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1931 American League (MLB)

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  • An organized section of a full season review with standings, team totals, awards, leaderboards, player registers and more.
  • Playoff teams are in bold.
  • Normally, qualification for pct statistics is 1 IP per team game or 3.1 plate appearances per team game. TBC uses 2.2 plate appearances and 0.75 innings per team game for Minor Leagues.
  • 1931 American League Awards
    AwardWinners
    American League Most Valuable PlayerLefty Grove
    1931 Batting Leaders
    Games
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Joe Cronin156
    2Earl Averill155
    3Lou Gehrig155
    4Lu Blue155
    5Lyn Lary155
    6Ossie Bluege152
    7Earl Webb151
    8Goose Goslin151
    9Roy Johnson151
    10Ski Melillo151
    At Bats
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Earl Averill627
    2Roy Johnson621
    3Lou Gehrig619
    4Ski Melillo617
    5Heinie Manush616
    6Joe Cronin611
    7Lyn Lary610
    8Red Kress605
    9Ben Chapman600
    10Buddy Myer591
    Runs
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Lou Gehrig163
    2Babe Ruth149
    3Earl Averill140
    4Ben Chapman120
    5Earle Combs120
    6Lu Blue119
    7Max Bishop115
    8Buddy Myer114
    9Goose Goslin114
    10Heinie Manush110
    Hits
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Lou Gehrig211
    2Earl Averill209
    3Al Simmons200
    4Babe Ruth199
    5Earl Webb196
    6Goose Goslin194
    7John Stone191
    8Ben Chapman189
    9Heinie Manush189
    10Joe Vosmik189
    Doubles
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Earl Webb67
    2Dale Alexander47
    3Red Kress46
    4Joe Cronin44
    5Bing Miller43
    6Sam West43
    7Goose Goslin42
    8Heinie Manush41
    9Al Simmons37
    10Roy Johnson37
    Triples
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Roy Johnson19
    2Lou Gehrig15
    3Lu Blue15
    4Carl Reynolds14
    5Joe Vosmik14
    6Al Simmons13
    7Earle Combs13
    8Joe Cronin13
    9Sam West13
    10Ben Chapman11
    Home Runs
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Babe Ruth46
    2Lou Gehrig46
    3Earl Averill32
    4Jimmie Foxx30
    5Goose Goslin24
    6Al Simmons22
    7Ben Chapman17
    8Mickey Cochrane17
    9Red Kress16
    10Earl Webb14
    Runs Batted In (RBIs)
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Lou Gehrig184
    2Babe Ruth163
    3Earl Averill143
    4Al Simmons128
    5Joe Cronin126
    6Ben Chapman122
    7Jimmie Foxx120
    8Joe Vosmik117
    9Red Kress114
    10Lyn Lary107
    Stolen Bases
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Ben Chapman61
    2Roy Johnson33
    3Jack Burns19
    4Bill Cissell18
    5Tony Lazzeri18
    6Carl Reynolds17
    7Lou Gehrig17
    8Ossie Bluege16
    9Charlie Gehringer13
    10Jack Rothrock13
    Caught Stealing
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Ben Chapman23
    2Roy Johnson21
    3Red Kress16
    4Buddy Myer14
    5John Stone13
    6Bill Sweeney12
    7Jack Burns12
    8Lou Gehrig12
    9Ski Melillo11
    10Lyn Lary10
    Walks
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Babe Ruth128
    2Lu Blue127
    3Lou Gehrig117
    4Max Bishop112
    5Lyn Lary88
    6Ed Morgan83
    7Joe Cronin81
    8Goose Goslin80
    9Tony Lazzeri79
    10Ben Chapman75
    Strikeouts
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Jimmie Foxx84
    2Jim Levey83
    3Tony Lazzeri80
    4Ben Chapman77
    5Lu Blue60
    6Jack Burns58
    7Lou Gehrig56
    8Lyn Lary54
    9Urbane Pickering53
    10Joe Cronin52
    Hit by Pitch
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Bing Miller10
    2Joe Sewell9
    3Carl Reynolds6
    4Earl Averill6
    5Heinie Manush6
    6Jimmy Dykes6
    7Lyn Lary6
    8Ben Chapman5
    9Joe Kuhel5
    10Ossie Bluege5
    Intentional Walks
    RankPlayerTotal
    Sacrifice Hits
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Mule Haas19
    2Joe Sewell17
    3Marv Owen12
    4Sam Rice11
    5Willie Kamm11
    6Bill Sweeney10
    7Ed Montague10
    8John Kerr10
    9Johnny Watwood10
    10Buddy Myer9
    Sacrifice Flies
    RankPlayerTotal
    Ground into Double Plays
