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1937 Baseball Season

1937 Baseball Season Highlights

In the 1937 baseball season, the extremely well-rounded New York Yankees continued to dominate baseball, while the St. Louis Cardinals slipped, due to the suspension of their star pitcher, Dizzy Dean. Find the highlights from the 1937 baseball season below.

  • The Yanks take the American League flag by 13 games.

  • The Giants win the National League pennant for the second straight year.

  • The Yanks win the 1937 World Series in five games.

    Bob Feller
    In his first full season,
    Bob Feller of Cleveland
    strikes out 150 batters
    in 149 innings.

  • Cleveland's Bob Feller, in his first full season, Ks 150 batters in 149 innings.

  • Carl Hubbell's win in game four averts a humiliating sweep.

  • Lefty Gomez wins two CGs for the Yanks in the 1937 World Series.

  • Giant Jo-Jo Moore leads all World Series hitters with a .391 mark.

  • Ducky Medwick is named the National League MVP.

  • Charlie Gehringer is named the American League MVP.

  • Medwick wins last Triple Crown in the National League, batting .374 with 31 homers and 154 RBI.

  • Medwick leads the National League in runs (111), hits (237), doubles (56), SA (.641), runs produced (234), and total bases (406).

  • Hubbell again leads the majors in wins with 22.

  • The ease with which the Yankees again win the pennant earns Joe McCarthy the nickname "Push-Button Manager."

  • Gehringer wins the American League bat title at .371.

  • Lou Gehrig is runner-up for the American League bat crown (.351), hitting .300 for the last time.

  • Pirate Gus Suhr's National League record streak of 822 consecutive games ends (record has since been broken).

  • Detroit's Rudy York hits a record 18 homers in a month -- August.

  • On June 15, Boston's Ben Chapman makes seven putouts on seven consecutive fly balls.

  • Medwick is the first player to collect four hits in an All-Star Game.

  • The National League loses the All-Star Game 8-3 at Washington.

  • On May 25, Mickey Cochrane is beaned by Yankee Bump Hadley, ending Cochrane's career.

  • The Braves have two rookie 20-game winners, Lou Fette and Jim Turner; both are over age 30.

  • Cleveland's Johnny Allen tops the American League with loop record .938 win pct.

  • Allen wins his first 15 starts of the season, then loses on the season's closing day.

  • Chicago's Bill Dietrich no-hits Browns on June 1.

  • Pirate pitcher Red Lucas leads the National League in pinch hits for the fourth time.

  • Mel Ott ties for the National League homer crown (31) and leads in walks (102).

  • Hubbell tops the National League in win pct. (.733) and Ks (159).

  • Turner leads the National League in ERA (2.38) and ties for lead in shutouts (five).
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