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 8, 1935 American League 4, National League 1 Cleveland Stadium
In a sign of how things have changed, Jimmie Foxx of the Philadelphia Athletics played out of position so the American League would have its best players in the game.
(Although it should be noted that in 2001, Alex Rodriguez moved from shortstop to allow Cal Ripken play shortstop in his final All-Star Game).
Foxx, who played third because the Yankees’ Lou Gehrig was at first, hit a two-run home run in the bottom of the first and the American League was on its way.
Joe Cronin of the Red Sox hit a sacrifice fly to make it 3-0. After the National League pulled a run back, Foxx added a RBI single that finished the scoring.
Yankees pitcher Lefty Gomez allowed one run on three hits and got the victory. The Indians’ Mel Harder tossed three innings of one-hit relief and the National League never threatened to get back in the game.
According to Baseball Almanac, the crowd of 69,831 set an All-Star Game record that stood until 1981, when more than 72,000 attended the Midsummer Classic in the same park.