    RankPlayerTotal
    Total Bases
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Lou Gehrig410
    2Babe Ruth374
    3Earl Averill361
    4Al Simmons329
    5Goose Goslin328
    6Earl Webb311
    7Red Kress298
    8Joe Cronin293
    9Jimmie Foxx292
    10Ben Chapman290
    Plate Appearances
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Lou Gehrig738
    2Lu Blue725
    3Lyn Lary712
    4Earl Averill701
    5Joe Cronin700
    6Roy Johnson697
    7Ben Chapman686
    8Goose Goslin675
    9Heinie Manush666
    10Babe Ruth663
    Batting Average
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Al Simmons.390
    2Babe Ruth.373
    3Ed Morgan.351
    4Mickey Cochrane.349
    5Lou Gehrig.341
    6Earl Averill.333
    7Earl Webb.333
    8Sam West.333
    9Goose Goslin.328
    10Bill Dickey.327
    On-Base Percentage
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Babe Ruth.495
    2Ed Morgan.451
    3Lou Gehrig.446
    4Al Simmons.444
    5Lu Blue.430
    6Max Bishop.426
    7Mickey Cochrane.423
    8Goose Goslin.412
    9Earl Averill.404
    10Earl Webb.404
    Slugging Percentage
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Babe Ruth.700
    2Lou Gehrig.662
    3Al Simmons.641
    4Earl Averill.576
    5Jimmie Foxx.567
    6Goose Goslin.555
    7Mickey Cochrane.553
    8Earl Webb.528
    9Ed Morgan.511
    10Red Kress.493
    OPS (OBP + SLG)
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Babe Ruth1195
    2Lou Gehrig1108
    3Al Simmons1085
    4Earl Averill980
    5Mickey Cochrane976
    6Goose Goslin967
    7Ed Morgan962
    8Jimmie Foxx947
    9Earl Webb932
    10Ben Chapman879
    BB/SO
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Joe Sewell7.625
    2Willie Kamm4.923
    3Mickey Cochrane2.667
    4Babe Ruth2.510
    5Bing Miller2.250
    6Max Bishop2.196
    7Lu Blue2.117
    8Lou Gehrig2.089
    9Earle Combs2.000
    10Goose Goslin1.951
    1931 Pitching Leaders
    Wins
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Lefty Grove31
    2Wes Ferrell22
    3George Earnshaw21
    4Lefty Gomez21
    5Rube Walberg20
    6Alvin Crowder18
    7Danny MacFayden16
    8Firpo Marberry16
    9Red Ruffing16
    10Lloyd Brown15
    Losses
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Pat Caraway24
    2Sam Gray24
    3Jack Russell18
    4Lefty Stewart17
    5Earl Whitehill16
    6Tommy Bridges16
    7Clint Brown15
    8George Blaeholder15
    9Vic Frasier15
    10Lloyd Brown14
    Games
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Bump Hadley55
    2Wilcy Moore53
    3Pat Caraway51
    4Carl Fischer46
    5Vic Frasier46
    6Firpo Marberry45
    7Alvin Crowder44
    8Red Faber44
    9Rube Walberg44
    10Willis Hudlin44
    Games Started
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Sam Gray37
    2Tommy Thomas36
    3Rube Walberg35
    4Wes Ferrell35
    5Earl Whitehill34
    6Willis Hudlin34
    7Clint Brown33
    8Lefty Stewart33
    9Danny MacFayden32
    10George Blaeholder32
    Complete Games
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Lefty Grove27
    2Wes Ferrell27
    3George Earnshaw23
    4Earl Whitehill22
    5Lefty Stewart20
    6Red Ruffing19
    7Rube Walberg19
    8Vic Sorrell19
    9Danny MacFayden17
    10Lefty Gomez17
    Shutouts
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Lefty Grove4
    2George Earnshaw3
    3Clint Brown2
    4Danny MacFayden2
    5Dick Coffman2
    6Ed Durham2
    7George Uhle2
    8Tommy Bridges2
    9Tommy Thomas2
    10Vic Frasier2
    Games Finished
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Chad Kimsey35
    2Wilcy Moore31
    3Bump Hadley28
    4Charlie Sullivan19
    5Jim Moore16
    6Pete Appleton16
    7Rollie Stiles15
    8Firpo Marberry14
    9Hal McKain14
    10Red Faber14
    Saves
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Wilcy Moore10
    2Bump Hadley8
    3Chad Kimsey7
    4Firpo Marberry7
    5George Earnshaw6
    6Lefty Grove5
    7Hank Johnson4
    8Vic Frasier4
    9Willis Hudlin4
    10Carl Fischer3
    Innings Pitched
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Rube Walberg291
    2Lefty Grove288.2
    3George Earnshaw281.2
    4Wes Ferrell276.1
    5Earl Whitehill271.1
    6Lloyd Brown258.2
    7Lefty Stewart258
