1937 Major League Baseball All-Star Game

1937 Major League Baseball All-Star Game
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 X 8 13 2
Date July 7, 1937
Venue Griffith Stadium
City Washington, D.C.
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)

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 shortened the career of the future Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher.


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


Seven of the American League All-Star players, from left to right Lou Gehrig, Joe Cronin, Bill Dickey, Joe DiMaggio, Charlie Gehringer, Jimmie Foxx, and Hank Greenberg. All seven would eventually be elected to the Hall of Fame.
All-Star Game managers Joe McCarthy (left) and Bill Terry (right).


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

The umpires changed assignments in the middle of the fifth inning – McGowan and Barr swapped positions, also Pinelli and Quinn swapped positions.[2]

Starting Lineups

National LeagueAmerican League
1Paul WanerPiratesRF1Red RolfeYankees3B
2Billy HermanCubs2B2Charlie GehringerTigers2B
3Arky VaughanPirates3B3Joe DiMaggioYankeesRF
4Joe MedwickCardinalsLF4Lou GehrigYankees1B
5Frank DemareeCubsCF5Earl AverillIndiansCF
6Johnny MizeCardinals1B6Joe CroninRed SoxSS
7Gabby HartnettCubsC7Bill DickeyYankeesC
8Dick BartellGiantsSS8Sam WestBrownsLF
9Dizzy DeanCardinalsP9Lefty GroveRed SoxP

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)


  1. 1 2 Player declined or was unable to play.
  2. "American League 8, National League 3". Retrosheet. 7 Jul 1937. Retrieved 23 Oct 2016.

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