1934 Cleveland Indians season

The 1934 Cleveland Indians season was a season in American baseball. The team finished third in the American League with a record of 85–69, 16 games behind the Detroit Tigers.

1934 Cleveland Indians
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Owner(s)Alva Bradley
General manager(s)Billy Evans
Manager(s)Walter Johnson
Local radioWHK
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Regular season

Pitcher Mel Harder became the first pitcher in the American League to win 20 games in one season while wearing glasses.[1]

Season standings

American League W L Pct. GB
Detroit Tigers 101 53 .656 --
New York Yankees 94 60 .610 7
Cleveland Indians 85 69 .552 16
Boston Red Sox 76 76 .500 24
Philadelphia Athletics 68 82 .453 31
St. Louis Browns 67 85 .441 33
Washington Senators 66 86 .434 34
Chicago White Sox 53 99 .349 47

Record vs. opponents

1934 American League Records

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

Roster

1934 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 Frankie Pytlak 91 289 75 .260 0 35
1B Hal Trosky 154 625 206 .330 35 142
2B Odell Hale 143 563 170 .302 13 101
SS Bill Knickerbocker 146 593 188 .317 4 67
3B Willie Kamm 121 386 104 .269 0 42
OF Earl Averill 154 598 187 .313 31 113
OF Joe Vosmik 104 405 138 .341 6 78
OF Sam Rice 97 335 98 .293 1 33

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 72 208 61 .293 3 30
Milt Galatzer 49 196 53 .270 0 15
Bob Seeds 61 186 46 .247 0 18
Dutch Holland 50 128 32 .250 2 13
Glenn Myatt 36 107 34 .318 0 12
Moe Berg 29 97 25 .258 0 9
Eddie Moore 27 65 10 .154 0 8
Bill Brenzel 15 51 11 .216 0 3
Dick Porter 14 45 10 .222 1 6
Kit Carson 5 18 5 .278 0 1
Bob Garbark 5 11 0 .000 0 0
Roy Spencer 5 7 1 .143 0 2

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
Mel Harder 44 255.1 20 12 2.61 91
Monte Pearson 39 254.2 18 13 4.52 140
Oral Hildebrand 33 198.0 11 9 4.50 72
Willis Hudlin 36 195.0 15 10 4.75 58

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
Bob Weiland 16 70.0 1 5 4.11 42
Sarge Connally 5 5.1 0 0 5.06 1
Bill Perrin 1 5.0 0 1 14.40 3
Denny Galehouse 1 1.0 0 0 18.00 0

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
Lloyd Brown 38 5 10 7 3.85 39
Thornton Lee 24 1 1 0 5.04 41
Ralph Winegarner 22 5 4 0 5.51 32
Belve Bean 21 5 1 0 3.86 20
Clint Brown 17 4 3 1 5.90 15

Awards & Honors

All Star Game

Earl Averill, Outfielder

Mel Harder, Pitcher

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
A New Orleans Pelicans Southern Association Larry Gilbert
C Zanesville Grays Middle Atlantic League Harry Layne, Bert Grimm and Earl Wolgamot
D Monessen Indians Pennsylvania State Association Eddie Onslow, Bill Ward,
Earl Wolgamot and Walt Laskowski

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: New Orleans, Zanesville[2]

References

  1. ^ Great Baseball Feats, Facts and Figures, 2008 Edition, p. 195, David Nemec and Scott Flatow, A Signet Book, Penguin Group, New York, NY, ISBN 978-0-451-22363-0
  2. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 3rd edition. Durham, N.C.: Baseball America, 2007

External links

Bill Perrin

William Joseph "Lefty" Perrin (June 23, 1910 – June 30, 1974) was a Major League Baseball pitcher who played for one season. He played for the Cleveland Indians for one game on September 30 during the 1934 Cleveland Indians season.

He also played for the "New Orleans Pelicans" under well-known Minor League manager - Larry Gilbert, and was inducted into the New Orleans-based "Diamond Club Hall of Fame" in 1971. He was a cousin of World Champion boxer Jimmy Perrin.

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