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The 1934 season of the American League was the thirty-fourth 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 Detroit Tigers 154 101 53 0 .656 -.- 958 (6.22) 708 (4.60) 0.300 0.373 0.424 4.06 0.974
2 New York Yankees 154 94 60 0 .610 7.0 842 (5.47) 669 (4.34) 0.278 0.362 0.419 3.76 0.973
3 Cleveland Indians 154 85 69 0 .552 16.0 814 (5.29) 763 (4.95) 0.287 0.351 0.423 4.28 0.972
4 Boston Red Sox 153 76 76 1 .497 24.0 820 (5.36) 775 (5.07) 0.274 0.349 0.383 4.32 0.969
5 Philadelphia Athletics 153 68 82 3 .444 31.0 764 (4.99) 838 (5.48) 0.280 0.341 0.425 5.01 0.967
6 St. Louis Browns 154 67 85 2 .435 33.0 674 (4.38) 800 (5.19) 0.268 0.333 0.373 4.49 0.969
7 Washington Senators 155 66 86 3 .426 34.0 729 (4.70) 806 (5.20) 0.278 0.346 0.382 4.68 0.974
8 Chicago White Sox 153 53 99 1 .346 47.0 704 (4.60) 946 (6.18) 0.263 0.334 0.363 5.41 0.966

[edit] League leaders

Bold indicates league record, Italics indicate all-time record

[edit] Batting

Statistic Leader Team Number
Games Played Earl Averill
Jack Burns
Charlie Gehringer
Lou Gehrig
Marv Owen
Billy Rogell
Hal Trosky
Cleveland Indians
St. Louis Browns
Detroit Tigers
New York Yankees
Detroit Tigers
Detroit Tigers
Cleveland Indians
154
At Bats Doc Cramer Philadelphia Athletics 649
Runs Scored Charlie Gehringer Detroit Tigers 134
Hits Charlie Gehringer Detroit Tigers 214
Doubles Hank Greenberg Detroit Tigers 63
Triples Ben Chapman New York Yankees 13
Home Runs Lou Gehrig New York Yankees 49
Total Bases Lou Gehrig New York Yankees 409
Runs Batted In Lou Gehrig New York Yankees 165
Stolen Bases Billy Werber Boston Red Sox 40
Caught Stealing Ben Chapman New York Yankees 16
Walks Jimmie Foxx Philadelphia Athletics 111
Hit by Pitch Frankie Crosetti
Frankie Pytlak
New York Yankees
Cleveland Indians
5
Strikeouts Harlond Clift St. Louis Browns 100
Sacrifice Hits Mule Haas Chicago White Sox 24
Batting Average Lou Gehrig New York Yankees 0.363
On-Base Percentage Lou Gehrig New York Yankees 0.465
Slugging Percentage Lou Gehrig New York Yankees 0.706
On-Base plus Slugging Lou Gehrig New York Yankees 1.171
On-Base plus Slugging Plus Lou Gehrig New York Yankees 208

[edit] Pitching

Statistic Leader Team Number
Wins Lefty Gomez New York Yankees 26
Losses Bobo Newsom St. Louis Browns 20
Win-Loss Percentage Lefty Gomez New York Yankees 0.839
Appearances Jack Russell Washington Senators 54
Games Started Tommy Bridges Detroit Tigers 35
Complete Games Lefty Gomez New York Yankees 25
Shutouts Lefty Gomez
Mel Harder
New York Yankees
Cleveland Indians
6
Games Finished Alex McColl Washington Senators 26
Saves Jack Russell Washington Senators 7
Innings Pitched Lefty Gomez New York Yankees 281.2
Batters Faced Bobo Newsom St. Louis Browns 1159
Hits Allowed George Blaeholder St. Louis Browns 276
Home Runs Allowed George Earnshaw Chicago White Sox 28
Base-on-Balls Allowed Bobo Newsom St. Louis Browns 149
Hit Batsmen Johnny Welch Boston Red Sox 8
Strikeouts Lefty Gomez New York Yankees 158
Wild Pitches Monte Pearson Cleveland Indians 15
Balks Bump Hadley
Jack Russell
St. Louis Browns
Washington Senators
2
Runs Allowed Milt Gaston Chicago White Sox 146
Earned Runs Allowed Monte Pearson Cleveland Indians 128
Earned Run Average Lefty Gomez New York Yankees 2.33
Walks plus Hits
per Inning Pitched
Lefty Gomez New York Yankees 1.133

[edit] All-Star Game

The American League won the second midsummer classic at Polo Grounds in New York, NY on Tuesday, July 10, 1934 by a score of 9 to 7. The league's manager was Joe Cronin.

[edit] Postseason

In the World Series, the American League champion Detroit Tigers were defeated by the National League's St. Louis Cardinals, 4 games to 3.

[edit] Award winners

The winner of the league's Most Valuable Player Award, given its Most Valuable Player, was Mickey Cochrane, a catcher with the Detroit Tigers. In the award's voting, he had 67 out of a possible 80 points.


[edit] Notable events

Seasons of the American League
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