1937 Major League Baseball season

The 1937 Major League Baseball season.

1937 MLB season
LeagueMajor League Baseball
SportBaseball
DurationApril 19 – October 10, 1937
Regular season
Season championsAL: New York Yankees
NL: New York Giants
Season MVPAL: Charlie Gehringer (DET)
NL: Joe Medwick (SLC)
World Series
ChampionsNew York Yankees
  Runners-upNew York Giants

Awards and honors

Statistical leaders

  American League National League
Type Name Stat Name Stat
AVG Charlie Gehringer DET .371 Joe Medwick SLC .374
HR Joe DiMaggio NYY 46 Joe Medwick STL
Mel Ott NYG
31
RBI Hank Greenberg DET 184 Joe Medwick SLC 154
Wins Lefty Gomez NYY 21 Carl Hubbell NYG 22
ERA Lefty Gomez NYY 2.33 Jim Turner BSB 2.38
SO Lefty Gomez NYY 194 Carl Hubbell NYG 159
SV Clint Brown CHW 18 Mace Brown PIT
Cliff Melton NYG
7
SB Ben Chapman WSH/BSR
Billy Werber PHA
35 Augie Galan CHC 23

Major league baseball final standings

American League final standings

Rank Club Wins Losses Win %   GB
1st New York Yankees 102   52 .662     --
2nd Detroit Tigers 89   65 .578   13.0
3rd Chicago White Sox 86   68 .558   16.0
4th Cleveland Indians 83   71 .539   19.0
5th Boston Red Sox 80   72 .526   21.0
6th Washington Senators 73   80 .477   28.5
7th Philadelphia Athletics 54   97 .358   46.5
8th St. Louis Browns 46   108 .299   66.0

National League final standings

Rank Club Wins Losses Win %   GB
1st New York Giants 95   57 .625     --
2nd Chicago Cubs 93   61 .604   3.0
3rd Pittsburgh Pirates 86   68 .558   10.0
4th St. Louis Cardinals 81   73 .526   15.0
5th Boston Bees 79   73 .520   16.0
6th Brooklyn Dodgers 62   91 .405   33.5
7th Philadelphia Phillies 61   92 .399   34.5
8th Cincinnati Reds 56   98 .364   40.0

Managers

American League

Team Manager Comments
Boston Red Sox Joe Cronin
Chicago White Sox Jimmy Dykes
Cleveland Indians Steve O'Neill
Detroit Tigers Mickey Cochrane, Del Baker and Cy Perkins
New York Yankees Joe McCarthy
Philadelphia Athletics Connie Mack
St. Louis Browns Rogers Hornsby and Jim Bottomley
Washington Senators Bucky Harris

National League

Team Manager Comments
Boston Braves Bill McKechnie
Brooklyn Dodgers Burleigh Grimes
Chicago Cubs Charlie Grimm
Cincinnati Reds Chuck Dressen and Bobby Wallace
New York Giants Bill Terry
Philadelphia Phillies Jimmie Wilson
Pittsburgh Pirates Pie Traynor
St. Louis Cardinals Frankie Frisch

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1937 Boston Bees season

The 1937 Boston Bees season was the 67th season of the franchise. They finished the season with 79 wins and 73 losses.

1937 Boston Red Sox season

The 1937 Boston Red Sox season was the 37th season in the franchise's Major League Baseball history. The Red Sox finished fifth in the American League (AL) with a record of 80 wins and 72 losses.

1937 Brooklyn Dodgers season

Former Dodgers pitcher Burleigh Grimes was brought in to manage the 1937 Brooklyn Dodgers, but the team continued to struggle, finishing in sixth place.

1937 Chicago Cubs season

The 1937 Chicago Cubs season was the 66th season of the Chicago Cubs franchise, the 62nd in the National League and the 22nd at Wrigley Field. The Cubs finished second in the National League with a record of 93–61.

1937 Chicago White Sox season

The 1937 Chicago White Sox season was the White Sox's 37th season in the major leagues, and their 38th season overall . They finished with a record 86–68, good enough for 3rd place in the American League, 16 games behind the first place New York Yankees.

1937 Cincinnati Reds season

The 1937 Cincinnati Reds season was a season in American baseball. The team finished eighth and last in the National League with a record of 56–98, 40 games behind the New York Giants.

