Retroactive All-Star Project: Philadelphia Athletics carry 1932 AL stars to 6-2 win

Editor’s note: This game summary is from the Retroactive All-Star Game Project. Voting was conducted to select retroactive MLB All-Star teams from the 1932 season and the games were simulated using Out of the Park 14. 

By Mike Lynch

Hometown heroes Al Simmons, Lefty Grove and Mickey Cochrane of the Philadelphia Athletics carried the 1932 American League stars to an easy 6-2 victory over the Nationals at Philadelphia’s Shibe Park yesterday.  

Grove surrendered only two hits in three innings of work; Cochrane reached base in all three plate appearances and scored twice; and Simmons blasted a three-run homer to right that cleared 20th street and ended up on the rooftop of a building overlooking the right field wall.

But that was nothing compared to the gargantuan shot hit by NL backstop Shanty Hogan, who sent one past the flagpole in center field and completely out of the yard, almost 500 feet from home plate.

The series now leans in the AL’s favor at 9-7 and is heading to Chicago’s Comiskey Park in 1933. 

Other highlights and outstanding players from this year’s game include:

  • Charlie Gehringer going 2 for 3 with a triple, a run and an RBI.
  • Joe Cronin reaching base four times, doubling and driving in and scoring a run.  
  • Shanty Hogan and Pinky Whitney homering and driving in both of the NL’s runs.
  • Babe Ruth reaching base three times and scoring a run.
  • Lefty Grove and Red Ruffing combining for five shutout innings.
  • Huck Betts tossing three shutout innings for the NL in relief.

You can find a full account of the game, box score, game log and stats at 

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Originally published: May 15, 2014. Last Updated: May 15, 2014.