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1933 Washington Senators season

1933 Washington Senators
AL Champions
Major League affiliations
Location
  • Griffith Stadium (since 1911)
  • Washington, D.C. (since 1901)
  • Other information
    Owner(s) Clark Griffith and George H. Richardson
    Manager(s) Joe Cronin
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    The 1933 Washington Senators was a season in American baseball. They won 99 games, lost 53, and finished in first place in the American League. It was their third, and last, pennant of their existence. The team was managed by Joe Cronin and played home games at Griffith Stadium. They lost in the World Series in 5 games to the New York Giants.

    It would be the last time a Major League Baseball postseason series would be held in Washington until the 2012 season. The Senators franchise, which moved to Minneapolis–St. Paul after the

    1. REDIRECT Template:Baseball year season, has since won three American League pennants (1965; 1987; 1991) and two World Series (1987 and 1991) as the Minnesota Twins.

    Regular season

    Player-manager Cronin was selected to the All-Star team as the starting shortstop and finished second in MVP voting. He also led the Senators with 118 runs batted in. 19-year-old infielder Cecil Travis had five hits in his major league debut.[1]

    Season standings

    American League W L Pct. GB
    Washington Senators 99 63 .651 --
    New York Yankees 91 59 .607 7
    Philadelphia Athletics 79 72 .523 19½
    Cleveland Indians 75 76 .497 23½
    Detroit Tigers 75 79 .487 25
    Chicago White Sox 67 83 .447 31
    Boston Red Sox 63 86 .423 34½
    St. Louis Browns 55 96 .364 43½

    Roster

    1933 Washington Senators
    Roster
    Pitchers Catchers

    Infielders

    Outfielders

    Other batters

    Manager

    Coaches

    Player stats

    Batting

    Starters by position

    Note: Pos = Position; G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

    Pos Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
    C Sewell, LukeLuke Sewell 141 474 125 .264 2 61
    1B Kuhel, JoeJoe Kuhel 153 602 194 .322 11 107
    2B Myer, BuddyBuddy Myer 131 530 160 .302 4 61
    3B Bluege, OssieOssie Bluege 140 501 131 .261 6 71
    SS Cronin, JoeJoe Cronin 152 602 186 .309 5 118
    LF Manush, HeinieHeinie Manush 153 658 221 .336 5 95
    CF Schulte, FredFred Schulte 144 550 162 .295 5 87
    RF Goslin, GooseGoose Goslin 132 549 163 .297 10 64

    Other batters

    Note: G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

    Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
    Harris, DaveDave Harris 82 177 46 .260 5 38
    Travis, CecilCecil Travis 18 43 13 .302 0 2
    Kerr, JohnJohn Kerr 28 40 8 .200 0 0

    Pitching

    Starting pitchers

    Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

    Player G IP W L ERA SO
    Crowder, AlvinAlvin Crowder 52 299.1 24 15 3.97 110

    Other pitchers

    Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

    Player G IP W L ERA SO
    Burke, BobbyBobby Burke 25 64 4 3 3.23 28
    Linke, EdEd Linke 3 16 1 0 5.06 6
    Chapman, EdEd Chapman 6 9 0 0 8.00 4

    Relief pitchers

    Note: G = Games pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

    Player G W L SV ERA SO
    Campbell, JohnJohn Campbell 1 0 0 0 0.00 0

    Awards and honors

    All-Stars

    Joe Cronin, starter, shortstop Alvin Crowder, reserve, pitcher

    League top five finishers

    Joe Cronin

    • #4 in AL in RBI (118)

    Alvin Crowder

    • MLB leader in wins (24)

    Joe Kuhel

    • #4 in AL in stolen bases (17)

    Heinie Manush

    • #2 in AL in batting average (.336)
    • #3 in AL in runs scored (115)

    Earl Whitehill

    • #3 in AL in wins (22)

    1933 World Series

    Main article: 1933 World Series

    Game 1

    October 3, 1933 at the Polo Grounds in New York, New York

    Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    Washington (A) 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 5 3
    New York (N) 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 x 4 10 2
    W: Carl Hubbell (1–0)   L: Lefty Stewart (0–1)
    HR: NYGMel Ott (1)

    Game 2

    October 4, 1933 at the Polo Grounds in New York, New York

    Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    Washington (A) 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 0
    New York (N) 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 x 6 10 0
    W: Hal Schumacher (1–0)   L: Alvin Crowder (0–1)
    HR: WASGoose Goslin (1)

    Game 3

    October 5, 1933 at Griffith Stadium in Washington, D.C.

    Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    New York (N) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
    Washington (A) 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 x 4 9 1
    W: Earl Whitehill (1–0)  L: Freddie Fitzsimmons (0–1)   S: Hi Bell (1)

    Game 4

    October 6, 1933 at Griffith Stadium in Washington, D.C.

    Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 R H E
    New York (N) 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 11 1
    Washington (A) 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 8 0
    W: Carl Hubbell (2–0)  L: Monte Weaver (0–1)
    HR: NYGBill Terry (1)

    Game 5

    October 7, 1933 at Griffith Stadium in Washington, D.C.

    Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 R H E
    New York (N) 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 4 11 1
    Washington (A) 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 3 10 0
    W: Dolf Luque (2–0)  L: Jack Russell (0–1)
    HR: NYGMel Ott (2)   WASFred Schulte (1)

    Farm system

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    Notes

    1. Sports Illustrated, Oct 27, 2008, p.24, Vol. 109, No. 16

    References