1936 Major League Baseball All-Star Game

The 1936 Major League Baseball All-Star Game was the fourth 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, 1936, at National League Park in Boston, Massachusetts, the home of the Boston Bees of the National League. The game resulted in the National League defeating the American League 4–3. It was the National League's first win in All-Star Game history.

1936 Major League Baseball All-Star Game
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DateJuly 7, 1936
VenueNational League Park
CityBoston, Massachusetts
Ceremonial first pitchNone
Radio announcersArch McDonald and Dolly Stark (CBS)
Hal Totten, Tom Manning and Graham McNamee (NBC)
Fred Hoey and Linus Travers (Mutual)


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



Home PlateBeans ReardonNational
First BaseBill SummersAmerican
Second BaseBill StewartNational
Third BaseLou KollsAmerican

The umpires rotated positions clockwise in the middle of the fifth inning, with Summers moving behind the plate.[2]

Starting lineups

American LeagueNational League
1Luke ApplingWhite SoxSS1Augie GalanCubsCF
2Charlie GehringerTigers2B2Billy HermanCubs2B
3Joe DiMaggioYankeesRF3Ripper CollinsCardinals1B
4Lou GehrigYankees1B4Joe MedwickCardinalsLF
5Earl AverillIndiansCF5Frank DemareeCubsRF
6Rick FerrellRed SoxC6Gabby HartnettCubsC
7Rip RadcliffWhite SoxLF7Pinky WhitneyPhillies3B
8Pinky HigginsAthletics3B8Leo DurocherCardinalsSS
9Lefty GroveRed SoxP9Dizzy DeanCardinalsP

Game summary

Tuesday, July 7, 1936 1:30 pm (ET) at National League Park in Boston, Massachusetts
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WP: Dizzy Dean (1–0)   LP: Lefty Grove (0–1)   Sv: Lon Warneke (1)
Home runs:
AL: Lou Gehrig (1)
NL: Augie Galan (1)

Joe DiMaggio became the first rookie to play in an All-Star Game; he was hitless in five-at-bats and made an error in right field.


  1. Player declined or was unable to play.
  2. "National League 4, American League 3". Retrosheet. July 7, 1936. Retrieved October 23, 2016.
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