 3 Joe DiMaggio Yankees CF
4 Joe Medwick Cardinals LF 4 Lou Gehrig Yankees 1B
5 Frank Demaree Cubs CF 5 Earl Averill Indians CF
6 Johnny Mize Cardinals 1B 6 Joe Cronin Red Sox SS
7 Gabby Hartnett Cubs C 7 Bill Dickey Yankees C
8 Dick Bartell Giants SS 8 Sam West Browns LF
9 Dizzy Dean Cardinals P 9 Lefty Grove Red Sox P

Game Summary

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
National League 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 3 13 0
American League 0 0 2 3 1 2 0 0 - 8 13 2
WP: Lefty Gomez (1–0)   LP: Dizzy Dean (0–1)   Sv: Mel Harder (1)
Home runs:
NL: None
AL: Lou Gehrig (1)

Players scramble to catch the first pitch, thrown by President Franklin D. Roosevelt, prior to the 1937 All-Star game.


External links

  • Baseball Almanac
  • Baseball-Reference