1933 All-Star Game Play by Play

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"He (Babe Ruth) was marvelous. That old boy certainly came through when they needed him." - John McGraw (in the locker room after the 1933 All-Star Game)
1933 All-Star Game

A Play-by-Play Account

NL STARS 1ST: Martin grounded out (Cronin to Gehrig); Frisch grounded out (Gehringer to Gehrig); Klein lined to Cronin; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. NL Stars 0, AL Stars 0.

AL STARS 1ST: Chapman grounded out (Martin to Terry); Gehringer walked; Ruth was called out on strikes while Gehringer stole second; Gehrig grounded out (Terry to Hallahan); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. NL Stars 0, AL Stars 0.

NL STARS 2ND: Hafey singled to Gehringer; Terry singled to Chapman [Hafey to second]; Berger grounded into a double play (Dykes to Gehrig) [Hafey out at third, Terry to second]; Bartell struck out; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. NL Stars 0, AL Stars 0.

AL STARS 2ND: Simmons flied to Hafey; Dykes walked; Cronin walked [Dykes to second]; Ferrell flied to Klein; Gomez singled to Berger [Dykes scored, Cronin to second]; Chapman forced Gomez (Bartell to Frisch); 1 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. NL Stars 0, AL Stars 1.

NL STARS 3RD: Wilson grounded out (Dykes to Gehrig); Hallahan flied to Simmons; Martin popped to Cronin; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. NL Stars 0, AL Stars 1.

AL STARS 3RD: Gehringer walked; Ruth homered [Gehringer scored]; Gehrig walked; WARNEKE REPLACED HALLAHAN (PITCHING); Simmons grounded into a double play (Bartell to Frisch to Terry) [Gehrig out at second]; Dykes singled to Hafey; Cronin flied to Berger; 2 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. NL Stars 0, AL Stars 3.

NL STARS 4TH: CROWDER REPLACED GOMEZ (PITCHING); Frisch lined to Simmons; Klein grounded out (Gehrig unassisted); Hafey popped to Dykes in foul territory; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. NL Stars 0, AL Stars 3.

AL STARS 4TH: Ferrell flied to Klein; Crowder grounded out (Frisch to Terry); Chapman grounded out (Martin to Terry); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. NL Stars 0, AL Stars 3.

NL STARS 5TH: Terry grounded out (Gehringer to Gehrig); Berger grounded out (Cronin to Gehrig); Gehrig dropped a foul fly hit by Bartell; Bartell popped to Gehrig in foul territory; Umpires move: Klem (hp), McGowan (1b), Rigler (2b), Dinneen (3b); the AL ball was replaced by an NL ball; 0 R, 0 H, 1 E, 0 LOB. NL Stars 0, AL Stars 3.

AL STARS 5TH: Gehringer flied to Berger; Ruth singled to Berger; Gehrig struck out; Simmons singled to Hafey [Ruth to second]; Dykes forced Simmons (Bartell to Frisch); 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. NL Stars 0, AL Stars 3.

NL STARS 6TH: O'DOUL BATTED FOR WILSON; O'Doul grounded out (Gehringer to Gehrig); Warneke tripled to Ruth; Martin grounded out (Dykes to Gehrig) [Warneke scored]; Frisch homered; Klein singled; Hafey grounded out (Dykes to Gehrig); 2 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. NL Stars 2, AL Stars 3.

AL STARS 6TH: HARTNETT REPLACED O'DOUL (PLAYING C ); Cronin singled to Berger; Ferrell out on a sacrifice bunt (Terry to Frisch) [Cronin to second]; AVERILL BATTED FOR CROWDER; Averill singled to Berger [Cronin scored]; Chapman singled to Martin [Averill to second]; Gehringer flied to Klein in foul territory [Averill to third]; Ruth struck out; 1 R, 3 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. NL Stars 2, AL Stars 4.

NL STARS 7TH: GROVE REPLACED AVERILL (PITCHING); Terry singled to Chapman; Berger forced Terry (Cronin to Gehringer); TRAYNOR BATTED FOR BARTELL; Traynor doubled to Simmons [Berger to third]; Hartnett struck out; ENGLISH BATTED FOR WARNEKE; English flied to Simmons; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. NL Stars 2, AL Stars 4.

AL STARS 7TH: ENGLISH STAYED IN GAME (PLAYING SS); HUBBELL REPLACED TRAYNOR (PITCHING); Gehrig walked; Simmons forced Gehrig (Martin to Frisch); Dykes singled to Hafey [Simmons to second]; Cronin popped to Terry in foul territory; Ferrell grounded out (Frisch to Terry); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB. NL Stars 2, AL Stars 4.

NL STARS 8TH: Martin was called out on strikes; Frisch singled to Gehrig; Klein flied to Simmons; Hafey lined to Ruth; Ruth caught this with his hand over the wall; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB. NL Stars 2, AL Stars 4.

AL STARS 8TH: WANER REPLACED KLEIN (PLAYING RF); Grove grounded out (Terry unassisted); Chapman struck out; Gehringer lined to Berger; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. NL Stars 2, AL Stars 4.

NL STARS 9TH: CHAPMAN CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING RF); SIMMONS CHANGED POSITIONS (PLAYING LF); WEST REPLACED RUTH (PLAYING CF); Terry grounded out (Gehringer to Gehrig); Berger lined to Chapman; CUCCINELLO BATTED FOR HUBBELL; Cuccinello struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. NL Stars 2, AL Stars 4.

End of 1933 All-Star Game Play-by-Play

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