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 Detroit Tigers season

The 1937 Detroit Tigers finished in second place in the American League with a record of 89–65. The team finished 13 games behind the New York Yankees. Their winning percentage of .578 ranks as the 15th best season in Detroit Tigers history.

1937 Major League Baseball All-Star Game

The 1937 Major League Baseball All-Star Game was the fifth playing of the mid-summer classic between the all-stars of the American League (AL) and National League (NL), the two leagues comprising Major League Baseball. The game was held on July 7, 1937, at Griffith Stadium in Washington, D.C., the home of the Washington Senators of the American League. The game resulted in the American League defeating the National League 8–3.

The game, watched by President Franklin D. Roosevelt, is remembered because of a play in which Earl Averill of the Indians hit a ball that struck pitcher Dizzy Dean on the toe, breaking it. Complications of this injury shortened the career of the future Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher.

1937 New York Giants (MLB) season

The 1937 New York Giants season was the franchise's 55th season. The Giants won the National League pennant. The team went on to lose to the New York Yankees in the 1937 World Series, four games to one.

1937 New York Yankees season

The 1937 New York Yankees season was their 35th season. The team finished with a record of 102–52, winning their 9th pennant, finishing 13 games ahead of the Detroit Tigers. New York was managed by Joe McCarthy. The Yankees played at Yankee Stadium. In the World Series, they beat the New York Giants in 5 games. This gave the Yankees a 3-to-2 edge in overall series play against the Giants.

1937 saw significant changes in the layout of Yankee Stadium, as concrete bleachers were built to replace the aging wooden structure, reducing the cavernous "death valley" of left center and center considerably, although the area remained a daunting target for right-handed power hitters such as Joe DiMaggio.

1937 Philadelphia Athletics season

The 1937 Philadelphia Athletics season involved the A's finishing 7th in the American League with a record of 54 wins and 97 losses.

1937 Philadelphia Phillies season

The 1937 Philadelphia Phillies season was a season in Major League Baseball. The Phillies finished seventh in the National League with a record of 61 wins and 92 losses.

1937 Pittsburgh Pirates season

The 1937 Pittsburgh Pirates season was the 56th season of the Pittsburgh Pirates franchise; the 51st in the National League. The Pirates finished third in the league standings with a record of 86–68.

1937 St. Louis Browns season

The 1937 St. Louis Browns season involved the Browns finishing 8th in the American League with a record of 46 wins and 108 losses. Despite finishing last, the Browns as a team hit .285, which was higher than the American League average of .281. Pitching was the problem - the teams ERA was 6.00 compared to the American League average of 4.62.

1937 St. Louis Cardinals season

The 1937 St. Louis Cardinals season was the team's 56th season in St. Louis, Missouri and the 46th season in the National League. The Cardinals went 81–73 during the season and finished 4th in the National League.

1937 Washington Senators season

The 1937 Washington Senators won 73 games, lost 80, and finished in sixth place in the American League. They were managed by Bucky Harris and played home games at Griffith Stadium.

1937 World Series

The 1937 World Series featured the defending champion New York Yankees and the New York Giants in a rematch of the 1936 Series. The Yankees won in five games, for their second championship in a row and their sixth in fifteen years (1923, 1927–28, 1932, 1936).

This was the Yankees' third Series win over the Giants (1923, 1936), finally giving them an overall edge in Series wins over the Giants with three Fall Classic wins to the Giants' two (after they lost the 1921 and 1922 Series to the Giants). Currently (as of 2018), the St. Louis Cardinals are the only "Classic Eight" National League (1900–1961) team to hold a Series edge over the Bronx Bombers, with three wins to the Yankees' two. The 1937 victory by the Yankees also broke a three-way tie among themselves, the Philadelphia Athletics and the Boston Red Sox for the most World Series wins all-time (five each). By the time the Athletics and Red Sox won their sixth World Series (in 1972 and 2004, respectively), the Yankees had far outpaced them in world championships with 20 in 1972 and 26 in 2004.

The 1937 Series was the first in which a team (in this case, the Yankees) did not commit a single error, handling 179 total chances (132 putouts, 47 assists) perfectly. Game 4 ended with the final World Series innings ever pitched by Hall of Famer Carl Hubbell who, during the ninth inning, gave up Hall of Famer Lou Gehrig's final Series home run.

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