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
Players initalicshave since been inducted into theNational Baseball Hall of Fame.
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.
|American League||National League|
|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|
|WP: Mel Harder (1-0) LP: Van Mungo (0-1)|
NL: Frankie Frisch (2), Joe Medwick (1)
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