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1931 Philadelphia Athletics
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1931 Philadelphia Athletics / Franchise: Oakland Athletics / BR Team Page
Won AL Pennant
Managed by Connie Mack
History, Comments, Contributions
The 1931 Philadelphia Athletics were one of the greatest teams in American League history, although they have been relatively forgotten because they were upset by the St. Louis Cardinals in the 1931 World Series. They were only the second team in the history of the league to post a winning percentage above .700. They were also outshined by the 1927 New York Yankees, considered by many the greatest team in baseball history, who had come along only a few years earlier. However, their 107 wins were the most by any major league teams between that Yankees team, which win 110 games, and the 1954 Cleveland Indians, who won 111.
Awards and Honors
|New York Yankees||94||59||.614||13½|
|St. Louis Browns||63||91||.409||45|
|Boston Red Sox||62||90||.408||45|
|Chicago White Sox||56||97||.366||51½|
|1||Athletics – 6, Cardinals – 2||October 1||Sportsman’s Park||38,529|
|2||Athletics – 0, Cardinals – 2||October 2||Sportsman’s Park||35,947|
|3||Cardinals – 5, Athletics – 2||October 5||Shibe Park||32,295|
|4||Cardinals – 0, Athletics – 3||October 6||Shibe Park||32,295|
|5||Cardinals – 5, Athletics – 1||October 7||Shibe Park||32,295|
|6||Athletics – 8, Cardinals – 1||October 9||Sportsman’s Park||39,401|
|7||Athletics – 2, Cardinals – 4||October 10||Sportsman’s Park||20,805|
- Robert P. Broadwater: Lefty Grove and the 1931 Philadelphia Athletics, McFarland, Jefferson, NC, 2014. ISBN 978-0-7864-7566-7
- Douglas Jordan: "The .700 Club: Blessedly Good Baseball", The Baseball Research Journal, SABR, Volume 45, Number 2 (Fall 2016), pp. 26-33.
- Bryan Soderholm-Difatte: "Connie Mack's Second Great Athletics Team: Eclipsed by the Ruth-Gehrig Yankees, But Even Better", in Morris Levin, ed.: From Swampoodle to South Philly: Baseball in Philadelphia and the Delaware Valley, The National Pastime, SABR, 2013, pp. 178-184.