1937 St. Louis Browns season

1937 St. Louis Browns season

The 1937 St. Louis Browns season involved the Browns finishing 8th in the American League with a record of 46 wins and 108 losses.

Offseason

Regular season

Season standings

American League W L Pct. GB
New York Yankees 102 52 .662 --
Detroit Tigers 89 65 .578 13
Chicago White Sox 86 68 .558 16
Cleveland Indians 83 71 .539 19
Boston Red Sox 80 72 .526 21
Washington Senators 73 80 .477 28½
Philadelphia Athletics 54 97 .358 46½
St. Louis Browns 46 108 .299 56

Notable transactions

  • April 13, 1937: Bill Trotter was signed as a free agent by the Browns.[2]

Roster

1937 St. Louis Browns
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

Manager

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 Hemsley, RollieRollie Hemsley 100 334 74 .222 3 28
1B Davis, HarryHarry Davis 120 450 124 .276 3 35
2B Carey, TomTom Carey 130 487 134 .275 1 40

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
Allen, EthanEthan Allen 103 320 101 .316 0 31
Bottomley, JimJim Bottomley 65 109 26 .239 1 12
Lipscomb, NigNig Lipscomb 36 96 31 .323 0 8
Hornsby, RogersRogers Hornsby 20 56 18 .321 1 11
Heath, TommyTommy Heath 17 43 10 .233 1 3
Harshany, SamSam Harshany 5 11 1 .091 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
Mills, LeftyLefty Mills 2 12.2 1 1 6.39 10
Miller, BillBill Miller 1 4 0 1 13.50 1

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
Walkup, JimJim Walkup 27 150.1 9 12 7.36 46
Bonetti, JulioJulio Bonetti 28 143.1 4 11 5.84 43
Trotter, BillBill Trotter 34 122.1 2 9 5.81 37
Caldwell, EarlEarl Caldwell 9 29 0 0 6.83 8
Bildilli, EmilEmil Bildilli 4 8 0 1 10.13 2

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
Blake, SheriffSheriff Blake 15 2 2 1 7.61 12
Strickland, BillBill Strickland 9 0 0 0 5.91 6
Hennessey, GeorgeGeorge Hennessey 5 0 1 0 10.29 4
Lipscomb, NigNig Lipscomb 3 0 0 0 6.52 1
Baecht, EdEd Baecht 3 0 0 0 12.79 3

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AA Toledo Mud Hens American Association Fred Haney
A1 San Antonio Missions Texas League Zack Taylor
A Des Moines Demons Western League Del Bissonette
B Meridian Scrappers Southeastern League Leonard McNair, Emmett Lipscomb and Harry Whitehouse
B Terre Haute Tots Illinois-Indiana-Iowa League Walter Holke
C Palestine Pals East Texas League Abe Miller
C Johnstown Johnnies Middle Atlantic League Jacques Fournier
D Easton Browns Eastern Shore League George Jacobs
D Lafayette White Sox Evangeline League Bobby Goff
D Mayfield Clothiers KITTY League Clarence Mitchell and Walter Holke
D Fairbury Jeffs Nebraska State League Sonny Brookhaus
D Osceloa Indians Northeast Arkansas League Elmer Kirchoff
D Superior Blues Northern League Red Treadwell
D Findlay Browns Ohio State League Grover Hartley

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Mayfield

Terre Haute club folded, July 3, 1937[3]

References

External links

  • 1937 St. Louis Browns team page at Baseball Reference
  • 1937 St. Louis Browns season at baseball-almanac.com