1939 Major League Baseball All-Star Game

The 1939 Major League Baseball All-Star Game was the seventh 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 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 Yankees went on the win the World Series that year, making them the first team to host the All-Star Game and win the World Series in the same year.

1939 Major League Baseball All-Star Game
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DateJuly 11, 1939
VenueYankee Stadium
CityBronx, New York
Ceremonial first pitchNone
Radio announcersFrance Laux, Arch McDonald and Mel Allen (CBS)
Tom Manning, Paul Douglas and Warren Brown (NBC)
Red Barber, Bob Elson and Al Helfer (Mutual)


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



Home PlateCal HubbardAmerican
First BaseLarry GoetzNational
Second BaseEddie RommelAmerican
Third BaseGeorge MagerkurthNational

The umpires changed assignments in the middle of the fifth inning – Hubbard and Magerkurth swapped positions, also Goetz and Rommel swapped positions.[2]

Starting lineups

National LeagueAmerican League
1Stan HackCubs3B1Doc CramerRed SoxRF
2Lonny FreyReds2B2Red RolfeYankees3B
3Ival GoodmanRedsRF3Joe DiMaggioYankeesCF
4Frank McCormickReds1B4Bill DickeyYankeesC
5Ernie LombardiRedsC5Hank GreenbergTigers1B
6Joe MedwickCardinalsLF6Joe CroninRed SoxSS
7Mel OttGiantsCF7George SelkirkYankeesLF
8Arky VaughanPiratesSS8Joe GordonYankees2B
9Paul DerringerRedsP9Red RuffingYankeesP

Game summary

Tuesday, July 11, 1939 2:00 pm (ET) at Yankee Stadium in Bronx, New York
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WP: Tommy Bridges (1–0)   LP: Bill Lee (0–1)   Sv: Bob Feller (1)
Home runs:
NL: None
AL: Joe DiMaggio (1)


  1. Player declined or was unable to play.
  2. "American League 3, National League 1". Retrosheet. July 11, 1939. Retrieved October 23, 2016.
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