1934 Major League Baseball All-Star Game

The 1934 Major League Baseball All-Star Game was the second 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 10 at the Polo Grounds in Manhattan, the home of the New York Giants of the National League. The game resulted in the American League defeating the National League 9–7. Every starter on both teams except Wally Berger was later inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame.

1934 Major League Baseball All-Star Game
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American League0002610009141
National League103030000781
DateJuly 10, 1934
VenuePolo Grounds
CityNew York City
Managers
Attendance48,363
RadioCBS
NBC
Radio announcersFrance Laux and Ted Husing (CBS)
Tom Manning, Ford Bond and Graham McNamee (NBC)

The game is well known among baseball historians for the performance of NL starting pitcher Carl Hubbell. After allowing the first two batters to reach base on a single and a base on balls, Hubbell struck out five of the game's best hitters – Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Jimmie Foxx, Al Simmons and Joe Cronin – in succession, setting a longstanding All-Star Game record for consecutive strikeouts.[1][2]

Rosters

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

Game

Umpires

Cy Pfirman, NL (home), Brick Owens, AL (first base), Dolly Stark, NL (second base), George Moriarty, AL (third base); the umpires rotated positions clockwise in the middle of the fifth inning, with Owens moving behind the plate.

Starting lineups

American LeagueNational League
OrderPlayerTeamPositionOrderPlayerTeamPosition
1Charlie GehringerTigers2B1Frankie FrischCardinals2B
2Heinie ManushSenatorsOF2Pie TraynorPirates3B
3Babe RuthYankeesOF3Joe MedwickCardinalsOF
4Lou GehrigYankees1B4Kiki CuylerCubsOF
5Jimmie FoxxAthletics3B5Wally BergerBravesOF
6Al SimmonsWhite SoxOF6Bill TerryGiants1B
7Joe CroninSenatorsSS7Travis JacksonGiantsSS
8Bill DickeyYankeesC8Gabby HartnettCubsC
9Lefty GomezYankeesP9Carl HubbellGiantsP

Linescore

Tuesday, July 10, 1934 1:30 pm (ET) at Polo Grounds in Manhattan, New York
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American0002610009141
National103030000781
WP: Mel Harder (1–0)   LP: Van Mungo (0–1)
Home runs:
AL: None
NL: Frankie Frisch (2), Joe Medwick (1)

References

  1. "Official Site of MLB: History: All Star Game Recaps". Archived from the original on August 8, 2007. Retrieved July 17, 2007.
  2. "King Carl – remembering New York Giants pitcher Carl Hubbell who struck out five American League hitters in a row at the 1934 All-Star Baseball game". The Sporting News. July 12, 1999. Retrieved July 17, 2007.
  3. Player declined or was unable to play.
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