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.[1] Pitching was the problem - the teams ERA was 6.00 compared to the American League average of 4.62.[1]

1937 St. Louis Browns
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record46–108 (.299)
League place8th
Other information
Owner(s)Donald Lee Barnes
General manager(s)Bill DeWitt
Manager(s)Rogers Hornsby and Jim Bottomley
Local radioKMOX
(France Laux, Jim Alt)
KWK
(Johnny O'Hara, Ray Schmidt, Allan Anthony)
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Offseason

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

Notable transactions

Roster

1937 St. Louis Browns
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

Manager

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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 Rollie Hemsley 100 334 74 .222 3 28
1B Harry Davis 120 450 124 .276 3 35
2B Tom Carey 130 487 134 .275 1 40

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
Ethan Allen 103 320 101 .316 0 31
Jim Bottomley 65 109 26 .239 1 12
Nig Lipscomb 36 96 31 .323 0 8
Rogers Hornsby 20 56 18 .321 1 11
Tommy Heath 17 43 10 .233 1 3
Sam Harshany 5 11 1 .091 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
Lefty Mills 2 12.2 1 1 6.39 10
Bill Miller 1 4 0 1 13.50 1

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
Jim Walkup 27 150.1 9 12 7.36 46
Julio Bonetti 28 143.1 4 11 5.84 43
Bill Trotter 34 122.1 2 9 5.81 37
Earl Caldwell 9 29 0 0 6.83 8
Emil Bildilli 4 8 0 1 10.13 2

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
Sheriff Blake 15 2 2 1 7.61 12
Bill Strickland 9 0 0 0 5.91 6
George Hennessey 5 0 1 0 10.29 4
Nig Lipscomb 3 0 0 0 6.52 1
Ed Baecht 3 0 0 0 12.79 3

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AA Toledo Mud Hens American Association Fred Haney
A1 San Antonio Missions Texas League Zack Taylor
A Des Moines Demons Western League Del Bissonette
B Meridian Scrappers Southeastern League Leonard McNair, Emmett Lipscomb
and Harry Whitehouse
B Terre Haute Tots Illinois–Indiana–Iowa League Walter Holke
C Palestine Pals East Texas League Abe Miller
C Johnstown Johnnies Middle Atlantic League Jack Fournier
D Easton Browns Eastern Shore League George Jacobs
D Lafayette White Sox Evangeline League Bobby Goff
D Mayfield Clothiers KITTY League Clarence Mitchell and Walter Holke
D Fairbury Jeffs Nebraska State League Sonny Brookhaus
D Osceloa Indians Northeast Arkansas League Elmer Kirchoff
D Superior Blues Northern League George Treadwell
D Findlay Browns Ohio State League Grover Hartley

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Mayfield

Terre Haute club folded, July 3, 1937[4]

References

  1. ^ a b Hollingsworth, Harry (1994). The Best & Worst Baseball Teams of All Time: From the '16 A's to the '27 Yanks to the Present!. United States: SPI Books. p. 197. ISBN 1561713082.
  2. ^ Ray Pepper page at Baseball-Reference
  3. ^ Bill Trotter page at Baseball-Reference
  4. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball". Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 1997

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