1937 St. Louis Browns season

1937 St. Louis Browns
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record 46–108 (.299)
League place 8th
Other information
Owner(s) Donald Lee Barnes
General manager(s) Bill DeWitt
Manager(s) Rogers Hornsby and Jim Bottomley
Local radio KMOX
(France Laux, Jim Alt)
KWK
(Johnny O'Hara, Ray Schmidt, Allan Anthony)
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The 1937 St. Louis Browns season involved the Browns finishing 8th in the American League with a record of 46 wins and 108 losses. Despite finishing last, the Browns as a team hit .285, which was higher than the American League average of .281.[1] Pitching was the problem - the teams ERA was 6.00 compared to the American League average of 4.62.[1]

Offseason

Regular season

Season standings

American League W L Pct. GB
New York Yankees10252.662--
Detroit Tigers8965.57813
Chicago White Sox8668.55816
Cleveland Indians8371.53919
Boston Red Sox8072.52621
Washington Senators7380.47728½
Philadelphia Athletics5497.35846½
St. Louis Browns46108.29956

Record vs. opponents

1937 American League Records

Sources:
Team BOS CWS CLE DET NYY PHI STL WSH
Boston 10–1211–1112–10–17–1517–315–78–14–1
Chicago 12–1010–128–149–1315–718–414–8
Cleveland 11–1112–1011–117–15–113–918–4–111–11
Detroit 10–12–114–811–119–1314–815–716–6
New York 15–713–915–7–113–914–816–6–116–6–1
Philadelphia 3–177–159–138–148–1411–118–13–3
St. Louis 7–154–184–18–17–156–16–111–117–15
Washington 14–8–18–1411–116–166–16–113–8–315–7

Notable transactions

Roster

1937 St. Louis Browns
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
CRollie Hemsley10033474.222328
1BHarry Davis120450124.276335
2BTom Carey130487134.275140

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
Ethan Allen103320101.316031
Jim Bottomley6510926.239112
Nig Lipscomb369631.32308
Rogers Hornsby205618.321111
Tommy Heath174310.23313
Sam Harshany5111.09100

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 Mills212.2116.3910
Bill Miller140113.501

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
Jim Walkup27150.19127.3646
Julio Bonetti28143.14115.8443
Bill Trotter34122.1295.8137
Earl Caldwell929006.838
Emil Bildilli480110.132

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
Sheriff Blake152217.6112
Bill Strickland90005.916
George Hennessey501010.294
Nig Lipscomb30006.521
Ed Baecht300012.793

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AA Toledo Mud Hens American Association Fred Haney
A1 San Antonio Missions Texas League Zack Taylor
A Des Moines Demons Western League Del Bissonette
B Meridian Scrappers Southeastern League Leonard McNair, Emmett Lipscomb
and Harry Whitehouse
B Terre Haute Tots Illinois–Indiana–Iowa League Walter Holke
C Palestine Pals East Texas League Abe Miller
C Johnstown Johnnies Middle Atlantic League Jack Fournier
D Easton Browns Eastern Shore League George Jacobs
D Lafayette White Sox Evangeline League Bobby Goff
D Mayfield Clothiers KITTY League Clarence Mitchell and Walter Holke
D Fairbury Jeffs Nebraska State League Sonny Brookhaus
D Osceloa Indians Northeast Arkansas League Elmer Kirchoff
D Superior Blues Northern League Red Treadwell
D Findlay Browns Ohio State League Grover Hartley

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Mayfield

Terre Haute club folded, July 3, 1937[4]

References

  1. 1 2 Hollingsworth, Harry (1994). The Best & Worst Baseball Teams of All Time: From the '16 A's to the '27 Yanks to the Present!. United States: SPI Books. p. 197. ISBN 1561713082.
  2. Ray Pepper page at Baseball-Reference
  3. Bill Trotter page at Baseball-Reference
  4. Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball". Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 1997
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