1931 Brooklyn Robins season

The 1931 Brooklyn Robins finished in 4th place, after which longtime manager Wilbert Robinson announced his retirement with 1,375 career victories.

1931 Brooklyn Robins
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Owner(s)Stephen McKeever
Manager(s)Wilbert Robinson
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Offseason

Regular season

Jack Quinn became the oldest person in baseball history to pitch on Opening Day. He was 47 when he started for Brooklyn on Opening Day in 1931.[2] It would be Quinn's only start of the season, as he pitched the rest of the year in relief.

Season standings

National League W L Pct. GB Home Road
St. Louis Cardinals 101 53 0.656 54–24 47–29
New York Giants 87 65 0.572 13 50–27 37–38
Chicago Cubs 84 70 0.545 17 50–27 34–43
Brooklyn Robins 79 73 0.520 21 46–29 33–44
Pittsburgh Pirates 75 79 0.487 26 44–33 31–46
Philadelphia Phillies 66 88 0.429 35 40–36 26–52
Boston Braves 64 90 0.416 37 36–41 28–49
Cincinnati Reds 58 96 0.377 43 38–39 20–57

Record vs. opponents

1931 National League Records

Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8]
Team BOS BR CHC CIN NYG PHI PIT STL
Boston 11–11–1 8–14–1 8–14 6–16 11–11 11–11 9–13
Brooklyn 11–11–1 14–8 10–12 10–10 13–9 11–11 10–12
Chicago 14–8–1 8–14 14–8 12–10 14–8 14–8–1 8–14
Cincinnati 14–8 12–10 8–14 7–15 9–13 6–16 2–20
New York 16–6 10–10 10–12 15–7 14–8–1 12–10 10–12
Philadelphia 11–11 9–13 8–14 13–9 8–14–1 13–9 4–18
Pittsburgh 11–11 11–11 8–14–1 16–6 10–12 9–13 10–12
St. Louis 13–9 12–10 14–8 20–2 12–10 18–4 12–10

Notable transactions

Roster

1931 Brooklyn Robins
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Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

Manager

Coaches

Player stats

Batting

Starters by position

Note: Pos = Position; G = Games played; AB = At bats; R = runs; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in; SB = Stolen bases

Pos Player G AB R H Avg. HR RBI SB
C Al Lopez 112 360 38 97 .269 0 40 1
1B Del Bissonette 152 587 90 170 .290 12 87 4
2B Neal Finn 118 413 46 113 .274 0 45 2
3B Wally Gilbert 145 552 60 147 .266 0 46 3
SS Gordon Slade
LF Lefty O'Doul 134 512 85 172 .336 7 75 5
CF Johnny Frederick
RF Babe Herman 151 610 93 191 .313 18 97 17

Other batters

Note: G = Games played; AB = At bats; R = runs; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in; SB = Stolen bases

Player G AB R H Avg. HR RBI SB
Glenn Wright
Ernie Lombardi
Fresco Thompson 74 181 26 48 .265 1 21 5
Rube Bressler
Val Picinich
Jake Flowers
Denny Sothern
Bobby Reis
Max Rosenfeld
Ike Boone
Jack Warner
Alta Cohen
Harvey Hendrick

Pitching

Starting pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; BB = Bases on balls; SO = Strikeouts; CG = Complete games

Player G GS CG IP W L ERA BB SO
Watty Clark 34 28 16 233.1 14 10 3.20 52 96
Dazzy Vance
Ray Phelps
Joe Shaute
Sloppy Thurston
Dolf Luque
Van Mungo

Other pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; BB = Bases on balls; SO = Strikeouts; CG = Complete games

Player G GS CG IP W L ERA BB SO
Fred Heimach
Ray Moss
Phil Gallivan 6 1 0 15.1 0 1 5.28 7 1

Relief pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned run average; BB = Bases on balls; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L SV ERA BB SO
Jack Quinn 39 64.1 5 4 15 2.66 24 25
Cy Moore
Pea Ridge Day 22 57.1 2 2 1 4.55 13 30
Earl Mattingly
Ray Moss

Awards and honors

League top five finishers

Babe Herman

  • #2 in NL in stolen bases (17)

Dazzy Vance

  • #3 in NL in strikeouts (150)

Notes

  1. ^ Clise Dudley page at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ SI.com – Statitudes – Statitudes: Opening Day 2002, By the Numbers – Sunday March 30, 2003 01:50 AM
  3. ^ Harvey Hendrick page at Baseball Reference
  4. ^ Ray Moss page at Baseball Reference

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