1932 Cleveland Indians season

The 1932 Cleveland Indians season was a season in American baseball. The team finished fourth in the American League with a record of 87–65, 19 games behind the New York Yankees.

1932 Cleveland Indians
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Other information
Owner(s)Alva Bradley
General manager(s)Billy Evans
Manager(s)Roger Peckinpaugh
Local televisionnone
Local radioWHK
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Regular season

Season standings

American League W L Pct. GB
New York Yankees 107 47 .695 --
Philadelphia Athletics 94 60 .610 13
Washington Senators 93 61 .603 14
Cleveland Indians 87 65 .572 19
Detroit Tigers 76 75 .503 29½
St. Louis Browns 63 91 .409 44
Chicago White Sox 49 102 .325 56½
Boston Red Sox 43 111 .279 64

Record vs. opponents

1932 American League Records

Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8]
Team BOS CWS CLE DET NYY PHI STL WSH
Boston 12–10 4–18 6–16 5–17 4–18 7–15 5–17
Chicago 10–12 7–14–1 8–12 5–17 7–15 8–14 4–18
Cleveland 18–4 14–7–1 11–10 7–15 10–12 16–6 11–11
Detroit 16–6 12–8 10–11 5–17–2 7–15 15–7 11–11
New York 17–5 17–5 15–7 17–5–2 14–8 16–6 11–11
Philadelphia 18–4 15–7 12–10 15–7 8–14 16–6 10–12
St. Louis 15–7 14–8 6–16 7–15 6–16 6–16 9–13
Washington 17–5 18–4 11–11 11–11 11–11 12–10 13–9

Roster

1932 Cleveland Indians
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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 87 300 76 .253 2 52
1B Ed Morgan 144 532 156 .293 4 68
2B Bill Cissell 131 541 173 .320 6 93
SS Johnny Burnett 129 512 152 .297 4 53
3B Willie Klamm 148 524 150 .286 3 83
OF Joe Vosmik 153 621 194 .312 10 97
OF Earl Averill 153 631 198 .314 32 124
OF Dick Porter 146 621 191 .308 4 60

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
Glenn Myatt 82 252 62 .246 8 46
Ed Montague 66 192 47 .245 0 24
Bruce Connatser 64 60 14 .233 0 4
Frankie Pytlak 12 29 7 .241 0 4
Mike Powers 14 33 6 .182 0 5
Charlie Jamieson 16 16 1 .063 0 0
Johnny Hodapp 7 16 2 .125 0 0
Bob Seeds 2 4 0 .000 0 0
Joe Boley 1 4 1 .250 0 0
Boze Berger 1 1 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 38 287.2 23 13 3.66 105
Clint Brown 37 262.2 15 12 4.08 59
Mel Harder 39 254.2 15 13 3.75 90
Willis Hudlin 33 181.2 12 8 4.71 65
Oral Hildebrand 27 129.1 8 6 3.69 49
Jack Russell 18 113.0 5 7 4.70 27

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
Ralph Winegarner 5 17.1 1 0 1.04 5
Leo Moon 1 5.2 0 0 11.12 1
Pete Appleton 4 5.0 0 0 16.20 1

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 35 8 6 3 4.33 32
Monte Pearson 23 0 0 0 10.13 5

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AA Toledo Mud Hens American Association Bibb Falk
B Fort Wayne Chiefs Central League Bill Wambsganss
B Quincy Indians Illinois–Indiana–Iowa League Sylvester Simon
B Williamsport Grays New York–Pennsylvania League Herbie Moran, Harry Hinchman and Glenn Killinger
D Burlington Bees Mississippi Valley League Art Mueller and Jack Tesar

Illinois–Indiana–Iowa League folded July 15, 1932[1]

References

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

External links

Leo Moon

Leo Moon (June 22, 1899 – August 25, 1970) was a Major League Baseball pitcher for one season. He pitched 5⅔ innings in one game for the Cleveland Indians during the 1932 Cleveland Indians season and had a 17-year career in the minor leagues. He was originally born with two fingers on his left hand fused together. While actively pitching in baseball, he had surgery to split the two in 1927.Moon began his professional career in 1924 with in the Texas League. He then spent 1925 and 1926 with the Des Moines Demons, finishing the second season with 24 wins and eight losses. He spent 1926 to 1928 with the Minneapolis Millers, and followed that up with three seasons with the Little Rock Travelers. His best season there was 1930, when he had a win-loss record of 18-9 and a 2.98 earned run average (ERA) in 41 games and 248 innings pitched.Moon split the 1932 season with the Toledo Mud Hens and New Orleans Pelicans. While with Toledo, the Cleveland Indians signed him to a contract to give themselves a left-handed pitcher on the roster. Moon made his debut on July 9 in the second game of a doubleheader against the Washington Senators, allowing seven runs and seven bases on balls in 5.2 innings pitched in a 14-4 loss.He returned to the minor leagues shortly after that appearance, and spent 1933 with New Orleans. Moon spend the next five seasons with the Knoxville Smokies and Atlanta Crackers in the Southern Association, finishing with a 17-9 record in two of those seasons. He spent 1939 with the Fort Worth Cats and Oklahoma City Indians, then wrapped up his career in 1940, finishing his professional career with over 200 wins.

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