1931 Cleveland Indians season

The 1931 Cleveland Indians season was a season in American baseball. The team finished fourth in the American League with a record 78–76, 30 games behind the Philadelphia Athletics.

1931 Cleveland Indians
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Owner(s)Alva Bradley
General manager(s)Billy Evans
Manager(s)Roger Peckinpaugh
Local radioWTAM
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Regular season

Season standings

American League W L Pct. GB
Philadelphia Athletics 107 45 .704 --
New York Yankees 94 59 .614 13½
Washington Senators 92 62 .597 16
Cleveland Indians 78 76 .506 30
St. Louis Browns 63 91 .409 45
Boston Red Sox 62 90 .408 45
Detroit Tigers 61 93 .396 47
Chicago White Sox 56 97 .366 51½

Record vs. opponents

1931 American League Records

Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8]
Team BOS CWS CLE DET NYY PHI STL WSH
Boston 12–10–1 13–9 12–10 6–16 4–16 8–14 7–15
Chicago 10–12–1 7–15–1 11–11 6–15 3–19 12–10 7–15
Cleveland 9–13 15–7–1 13–9 13–9 4–18 16–6 8–14
Detroit 10–12 11–11 9–13 8–14 4–18 11–11 8–14
New York 16–6 15–6 9–13 14–8 11–11 16–6 13–9–1
Philadelphia 16–4 19–3 18–4 18–4 11–11 14–8 11–11–1
St. Louis 14–8 10–12 6–16 11–11 6–16 8–14 8–14
Washington 15–7 15–7 14–8 14–8 9–13–1 11–11–1 14–8

Roster

1931 Cleveland Indians
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

Player stats

Batting

Starters by position

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

Pos Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
C Luke Sewell 108 375 103 .275 1 53
1B Ed Morgan 131 462 162 .351 11 86
2B Johnny Hodapp 122 468 138 .295 2 56
SS Ed Montague 64 193 55 .285 1 26
3B Willie Klamm 114 410 121 .295 0 66
OF Earl Averill 155 627 209 .333 32 143
OF Dick Porter 114 414 129 .312 1 38
OF Joe Vosmik 149 591 189 .320 7 117

Other batters

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

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
Johnny Burnett 111 427 128 .300 1 52
Glenn Myatt 65 195 48 .246 1 29
Bibb Falk 79 161 49 .304 2 28
Bob Seeds 48 134 41 .306 1 10
Lew Fonseca 26 108 40 .370 1 14
Odell Hale 25 92 26 .283 1 5
Bill Hunnefield 21 71 17 .239 0 4
Jonah Goldman 30 62 8 .129 0 3
George Detore 30 56 15 .268 0 7
Bruce Connatser 12 49 14 .286 0 4
Charlie Jamieson 28 43 13 .302 0 4
Moe Berg 10 13 1 .077 0 0
Joe Sprinz 1 3 0 .000 0 0

Pitching

Starting pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Wes Ferrell 40 276.1 22 12 3.75 123
Willis Hudlin 44 254.1 15 14 4.60 83
Clint Brown 39 233.1 11 15 4.71 50
Mel Harder 40 194.0 13 14 4.36 63

Other pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Jake Miller 10 41.1 2 1 4.35 17
Milt Shoffner 12 41.0 2 3 7.24 12
Oral Hildebrand 5 26.2 2 1 4.39 6
Belve Bean 4 7.0 0 1 6.43 3
Howard Craghead 4 5.2 0 0 6.35 2
Pete Donohue 2 5.1 0 0 8.44 4

Relief pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Sarge Connally 17 5 5 1 4.20 37
Pete Appleton 29 4 4 2 4.63 25
Roxie Lawson 17 0 2 0 7.60 20
Fay Thomas 16 2 4 0 5.18 25

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
A New Orleans Pelicans Southern Association Larry Gilbert

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References

  1. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 3rd edition. Durham, N.C.: Baseball America, 2007

External links

1931 Cleveland Indians (NFL) season

The 1931 Cleveland Indians season was their first and only in the league. They played eight of ten games on road, finishing eighth in the league.

Jonah Goldman

Jonah John Goldman (August 29, 1906 – August 17, 1980) was a Major League Baseball shortstop who played for three seasons. He played with the Cleveland Indians for seven games during the 1928 Cleveland Indians season, 111 games during the 1930 Cleveland Indians season, and 30 games during the 1931 Cleveland Indians season. He was Jewish.

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