1937 Major League Baseball All-Star Game
|Date||July 7, 1937|
|First pitch||President Franklin D. Roosevelt|
|Radio||Mutual, CBS, NBC|
|Radio announcers||Bob Elson, Tony Wakeman (Mutual)
France Laux, Bill Dyer, Arch McDonald (CBS)
Tom Manning, Warren Brown (NBC)
|Jimmie DeShong Motion Picture Film (1937) featuring Franklin Delano Roosevelt walking taken at the 1937 All-Star Game, Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (5:37) FDR at 0:38–0:54 and 5:25–5:37|
The 1937 Major League Baseball All-Star Game was the fifth 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, 1937, at Griffith Stadium in Washington, D.C., the home of the Washington Senators of the American League. The game resulted in the American League defeating the National League 8–3.
The game, watched by President Franklin D. Roosevelt, is remembered because of a play in which Earl Averill of the Indians hit a ball that struck pitcher Dizzy Dean on the toe, breaking it. Complications of this injury shortened the career of the future Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher.
Players in italics have since been inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame.
|Home Plate||Bill McGowan|
|First Base||Babe Pinelli|
|Second Base||John Quinn|
|Third Base||George Barr|
|National League||American League|
|1||Paul Waner||Pirates||RF||1||Red Rolfe||Yankees||3B|
|2||Billy Herman||Cubs||2B||2||Charlie Gehringer||Tigers||2B|
|3||Arky Vaughan||Pirates||3B||3||Joe DiMaggio||Yankees||RF|
|4||Joe Medwick||Cardinals||LF||4||Lou Gehrig||Yankees||1B|
|5||Frank Demaree||Cubs||CF||5||Earl Averill||Indians||CF|
|6||Johnny Mize||Cardinals||1B||6||Joe Cronin||Red Sox||SS|
|7||Gabby Hartnett||Cubs||C||7||Bill Dickey||Yankees||C|
|8||Dick Bartell||Giants||SS||8||Sam West||Browns||LF|
|9||Dizzy Dean||Cardinals||P||9||Lefty Grove||Red Sox||P|
|WP: Lefty Gomez (1–0) LP: Dizzy Dean (0–1) Sv: Mel Harder (1)
AL: Lou Gehrig (1)
Players scramble to catch the first pitch, thrown by President Franklin D. Roosevelt, prior to the 1937 All-Star game.
- "Rare footage shows 'brave struggle' of FDR walking". San Francisco Chronicle. Associated Press. May 16, 2014. Retrieved May 16, 2014.
- Player declined or was unable to play.