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, 1936 National League 4, American League 3 Braves Field in Boston
Solid pitching helped the National League get its first All-Star Game victory.
The Cardinals’ Dizzy Dean pitched three hitless innings and Carl Hubbell of the New York Giants tossed three shutout innings, although he gave up two hits.
The National League had a 4-0 lead thanks to a trio of Cubs. Gabby Hartnett had a RBI triple in the second inning and scored on a sacrifice fly. In the fifth inning, Augie Galan hit a solo homer and Billy Herman singled and scored on a single by the Cardinals’ Joe “Ducky” Medwick.
But another Cub nearly gave away the lead in the seventh inning. Curt Davis gave up a homer to Lou Gehrig of the Yankees to open the inning. After getting two quick outs, the Tigers’ Goose Goslin singled as did Jimmie Foxx of the Philadelphia A’s. The Yankees’ George Selkirk then walked to load the bases.
Luke Appling of the White Sox hit a two-run single to cut the lead to 4-3. The Cubs’ Lon Warneke relieved and, after issuing a walk, rookie Joe DiMaggio lined out to end the inning.
It was a rotten day for DiMaggio, who went zero for five, which included grounding into a double play, and he made two errors. He also flied out to end the game with the tying run on second.