1932 Major League Baseball season

The 1932 Major League Baseball season.

1932 MLB season
LeagueMajor League Baseball
SportBaseball
DurationApril 11 – October 2, 1932
Regular season
Season championsAL: New York Yankees
NL: Chicago Cubs
Season MVPAL: Jimmie Foxx (PHA)
NL: Chuck Klein (PHI)
World Series
ChampionsNew York Yankees
  Runners-upChicago Cubs

Awards and honors

Events

MLB statistical leaders

  American League National League
Type Name Stat Name Stat
AVG Dale Alexander DET/BSR .367 Lefty O'Doul BKN .368
HR Jimmie Foxx PHA 58 Chuck Klein PHP
Mel Ott NYG
38
RBI Jimmie Foxx PHA 169 Don Hurst PHP 143
Wins Alvin Crowder WSH 26 Lon Warneke CHC 22
ERA Lefty Grove PHA 2.84 Lon Warneke CHC 2.37
SO Red Ruffing NYY 190 Dizzy Dean SLC 191
SV Firpo Marberry WSH 13 Jack Quinn BKN 8
SB Ben Chapman NYY 38 Chuck Klein PHP 20

Major league baseball final standings

American League final standings

American League
Club Wins Losses Win %   GB
New York Yankees 107 47 .695 --
Philadelphia Athletics 94 60 .610 13
Washington Senators 93 61 .604 14
Cleveland Indians 87 65 .572 19
Detroit Tigers 76 75 .503 29.5
St. Louis Browns 63 91 .409 44
Chicago White Sox 49 102 .325 56.5
Boston Red Sox 43 111 .279 64

National League final standings

National League
Club Wins Losses Win %   GB
Chicago Cubs 90 64 .584 --
Pittsburgh Pirates 86 68 .558 4
Brooklyn Dodgers 81 73 .526 9
Philadelphia Phillies 78 76 .506 12
Boston Braves 77 77 .500 13
New York Giants 72 82 .468 18
St. Louis Cardinals 72 82 .468 18
Cincinnati Reds 60 94 .390 30

Managers

American League

Team Manager Comments
Boston Red Sox Shano Collins and Marty McManus
Chicago White Sox Lew Fonseca
Cleveland Indians Roger Peckinpaugh
Detroit Tigers Bucky Harris
New York Yankees Joe McCarthy
Philadelphia Athletics Connie Mack
St. Louis Browns Bill Killefer
Washington Senators Walter Johnson

National League

Team Manager Comments
Boston Braves Bill McKechnie
Brooklyn Dodgers Max Carey
Chicago Cubs Rogers Hornsby and Charlie Grimm
Cincinnati Reds Dan Howley
New York Giants John McGraw and Bill Terry
Philadelphia Phillies Burt Shotton
Pittsburgh Pirates George Gibson
St. Louis Cardinals Gabby Street

References

  1. ^ "THT Live". hardballtimes.com. Retrieved July 17, 2012.

External links

1932 Boston Braves season

The 1932 Boston Braves season was the 62nd season of the franchise.

1932 Boston Red Sox season

The 1932 Boston Red Sox season was the 32nd season in the franchise's Major League Baseball history. The Red Sox finished last in the eight-team American League (AL) with a record of 43 wins and 111 losses. The team set franchise records for fewest wins, most losses, and lowest winning percentage (.279) in a season—these records still stand through the end of the 2018 season.

1932 Brooklyn Dodgers season

The 1932 Brooklyn Dodgers season was the first season the franchise was officially known as the Dodgers, with the name making its first appearance on some of the team's jerseys. The Dodgers nickname had in use since the 1890s and was used interchangeably with other nicknames in media reports, particularly "Robins" in reference to longtime manager Wilbert Robinson. With Robinson's retirement after the 1931 season and the arrival of Max Carey, the nickname "Robins" was no longer used. The team wound up finishing the season in third place.

1932 Chicago Cubs season

The 1932 Chicago Cubs season was the 61st season of the Chicago Cubs franchise, the 57th in the National League and the 17th at Wrigley Field. The Cubs finished first in the National League with a record of 90–64, four games ahead of the second place Pittsburgh Pirates. The team was swept four games to none by the New York Yankees in the 1932 World Series.

