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1939 Baseball All-Star Game Notes Part 1

March 27, 2019

The 1939 major league baseball All-Star Game was played at Yankee Stadium on July 11th, a scant one week after Lou Gehrig was honored and made his famous and great speech, in which he proclaimed his “luck,” despite the fact, he was to die, at a far too early age.

Mr. Gehrig was cheered at the “Star” game when he came out to home plate as American League team captain, joined there by N.L. manager Gabby Hartnett and soon after by Bill Terry, as with Gehrig, a great first baseman playing in New York. (Of course Gehrig with the Yankees and Terry with the Giants. Neither man ever played for another team.)

The American League starting lineup was two thirds, New York Yankees and why not as they were on their way to a 4th straight title. Tomorrow, more notes on the 1939 All-Star Game.









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