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1937 Philadelphia Phillies season

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

1937 Philadelphia Phillies
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s)Gerald Nugent
Manager(s)Jimmy Wilson
Local radio(Bill Dyer, Roger Griswold)
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The 1937 Philadelphia Phillies season was a season in Major League Baseball. The Phillies finished seventh in the National League with a record of 61 wins and 92 losses.

Offseason

Regular season

Season standings

National League W L Pct. GB Home Road
New York Giants 95 57 0.625 50–25 45–32
Chicago Cubs 93 61 0.604 3 46–32 47–29
Pittsburgh Pirates 86 68 0.558 10 46–32 40–36
St. Louis Cardinals 81 73 0.526 15 45–33 36–40
Boston Bees 79 73 0.520 16 43–33 36–40
Brooklyn Dodgers 62 91 0.405 33½ 36–39 26–52
Philadelphia Phillies 61 92 0.399 34½ 29–45 32–47
Cincinnati Reds 56 98 0.364 40 28–51 28–47

Record vs. opponents

1937 National League Records

Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8]
Team BOS BR CHC CIN NYG PHI PIT STL
Boston 15–7 9–13 11–11 10–10 14–8 11–11 9–13
Brooklyn 7–15 8–14 12–10–1 6–16 10–11 12–10 7–15–1
Chicago 13–9 14–8 14–8 12–10 14–8 9–13 17–5
Cincinnati 11–11 10–12–1 8–14 8–14 11–11 1–21 7–15
New York 10–10 16–6 10–12 14–8 15–7 16–6 14–8
Philadelphia 8–14 11–10 8–14 11–11 7–15 11–11 5–17–2
Pittsburgh 11–11 10–12 13–9 21–1 6–16 11–11 14–8
St. Louis 13–9 15–7–1 5–17 15–7 8–14 17–5–2 8–14


Game log

Legend
  Phillies win
  Phillies loss (via forfeit)
  Phillies loss
  Phillies tie
  Postponement
Bold Phillies team member
1937 Game Log[2]
Overall Record: 61–92–2
^[a] The original schedule indicated single games on June 6 and 7 with St. Louis[49] which became a double-header on June 6.[50]
^[b] The second game on June 6, 1937, was forfeited in favor of the St. Louis Cardinals.[51] Contemporary newspaper accounts indicate a 9–0 final score as a result of the forfeiture,[52][53] but Baseball-Reference indicates a 0–0 score (as the game was not yet official) and Phillies loss.[2] The Phillies manager, Jimmy Wilson, was fined $100 (equivalent to $1,413.21 in 2019[54]) for the stalling tactic.[55]
^[c] The original schedule indicated single games on June 11 and 13 with Chicago[49] which became a double-header on June 13.[56]
^[d] The original schedule indicated single games on June 1 and July 4 with Boston[49] which became a double-header on July 4.[57]
^[e] The original schedule indicated single games on August 1 in Cincinnati and August 24 with Cincinnati[49] which became a double-header on August 1 in Cincinnati.
^[f] The original schedule indicated single games on May 24 and August 8 at St. Louis[49] which became a double-header on August 8.[58]
^[g] The second game on August 8, 1937, ended after twelve innings due to darkness with the score tied 6–6,[59] and an additional game was scheduled for September 14.
^[h] The original schedule indicated single games on August 29 and 30 with Chicago[49] which became a double-header on August 29.[60]
^[i] The original schedule indicated single games on September 5, 27, and 28 with Brooklyn.[49] Either the September 27 or the 28 game was changed to a double-header on September 5,[61] but the second game was postponed due to rain.[47][62] The game schedule reverted to the original plan.[49]
^[j] The original schedule indicated single games on September 10 and 12 at Brooklyn[49] which became a double-header on September 12.[63]
^[k] The September 15, 1937, game ended after thirteen innings due to darkness with the score tied 6–6,[64] and an additional game was scheduled for September 16.[65]
^[l] The original schedule indicated single games on September 19 and 20 at Pittsburgh[49] which became a double-header on September 19.[66]

Roster

1937 Philadelphia Phillies
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders 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
2B Del Young 109 360 70 .194 0 24
OF Chuck Klein 115 406 132 .325 15 57

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
Johnny Moore 96 307 98 .319 9 59
Earl Grace 80 223 47 .211 6 29
Jimmie Wilson 39 87 24 .276 1 8

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

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
Pete Sivess 6 23 1 1 7.04 4
Bob Allen 3 12 0 1 6.75 8

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
Elmer Burkart 7 0 0 0 6.19 4
Larry Crawford 6 0 0 0 15.00 2
Bobby Burke 2 0 0 0 0

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
D Centreville Colts Eastern Shore League Patsy O'Rourke

[67]

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