1931 Season News

On July 7th, the St. Louis Browns and Chicago White Sox met for a twelve inning marathon in which not a single strikeout was recorded. The 10-8 decision still remains the longest game in Major League history not to record a single "K".

Philadelphia Athletics ace Lefty Grove (25-2) recorded a 4-2 win over the Chicago White Sox on August 9th for his sixteenth consecutive victory to tie an American League record originally set by Walter Johnson and Joe Wood in 1912.

Pittsburgh Pirates' outfielder Adam Comorosky proved that lightning could strike twice after making an unassisted double play on May 31st against the Chicago Cubs and another double player on June 13th against the New York Giants.

The Chicago White Sox and New York Giants met for the first major league night game (at Buffs Stadium, Houston Texas) on February 21st. Both teams combined to collect twenty-three hits during the ten-inning exhibition.
1931 American League
Team Record GB
Philadelphia Athletics 107-45 -
New York Yankees 94-59 13.5
Washington Senators 92-62 16.0
Cleveland Indians 78-76 30.0
St. Louis Browns 63-91 45.0
Boston Red Sox 62-90 45.0
Detroit Tigers 61-93 47.0
Chicago White Sox 56-97 51.5
1931 National League
Team Record GB
St. Louis Cardinals 101-53 -
New York Giants 87-65 13.0
Chicago Cubs 84-70 17.0
Brooklyn Robins 79-73 21.0
Pittsburgh Pirates 75-79 26.0
Philadelphia Phillies 66-88 35.0
Boston Braves 64-90 37.0
Cincinnati Reds 58-96 43.0
American League Team Stats
Team W L PCT RS RS/G RA RA/G HR HRA AVG OBP SLG ERA BBA SOA FPCT DP
Philadelphia Athletics 107 45 0.704 858 5.64 626 4.12 118 73 0.287 0.351 0.435 3.47 457 574 0.976 151
New York Yankees 94 59 0.614 1067 6.97 760 4.97 155 67 0.297 0.380 0.457 4.20 543 686 0.972 131
Washington Senators 92 62 0.597 843 5.47 691 4.49 49 73 0.285 0.342 0.400 3.76 498 582 0.976 148
Cleveland Indians 78 76 0.506 885 5.75 833 5.41 71 64 0.296 0.361 0.419 4.63 561 470 0.963 143
St. Louis Browns 63 91 0.409 722 4.69 870 5.65 76 84 0.271 0.331 0.390 4.76 444 436 0.963 160
Boston Red Sox 62 90 0.408 625 4.11 800 5.26 37 54 0.262 0.314 0.349 4.60 473 365 0.970 127
Detroit Tigers 61 93 0.396 651 4.23 836 5.43 43 79 0.268 0.328 0.371 4.59 597 511 0.964 139
Chicago White Sox 56 97 0.366 704 4.60 939 6.14 27 82 0.260 0.320 0.343 5.04 588 421 0.960 131
National League Team Stats
Team W L PCT RS RS/G RA RA/G HR HRA AVG OBP SLG ERA BBA SOA FPCT DP
St. Louis Cardinals 101 53 0.656 815 5.29 614 3.99 60 65 0.286 0.339 0.411 3.45 449 626 0.974 169
New York Giants 87 65 0.572 768 5.05 599 3.94 101 71 0.289 0.337 0.416 3.30 422 570 0.974 126
Chicago Cubs 84 70 0.545 828 5.38 710 4.61 84 54 0.289 0.357 0.422 3.97 524 541 0.973 141
Brooklyn Robins 79 73 0.520 681 4.48 673 4.43 71 56 0.276 0.328 0.390 3.84 351 546 0.969 154
Pittsburgh Pirates 75 79 0.487 636 4.13 691 4.49 41 55 0.266 0.328 0.360 3.66 442 345 0.969 167
Philadelphia Phillies 66 88 0.429 684 4.44 828 5.38 81 75 0.276 0.334 0.400 4.58 511 499 0.966 149
Boston Braves 64 90 0.416 533 3.46 680 4.42 34 66 0.258 0.306 0.341 3.90 406 419 0.973 141
Cincinnati Reds 58 96 0.377 592 3.84 742 4.82 21 51 0.269 0.321 0.352 4.22 399 317 0.973 194