1932 Philadelphia Athletics season

1932 Philadelphia Athletics
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Owner(s) Connie Mack, Tom Shibe and John Shibe
Manager(s) Connie Mack
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The 1932 Philadelphia Athletics season involved the A's finishing second in the American League with a record of 94 wins and 60 losses. The team finished 13 games behind the New York Yankees, breaking their streak of three straight AL championships.

Regular season

Jimmie Foxx had an impressive offensive season – 58 home runs, 169 RBI, and a .364 batting average – and missed the triple crown by just three BA points. He was voted the American League Most Valuable Player. Mickey Cochrane became the first catcher in Major League Baseball history to score 100 runs and have 100 RBI in the same season.[1]

Season standings

American League W L Pct. GB
New York Yankees10747.695--
Philadelphia Athletics9460.61013
Washington Senators9361.60314
Cleveland Indians8765.57219
Detroit Tigers7675.50329½
St. Louis Browns6391.40944
Chicago White Sox49102.32556½
Boston Red Sox43111.27964

Record vs. opponents

1932 American League Records

Sources:
Team BOS CWS CLE DET NYY PHI STL WSH
Boston 12–104–186–165–174–187–155–17
Chicago 10–127–14–18–125–177–158–144–18
Cleveland 18–414–7–111–107–1510–1216–611–11
Detroit 16–612–810–115–17–27–1515–711–11
New York 17–517–515–717–5–214–816–611–11
Philadelphia 18–415–712–1015–78–1416–610–12
St. Louis 15–714–86–167–156–166–169–13
Washington 17–518–411–1111–1111–1112–1013–9

Notable transactions

Roster

1932 Philadelphia Athletics
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

Manager

Coaches

Player stats

Batting

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 Cochrane139518160.34923112
1BJimmie Foxx154585213.36458169
2BMax Bishop114409104.254537
3BJimmy Dykes153558148.265790
SSEric McNair135554158.2851895
OFAl Simmons154670216.32235151
OFMule Haas143558170.305665
OFDoc Cramer92384129.336346

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
Bing Miller9530590.295758
Ed Coleman267325.342113
Ed Madjeski17358.22903
John Jones461.16700
Ed Cihocki110.00000

Pitching

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 Grove44291.225102.84188
Rube Walberg4227217104.7396
George Earnshaw36245.119134.77109
Roy Mahaffey37222.213135.09106
Tony Freitas23150.11253.8331

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
Lew Krausse2057414.5816
Sugar Cain1045345.0024

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
Joe Bowman70108.184
Jimmie DeShong600011.705

Awards and honors

League top five finishers

Jimmie Foxx

  • AL leader in home runs (58)
  • AL leader in RBI (169)
  • AL leader in runs scored (151)
  • AL leader in slugging percentage (.749)
  • #2 in AL in batting average (.364)
  • #2 in AL in on-base percentage (.469)

Lefty Grove

  • AL leader in ERA (2.84)
  • #2 in AL in wins (25)
  • #2 in AL in strikeouts (188)

Al Simmons

  • #2 in AL in RBI (151)
  • #2 in AL in runs scored (144)
  • #3 in AL in home runs (35)

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AA Portland Beavers Pacific Coast League Spencer Abbott

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Portland[3]

References

  1. Baseball Digest, September 1995, Vol. 54, No. 9, ISSN 0005-609X
  2. Al Simmons page at Baseball Reference
  3. Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 2nd and 3rd editions. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 1997 and 2007


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