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The 1937 season of the American League was the thirty-seventh 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 157 102 52 3 .650 -.- 979 (6.24) 671 (4.27) 0.283 0.365 0.456 3.65 0.972
2 Detroit Tigers 155 89 65 1 .574 13.0 935 (6.03) 841 (5.43) 0.292 0.367 0.452 4.87 0.976
3 Chicago White Sox 154 86 68 0 .558 16.0 780 (5.06) 730 (4.74) 0.280 0.348 0.400 4.17 0.971
4 Cleveland Indians 156 83 71 2 .532 19.0 817 (5.24) 768 (4.92) 0.280 0.349 0.423 4.39 0.974
5 Boston Red Sox 154 80 72 2 .519 21.0 821 (5.33) 775 (5.03) 0.281 0.354 0.411 4.48 0.970
6 Washington Senators 158 73 80 5 .462 28.5 757 (4.79) 841 (5.32) 0.279 0.349 0.379 4.58 0.972
7 Philadelphia Athletics 154 54 97 3 .351 46.5 699 (4.54) 854 (5.55) 0.267 0.341 0.397 4.85 0.967
8 St. Louis Browns 156 46 108 2 .295 56.0 715 (4.58) 1023 (6.56) 0.285 0.346 0.399 6.00 0.972

[edit] League leaders

Bold indicates league record, Italics indicate all-time record

[edit] Batting

Statistic Leader Team Number
Games Played Lou Gehrig New York Yankees 157
At Bats Buddy Lewis Washington Senators 668
Runs Scored Joe DiMaggio New York Yankees 151
Hits Beau Bell St. Louis Browns 218
Doubles Beau Bell St. Louis Browns 51
Triples Mike Kreevich
Dixie Walker
Chicago White Sox
Chicago White Sox
16
Home Runs Joe DiMaggio New York Yankees 46
Total Bases Joe DiMaggio New York Yankees 418
Runs Batted In Hank Greenberg Detroit Tigers 183
Stolen Bases Ben Chapman
Billy Werber
Washington Senators/Boston Red Sox
Philadelphia Athletics
35
Caught Stealing Billy Werber Philadelphia Athletics 13
Walks Lou Gehrig New York Yankees 127
Hit by Pitch Frankie Crosetti New York Yankees 12
Strikeouts Frankie Crosetti New York Yankees 105
Sacrifice Hits Doc Cramer
Dixie Walker
Boston Red Sox
Chicago White Sox
17
Batting Average Charlie Gehringer Detroit Tigers 0.371
On-Base Percentage Lou Gehrig New York Yankees 0.473
Slugging Percentage Joe DiMaggio New York Yankees 0.673
On-Base plus Slugging Lou Gehrig New York Yankees 1.116
On-Base plus Slugging Plus Lou Gehrig New York Yankees 177

[edit] Pitching

Statistic Leader Team Number
Wins Lefty Gomez New York Yankees 21
Losses Harry Kelley Philadelphia Athletics 21
Win-Loss Percentage Johnny Allen Cleveland Indians '0.938
Appearances Clint Brown Chicago White Sox 53
Games Started Bobo Newsom Washington Senators/Boston Red Sox 37
Complete Games Wes Ferrell Boston Red Sox/Washington Senators 26
Shutouts Lefty Gomez New York Yankees 6
Games Finished Clint Brown Chicago White Sox 48
Saves Clint Brown Chicago White Sox 18
Innings Pitched Wes Ferrell Boston Red Sox/Washington Senators 281.0
Batters Faced Wes Ferrell Boston Red Sox/Washington Senators 1266
Hits Allowed Wes Ferrell Boston Red Sox/Washington Senators 325
Home Runs Allowed Wes Ferrell
Jack Knott
Boston Red Sox/Washington Senators
St. Louis Browns
25
Base-on-Balls Allowed Bobo Newsom Washington Senators/Boston Red Sox 167
Hit Batsmen Bill Trotter St. Louis Browns 7
Strikeouts Lefty Gomez New York Yankees 194
Wild Pitches George Turbeville Philadelphia Athletics 9
Balks Slick Coffman
Bob Feller
Bud Thomas
Monte Weaver
Earl Whitehill
Jack Wilson
Detroit Tigers
Cleveland Indians
Philadelphia Athletics
Washington Senators
Cleveland Indians
Boston Red Sox
2
Runs Allowed Wes Ferrell Boston Red Sox/Washington Senators 177
Earned Runs Allowed Wes Ferrell Boston Red Sox/Washington Senators 153
Earned Run Average Lefty Gomez New York Yankees 2.33
Walks plus Hits
per Inning Pitched
Monty Stratton Chicago White Sox 1.087

[edit] All-Star Game

The American League won the fifth midsummer classic at Griffith Stadium in Washington, DC on Wednesday, July 7, 1937 by a score of 8 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 1.

[edit] Award winners

The winner of the league's Most Valuable Player Award, given its Most Valuable Player, was Charlie Gehringer, a second baseman with the Detroit Tigers. In the award's voting, he had 78 out of a possible 80 points and 6 first place votes.


[edit] Notable events

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