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1934 All Star Game

1934 All Star Game

1934 All Star Game

National League starting pitcher Carl Hubbell fanned Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Jimmie Foxx, Al Simmons and Joe Cronin in succession as the National League jumped to a 4-0 lead. But the American League rallied for two in the fourth and six more in the fifth for a 9-7 win.

 

The1934 Major League Baseball All-Star Gamewas the second playing of the mid-summer classic between theall-starsof theAmerican League(AL) andNational League(NL), the two leagues comprisingMajor League Baseball. The game was held on July 10 at thePolo GroundsinNew York City, the home of theNew York Giantsof the National League. The game resulted in the American League defeating the National League 9-7.

The game is well known among baseball fans for the performance of NL starting pitcherCarl 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.

Lost in the Hubbell performance - Earl Averill starred he pinch-hit in the fourth inning and knocked a triple scoring two runs. In the fifth inning, he responded again with two additional runs batted in on a hard hit double. 

During the fifth inning Pie Traynor stole home during a double steal with Mel Ott and The home plate theft was the first and only in All-Star history

 

 

All Star Video

Rosters

Players initalicshave since been inducted into theNational Baseball Hall of Fame.

 

American League

Starters
PositionPlayerTeamAll-Star Games
P Lefty Gomez Yankees 2
C Bill Dickey Yankees 2
1B Lou Gehrig Yankees 2
2B Charlie Gehringer Tigers 2
3B Jimmie Foxx Athletics 2
SS Joe Cronin Senators 2
LF Heinie Manush Senators 1
CF Al Simmons White Sox 2
RF Babe Ruth Yankees 2
Pitchers
PositionPlayerTeamAll-Star Games
P Tommy Bridges Tigers 1
P Mel Harder Indians 1
P Red Ruffing Yankees 1
P Jack Russell Senators 1
Reserves
PositionPlayerTeamAll-Star Games
C Mickey Cochrane Tigers 1
C Rick Ferrell Red Sox 2
3B Jimmy Dykes White Sox 2
3B Pinky Higgins Athletics 1
OF Earl Averill Indians 2
OF Ben Chapman Yankees 2
OF Sam West Browns 2

National League

Starters
PositionPlayerTeamAll-Star Games
P Carl Hubbell Giants 2
C Gabby Hartnett Cubs 2
1B Bill Terry Giants 2
2B Frankie Frisch Cardinals 2
3B Pie Traynor Pirates 2
SS Travis Jackson Giants 1
LF Joe Medwick Cardinals 1
CF Wally Berger Braves 2
RF Kiki Cuyler Cubs 1
Pitchers
PositionPlayerTeamAll-Star Games
P Dizzy Dean Cardinals 1
P Fred Frankhouse Braves 1
P Van Mungo Dodgers 1
P Lon Warneke Cubs 2
Reserves
PositionPlayerTeamAll-Star Games
C Al Lopez Dodgers 1
2B Billy Herman Cubs 1
3B Pepper Martin Cardinals 2
SS Arky Vaughan Pirates 1
OF Chuck Klein Cubs 2
OF Jo-Jo Moore[3] Giants 1
OF Mel Ott Giants 1
OF Paul Waner Pirates 2

 

Game

Umpires

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

 

American LeagueNational League
OrderPlayerTeamPositionOrderPlayerTeamPosition
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

 

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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)
By Tom Hannon

 

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