1939 Major League Baseball All-Star Game

The 1939 Major League Baseball All-Star Game was the seventh 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 11, 1939, at Yankee Stadium in The Bronx, New York City, the home of the New York Yankees of the American League. The game resulted in the American League defeating the National League 3–1.

1939 Major League Baseball All-Star Game
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
National League 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 7 1
American League 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 X 3 6 1
DateJuly 11, 1939
VenueYankee Stadium
CityBronx, New York
Managers
Attendance62,892
Ceremonial first pitchNone
RadioMutual, CBS, NBC
Radio announcersRed Barber, Bob Elson, Al Helfer (Mutual)
France Laux, Arch McDonald, Mel Allen (CBS)
Tom Manning, Paul Douglas, Warren Brown (NBC)

Rosters

Players in italics have since been inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame.

National League

Starters
Position Player Team All-Star Games
P Paul Derringer Reds 3
C Ernie Lombardi Reds 4
1B Frank McCormick Reds 2
2B Lonny Frey Reds 1
3B Stan Hack Cubs 2
SS Arky Vaughan Pirates 6
LF Joe Medwick Cardinals 6
CF Mel Ott Giants 6
RF Ival Goodman Reds 2
Pitchers
Position Player Team All-Star Games
P Curt Davis Cardinals 2
P Lou Fette Bees 1
P Bill Lee Cubs 2
P Johnny Vander Meer Reds 2
P Bucky Walters Reds 2
P Lon Warneke Cardinals 4
P Whit Wyatt Dodgers 1
Reserves
Position Player Team All-Star Games
C Harry Danning Giants 2
C Babe Phelps Dodgers 2
1B Dolph Camilli Dodgers 1
1B Johnny Mize Cardinals 2
2B Billy Herman Cubs 6
3B Cookie Lavagetto Dodgers 2
SS Billy Jurges Giants 2
OF Morrie Arnovich Phillies 1
OF Terry Moore Cardinals 1

American League

Starters
Position Player Team All-Star Games
P Red Ruffing Yankees 3
C Bill Dickey Yankees 6
1B Hank Greenberg Tigers 3
2B Joe Gordon Yankees 1
3B Red Rolfe Yankees 3
SS Joe Cronin Red Sox 6
LF George Selkirk Yankees 2
CF Joe DiMaggio Yankees 4
RF Doc Cramer Red Sox 4
Pitchers
Position Player Team All-Star Games
P Tommy Bridges Tigers 5
P Bob Feller Indians 2
P Lefty Gomez Yankees 7
P Lefty Grove Red Sox 6
P Ted Lyons White Sox 1
P Johnny Murphy Yankees 3
P Bobo Newsom Tigers 2
Reserves
Position Player Team All-Star Games
C Frankie Hayes Athletics 1
C Rollie Hemsley Indians 3
1B Jimmie Foxx Red Sox 7
1B Lou Gehrig Yankees 7
1B George McQuinn Browns 1
SS Luke Appling White Sox 2
SS Frankie Crosetti Yankees 2
OF George Case[1] Senators 1
OF Myril Hoag Browns 1
OF Bob Johnson Athletics 3

Game

Umpires

Position Umpire League
Home Plate Cal Hubbard American
First Base Larry Goetz National
Second Base Eddie Rommel American
Third Base George Magerkurth National

The umpires changed assignments in the middle of the fifth inning – Hubbard and Magerkurth swapped positions, also Goetz and Rommel swapped positions.[2]

Starting lineups

National League American League
Order Player Team Position Order Player Team Position
1 Stan Hack Cubs 3B 1 Doc Cramer Red Sox RF
2 Lonny Frey Reds 2B 2 Red Rolfe Yankees 3B
3 Ival Goodman Reds RF 3 Joe DiMaggio Yankees CF
4 Frank McCormick Reds 1B 4 Bill Dickey Yankees C
5 Ernie Lombardi Reds C 5 Hank Greenberg Tigers 1B
6 Joe Medwick Cardinals LF 6 Joe Cronin Red Sox SS
7 Mel Ott Giants CF 7 George Selkirk Yankees LF
8 Arky Vaughan Pirates SS 8 Joe Gordon Yankees 2B
9 Paul Derringer Reds P 9 Red Ruffing Yankees P

Game summary

Tuesday, July 11, 1939 2:00 pm (ET) at Yankee Stadium in Bronx, New York
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
National League 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 7 1
American League 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 X 3 6 1
WP: Tommy Bridges (1–0)   LP: Bill Lee (0–1)   Sv: Bob Feller (1)
Home runs:
NL: None
AL: Joe DiMaggio (1)

References

  1. ^ Player declined or was unable to play.
  2. ^ "American League 3, National League 1". Retrosheet. July 11, 1939. Retrieved October 23, 2016.

External links

1939 Brooklyn Dodgers season

The 1939 Brooklyn Dodgers started the year with a new manager, Leo Durocher, who became both the team's manager and starting shortstop. They also became the first New York NL team to have a regular radio broadcast, with Red Barber handing the announcers job, and the first team to have a television broadcast (during their August 26 home game doubleheaders against the Reds, both of which WNBT covered for the NBC network). The team finished in third place, showing some improvement over the previous seasons.

1940 Major League Baseball All-Star Game

The 1940 Major League Baseball All-Star Game was the eighth 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 9, 1940, at Sportsman's Park in St. Louis, Missouri, the home of the St. Louis Cardinals and St. Louis Browns. The game resulted in the National League defeating the American League 4–0.

Larry Goetz

Lawrence John Goetz (February 15, 1895 – October 31, 1962) was a professional baseball umpire. Goetz started umpiring in the Blue Grass League from 1920 to 1922. He also umpired in the Western Ohio League, Piedmont League, and the American Association. He then became a successful National League umpire from 1936 to 1957. Goetz was an umpire in the 1941, 1947, and 1952 World Series and the 1939 Major League Baseball All-Star Game. He was born and died in Cincinnati.He was one of the umpires in Norman Rockwell's famous painting Bottom of the Sixth, along with Beans Reardon and Lou Jorda.

Lou Fette

Louis Henry William Fette (March 15, 1907 – January 3, 1981) was an American professional baseball player. The native of Alma, Missouri, was a right-handed pitcher who appeared in 109 games in Major League Baseball—107 of them for Boston's National League franchise—during all or parts of five seasons between 1937 and 1945. He was listed as 6 feet 1 inch (1.85 m) tall and 200 pounds (91 kg). He attended Missouri Valley College.

Wheaties

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Yankee Stadium Legacy

The Yankee Stadium Legacy set is a 6,743-card compilation chronicling every single game the New York Yankees game ever played at the original Yankee Stadium, and other notable events. The card set was manufactured by Upper Deck and made its official debut by being randomly inserted into packs of Upper Deck’s 2008 Series 1 Baseball.As part of a promotion related to the set, the first five collectors who completed the set of all 6,661 cards inserted into 2008 Upper Deck Baseball products, were to travel to New York during the 2009 New York Yankees season to attend a game at the new Yankee Stadium and meet Yankee Captain, Derek Jeter. The Yankee Stadium Legacy cards representing the 2008 New York Yankees season appeared in 2009 Upper Deck Series One Baseball packs in February 2009 and put an end to the Yankee Stadium Legacy promotion. The five contest winners would receive the 82 cards representing the final season at Yankee Stadium.

Tommy Baxter, a 36-year-old from Little Rock, Arkansas, was the first collector to put together Upper Deck’s Yankee Stadium Legacy (YSL) Collection. Baxter was a Cubs fan. Baxter's accomplishment was commemorated with a card in 2009 Upper Deck Series One Baseball.

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