1938 All Star Game Program @ Cincinnati "bunt Hr" Dimag Vandy Foxx Gehrig's Last
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1938 All Star Game Program @ Cincinnati "bunt Hr" Dimag Vandy Foxx Gehrig's Last:
RARE VINTAGE ORIGINAL! BEAUTIFUL OFFICIAL 1938 ALL STAR PROGRAM at CINCINNATI – JOHNNY VANDER MEER STARS BEFORE HOME CROWD – N.L. PREVAILS 4-1, LEFTY GOMEZ TAKES LOSS, MACE BROWN SAVES IT!!
This sale is for a beautiful and rare 1938 ALL STAR GAME BASEBALL PROGRAM at CINCINNATI. One of the toughest programs of all! Fully original vintage Program from 6th All-Star Game, July 6, 1938. N. L. won Game, 4-1 before tiny crowd of 27,607 at Crosley Field. This was one of the smallest crowds ever making this a very tough program to find. Johnny Vander Meer won before the home crowd over Lefty Gomez. Vandy was chosen by N.L. manager Bill Terry for his amazing feat of throwing two (consecutive) no-hitters. Clean and unscored.
Once again, the outcome looked bright for the National League with the appearance of Cincinnati lefty Johnny Vander Meer. Although he was never a big winner, he had electrified baseball that summer by pitching back-to-back no-hitters against the Boston Bees and Brooklyn Dodgers. With the All-Star Game being played in Cincinnati, he drew the start and only gave up gave up one hit in three innings. Once again, Lefty Gomez started for the American League. He gave up two hits and one unearned run in three innings.
This game was memorable, though, for one of the strangest plays ever to take place on a baseball field; a “homerun bunt”. Frank McCormick had opened the seventh with a single and Leo Durocher, the next batter, was ordered to sacrifice. He followed the order as third baseman Jimmie Foxx charged in. Playing the ball, Foxx made the scoop and threw the ball into right field. Joe DiMaggio, in right in deference to Earl Averill, raced in, picked up the ball and fired it home. The throw was too high and sailed over catcher Bill Dickey's head, allowing McCormick to score. Meanwhile, Durocher never stopped running until he reached home.
This was the first All-Star game played without a home run being hit by either team. Playing his final All-Star Game, Lou Gehrig went 1 for 3 with a single.
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