1932 Chicago White Sox season

The 1932 Chicago White Sox season was the White Sox's 32nd season in the major leagues, and their 33rd season overall. They finished with a record 49–102, good enough for seventh place in the American League, 56.5 games behind the first place New York Yankees. The 1932 season was their worst ever (by winning percentage).

1932 Cincinnati Reds season

The 1932 Cincinnati Reds season was a season in American baseball. The team finished eighth and last in the National League with a record of 60–94, 30 games behind the Chicago Cubs.

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 Detroit Tigers season

The 1932 Detroit Tigers season ended with them placing fifth in the American League with a record of 76–75, 29½ games behind the New York Yankees.

1932 New York Giants (MLB) season

The 1932 New York Giants season was the franchise's 50th season. The team finished in a tie for sixth place in the National League with a 72-82 record, 18 games behind the Chicago Cubs.

1932 New York Yankees season

The 1932 New York Yankees season was the team's 30th season in New York, and its 32nd season overall. The team finished with a record of 107–47, winning their seventh pennant, finishing 13 games ahead of the Philadelphia Athletics. New York was managed by future Hall of Famer Joe McCarthy. A record nine future Hall of Famers played on the team (Earle Combs, Bill Dickey, Lou Gehrig, Lefty Gomez, Tony Lazzeri, Herb Pennock, Red Ruffing, Babe Ruth, Joe Sewell).

The Yankees played their home games at Yankee Stadium. In the World Series, they swept the Chicago Cubs. They are the only major-league team ever to go an entire season without being shut out.

1932 Philadelphia Athletics season

The 1932 Philadelphia Athletics season involved the A's finishing second in the American League with a record of 94 wins and 60 losses. The team finished 13 games behind the New York Yankees, breaking their streak of three straight AL championships.

1932 Philadelphia Phillies season

The following lists the events of the 1932 Philadelphia Phillies season.

1932 Pittsburgh Pirates season

The 1932 Pittsburgh Pirates season was the 51st season of the Pittsburgh Pirates franchise; the 46th in the National League. The Pirates finished second in the league standings with a record of 86–68.

1932 St. Louis Browns season

The 1932 St. Louis Browns season involved the Browns finishing 6th in the American League with a record of 63 wins and 91 losses.

1932 St. Louis Cardinals season

The 1932 St. Louis Cardinals season was the team's 51st season in St. Louis, Missouri and its 41st season in the National League. The Cardinals went 72–82 during the season and finished 6th in the National League.

1932 Washington Senators season

The 1932 Washington Senators won 93 games, lost 61, and finished in third place in the American League. They were managed by Walter Johnson and played home games at Griffith Stadium.

1932 World Series

The 1932 World Series was a four-game sweep by the American League champions New York Yankees over the National League champions Chicago Cubs. By far its most noteworthy moment was Babe Ruth's "called shot" home run, in his 10th and last World Series. It was punctuated by fiery arguments between the two teams, heating up the atmosphere before the World Series even began. A record 13 future Hall of Famers played in this Series, with three other future Hall of Famers also participating: umpire Bill Klem; Yankee's manager Joe McCarthy; and Cubs manager Rogers Hornsby. It was also the first in which both teams wore uniforms with numbers on the backs of the shirts.

Babe Ruth's called shot

Babe Ruth's called shot was the home run hit by Babe Ruth of the New York Yankees in the fifth inning of Game 3 of the 1932 World Series, held on October 1, 1932, at Wrigley Field in Chicago. During the at-bat, Ruth made a pointing gesture, which existing film confirms, but the exact meaning of his gesture remains ambiguous.

Although neither fully confirmed nor refuted, the story goes that Ruth pointed to the center-field bleachers during the at-bat. It was allegedly a declaration that he would hit a home run to this part of the park. On the next pitch, Ruth hit a home run to center field. The home run was his fifteenth, and last, in his 41 post-season games. It is one of the greatest home runs in history.

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