On July 7, 1937 President Franklin D. Roosevelt is in attendance at Griffith Stadium in Washington, FDR, who tosses the ceremonial first pitch, is the first U.S. president to attend an All-Star Game.

New York Yankees first baseman Lou Gehrig drives in four runs with a home run and a double to lead the American league to an 8 – 3 victory over the National League in All-Star action. Dizzy Dean’s toe is fractured by a drive off the bat of Earl Averill. After the injury, Dean is unable to pitch with the same delivery. When he returns to action, he uses an unnatural motion, causing an arm injury from which he never recovers.

 

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Landis assumes camera pose. Washington D.C., July 7. Kenesaw Mountain Landis, High Commissioner of baseball, assumes his characteristic pose for the cameramen as he views the 1937 all-star game in the Capitol, 7/7/37

Landis assumes camera pose. Washington D.C., July 7. Kenesaw Mountain Landis, High Commissioner of baseball, assumes his characteristic pose for the cameramen as he views the 1937 all-star game in the Capitol, 7/7/37

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The 1937 All-Star Game(s)

All-Star Game Played on Wednesday, July 7, 1937 (D) at Griffith Stadium

NL       0  0  0    1  1  1    0  0  0  -   3 13  0
AL       0  0  2    3  1  2    0  0  x  -   8 13  2
BOX+PBP
WP: Gomez (1-0)
LP: Dean (0-1)
SV: Harder (1)
HR: Gehrig (1)

Play by Play

 

NATIONAL LEAGUE 1ST: Managers: Joe McCarthy (AL New York),
Bill Terry (NL New York); Waner grounded out (third to
first); Herman popped to catcher in foul territory; Vaughan
singled to center; Medwick forced Vaughan (shortstop to second);
0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  National League 0, American League 0.

AMERICAN LEAGUE 1ST: Rolfe grounded out (first unassisted);
Gehringer lined to shortstop; DiMaggio walked; Gehrig struck
out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  National League 0, American League 0.

NATIONAL LEAGUE 2ND: Demaree flied to center; Mize flied to
left; Hartnett grounded out (second to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  National League 0, American League 0.

AMERICAN LEAGUE 2ND: Averill singled to right; Cronin flied to
right; Dickey singled [Averill to second]; West flied to center;
Gomez struck out; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  National League 0,
American League 0.

NATIONAL LEAGUE 3RD: Bartell grounded out (shortstop to first);
Dean flied to right; Waner flied to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
National League 0, American League 0.

AMERICAN LEAGUE 3RD: Rolfe grounded out (shortstop to first);
Gehringer grounded out (second to first); DiMaggio singled to
center; Gehrig homered [DiMaggio scored]; Averill grounded out
(pitcher to second to first); Dizzy Dean suffered a broken
toe from the line drive; 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  National
League 0, American League 2.

NATIONAL LEAGUE 4TH: BRIDGES REPLACED GOMEZ (PITCHING); Herman
singled to left; Vaughan grounded out (pitcher to first) [Herman
to second]; Medwick doubled [Herman scored]; Demaree popped to
second; Mize grounded out (shortstop to first); 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  National League 1, American League 2.

AMERICAN LEAGUE 4TH: HUBBELL REPLACED DEAN (PITCHING); Cronin
flied to left; Dickey walked; West singled [Dickey to third];
Bridges struck out; Rolfe tripled to right [Dickey scored, West
scored]; Gehringer singled [Rolfe scored]; BLANTON REPLACED
HUBBELL (PITCHING); DiMaggio struck out; 3 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
National League 1, American League 5.

NATIONAL LEAGUE 5TH: Hartnett singled to center; Bartell flied
to left; OTT BATTED FOR BLANTON; Ott doubled to right [Hartnett
to third]; Waner flied out to left [Hartnett scored]; Herman
reached on an error by Rolfe [Ott to third]; Vaughan popped to
first in foul territory; the umpires changed positions; 1
R, 2 H, 1 E, 2 LOB.  National League 2, American League 5.

AMERICAN LEAGUE 5TH: GRISSOM REPLACED OTT (PITCHING); Gehrig
struck out; Averill struck out; Cronin doubled to right; Dickey
doubled to center [Cronin scored]; West popped to third; 1 R, 2
H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  National League 2, American League 6.

NATIONAL LEAGUE 6TH: Medwick singled to right; Demaree singled
to left [Medwick to third]; Mize flied out to center [Medwick
scored]; Hartnett forced Demaree (second to shortstop);
WHITEHEAD RAN FOR HARTNETT; Bartell reached on an error by Rolfe
[Whitehead to second]; COLLINS BATTED FOR GRISSOM; Collins
singled to right [Whitehead out at home (right to catcher),
Bartell to third (on throw to home)]; 1 R, 3 H, 1 E, 2 LOB. 
National League 3, American League 6.

AMERICAN LEAGUE 6TH: MANCUSO REPLACED WHITEHEAD (PLAYING C );
MUNGO REPLACED COLLINS (PITCHING); FOXX BATTED FOR BRIDGES; Foxx
grounded out (pitcher to first); Rolfe walked; Gehringer singled
[Rolfe to second]; DiMaggio struck out; Gehrig doubled to center
[Rolfe scored, Gehringer scored, Gehrig out at third (center to
shortstop to third)]; 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  National League 3,
American League 8.

NATIONAL LEAGUE 7TH: HARDER REPLACED FOXX (PITCHING); Waner
grounded out (second to first); Herman singled to left; Vaughan
forced Herman (second to shortstop); Medwick doubled [Vaughan to
third]; Demaree grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 2 H, 0
E, 2 LOB.  National League 3, American League 8.

AMERICAN LEAGUE 7TH: Averill walked; Cronin lined into a double
play (shortstop to first) [Averill out at first]; Dickey flied
to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  National League 3, American
League 8.

NATIONAL LEAGUE 8TH: Mize flied to left; Mancuso grounded out
(third to first); Bartell singled; MOORE BATTED FOR MUNGO; Moore
forced Bartell (shortstop unassisted); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. 
National League 3, American League 8.

AMERICAN LEAGUE 8TH: WALTERS REPLACED MOORE (PITCHING); West
popped to second; Harder grounded out (second to first); Rolfe
singled; Gehringer singled [Rolfe to third]; DiMaggio popped to
third in foul territory; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  National League
3, American League 8.

NATIONAL LEAGUE 9TH: Waner grounded out (pitcher to first);
Herman grounded out (first to pitcher); Vaughan singled; Medwick
singled [Vaughan to third]; Demaree grounded out (second to
first); 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  National League 3, American
League 8.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 National League   3  13   0   11
 American League   8  13   2    7