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The 1933 season of the American League was the thirty-third 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 Washington Senators 153 99 53 1 .647 -.- 850 (5.56) 665 (4.35) 0.287 0.350 0.402 3.82 0.978
2 New York Yankees 152 91 59 2 .599 7.0 927 (6.10) 768 (5.05) 0.283 0.367 0.440 4.36 0.972
3 Philadelphia Athletics 152 79 72 1 .520 19.5 875 (5.76) 853 (5.61) 0.285 0.360 0.440 4.81 0.966
4 Cleveland Indians 151 75 76 0 .497 23.5 654 (4.33) 669 (4.43) 0.261 0.319 0.360 3.71 0.974
5 Detroit Tigers 155 75 79 1 .484 25.0 722 (4.66) 733 (4.73) 0.269 0.327 0.380 3.95 0.971
6 Chicago White Sox 151 67 83 1 .444 31.0 683 (4.52) 814 (5.39) 0.272 0.339 0.360 4.45 0.970
7 Boston Red Sox 149 63 86 0 .423 34.5 700 (4.70) 758 (5.09) 0.271 0.337 0.377 4.35 0.965
8 St. Louis Browns 153 55 96 2 .359 43.5 669 (4.37) 820 (5.36) 0.253 0.320 0.360 4.82 0.975

[edit] League leaders

Bold indicates league record, Italics indicate all-time record

[edit] Batting

Statistic Leader Team Number
Games Played Charlie Gehringer
Billy Rogell
Detroit Tigers
Detroit Tigers
155
At Bats Doc Cramer Philadelphia Athletics 661
Runs Scored Lou Gehrig New York Yankees 138
Hits Heinie Manush Washington Senators 221
Doubles Joe Cronin Washington Senators 45
Triples Heinie Manush Washington Senators 17
Home Runs Jimmie Foxx Philadelphia Athletics 48
Total Bases Jimmie Foxx Philadelphia Athletics 403
Runs Batted In Jimmie Foxx Philadelphia Athletics 163
Stolen Bases Ben Chapman New York Yankees 27
Caught Stealing Ben Chapman New York Yankees 18
Walks Babe Ruth New York Yankees 114
Hit by Pitch Jimmie Dykes Chicago White Sox 12
Strikeouts Jimmie Foxx Philadelphia Athletics 93
Sacrifice Hits Mule Haas Chicago White Sox 30
Batting Average Jimmie Foxx Philadelphia Athletics 0.356
On-Base Percentage Mickey Cochrane Philadelphia Athletics 0.459
Slugging Percentage Jimmie Foxx Philadelphia Athletics 0.703
On-Base plus Slugging Jimmie Foxx Philadelphia Athletics 1.152
On-Base plus Slugging Plus Jimmie Foxx Philadelphia Athletics 200

[edit] Pitching

Statistic Leader Team Number
Wins Alvin Crowder
Lefty Grove
Washington Senators
Philadelphia Athletics
24
Losses Ted Lyons Chicago White Sox 21
Win-Loss Percentage Lefty Grove
Russ Van Atta
Philadelphia Athletics
New York Yankees
0.750
Appearances Alvin Crowder Washington Senators 52
Games Started Earl Whitehill Washington Senators 37
Complete Games Lefty Grove Philadelphia Athletics 21
Shutouts Oral Hildebrand Cleveland Indians 6
Games Finished Chief Hogsett Detroit Tigers 34
Saves Jack Russell Washington Senators 13
Innings Pitched Bump Hadley St. Louis Browns 316.2
Batters Faced Bump Hadley St. Louis Browns 1365
Hits Allowed Alvin Crowder Washington Senators 311
Home Runs Allowed George Blaeholder St. Louis Browns 24
Base-on-Balls Allowed Bump Hadley St. Louis Browns 141
Hit Batsmen Tommy Bridges
Bob Kline
Jake Miller
Detroit Tigers
Boston Red Sox
Chicago White Sox
6
Strikeouts Lefty Gomez New York Yankees 163
Wild Pitches Johnny Allen
Lloyd Brown
Ted Lyons
New York Yankees
St. Louis Browns/Boston Red Sox
Chicago White Sox
10
Balks Don Brennan
Vic Frazier
Willis Hudlin
New York Yankees
Chicago White Sox/Detroit Tigers
Cleveland Indians
2
Runs Allowed Bump Hadley St. Louis Browns 152
Earned Runs Allowed Bump Hadley St. Louis Browns 138
Earned Run Average Mel Harder Cleveland Indians 2.95
Walks plus Hits
per Inning Pitched
Firpo Marberry Detroit Tigers 1.229

[edit] All-Star Game

The American League won the first midsummer classic at Comiskey Park in Chicago, IL on Thursday, July 6, 1933 by a score of 4 to 2. The league's manager was Connie Mack.

[edit] Postseason

In the World Series, the American League champion Washington Senators were defeated by the National League's New York Giants, 4 games to 1.

[edit] Award winners

The winner of the league's Most Valuable Player Award, given its Most Valuable Player, was Jimmie Foxx, a first baseman with the Philadelphia Athletics. In the award's voting, he had 74 out of a possible 80 points and 4 first place votes.


[edit] Notable events

Seasons of the American League
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