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The following are the baseball events of the year 1937 throughout the world.  


Champions

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Awards and honors

MLB Statistical Leaders

  American League National League
Type Name Stat Name Stat
AVG Charlie Gehringer .371 Joe Medwick .374
HR Joe DiMaggio 46 Joe Medwick & Mel Ott 31
RBI Hank Greenberg 183 Joe Medwick 154
Wins Lefty Gomez 21 Carl Hubbell 22
ERA Lefty Gomez 2.33 Jim Turner 2.38

Major League Baseball final standings

American League final standings

Rank Club Wins Losses Win %   GB
1st New York Yankees 102   52 .662     --
2nd Detroit Tigers 89   65 .578   13.0
3rd Chicago White Sox 86   68 .566   16.0
4th Cleveland Indians 83   71 .539   19.0
5th Boston Red Sox 80   72 .526   21.0
6th Washington Senators 73   80 .477   28.5
7th Philadelphia Athletics 54   97 .358   46.5
8th St. Louis Browns 46   108 .299   66.0

National League final standings

Rank Club Wins Losses Win %   GB
1st New York Giants 95   57 .625     --
2nd Chicago Cubs 93   61 .604   3.0
3rd Pittsburgh Pirates 86   68 .558   10.0
4th St. Louis Cardinals 81   73 .526   15.0
5th Boston Bees 79   73 .526   16.0
6th Brooklyn Dodgers 62   91 .405   33.5
7th Philadelphia Phillies 61   92 .399   34.5
8th Cincinnati Reds 56   98 .364   40.0

Events

Births

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  • January 18 - Michael Sexton, 73, president of the minor leagues from 1909 to 1931, during which time the minors expanded to record size and success, peaking with 47 leagues
  • April 14 - Ned Hanlon, 79, manager of the Baltimore Orioles teams which won NL pennants in 1894-95-96 with their aggressive play, then of the Brooklyn champions of 1899-1900; pioneer of various offensive tactics, previously a center fielder for Detroit Wolverines
  • May 27 - Frank Grant, 71, second baseman widely considered to have been the 19th century's greatest black player
  • August 21 - George Wright, 90, pioneer of the sport who starred as a shortstop on the first professional team in 1869, then as captain of the powerhouse Boston teams from 1871-78; managed Providence to NL pennant in 1879
  • September 20 - Harry Stovey, 80, first baseman and outfielder who was among the American Association's leading hitters; won five home run titles, led league in slugging, runs and triples multiple times; first player to hit 100 home runs, was seventh all-time in hits and first in runs upon retirement

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