The 83rd All-Star Game is at Kauffman Stadium on July 10. Leading up to that game, The Star is looking back at a Midsummer Classic game every day.July 7, 1937 American League 8, National League 3 Griffith Stadium in Washington, D.C.
The American League literally roughed up the National League.
Cardinals ace Dizzy Dean suffered a broken toe in this game and was never the same.
In the bottom of the third, Joe DiMaggio singled and Lou Gehrig followed with a two-run homer against Dean. The Indians’ Earl Averill then lined a shot off Dean’s foot that turned into a ground out.
Trainers told Dean the big toe on his left foot was broken, to which Dean said: "Fractured? Hell, the damn thing's broken!"
Unfortunately, Dean tried to return too soon from the injury and altered his delivery in the process. That led to an arm injury and he was never the same.
As for the All-Star Game, New York Giants Hall of Famer Carl Hubbell came on in the fourth inning and was ineffective. WIth the American League ahead 2-1, the Yankees’ Red Rolfe hit a two-run triple and scored on a single by the Tigers’ Charlie Gehringer and Hubbell was yanked.
The National League tried to keep it close, and it was a 6-3 lead in the sixth inning when Gehrig basically finished things off with a two-run double.
The Cardinals’ Joe Medwick had four hits, including two doubles.
Here is video of the game: