Duo led AL to third straight All-Star win in 1935
Foxx had homer, three RBIs; Gomez pitched six innings to get win
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Slugger Jimmie Foxx and starting pitcher Lefty Gomez led the American League to a third straight win in as many All-Star Games before 69,831 at Cleveland Municipal Stadium on July 8, 1935.
Foxx hit a two-run homer in the first and finished 2-for-3 with three RBIs in the American League's 4-1 win.
Yankees ace Gomez allowed one run on three hits over six innings. He walked two hitters and struck out four to pick up his second All-Star Game win in three years. After the third game in the series, the National League successfully pushed for a rule change to limit pitchers to three innings (unless the game went into extra innings) in future All-Star Games.
The Indians' Mel Harder, who had pitched five innings in the 1934 All-Star Game, pitched the final three innings for the American League in 1935, shutting out the National League on one hit.
Detroit second baseman Charlie Gehringer drew a one-out walk in the first, but was forced at second on a ground ball to first by Yankees first baseman Lou Gehrig.
Foxx, who normally played first base for the Philadelphia Athletics but started at third in deference to Gehrig, then hit a two-run homer off National League starter Bill Walker of the St. Louis Cardinals.
The American League scored a third run off Walker in the second when St. Louis Browns catcher Rollie Hemsley tripled and scored on a sacrifice fly by Red Sox shortstop Joe Cronin.
Pirates shortstop Arky Vaughan opened the National League fourth with a double to right and scored on a single by New York Giants first baseman Bill Terry to make it 3-1. Those were two of the National League's four hits in the game.
Indians right fielder Joe Vosmik singled with two out in the bottom of the fifth and scored on a bases-loaded single by Foxx.
Chicago White Sox center fielder Al Simmons went 2-for-4 for the American League in his third and final appearance to finish his All-Star Game career 6-for-13.
The crowd stood as an All-Star Game record until 1981.
In an interesting twist, both managers in the 1935 All-Star Game were player-managers with their respective teams -- Cardinals second baseman Frankie Frisch with the National League and Tigers catcher Mickey Cochrane of the American League. Each agreed not to play in the game.