1934 Major League Baseball All-Star Game

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1934 Major League Baseball All-Star Game
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
American League 0 0 0 2 6 1 0 0 0 9 14 1
National League 1 0 3 0 3 0 0 0 0 7 8 1
Date July 10, 1934
Venue Polo Grounds
City New York City
Managers American League - Joe Cronin (WAS)
National League - Bill Terry (NYG)
Attendance 48,363
Radio CBS, NBC Blue, NBC Red
Radio announcers Pat Flanagan, Ted Husing (CBS)
France Laux, Ford Bond (NBC Blue)
Hal Totten, Graham McNamee (NBC Red)
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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 New York City, the home of the New York Giants of the National League. The game resulted in the American League defeating the National League 9-7. American League 2-0.

The game is well known among baseball fans 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[edit]

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

Game[edit]

Umpires[edit]

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[edit]

American League National League
Order Player Team Position Order Player Team Position
1 Charlie Gehringer Tigers 2B 1 Frankie Frisch Cardinals 2B
2 Heinie Manush Senators OF 2 Pie Traynor Pirates 3B
3 Babe Ruth Yankees OF 3 Joe Medwick Cardinals OF
4 Lou Gehrig Yankees 1B 4 Kiki Cuyler Cubs OF
5 Jimmie Foxx Athletics 3B 5 Wally Berger Braves OF
6 Al Simmons White Sox OF 6 Bill Terry Giants 1B
7 Joe Cronin Senators SS 7 Travis Jackson Giants SS
8 Bill Dickey Yankees C 8 Gabby Hartnett Cubs C
9 Lefty Gomez Yankees P 9 Carl Hubbell Giants P

Linescore[edit]

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
American 0 0 0 2 6 1 0 0 0 9 14 1
National 1 0 3 0 3 0 0 0 0 7 8 1
WP: Mel Harder (1-0)   LP: Van Mungo (0-1)
Home runs:
AL: None
NL: Frankie Frisch (2), Joe Medwick (1)

References[edit]

  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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