1933 Season News

On August 14th, Philadelphia Athletics slugger Jimmie Foxx hit for the cycle against the Cleveland Indians while driving in nine runs for a new American League record. Eight players amazingly would hit for the cycle during the 1933 season.

New York Yankees icon Babe Ruth returned to the mound on October 1st to pitch the final outing of his career. Adding a homerun to support his own cause, "The Bambino" finished the complete game with a 6-5 victory over his old teammates (and rivals) the Boston Red Sox.

Honus Wagner left retirement to rejoin the Pittsburgh Pirates as a coach. Wagner had previously played seventeen years with the ball club and would remain for thirty-nine more while giving batting tips to future Hall of Famers Pie Traynor, Kiki Cuyler, Arky Vaughn, Ralph Kiner, and the Waner brothers.

The All-Star Game made its debut on July 6th 1933, at Chicago's Comiskey Park. It was initiated at the insistence of Arch Ward, a sports editor for the Chicago Tribune, to coincide with the celebration of Chicago's Century of Progress Exposition. The National League's manager John McGraw and American League's Connie Mack were chosen to lead a line-up of big hitters including Lou Gehrig, Jimmie Foxx, Al Simmons and Babe Ruth. With fellow All-Star, Charlie Gehringer on first in the bottom of the third, Ruth drove one into the right-field stands for the first homer in All-Star history. The rest of the American Leaguers followed suite and went on to beat the Nationals in the inaugural Midsummer Classic 4-2.
1933 American League
Team Record GB
Washington Senators 99-53 -
New York Yankees 91-59 7.0
Philadelphia Athletics 79-72 19.5
Cleveland Indians 75-76 23.5
Detroit Tigers 75-79 25.0
Chicago White Sox 67-83 31.0
Boston Red Sox 63-86 34.5
St. Louis Browns 55-96 43.5
1933 National League
Team Record GB
New York Giants 91-61 -
Pittsburgh Pirates 87-67 5.0
Chicago Cubs 86-68 6.0
Boston Braves 83-71 9.0
St. Louis Cardinals 82-71 9.5
Brooklyn Dodgers 65-88 26.5
Philadelphia Phillies 60-92 31.0
Cincinnati Reds 58-94 33.0
American League Team Stats
Team W L PCT RS RS/G RA RA/G HR HRA AVG OBP SLG ERA BBA SOA FPCT DP
Washington Senators 99 53 0.651 850 5.59 665 4.38 60 64 0.287 0.350 0.402 3.82 452 447 0.978 149
New York Yankees 91 59 0.607 927 6.18 768 5.12 144 66 0.283 0.367 0.440 4.36 612 711 0.972 122
Philadelphia Athletics 79 72 0.523 875 5.79 853 5.65 139 77 0.285 0.360 0.440 4.81 644 423 0.966 121
Cleveland Indians 75 76 0.497 654 4.33 669 4.43 50 60 0.261 0.319 0.360 3.71 465 437 0.974 127
Detroit Tigers 75 79 0.487 722 4.69 733 4.76 57 84 0.269 0.327 0.380 3.95 561 575 0.971 167
Chicago White Sox 67 83 0.447 683 4.55 814 5.43 43 85 0.272 0.339 0.360 4.45 519 423 0.970 143
Boston Red Sox 63 86 0.423 700 4.70 758 5.09 50 75 0.271 0.337 0.377 4.35 591 467 0.965 133
St. Louis Browns 55 96 0.364 669 4.43 820 5.43 64 96 0.253 0.320 0.360 4.82 531 426 0.975 162
National 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 Giants 91 61 0.599 636 4.18 515 3.39 82 61 0.263 0.311 0.361 2.71 400 555 0.973 156
Pittsburgh Pirates 87 67 0.565 667 4.33 619 4.02 39 54 0.285 0.330 0.383 3.27 313 401 0.972 133
Chicago Cubs 86 68 0.558 646 4.19 536 3.48 72 51 0.271 0.321 0.380 2.93 413 488 0.973 163
Boston Braves 83 71 0.539 552 3.58 531 3.45 54 54 0.252 0.296 0.345 2.96 355 383 0.978 148
St. Louis Cardinals 82 71 0.536 687 4.49 609 3.98 57 55 0.276 0.325 0.378 3.37 452 635 0.973 119
Brooklyn Dodgers 65 88 0.425 617 4.03 695 4.54 62 51 0.263 0.314 0.359 3.73 374 415 0.971 120
Philadelphia Phillies 60 92 0.395 607 3.99 760 5.00 60 87 0.274 0.323 0.369 4.34 410 341 0.970 156
Cincinnati Reds 58 94 0.382 496 3.26 643 4.23 34 47 0.246 0.294 0.320 3.42 257 310 0.971 139