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The 1936 season of the American League was the thirty-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 New York Yankees 155 102 51 2 .658 -.- 1065 (6.87) 731 (4.72) 0.300 0.378 0.483 4.17 0.973
2 Detroit Tigers 154 83 71 0 .539 19.5 921 (5.98) 871 (5.66) 0.300 0.373 0.431 5.00 0.974
3 Chicago White Sox 153 81 70 2 .529 20.0 920 (6.01) 873 (5.71) 0.292 0.371 0.397 5.06 0.973
4 Washington Senators 153 82 71 0 .536 20.0 889 (5.81) 799 (5.22) 0.295 0.362 0.414 4.58 0.970
5 Cleveland Indians 157 80 74 3 .510 22.5 921 (5.87) 862 (5.49) 0.304 0.362 0.461 4.83 0.970
6 Boston Red Sox 155 74 80 1 .477 28.5 775 (5.00) 764 (4.93) 0.276 0.347 0.400 4.39 0.973
7 St. Louis Browns 155 57 95 3 .368 44.5 804 (5.19) 1064 (6.86) 0.279 0.354 0.403 6.24 0.969
8 Philadelphia Athletics 154 53 100 1 .344 49.0 714 (4.64) 1045 (6.79) 0.269 0.334 0.376 6.08 0.966

[edit] League leaders

Bold indicates league record, Italics indicate all-time record

[edit] Batting

Statistic Leader Team Number
Games Played Beau Bell
Jimmie Foxx
Lou Gehrig
Bill Knickerbocker
Lyn Lary
St. Louis Browns
Boston Red Sox
New York Yankees
Cleveland Indians
St. Louis Browns
155
At Bats Lou Finney Philadelphia Athletics 653
Runs Scored Lou Gehrig New York Yankees 167
Hits Earl Averill Cleveland Indians 232
Doubles Charlie Gehringer Detroit Tigers 60
Triples Earl Averill
Joe DiMaggio
Red Rolfe
Cleveland Indians
New York Yankees
New York Yankees
15
Home Runs Lou Gehrig New York Yankees 49
Total Bases Hal Trosky Cleveland Indians 405
Runs Batted In Hal Trosky Cleveland Indians 162
Stolen Bases Lyn Lary St. Louis Browns 37
Caught Stealing Bill Knickerbocker Cleveland Indians 14
Walks Lou Gehrig New York Yankees 130
Hit by Pitch Frankie Crosetti New York Yankees 12
Strikeouts Jimmie Foxx Boston Red Sox 119
Sacrifice Hits Mule Haas Chicago White Sox 23
Batting Average Luke Appling Chicago White Sox 0.388
On-Base Percentage Lou Gehrig New York Yankees 0.478
Slugging Percentage Lou Gehrig New York Yankees 0.696
On-Base plus Slugging Lou Gehrig New York Yankees 1.174
On-Base plus Slugging Plus Lou Gehrig New York Yankees 190

[edit] Pitching

Statistic Leader Team Number
Wins Tommy Bridges Detroit Tigers 23
Losses Gordon Rhodes Philadelphia Athletics 20
Win-Loss Percentage Bump Hadley New York Yankees 0.778
Appearances Russ Van Atta St. Louis Browns 52
Games Started Tommy Bridges
Wes Ferrell
Bobo Newsom
Detroit Tigers
Boston Red Sox
Washington Senators
38
Complete Games Wes Ferrell Boston Red Sox 28
Shutouts Lefty Grove Boston Red Sox 6
Games Finished Clint Brown Chicago White Sox 29
Saves Pat Malone New York Yankees 9
Innings Pitched Wes Ferrell Boston Red Sox 301.0
Batters Faced Wes Ferrell Boston Red Sox 1341
Hits Allowed Wes Ferrell Boston Red Sox 330
Home Runs Allowed Gordon Rhodes Philadelphia Athletics 26
Base-on-Balls Allowed Vern Kennedy Chicago White Sox 147
Hit Batsmen Earl Caldwell
Chief Hogsett
St. Louis Browns
Detroit Tigers/St. Louis Browns
15
Strikeouts Tommy Bridges Detroit Tigers 175
Wild Pitches Stu Flythe Philadelphia Athletics 16
Balks Bob Feller Cleveland Indians 3
Runs Allowed Jack Knott St. Louis Browns 174
Earned Runs Allowed Jack Knott St. Louis Browns 156
Earned Run Average Lefty Grove Boston Red Sox 2.81
Walks plus Hits
per Inning Pitched
Lefty Grove Boston Red Sox 1.192

[edit] All-Star Game

The American League lost the fourth midsummer classic at Braves Field in Boston, MA on Tuesday, July 7, 1936 by a score of 4 to 3. The league's manager was Joe McCarthy.

[edit] Postseason

In the World Series, the American League champion New York Yankees defeated the National League's New York Giants, 4 games to 2.

[edit] Award winners

The winner of the league's Most Valuable Player Award, given its Most Valuable Player, was Lou Gehrig, a first baseman with the New York Yankees. In the award's voting, he had 73 out of a possible 80 points.


[edit] Notable events

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