1938 All-Star Game
Once again, the outcome looked bright for the National League with the appearance of Cincinnati lefty Johnny Vander Meer. Although he was never a big winner, he had electrified baseball that summer by pitching back-to-back no-hitters against the Boston Bees and Brooklyn Dodgers. With the All-Star Game being played in Cincinnati, he drew the start and only gave up gave up one hit in three innings. Once again, Lefty Gomez started for the American League. He gave up two hits and one unearned run in three innings.
This game was memorable though for one of the strangest plays ever to take place on a baseball field; a homerun bunt. Frank McCormick had opened the seventh with a single and Leo Durocher, the next batter, was ordered to sacrifice. He followed the order as third baseman Jimmie Foxx charged in. Playing the ball, Foxx made the scoop and threw the ball into right field. Joe DiMaggio, in right in deference to Earl Averill, raced in, picked up the ball and fired it home. The throw was too high and sailed over catcher Bill Dickey's head, allowing McCormick to score. Meanwhile, Durocher never stopped running until he reached home.