1937 American League
|1937 in baseball|
|1937 American League|
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The 1937 season of the American League was the thirty-seventh season of the league.
- 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|
- Bold indicates league record, Italics indicate all-time record
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.
In the World Series, the American League champion New York Yankees defeated the National League's New York Giants, 4 games to 1.
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.
- Steve Basil
- Bill Dinneen
- Harry Geisel
- Cal Hubbard
- Charles Johnston
- Lou Kolls
- Bill McGowan
- George Moriarty
- Red Ormsby
- Brick Owens
- John Quinn
- Bill Summers
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