1937 Cleveland Indians season

The 1937 Cleveland Indians season was a season in American baseball. The team finished fourth in the American League with a record of 83–71, 19 games behind the New York Yankees.

1937 Cleveland Indians
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Location
Other information
Owner(s)Alva Bradley
General manager(s)Cy Slapnicka
Manager(s)Steve O'Neill
Local radioWHK
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Regular season

Season standings

American League W L Pct. GB
New York Yankees 102 52 .662 --
Detroit Tigers 89 65 .578 13
Chicago White Sox 86 68 .558 16
Cleveland Indians 83 71 .539 19
Boston Red Sox 80 72 .526 21
Washington Senators 73 80 .477 28½
Philadelphia Athletics 54 97 .358 46½
St. Louis Browns 46 108 .299 56

Record vs. opponents

1937 American League Records

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

Roster

1937 Cleveland Indians
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

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 125 397 125 .315 1 44
1B Hal Trosky 153 601 179 .298 32 128
2B John Kroner 86 283 67 .237 2 26
SS Lyn Lary 156 644 187 .290 8 77
3B Odell Hale 154 561 150 .267 6 82
OF Moose Solters 152 589 190 .323 20 109
OF Bruce Campbell 134 448 135 .301 4 61
OF Earl Averill 156 609 182 .299 21 92

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
Roy Hughes 104 346 96 .277 1 40
Billy Sullivan 72 168 48 .286 3 22
Roy Weatherly 53 134 27 .201 5 13
Jeff Heath 20 61 14 .230 0 8
Joe Becker 18 33 11 .333 0 2
Hugh Alexander 7 11 1 .091 0 0
Blas Monaco 5 7 2 .286 0 2
Ken Keltner 1 1 0 .000 0 1
Bill Sodd 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
Mel Harder 38 233.2 15 12 4.28 95
Denny Galehouse 36 200.2 9 14 4.57 78
Willis Hudlin 35 175.2 12 11 4.10 31
Johnny Allen 24 173.0 15 1 2.55 87
Bob Feller 26 148.2 9 7 3.39 150
Earl Whitehill 33 147.0 8 8 6.49 53

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
Ken Jungels 2 3.0 0 0 0.00 0
Carl Fischer 2 0.2 0 1 27.00 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
Joe Heving 40 8 4 5 4.83 35
Lloyd Brown 31 2 6 0 6.55 32
Whit Wyatt 29 2 3 0 4.44 52
Ivy Andrews 20 3 4 0 4.37 16

Awards & Honors

All Star Game

Earl Averill, Outfielder (Starter)

Mel Harder, Pitcher

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AA Milwaukee Brewers American Association Allen Sothoron
A1 New Orleans Pelicans Southern Association Larry Gilbert
B Montgomery Bombers Southeastern League Ken Penner, Harry Griswold and Bud Connolly
C Oswego Netherlands Canadian–American League Riley Parker
C Springfield Indians Middle Atlantic League Earl Wolgamot
D Troy Trojans Alabama–Florida League Charlie Moss
D Hopkinsville Hoppers KITTY League Red Smith
D Owensboro Oilers KITTY League Hughie Wise
D Newton-Conover Twins North Carolina State League Phil Lundeen, Buz Phillips and Ray Lindsey
D Fargo-Moorhead Twins Northern League Jack Knight
D Wausau Lumberjacks Northern League Dickie Kerr

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References

  1. ^ SI.com – Statitudes – Statitudes: Opening Day 2002, By the Numbers – Sunday March 30, 2003 01:50 AM
  2. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 3rd edition. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 2007

External links

Bill Sodd

William Sodd (September 18, 1914 – May 14, 1998) was a Major League Baseball player who played for one season. He appeared in one game as a pinch hitter for the Cleveland Indians on September 27 during the 1937 Cleveland Indians season.

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