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The 1931 season of the National League was the fifty-sixth season of the league.

Contents

[edit] Season summary

[edit] Standings

Bold indicates league champion, Italics indicates World Series champion
Rank Team G W L T WPCT GB RS (RS/G) RA (RA/G) AVG OBP SLG ERA FPCT
1 St. Louis Cardinals 154 101 53 0 .656 -.- 815 (5.29) 614 (3.99) 0.286 0.339 0.411 3.45 0.974
2 New York Giants 153 87 65 1 .569 13.0 768 (5.02) 599 (3.92) 0.289 0.337 0.416 3.30 0.974
3 Chicago Cubs 156 84 70 2 .538 17.0 828 (5.31) 710 (4.55) 0.289 0.357 0.422 3.97 0.973
4 Brooklyn Robins 153 79 73 1 .516 21.0 681 (4.45) 673 (4.40) 0.276 0.328 0.390 3.84 0.969
5 Pittsburgh Pirates 155 75 79 1 .484 26.0 636 (4.10) 691 (4.46) 0.266 0.328 0.360 3.66 0.969
6 Philadelphia Phillies 155 66 88 1 .426 35.0 684 (4.41) 828 (5.34) 0.279 0.334 0.400 4.58 0.966
7 Boston Braves 156 64 90 2 .410 37.0 533 (3.42) 680 (4.36) 0.258 0.306 0.341 3.90 0.973
8 Cincinnati Reds 154 58 96 0 .377 43.0 592 (3.84) 742 (4.82) 0.269 0.321 0.352 4.22 0.973

[edit] League leaders

Bold indicates league record, Italics indicate all-time record

[edit] Batting

Statistic Leader Team Number
Games Played Wally Berger
Woody English
Boston Braves
Chicago Cubs
156
At Bats Lloyd Waner Pittsburgh Pirates 681
Runs Scored Chuck Klein
Bill Terry
Philadelphia Phillies
New York Giants
121
Hits Lloyd Waner Pittsburgh Pirates 214
Doubles Sparky Adams St. Louis Cardinals 46
Triples Bill Terry New York Giants 20
Home Runs Chuck Klein Philadelphia Phillies 31
Total Bases Chuck Klein Philadelphia Phillies 347
Runs Batted In Chuck Klein Philadelphia Phillies 121
Stolen Bases Frankie Frisch St. Louis Cardinals 28
Walks Mel Ott New York Giants 80
Hit by Pitch Vince Barton Chicago Cubs 9
Strikeouts Nick Cullop Cincinnati Reds 86
Sacrifice Hits Freddie Maguire Boston Braves 31
Batting Average Chick Hafey
Bill Terry
St. Louis Cardinals
New York Giants
0.349
On-Base Percentage Rogers Hornsby Chicago Cubs 0.421
Slugging Percentage Chuck Klein Philadelphia Phillies 0.584
On-Base plus Slugging Rogers Hornsby Chicago Cubs 0.995
On-Base plus Slugging Plus Rogers Hornsby Chicago Cubs 163

[edit] Pitching

Statistic Leader Team Number
Wins Jumbo Elliott
Bill Hallahan
Heinie Meine
Philadelphia Phillies
St. Louis Cardinals
Pittsburgh Pirates
19
Losses Si Johnson Cincinnati Reds 19
Win-Loss Percentage Jesse Haines St. Louis Cardinals 0.800
Appearances Jumbo Elliott Philadelphia Phillies 52
Games Started Heinie Meine Pittsburgh Pirates 35
Complete Games Red Lucas Cincinnati Reds 24
Shutouts Bill Walker New York Giants 6
Games Finished Jack Quinn Brooklyn Robins 29
Saves Jack Quinn Brooklyn Robins 15
Innings Pitched Heinie Meine Pittsburgh Pirates 284.0
Batters Faced Heinie Meine Pittsburgh Pirates 1202
Hits Allowed Larry French Pittsburgh Pirates 301
Home Runs Allowed Flint Rhem St. Louis Cardinals 17
Base-on-Balls Allowed Bill Hallahan St. Louis Cardinals 112
Hit Batsmen Burleigh Grimes St. Louis Cardinals 10
Strikeouts Bill Hallahan St. Louis Cardinals 159
Wild Pitches Bill Hallahan St. Louis Cardinals 11
Balks Clise Dudley Philadelphia Phillies 3
Runs Allowed Jumbo Elliott Philadelphia Phillies 138
Earned Runs Allowed Jumbo Elliott Philadelphia Phillies 118
Earned Run Average Bill Walker New York Giants 2.26
Walks plus Hits
per Inning Pitched
Carl Hubbell New York Giants 1.121


[edit] Postseason

In the World Series, the National League champion St. Louis Cardinals defeated the American League's Philadelphia Athletics, 4 games to 3.

[edit] Award winners

The winner of the league's Most Valuable Player Award, given its Most Valuable Player, was Frankie Frisch, a second baseman with the St. Louis Cardinals. In the award's voting, he had 65 out of a possible 80 points.


[edit] Notable events

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