On September 25, 1932 — Paul Waner sets a new National League record with his 62nd double, as the Pirates defeat the Cardinals 7 – 1. The 2nd-place Pirates will be the first team to finish above .500 (86-68) while scoring fewer runs than their opponents (701 to 711). The NL won’t see it again in a full season until the 1984 Mets, while it won’t happen in the American League until 1948.

The sixth-place Cardinals end the season with a split of a doubleheader against Pittsburgh, having drawn 279,219 fans during the season to Sportsman’s Park. The Columbus Red Birds, the team’s minor league affiliate in the American Association, outdraw their parent club, attracting over 310,000 patrons, thanks to a new stadium, night games, and radio broadcasts

 


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