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1937 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.
  • 1937 American League Awards
    AwardWinners
    American League Most Valuable PlayerCharlie Gehringer
    1937 Batting Leaders
    Games
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Lou Gehrig157
    2Beau Bell156
    3Buddy Lewis156
    4Earl Averill156
    5Lyn Lary156
    6Harlond Clift155
    7Dixie Walker154
    8Hank Greenberg154
    9Luke Appling154
    10Odell Hale154
    At Bats
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Buddy Lewis668
    2Wally Moses649
    3Red Rolfe648
    4Lyn Lary644
    5Beau Bell642
    6Gee Walker635
    7Pete Fox628
    8Joe DiMaggio621
    9Frankie Crosetti611
    10Earl Averill609
    Runs
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Joe DiMaggio151
    2Red Rolfe143
    3Lou Gehrig138
    4Hank Greenberg137
    5Charlie Gehringer133
    6Frankie Crosetti127
    7Earl Averill121
    8Pete Fox116
    9Wally Moses113
    10Jimmie Foxx111
    Hits
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Beau Bell218
    2Joe DiMaggio215
    3Gee Walker213
    4Buddy Lewis210
    5Charlie Gehringer209
    6Pete Fox208
    7Wally Moses208
    8Hank Greenberg200
    9Lou Gehrig200
    10Joe Vosmik193
    Doubles
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Beau Bell51
    2Hank Greenberg49
    3Wally Moses48
    4Joe Vosmik47
    5Lyn Lary46
    6Bruce Campbell42
    7Gee Walker42
    8Luke Appling42
    9Moose Solters42
    10Zeke Bonura41
    Triples
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Dixie Walker16
    2Mike Kreevich16
    3Joe DiMaggio15
    4John Stone15
    5Hank Greenberg14
    6Wally Moses13
    7Ben Chapman11
    8Bruce Campbell11
    9Doc Cramer11
    10Earl Averill11
    Home Runs
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Joe DiMaggio46
    2Hank Greenberg40
    3Lou Gehrig37
    4Jimmie Foxx36
    5Rudy York35
    6Hal Trosky32
    7Bill Dickey29
    8Harlond Clift29
    9Bob Johnson25
    10Wally Moses25
    Runs Batted In (RBIs)
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Hank Greenberg183
    2Joe DiMaggio167
    3Lou Gehrig159
    4Bill Dickey133
    5Hal Trosky128
    6Jimmie Foxx127
    7Harlond Clift118
    8Beau Bell117
    9Gee Walker113
    10Joe Cronin110
    Stolen Bases
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Billy Werber35
    2Ben Chapman27
    3Gee Walker23
    4Luke Appling18
    5Lyn Lary18
    6Frankie Pytlak16
    7Tony Piet14
    8Frankie Crosetti13
    9Jo-Jo White12
    10Pete Fox12
    Caught Stealing
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Billy Werber13
    2Ben Chapman12
    3Luke Appling10
    4Moose Solters9
    5Buster Mills8
    6Jimmie Foxx8
    7Lyn Lary8
    8Pete Fox8
    9Bob Johnson7
    10Eric McNair7
    Walks
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Lou Gehrig127
    2Hank Greenberg102
    3Jimmie Foxx99
    4Bob Johnson98
    5Harlond Clift98
    6Charlie Gehringer90
    7Red Rolfe90
    8Earl Averill88
    9Lyn Lary88
    10Frankie Crosetti86
    Strikeouts
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Frankie Crosetti105
    2Hank Greenberg101
    3Jimmie Foxx96
    4Harlond Clift80
    5Tony Lazzeri76
    6Gee Walker74
    7Joe Cronin73
    8Chet Laabs66
    9Bob Johnson65
    10Earl Averill65
    Hit by Pitch
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Frankie Crosetti12
    2Frankie Pytlak7
    3Buster Mills6
    4Harlond Clift6
    5Joe Cronin6
    6Tony Piet6
    7Buddy Myer5
    8Cecil Travis5
    9Gee Walker5
    10Joe DiMaggio5
    Intentional Walks
    RankPlayerTotal
    Sacrifice Hits
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Dixie Walker17
    2Doc Cramer17
    3Mike Kreevich16
    4Jackie Hayes15
    5Skeeter Newsome14
    6Frankie Crosetti12
    7Joe Cronin11
    8Joe Vosmik11
    9Billy Rogell10
    10Buddy Lewis10
    Sacrifice Flies
    RankPlayerTotal
    Ground into Double Plays
    RankPlayerTotal
    Total Bases
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Joe DiMaggio418
    2Hank Greenberg397
    3Lou Gehrig366
    4Wally Moses357
