1937 Philadelphia Athletics season

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1937 Philadelphia Athletics
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Connie Mack and John Shibe
Manager(s) Connie Mack
Local radio Roger Griswold, Bill Dwyer
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The 1937 Philadelphia Athletics season involved the A's finishing 7th in the American League with a record of 54 wins and 97 losses.

Offseason[edit]

On January 11, 1937, at the club's annual meeting, John Shibe officially retired from the day-to-day operations of the Athletics, although he had not been with the team since August 1936. Connie Mack, the team's other principal owner, was elected club president. Shibe died on July 11, leaving Mack as sole owner of the team.[1]

Regular season[edit]

The club started to use uniform numbers during the 1937 season. They were the last team in the American League to do so.[2]

The Athletics set a Major League record which still stands for the fewest batters hit by a pitch in a season, with only 5.[3]

Season standings[edit]

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

Roster[edit]

1937 Philadelphia Athletics
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

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 Brucker, EarleEarle Brucker 102 317 82 .259 6 37
1B Dean, ChubbyChubby Dean 104 309 81 .262 2 31
3B Werber, BillyBilly Werber 128 493 144 .292 7 70

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
Conroy, BillBill Conroy 26 60 12 .200 0 3

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
Caster, GeorgeGeorge Caster 34 231.2 12 19 4.43 100
Thomas, BudBud Thomas 35 169.2 8 15 4.99 54

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
Kelley, HarryHarry Kelley 41 205 13 21 5.36 68
Kalfass, BillBill Kalfass 3 12 1 0 3.00 9
Dean, ChubbyChubby Dean 2 9 1 0 4.00 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
Fink, HermanHerman Fink 28 2 1 1 4.05 18
Gumpert, RandyRandy Gumpert 10 0 0 0 12.00 5
Archer, FredFred Archer 1 0 0 0 6.00 2

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
A Williamsport Grays New York-Pennsylvania League Ollie Marquardt
D Federalsburg Athletics Eastern Shore League George Short

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Biography of John Shibe from the Philadelphia Athletics Historical Society
  2. ^ Numbelivable!, p. 89, Michael X. Ferraro and John Veneziano, Triumph Books, Chicago, Illinois, 2007, ISBN 978-1-57243-990-0
  3. ^ "Hit By A Pitch Team Records". Baseball-Almanac.com. Retrieved May 14, 2012. 
  4. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 2nd and 3rd editions. Durham, N.C.: Baseball America, 1997 and 2007

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