    8Sam Gray258
    9Willis Hudlin254.1
    10Vic Frasier254
    Hits
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Sam Gray323
    2Willis Hudlin313
    3Jack Russell298
    4Rube Walberg298
    5Tommy Thomas298
    6Earl Whitehill287
    7Lefty Stewart287
    8Clint Brown284
    9George Blaeholder280
    10Wes Ferrell276
    Runs
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Sam Gray187
    2Pat Caraway177
    3Tommy Thomas166
    4Vic Frasier156
    5Lefty Stewart155
    6Willis Hudlin155
    7Earl Whitehill152
    8Jack Russell145
    9Clint Brown143
    10George Blaeholder137
    Earned Runs
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Pat Caraway152
    2Sam Gray146
    3Jack Russell133
    4Willis Hudlin130
    5Tommy Thomas129
    6Lefty Stewart126
    7Vic Frasier126
    8Earl Whitehill123
    9Clint Brown122
    10Rube Walberg121
    Home Runs
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Earl Whitehill22
    2Sam Gray20
    3Lefty Stewart17
    4Pat Caraway17
    5Tommy Thomas17
    6George Earnshaw16
    7Rube Walberg16
    8George Blaeholder15
    9Willis Hudlin14
    10Alvin Crowder13
    Walks
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Wes Ferrell130
    2Vic Frasier127
    3Earl Whitehill118
    4Vic Sorrell114
    5Rube Walberg109
    6Tommy Bridges108
    7Hank Johnson102
    8Pat Caraway101
    9Bump Hadley92
    10Willis Hudlin88
    Strikeouts
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Lefty Grove175
    2George Earnshaw152
    3Lefty Gomez150
    4Red Ruffing132
    5Bump Hadley124
    6Wes Ferrell123
    7Hank Johnson106
    8Rube Walberg106
    9Tommy Bridges105
    10Vic Sorrell99
    Wild Pitches
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Tommy Bridges9
    2George Uhle6
    3George Earnshaw5
    4Hank Johnson5
    5Alvin Crowder4
    6Bump Hadley4
    7Carl Fischer4
    8Jim Weaver4
    9Milt Gaston4
    10Pat Caraway4
    Balks
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Carl Fischer3
    2Bob Kline2
    3Bob Weiland1
    4Ed Wells1
    5George Blaeholder1
    6George Uhle1
    7Grant Bowler1
    8Hank McDonald1
    9Herb Pennock1
    10Jim Peterson1
    Earned Run Average (ERA)
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Lefty Grove2.06
    2Lefty Gomez2.67
    3Bump Hadley3.05
    4Lloyd Brown3.20
    5Firpo Marberry3.45
    6George Uhle3.50
    7George Earnshaw3.67
    8Rube Walberg3.74
    9Wes Ferrell3.75
    10Red Faber3.82
    WHIP (Walks-Hits per IP)
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Lefty Grove1.08
    2George Earnshaw1.17
    3Lefty Gomez1.20
    4Dick Coffman1.24
    5George Uhle1.24
    6Firpo Marberry1.25
    7Lloyd Brown1.29
    8Bump Hadley1.32
    9Wilcy Moore1.35
    10Ed Durham1.36
    Hits per 9 IP
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Bump Hadley7.25
    2Lefty Gomez7.63
    3Lefty Grove7.75
    4Hank Johnson8.08
    5George Earnshaw8.14
    6Dick Coffman8.47
    7Firpo Marberry8.67
    8George Uhle8.86
    9Lloyd Brown8.90
    10Roy Mahaffey8.94
    HR per 9 IP
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Danny MacFayden0.16
    2Bump Hadley0.20
    3Lefty Gomez0.26
    4Jack Russell0.27
    5Vic Sorrell0.29
    6Wes Ferrell0.29
    7Lefty Grove0.31
    8Herb Pennock0.33
    9Wilcy Moore0.34
    10Mel Harder0.37
    BB per 9 IP
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Herb Pennock1.43
    2Sam Gray1.88
    3Lefty Grove1.93
    4Clint Brown2.12
    5George Blaeholder2.23
    6George Uhle2.28
    7George Earnshaw2.39
    8Jack Russell2.52
    9Tommy Thomas2.53
    10Firpo Marberry2.59
    SO per 9 IP
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Bump Hadley6.20
    2Lefty Gomez5.56
    3Tommy Bridges5.46
    4Lefty Grove5.45
    5Red Ruffing5.01
    6Hank Johnson4.87
    7George Earnshaw4.85
    8Carl Fischer4.52
    9Wes Ferrell4.01
    10Vic Sorrell3.64
    SO/BB
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Lefty Grove2.823
    2Herb Pennock2.167
    3George Earnshaw2.027
    4Lefty Gomez1.765
    5Sam Gray1.630
    6Red Ruffing1.517
    7George Blaeholder1.411
    8Firpo Marberry1.397
    9Bump Hadley1.348
    10George Uhle1.286


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