1933 Baseball Season Highlights
The 1933 baseball season featured the first All-Star game, with Connie Mack (American League) and John McGraw (National League) managing. Babe Ruth sparkled, hitting a two-run homer that won the game. Find highlights from the 1933 baseball season below.
- Cincinnati's Red Lucas paces the majors in fewest walks per game -- an incredible .74.
- Washington's Joe Judge and Sam Rice are broken up after 18 years as road roommates, as Judge is traded.
- Brownie Sammy West goes 6-for-6 in an 11-inning game on April 13.
- Jimmie Foxx earns the second of two MVP awards.
- Mickey Cochrane becomes the only catcher ever to lead the majors in OBP (.459).
- On April 25, Russ Van Atta of the Yankees debuts with four hits -- a record for pitchers.
- Lloyd Waner's eight Ks are fewest ever by a major league regular outfielder.
- Brownie Ski Melillo's .991 FA is a new major league record for second basemen.
- Indian Willie Kamm's .984 FA is a new major league record for third basemen.
- The Phil's infielder Mickey Finn dies of an ulcer.
- The average major league player's salary is now down to $6,000.
- The Cards swap Sparky Adams, Paul Derringer, and Allyn Stout to Cincinnati for three players.
- The A's send Cochrane to Detroit for John Pasek and $100,000.
- The A's send Lefty Grove, Rube Walberg, and Max Bishop to the Red Sox for two players and $125,000.
- The A's finish third in 1933, the last time they'll finish that high under Connie Mack.
- Player/manager Joe Cronin is second in the American League MVP vote -- the highest finish ever by a Washington player.
- Cronin leads the American League in doubles (45), as well as FA by a shortstop.
- Mel Ott tops the National League in walks with 75.
- Arky Vaughan of Pittsburgh leads the majors with 19 triples.
- Ben Chapman again wins the American League theft crown (27).
- The Yankees top the American League in runs with 927 -- 240 more than the National League-leading Cards score.
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