1933 Washington Senators season

1933 Washington Senators
AL Champions
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Clark Griffith and George H. Richardson
Manager(s) Joe Cronin
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The 1933 Washington Senators was a season in American baseball. They won 99 games, lost 53, and finished in first place in the American League. It was the third and final pennant of the franchise while based in Washington. The team was managed by Joe Cronin and played home games at Griffith Stadium. They lost the best-of-seven World Series in 5 games to the New York Giants.

It would be the last time a Major League Baseball postseason series would be held in Washington until the 2012 season. The Senators franchise, which moved to Minneapolis–St. Paul after the 1960 season, has since won three American League pennants (1965; 1987; 1991) and two World Series (1987 and 1991) as the Minnesota Twins.

Regular season

Player-manager Cronin was selected to the All-Star team as the starting shortstop and finished second in MVP voting. He also led the Senators with 118 runs batted in. 19-year-old infielder Cecil Travis had five hits in his major league debut.[1]

Season standings

American League W L Pct. GB
Washington Senators9953.651--
New York Yankees9159.6077
Philadelphia Athletics7972.52319½
Cleveland Indians7576.49723½
Detroit Tigers7579.48725
Chicago White Sox6783.44731
Boston Red Sox6386.42334½
St. Louis Browns5596.36443½

Record vs. opponents

1933 American League Records

Sources:
Team BOS CWS CLE DET NYY PHI STL WSH
Boston 11–76–1611–118–1414–89–134–17
Chicago 7–119–1310–127–15–112–1015–77–15
Cleveland 16–613–910–127–136–1615–78–13
Detroit 11–1112–1012–107–1511–1114–8–18–14
New York 14–815–7–113–715–712–914–7–18–14
Philadelphia 8–1410–1216–611–119–1214–611–11–1
St. Louis 13–97–157–158–14–17–14–16–147–15
Washington 17–415–713–814–814–811–11–115–7

Roster

1933 Washington Senators
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
CLuke Sewell141474125.264261
1BJoe Kuhel153602194.32211107
2BBuddy Myer131530160.302461
3BOssie Bluege140501131.261671
SSJoe Cronin152602186.3095118
LFHeinie Manush153658221.336595
CFFred Schulte144550162.295587
RFGoose Goslin132549163.2971064

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
Dave Harris8217746.260538
Bob Boken5513337.278326
Sam Rice738525.294112
Moe Berg406512.18529
Cecil Travis184313.30202
Cliff Bolton333916.41006
John Kerr28408.20000

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
Alvin Crowder52299.124153.97110
Earl Whitehill392702283.3396
Lefty Stewart34230.21563.8269
Monte Weaver23152.11053.2545

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
Bobby Burke2564433.2328
Alex McColl417102.655
Ed Linke316105.066
Ray Prim216013.146
Ed Chapman69008.004

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 Russell50126132.6928
Bud Thomas357734.8035
Bill McAfee273256.6214
John Campbell10000.000

Awards and honors

All-Stars

Joe Cronin, starter, shortstop Alvin Crowder, reserve, pitcher

League top five finishers

Joe Cronin

  • #4 in AL in RBI (118)

Alvin Crowder

  • MLB leader in wins (24)

Joe Kuhel

  • #4 in AL in stolen bases (17)

Heinie Manush

  • #2 in AL in batting average (.336)
  • #3 in AL in runs scored (115)

Earl Whitehill

  • #3 in AL in wins (22)

1933 World Series

Game 1

October 3, 1933, at the Polo Grounds in New York City

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Washington (A) 000 100 001 253
New York (N) 202 000 00x 4102
W: Carl Hubbell (1–0)   L: Lefty Stewart (0–1)
HR: NYGMel Ott (1)

Game 2

October 4, 1933, at the Polo Grounds in New York City

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Washington (A) 001 000 000 150
New York (N) 000 006 00x 6100
W: Hal Schumacher (1–0)   L: Alvin Crowder (0–1)
HR: WASGoose Goslin (1)

Game 3

October 5, 1933, at Griffith Stadium in Washington, D.C.

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
New York (N) 000 000 000 050
Washington (A) 210 000 10x 491
W: Earl Whitehill (1–0)  L: Freddie Fitzsimmons (0–1)   S: Hi Bell (1)

Game 4

October 6, 1933, at Griffith Stadium in Washington, D.C.

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 R H E
New York (N) 000 100 000 01 2111
Washington (A) 000 000 100 00 180
W: Carl Hubbell (2–0)  L: Monte Weaver (0–1)
HR: NYGBill Terry (1)

Game 5

October 7, 1933, at Griffith Stadium in Washington, D.C.

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 R H E
New York (N) 020 001 000 1 4111
Washington (A) 000 003 000 0 3100
W: Dolf Luque (2–0)  L: Jack Russell (0–1)
HR: NYGMel Ott (2)   WASFred Schulte (1)

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
A Chattanooga Lookouts Southern Association Bert Niehoff
C Springfield Chicks Middle Atlantic League Jake Pitler

Notes

  1. Sports Illustrated, Oct 27, 2008, p.24, Vol. 109, No. 16

References

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