1934 Major League Baseball All-Star Game
The 1934 Major League Baseball All-Star Game was the second 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 10 at the Polo Grounds in Manhattan, the home of the New York Giants of the National League. The game resulted in the American League defeating the National League 9–7.
|Date||July 10, 1934|
|City||New York City|
|Radio announcers||France Laux, Ted Husing (CBS)|
Tom Manning, Ford Bond, Graham McNamee (NBC)
The game is well known among baseball historians for the performance of NL starting pitcher Carl 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.
Players in italics have since been inducted into the National 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)
- "Official Site of MLB: History: All Star Game Recaps". Archived from the original on August 8, 2007. Retrieved July 17, 2007.
- "King Carl – remembering New York Giants pitcher Carl Hubbell who struck out five American League hitters in a row at the 1934 All-Star Baseball game". The Sporting News. July 12, 1999. Retrieved July 17, 2007.
- Player declined or was unable to play.