    5Hal Trosky329
    6Beau Bell327
    7Gee Walker317
    8Moose Solters314
    9Harlond Clift312
    10Jimmie Foxx306
    Plate Appearances
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Lyn Lary741
    2Red Rolfe740
    3Buddy Lewis733
    4Frankie Crosetti721
    5Wally Moses712
    6Earl Averill702
    7Hank Greenberg701
    8Lou Gehrig700
    9Beau Bell699
    10Joe DiMaggio692
    Batting Average
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Charlie Gehringer.371
    2Lou Gehrig.351
    3Joe DiMaggio.346
    4Zeke Bonura.345
    5Cecil Travis.344
    6Beau Bell.340
    7Hank Greenberg.337
    8Gee Walker.335
    9Bill Dickey.332
    10Pete Fox.331
    On-Base Percentage
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Lou Gehrig.473
    2Charlie Gehringer.458
    3Hank Greenberg.436
    4Bob Johnson.425
    5Bill Dickey.417
    6Harlond Clift.413
    7Joe DiMaggio.412
    8Zeke Bonura.412
    9Buddy Myer.407
    10Luke Appling.407
    Slugging Percentage
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Joe DiMaggio.673
    2Hank Greenberg.668
    3Lou Gehrig.643
    4Zeke Bonura.573
    5Bill Dickey.570
    6Bob Johnson.556
    7Wally Moses.550
    8Hal Trosky.547
    9Harlond Clift.546
    10Jimmie Foxx.538
    OPS (OBP + SLG)
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Lou Gehrig1116
    2Hank Greenberg1104
    3Joe DiMaggio1085
    4Bill Dickey987
    5Zeke Bonura985
    6Bob Johnson981
    7Charlie Gehringer978
    8Harlond Clift959
    9Jimmie Foxx930
    10Wally Moses924
    BB/SO
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Charlie Gehringer3.600
    2Bill Dickey3.318
    3Luke Appling3.071
    4Dixie Walker3.000
    5Harry Davis2.731
    6Lou Gehrig2.592
    7Doc Cramer2.500
    8Rip Radcliff2.120
    9Zeke Bonura2.042
    10Buddy Myer1.902
    1937 Pitching Leaders
    Wins
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Lefty Gomez21
    2Red Ruffing20
    3Roxie Lawson18
    4Elden Auker17
    5Lefty Grove17
    6Jack Wilson16
    7Johnny Allen15
    8Mel Harder15
    9Monty Stratton15
    10Tommy Bridges15
    Losses
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Harry Kelley21
    2Chief Hogsett19
    3George Caster19
    4Jack Knott18
    5Eddie Smith17
    6Oral Hildebrand17
    7Bud Thomas15
    8Jimmie DeShong15
    9Pete Appleton15
    10Denny Galehouse14
    Games
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Clint Brown53
    2Jack Wilson51
    3Harry Kelley41
    4Joe Heving40
    5Elden Auker39
    6Johnny Murphy39
    7Eddie Smith38
    8Jack Knott38
    9Mel Harder38
    10Chief Hogsett37
    Games Started
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Jimmie DeShong34
    2Lefty Gomez34
    3George Caster33
    4Elden Auker32
    5Lefty Grove32
    6Red Ruffing31
    7Tommy Bridges31
    8Mel Harder30
    9Vern Kennedy30
    10Denny Galehouse29
    Complete Games
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Lefty Gomez25
    2Red Ruffing22
    3Lefty Grove21
    4Jimmie DeShong20
    5Elden Auker19
    6George Caster19
    7Tommy Bridges18
    8Roxie Lawson15
    9Vern Kennedy15
    10Eddie Smith14
    Shutouts
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Lefty Gomez6
    2Monty Stratton5
    3John Whitehead4
    4Pete Appleton4
    5Red Ruffing4
    6George Caster3
    7Lefty Grove3
    8Tommy Bridges3
    9Spud Chandler2
    10Thornton Lee2
    Games Finished
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Clint Brown48
    2Johnny Murphy30
    3Jack Wilson23
    4Lynn Nelson21
    5Syd Cohen21
    6Joe Heving20
    7Ed Linke18
    8George Gill18
    9Jack Russell16
    10Pat Malone16
    Saves
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Clint Brown18
    2Johnny Murphy10
    3Jack Wilson7
    4Pat Malone6
    5Eddie Smith5
    6Joe Heving5
    7Jack Russell4
    8Syd Cohen4
    9Boots Poffenberger3
    10Denny Galehouse3
    Innings Pitched
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Lefty Gomez278.1
    2Jimmie DeShong264.1
    3Lefty Grove262
    4Red Ruffing256.1
    5Elden Auker252.2
    6Tommy Bridges245.1
    7Mel Harder233.2
    8George Caster231.2
