President Franklin D. Roosevelt was on hand for the fifth edition of the Midsummer Classic and the first to be staged in Washington, D.C. The American League cruised to an easy victory on the strength of a homer and four RBIs from Lou Gehrig and three scoreless innings from Lefty Gomez.
Gehrig, Gomez and nine others have signed this impossibly fresh looking OAL (Harridge) baseball. Signatures include Lou Gehrig(HOF), Lefty Gomez(HOF), Lefty Grove(HOF), Joe McCarthy(HOF), Mel Harder, Johnny Murphy, Earl Averill(HOF), Beau Bell, Arky Vaughan(HOF) and two unidentified. A notation, “1937 All-Star Game Washington” appears in an unknown hand. The ball itself appears like new with bold dark manufacturer’s stamping and signatures averaging 7-8/10 in uniform black ink. Full LOA from PSA/DNA.