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All-Star Results - 1937

Game 5
July 7, 1937

 Griffith Stadium, Washington Game Final 
  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
 National 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0   3 13 0
 American 0 0 2 3 1 2 0 0 X   8 13 2
Pitchers: (8) vs. GOMEZ, Bridges (4), Harder (7)
Home Runs: Gehrig-AL
Attendance: 31,391

Game Recap

President Franklin Roosevelt threw out the first ball. Lefty Gomez, starting for the American League for the fourth time in five All-Star Games, threw out the second, then hurled three scoreless innings. The National League's Joe Medwick collected four hits in a losing cause, as the American League, led by Lou Gehrig's two-run blast off Dizzy Dean, coasted to an 8-3 win.

1937: Dizzy's Demise

Griffith Stadium in the nation's capital was the site for the fifth All-Star Game. FDR was on hand to throw out the first pitch in a game dominated by Yankee bats. Red Rolfe, Bill Dickey, Joe DiMaggio and Lou Gehrig all figured heavily in the AL's scoring, with the Iron Horse driving in four runs as the Junior Circuit cruised to an 8-3 victory. Bad news for Cardinals fans, too, as Dizzy Dean broke his toe on an Earl Averill liner. The seemingly small injury would lead to a change in delivery and subsequent arm injuries, marking the beginning of the end for the mound great.

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American League
  Earl Averill
  Beau Bell +
  Tommy Bridges
  Harlond Clift +
  Doc Cramer +
  Joe Cronin
  Bill Dickey
  Joe DiMaggio
  Rick Ferrell +
  Wes Ferrell +
  Jimmie Foxx
  Lou Gehrig
  Charlie Gehringer
  Lefty Gomez
  Hank Greenberg +
  Lefty Grove +
  Mel Harder
  Wally Moses +
  Johnny Murphy +
  Buddy Myer +
  Red Rolfe
  Luke Sewell +
  Monty Stratton *
  Gee Walker *
  Sam West
National League
  Dick Bartell
  Cy Blanton
  Ripper Collins
  Dizzy Dean
  Frank Demaree
  Lee Grissom
  Gabby Hartnett
  Billy Herman
  Carl Hubbell
  Billy Jurges +
  Ernie Lombardi +
  Gus Mancuso
  Pepper Martin +
  Joe Medwick
  Johnny Mize
  Gene Moore +
  Jo-Jo Moore
  Van Mungo
  Mel Ott
  Arky Vaughan
  Bucky Walters
  Paul Waner
  Burgess Whitehead
* Named to team but replaced due to injury
+ Did not enter game

These hard-hitting American Leaguers are all set, July 7, 1937, to tear into National League pitching. Named to play in the All-Star game at Griffith Stadium in Washington, are, from left to right: Lou Gehrig of the Yankees, Joe Cronin of the Red Sox, Bill Dickey of the Yankees, Joe DiMaggio of the Yankees, Charlie Gehringer of the Tigers, Jimmy Foxx of the Red Sox, and Hank Greenberg of the Tigers.