    9Jack Wilson221.1
    10Vern Kennedy221
    Hits
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Jimmie DeShong290
    2Lefty Grove269
    3Mel Harder269
    4Harry Kelley267
    5Tommy Bridges267
    6Elden Auker250
    7Chief Hogsett245
    8Red Ruffing242
    9Denny Galehouse238
    10Vern Kennedy238
    Runs
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Jimmie DeShong161
    2Harry Kelley154
    3Vern Kennedy150
    4Chief Hogsett144
    5George Caster141
    6Roxie Lawson141
    7Tommy Bridges129
    8Elden Auker127
    9Jim Walkup127
    10Mel Harder127
    Earned Runs
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Jimmie DeShong144
    2Roxie Lawson127
    3Vern Kennedy125
    4Chief Hogsett124
    5Jim Walkup123
    6Harry Kelley122
    7Oral Hildebrand115
    8George Caster114
    9Mel Harder111
    10Tommy Bridges111
    Home Runs
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Jack Knott25
    2George Caster23
    3Monte Weaver21
    4Ted Lyons21
    5Chief Hogsett19
    6Eddie Smith18
    7Oral Hildebrand18
    8Johnny Marcum17
    9Red Ruffing17
    10Roxie Lawson17
    Walks
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Jimmie DeShong124
    2Vern Kennedy124
    3Jack Wilson119
    4Roxie Lawson115
    5George Caster107
    6Jake Wade107
    7Bob Feller106
    8Elden Auker97
    9Lefty Gomez93
    10Jack Knott91
    Strikeouts
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Lefty Gomez194
    2Lefty Grove153
    3Bob Feller150
    4Tommy Bridges138
    5Jack Wilson137
    6Red Ruffing131
    7Vern Kennedy114
    8George Caster100
    9Mel Harder95
    10Johnny Allen87
    Wild Pitches
    RankPlayerTotal
    1George Turbeville9
    2Buck Ross8
    3Jim Walkup8
    4Vern Kennedy8
    5Harry Kelley6
    6Roxie Lawson6
    7Bob Feller5
    8Bud Thomas5
    9Bump Hadley5
    10Jake Wade5
    Balks
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Bob Feller2
    2Bud Thomas2
    3Earl Whitehill2
    4Jack Wilson2
    5Monte Weaver2
    6Slick Coffman2
    7Bill Dietrich1
    8Ed Linke1
    9George Turbeville1
    10Jimmie DeShong1
    Earned Run Average (ERA)
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Lefty Gomez2.33
    2Monty Stratton2.40
    3Johnny Allen2.55
    4Red Ruffing2.99
    5Lefty Grove3.02
    6Thornton Lee3.51
    7Jack Wilson3.71
    8Elden Auker3.88
    9Eddie Smith3.93
    10John Whitehead4.07
    WHIP (Walks-Hits per IP)
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Monty Stratton1.08
    2Lefty Gomez1.17
    3Red Ruffing1.21
    4Johnny Allen1.25
    5Thornton Lee1.31
    6Lefty Grove1.34
    7Ted Lyons1.34
    8Eddie Smith1.36
    9Elden Auker1.37
    10Monte Weaver1.41
    Hits per 9 IP
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Lefty Gomez7.54
    2Monty Stratton7.75
    3Eddie Smith8.13
    4Johnny Allen8.17
    5Jack Wilson8.51
    6Red Ruffing8.51
    7Jake Wade8.73
    8George Caster8.81
    9Elden Auker8.89
    10Pete Appleton8.95
    HR per 9 IP
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Johnny Allen0.21
    2Lefty Grove0.31
    3Lefty Gomez0.32
    4Monty Stratton0.33
    5Mel Harder0.35
    6Willis Hudlin0.41
    7Elden Auker0.46
    8Denny Galehouse0.49
    9Jimmie DeShong0.51
    10Jack Wilson0.53
    BB per 9 IP
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Monty Stratton2.02
    2Willis Hudlin2.20
    3Johnny Marcum2.30
    4Red Ruffing2.39
    5Ted Lyons2.40
    6Thornton Lee2.63
    7Bud Thomas2.75
    8Lefty Grove2.85
    9Lefty Gomez3.01
    10John Whitehead3.04
    SO per 9 IP
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Lefty Gomez6.28
    2Jack Wilson5.58
    3Lefty Grove5.26
    4Tommy Bridges5.07
    5Vern Kennedy4.64
    6Red Ruffing4.61
    7Johnny Allen4.53
    8George Caster3.88
    9Jake Wade3.76
    10Monty Stratton3.76
    SO/BB
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Lefty Gomez2.086
    2Red Ruffing1.926
    3Monty Stratton1.865
    4Lefty Grove1.843
    5Tommy Bridges1.516
    6Johnny Allen1.450
    7Thornton Lee1.333
    8Johnny Marcum1.255
    9Jack Wilson1.151
    10Mel Harder1.105


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