1939 National Football League All-Star Game
|1939 NFL All-star Game|
|Date||January 15, 1939|
|Stadium||Wrigley Field, Los Angeles, California|
|TV in the United States|
The 1939 National Football League All-star Game was the professional football league's first-ever all-star game. The game pitted the New York Giants, the league's champion for the 1938 season, against a team of all-stars. The game was played on Sunday, January 15, 1939, at Wrigley Field in Los Angeles, California in front of 15,000 fans. The Giants defeated the all-stars by a score of 13–10.
The players on the all-star squad were selected by fan balloting.
All-American All-Stars Roster
|Quarterback||Erny Pinckert, Washington Redskins||Stu Smith, Pittsburgh Pirates
Ed Goddard, Cleveland Rams
Gordon Gore, Los Angeles Bulldogs
Johnny Drake, Cleveland Rams
Cecil Isbell, Green Bay Packers
|Left Halfback||Sammy Baugh, Washington Redskins|
|Right Halfback||Lloyd Cardwell, Detroit Lions|
|Fullback||Clarke Hinkle, Green Bay Packers|
|Left End||Gaynell Tinsley, Chicago Cardinals||Bob McChesney, Washington Redskins
Joe Carter, Philadelphia Eagles
Bill Moore, Los Angeles Bulldogs
|Right End||Perry Schwartz, Brooklyn Dodgers|
|Left Tackle||Joe Stydahar, Chicago Bears||Ernie Smith, Hollywood Stars|
|Right Tackle||Frank Kinard, Brooklyn Dodgers|
|Left Guard||Byron Gentry, Pittsburgh Pirates||Owen Hanson, Hollywood Stars
Bill Radovich, Detroit Lions
Russ Letlow, Green Bay Packers
|Right Guard||Pete Mehringer, Los Angeles Bulldogs|
|Center||John Wiatrak, Cleveland Rams||Phil Dougherty, Chicago Cardinals|
New York Giants roster
|Quarterback||Nello Falaschi||Tuffy Leemans
|Left Halfback||Hank Soar|
|Right Halfback||Ward Cuff|
|Left End||Jim Lee Howell||Hap Barnard
|Right End||Jim Poole|
|Left Tackle||Ed Widseth||Frank Cope
|Right Tackle||Ox Parry|
|Left Guard||Orville Tuttle||Pete Cole|
|Right Guard||Kayo Lunday|
|Center||Mel Hein||Stan Galazin|
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