1930 Philadelphia Athletics season

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1930 Philadelphia Athletics
1930 AL Champions
1930 World Series Champions
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Owner(s) Connie Mack, Tom Shibe and John Shibe
Manager(s) Connie Mack
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The 1930 Philadelphia Athletics season involved the A's finishing first in the American League with a record of 102 wins and 52 losses. It was their second of three consecutive pennants. In the 1930 World Series, they defeated the St. Louis Cardinals in six games. This was the A's final World Series championship in Philadelphia. They would next win the World Series 42 years later, in 1972, after they had moved to Oakland. When playing the Cleveland Indians on July 25, the Athletics became the only team in Major League history to execute a triple steal twice in the one game.[1]

Regular season[edit]

The A's had three Hall of Famers in their starting line-up: Mickey Cochrane, Jimmie Foxx, and Al Simmons. Simmons won the AL batting title with a .381 average. Pitching ace Lefty Grove won the pitching triple crown.

Season standings[edit]

American League W L Pct. GB
Philadelphia Athletics 102 52 .662 --
Washington Senators 94 60 .610 8
New York Yankees 86 68 .558 16
Cleveland Indians 81 73 .526 21
Detroit Tigers 75 79 .487 27
St. Louis Browns 64 90 .416 38
Chicago White Sox 62 92 .403 40
Boston Red Sox 52 102 .338 50

Roster[edit]

1930 Philadelphia Athletics
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

Manager

Coaches

Player stats[edit]

Batting[edit]

Starters by position[edit]

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 Cochrane, MickeyMickey Cochrane 130 487 174 .357 10 87
1B Foxx, JimmieJimmie Foxx 153 562 188 .335 37 156
2B Bishop, MaxMax Bishop 130 441 111 .252 10 38
3B Dykes, JimmyJimmy Dykes 125 435 131 .301 6 73
SS Boley, JoeJoe Boley 121 420 116 .276 4 55
LF Simmons, AlAl Simmons 138 554 211 .381 36 165
CF Haas, MuleMule Haas 132 532 159 .299 2 68
RF Miller, BingBing Miller 154 585 177 .303 9 100

Other batters[edit]

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
Moore, JimmyJimmy Moore 15 50 19 .380 2 12
Collins, EddieEddie Collins 3 2 1 .500 0 0

Pitching[edit]

Starting pitchers[edit]

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Grove, LeftyLefty Grove 50 291 28 5 2.54 209
Earnshaw, GeorgeGeorge Earnshaw 49 296 22 13 4.44 193
Walberg, RubeRube Walberg 38 205.1 13 12 4.69 100

Other pitchers[edit]

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Mahaffey, RoyRoy Mahaffey 33 152.2 9 5 5.01 38
Ehmke, HowardHoward Ehmke 3 10 0 1 11.70 4

Relief pitchers[edit]

Note: G = Games pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Liebhardt, GlennGlenn Liebhardt 5 0 1 0 11.00 2
Mahon, AlAl Mahon 3 0 0 0 22.85 0

Awards and honors[edit]

American League top five finishers[edit]

Max Bishop

  • #4 on-base percentage (.426)

Mickey Cochrane

  • #5 batting average (.357)

George Earnshaw

  • #2 strikeouts (193)
  • #3 wins (22)

Jimmie Foxx

  • #3 home runs (37)
  • #3 runs batted in (156)
  • #3 on-base percentage (.429)
  • #4 slugging percentage (.637)

Lefty Grove

  • #1 wins (28)
  • #1 earned run average (2.54)
  • #1 strikeouts (209)[2]

Al Simmons

  • #1 batting average (.381)
  • #1 runs scored (152)
  • #2 runs batted in (165)
  • #3 slugging percentage (.708)
  • #5 home runs (36)

1930 World Series[edit]

Main article: 1930 World Series

AL Philadelphia Athletics (4) vs. NL St. Louis Cardinals (2)

Game Score Date Location Attendance
1 Cardinals – 2, Athletics – 5 October 1 Shibe Park 32,295
2 Cardinals – 1, Athletics – 6 October 2 Shibe Park 32,295
3 Athletics – 0, Cardinals – 5 October 4 Sportsman's Park 36,944
4 Athletics – 1, Cardinals – 3 October 5 Sportsman's Park 39,946
5 Athletics – 2, Cardinals – 0 October 6 Sportsman's Park 38,844
6 Cardinals – 1, Athletics – 7 October 8 Shibe Park 32,295

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Team Stolen Base Records". baseball-almanac.com. Retrieved April 5, 2012. 
  2. ^ Baseball’s Top 100: The Game’s Greatest Records, p.51, Kerry Banks, 2010, Greystone Books, Vancouver, BC, ISBN 978-1-55365-507-7

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Preceded by
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American League Champions
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Succeeded by
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