1932 Season News

Lou Gehrig, of the New York Yankees, tallied four consecutive homeruns during a 20-13 slugfest against the Philadelphia Athletics on June 3rd. Teammate Tony Lazzeri hit for the cycle and the Bronx Bombers also set a Major League record with forty-one extra bases.

Washington Senators third baseman Ossie Bluege tied the American League record after being walked five times in the first game of a doubleheader that was eventually won by the Detroit Tigers 8-6.

John Quinn of the Brooklyn Dodgers became the oldest pitcher (at forty-nine) to win a Major League baseball game after relieving Van Mungo in the ninth to beat the New York Giants 2-1 on August 14th. Teammate Johnny Frederick had tied the game with his fourth pinch-hit homerun of the year setting a new major league record and would go on to add two more before the season's end.

On May 30th, a commemorative plaque in memory of former Yankee manager Miller Huggins was dedicated at Yankees Stadium initiating an array of tributes that would later evolve into "Monument Park".

John Quinn of the Brooklyn Dodgers became the oldest pitcher (at forty-nine) to win a Major League baseball game after relieving Van Mungo in the ninth to beat the New York Giants 2-1 on August 14th. Teammate Johnny Frederick had tied the game with his fourth pinch-hit homerun of the year setting a new major league record and would go on to add two more before the season's end.
1932 American League
Team Record GB
New York Yankees 107-47 -
Philadelphia Athletics 94-60 13.0
Washington Senators 93-61 14.0
Cleveland Indians 87-65 19.0
Detroit Tigers 76-75 29.5
St. Louis Browns 63-91 44.0
Chicago White Sox 49-102 56.5
Boston Red Sox 43-111 64.0
1932 National League
Team Record GB
Chicago Cubs 90-64 -
Pittsburgh Pirates 86-68 4.0
Brooklyn Dodgers 81-73 9.0
Philadelphia Phillies 78-76 12.0
Boston Braves 77-77 13.0
New York Giants 72-82 18.0
St. Louis Cardinals 72-82 18.0
Cincinnati Reds 60-94 30.0
American League Team Stats
Team W L PCT RS RS/G RA RA/G HR HRA AVG OBP SLG ERA BBA SOA FPCT DP
New York Yankees 107 47 0.695 1002 6.51 724 4.70 160 93 0.286 0.373 0.454 3.98 561 780 0.969 124
Philadelphia Athletics 94 60 0.610 981 6.37 752 4.88 172 112 0.290 0.364 0.457 4.45 511 595 0.980 142
Washington Senators 93 61 0.604 840 5.45 716 4.65 61 73 0.284 0.344 0.408 4.16 526 437 0.979 157
Cleveland Indians 87 65 0.572 845 5.56 747 4.91 78 70 0.285 0.353 0.413 4.12 446 439 0.969 129
Detroit Tigers 76 75 0.503 799 5.29 787 5.21 80 89 0.273 0.333 0.401 4.30 592 521 0.969 154
St. Louis Browns 63 91 0.409 736 4.78 898 5.83 67 103 0.276 0.337 0.388 5.01 574 496 0.969 156
Chicago White Sox 49 102 0.325 667 4.42 897 5.94 36 88 0.267 0.325 0.360 4.82 580 379 0.957 170
Boston Red Sox 43 111 0.279 566 3.68 915 5.94 53 79 0.251 0.312 0.351 5.02 612 365 0.963 165
National League Team Stats
Team W L PCT RS RS/G RA RA/G HR HRA AVG OBP SLG ERA BBA SOA FPCT DP
Chicago Cubs 90 64 0.584 720 4.68 633 4.11 69 68 0.278 0.327 0.392 3.44 409 527 0.973 146
Pittsburgh Pirates 86 68 0.558 701 4.55 711 4.62 48 86 0.285 0.329 0.395 3.75 338 377 0.969 124
Brooklyn Dodgers 81 73 0.526 752 4.88 747 4.85 110 72 0.283 0.331 0.420 4.27 403 497 0.971 169
Philadelphia Phillies 78 76 0.506 844 5.48 796 5.17 122 107 0.292 0.345 0.442 4.47 450 459 0.968 133
Boston Braves 77 77 0.500 649 4.21 655 4.25 63 61 0.265 0.309 0.366 3.53 420 440 0.976 145
New York Giants 72 82 0.468 755 4.90 706 4.58 116 112 0.276 0.319 0.406 3.83 387 506 0.969 143
St. Louis Cardinals 72 82 0.468 684 4.44 717 4.66 76 76 0.269 0.321 0.385 3.97 455 681 0.972 155
Cincinnati Reds 60 94 0.390 575 3.73 715 4.64 47 69 0.263 0.317 0.362 3.79 276 359 0.971 129