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1932 Philadelphia Athletics season

 

1932 Philadelphia Athletics season

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 Yankees 107 47 .695 --
Philadelphia Athletics 94 60 .610 13
Washington Senators 93 61 .603 14
Cleveland Indians 87 65 .572 19
Detroit Tigers 76 75 .503 29½
St. Louis Browns 63 91 .409 44
Chicago White Sox 49 102 .325 56½
Boston Red Sox 43 111 .279 64

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
C Cochrane, MickeyMickey Cochrane 139 518 160 .349 23 112
1B Foxx, JimmieJimmie Foxx 154 585 213 .364 58 169
2B Bishop, MaxMax Bishop 114 409 104 .254 5 37
3B Dykes, JimmyJimmy Dykes 153 558 148 .265 7 90
SS McNair, EricEric McNair 135 554 158 .285 18 95
OF Simmons, AlAl Simmons 154 670 216 .322 35 151
OF Haas, MuleMule Haas 143 558 170 .305 6 65
OF Cramer, DocDoc Cramer 92 384 129 .336 3 46

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
Miller, BingBing Miller 95 305 90 .295 7 58
Coleman, EdEd Coleman 26 73 25 .342 1 13
Madjeski, EdEd Madjeski 17 35 8 .229 0 3
Jones, JohnJohn Jones 4 6 1 .167 0 0
Cihocki, EdEd Cihocki 1 1 0 .000 0 0

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
Grove, LeftyLefty Grove 44 291.2 25 10 2.84 188
Walberg, RubeRube Walberg 42 272 17 10 4.73 96
Earnshaw, GeorgeGeorge Earnshaw 36 245.1 19 13 4.77 109
Mahaffey, RoyRoy Mahaffey 37 222.2 13 13 5.09 106
Freitas, TonyTony Freitas 23 150.1 12 5 3.83 31

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
Krausse, LewLew Krausse 20 57 4 1 4.58 16
Cain, SugarSugar Cain 10 45 3 4 5.00 24

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
Bowman, JoeJoe Bowman 7 0 1 0 8.18 4
DeShong, JimmieJimmie DeShong 6 0 0 0 11.70 5

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

External links

  • 1932 Philadelphia Athletics team page at Baseball Reference
  • 1932 Philadelphia Athletics team page at www.baseball-almanac.com


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