1930 Philadelphia Athletics season

1930 Philadelphia Athletics
1930 AL Champions
1930 World Series Champions
Major League affiliations
Other information
Owner(s) Connie Mack, Tom Shibe and John Shibe
Manager(s) Connie Mack
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The 1930 Philadelphia Athletics season involved the A's finishing first in the American League with a record of 102 wins and 52 losses. It was their second of three consecutive pennants. In the 1930 World Series, they defeated the St. Louis Cardinals in six games. This was the A's final World Series championship in Philadelphia. They would next win the World Series 42 years later, in 1972, after they had moved to Oakland. When playing the Cleveland Indians on July 25, the Athletics became the only team in Major League history to execute a triple steal twice in the one game.[1]

Regular season

The A's had three Hall of Famers in their starting line-up: Mickey Cochrane, Jimmie Foxx, and Al Simmons. Simmons won the AL batting title with a .381 average. Pitching ace Lefty Grove won the pitching triple crown.

Season standings

American League W L Pct. GB
Philadelphia Athletics10252.662--
Washington Senators9460.6108
New York Yankees8668.55816
Cleveland Indians8173.52621
Detroit Tigers7579.48727
St. Louis Browns6490.41638
Chicago White Sox6292.40340
Boston Red Sox52102.33850

Record vs. opponents

1930 American League Records

Boston 13–97–158–146–164–189–135–17
Chicago 9–1310–129–138–146–1612–108–14
Cleveland 15–712–1011–1110–127–1516–610–12
Detroit 14–813–911–119–137–1511–1110–12
New York 16–614–812–1013–910–1216–65–17
Philadelphia 18–416–615–715–712–1016–610–12
St. Louis 13–910–126–1611–116–166–1612–10
Washington 17–514–812–1012–1017–512–1010–12


1930 Philadelphia Athletics
Pitchers Catchers



Other batters



Player stats


Starters by position

Note: Pos = Position; G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

Pos Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
CMickey Cochrane130487174.3571087
1BJimmie Foxx153562188.33537156
2BMax Bishop130441111.2521038
3BJimmy Dykes125435131.301673
SSJoe Boley121420116.276455
LFAl Simmons138554211.38136165
CFMule Haas132532159.299268
RFBing Miller154585177.3039100

Other batters

Note: G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
Eric McNair7823763.266034
Dib Williams6719150.262322
Wally Schang459216.17419
Doc Cramer308219.23206
Homer Summa255415.27815
Spence Harris22499.18403
Jimmy Moore155019.380212
Cy Perkins20386.15804
Pinky Higgins14246.25000
Jim Keesey11123.25002
Eddie Collins321.50000


Starting pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Lefty Grove502912852.54209
George Earnshaw4929622134.44193
Rube Walberg38205.113124.69100
Bill Shores311591244.1948

Other pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Roy Mahaffey33152.2955.0138
Howard Ehmke3100111.704

Relief pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Jack Quinn359764.4228
Eddie Rommel359434.2835
Charlie Perkins80006.4615
Glenn Liebhardt501011.002
Al Mahon300022.850

Awards and honors

American League top five finishers

Max Bishop

  • #4 on-base percentage (.426)

Mickey Cochrane

  • #5 batting average (.357)

George Earnshaw

  • #2 strikeouts (193)
  • #3 wins (22)

Jimmie Foxx

  • #3 home runs (37)
  • #3 runs batted in (156)
  • #3 on-base percentage (.429)
  • #4 slugging percentage (.637)

Lefty Grove

  • #1 wins (28)
  • #1 earned run average (2.54)
  • #1 strikeouts (209)[2]

Al Simmons

  • #1 batting average (.381)
  • #1 runs scored (152)
  • #2 runs batted in (165)
  • #3 slugging percentage (.708)
  • #5 home runs (36)

1930 World Series

AL Philadelphia Athletics (4) vs. NL St. Louis Cardinals (2)

1Cardinals – 2, Athletics – 5October 1Shibe Park32,295
2Cardinals – 1, Athletics – 6October 2Shibe Park32,295
3Athletics – 0, Cardinals – 5October 4Sportsman's Park36,944
4Athletics – 1, Cardinals – 3October 5Sportsman's Park39,946
5Athletics – 2, Cardinals – 0October 6Sportsman's Park38,844
6Cardinals – 1, Athletics – 7October 8Shibe Park32,295


  1. "Team Stolen Base Records". baseball-almanac.com. Retrieved April 5, 2012.
  2. Baseball's Top 100: The Game's Greatest Records, p.51, Kerry Banks, 2010, Greystone Books, Vancouver, BC, ISBN 978-1-55365-507-7

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