1936 Season News

New York Yankees second baseman Tony Lazzeri set several hitting records on May 24th after hitting two grand slams, a third home run, and a triple for fifteen total bases in a 25-2 massacre over the Philadelphia Athletics. Lazzeri had appeared unstoppable after tallying seven home runs in four games and six in three games as well a Major League record eleven runs batted in a single game.

An up-and-coming outfielder named Joe DiMaggio tied several Major League records after hitting two home runs (for eight total bases) and two doubles (four long hits in a game) during a June 24th outing between the New York Yankees and Chicago White Sox.

Philadelphia Phillies catcher Earl Grace set an unwanted Major League record on April 26th after granting bases to Brooklyn Dodgers shortstop Ben Geraghty twice on two separate interference calls (tipped bat).

The baseball writers association voted for the first set of players to be named to the new Baseball Hall of Fame. The inaugural class included Ty Cobb, Babe Ruth, Honus Wagner, Christy Mathewson, and Walter Johnson who each received the requisite 75% of ballots cast.
1936 American League
Team Record GB
New York Yankees 102-51 -
Detroit Tigers 83-71 19.5
Chicago White Sox 81-70 20.0
Washington Senators 82-71 20.0
Cleveland Indians 80-74 22.5
Boston Red Sox 74-80 28.5
St. Louis Browns 57-95 44.5
Philadelphia Athletics 53-100 49.0
1936 National League
Team Record GB
New York Giants 92-62 -
St. Louis Cardinals 87-67 5.0
Chicago Cubs 87-67 5.0
Pittsburgh Pirates 84-70 8.0
Cincinnati Reds 74-80 18.0
Boston Bees 71-83 21.0
Brooklyn Dodgers 67-87 25.0
Philadelphia Phillies 54-100 38.0
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 102 51 0.667 1065 6.96 731 4.78 182 84 0.300 0.378 0.483 4.17 663 624 0.973 148
Detroit Tigers 83 71 0.539 921 5.98 871 5.66 94 100 0.300 0.373 0.431 5.00 562 526 0.974 159
Chicago White Sox 81 70 0.536 920 6.09 873 5.78 60 104 0.292 0.371 0.397 5.06 578 414 0.973 174
Washington Senators 82 71 0.536 889 5.81 799 5.22 62 73 0.295 0.362 0.414 4.58 588 462 0.970 163
Cleveland Indians 80 74 0.519 921 5.98 862 5.60 123 73 0.304 0.362 0.461 4.83 607 619 0.970 154
Boston Red Sox 74 80 0.481 775 5.03 764 4.96 86 78 0.276 0.347 0.400 4.39 552 584 0.973 139
St. Louis Browns 57 95 0.375 804 5.29 1064 7.00 79 115 0.279 0.354 0.403 6.24 609 399 0.969 143
Philadelphia Athletics 53 100 0.346 714 4.67 1045 6.83 72 131 0.269 0.334 0.376 6.08 696 405 0.966 152
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 92 62 0.597 742 4.82 621 4.03 97 75 0.281 0.333 0.395 3.46 401 500 0.974 164
St. Louis Cardinals 87 67 0.565 795 5.16 794 5.16 88 89 0.281 0.334 0.410 4.47 434 559 0.974 134
Chicago Cubs 87 67 0.565 755 4.90 603 3.92 76 77 0.286 0.345 0.392 3.54 434 597 0.976 156
Pittsburgh Pirates 84 70 0.545 804 5.22 718 4.66 60 74 0.286 0.346 0.397 3.89 379 559 0.967 113
Cincinnati Reds 74 80 0.481 722 4.69 760 4.94 82 51 0.274 0.325 0.388 4.22 418 459 0.969 150
Boston Bees 71 83 0.461 631 4.10 715 4.64 67 69 0.265 0.319 0.356 3.94 451 421 0.971 175
Brooklyn Dodgers 67 87 0.435 662 4.30 752 4.88 33 84 0.272 0.320 0.353 3.98 528 651 0.967 107
Philadelphia Phillies 54 100 0.351 726 4.71 874 5.68 103 87 0.281 0.336 0.401 4.64 515 454 0.959 144