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Major League Baseball Season Recap 1932

Major League Baseball Season Recap 1932 World Series – New York Yankees AL over Chicago Cubs NL 4 games to 0 World Series MVP – Babe Ruth Award – Awards – </strong? Major League Cy Young Award Cy Young...

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1932 – Shanty Hogan, who started his career with the Boston Braves, is purchased by the Braves after five years as the regular catcher for the New York Giants. Boston pays $25,000 for Hogan, who will finish his career with a .295 batting average.

1932 – Shanty Hogan, who started his career with the Boston Braves, is purchased by the Braves after five years as the regular catcher for the New York Giants. Boston pays $25,000 for Hogan, who will finish his career with a .295 batting average.

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The Phils send Ray Benge and $15,000 to the Dodgers for Cy Moore, Mickey Finn, and Jack Warner. Finn will have a great spring and Brooklyn’s Max Carey will admit in April that Burt Shotton outguessed him on the deal.

The Phils send Ray Benge and $15,000 to the Dodgers for Cy Moore, Mickey Finn, and Jack Warner. Finn will have a great spring and Brooklyn’s Max Carey will admit in April that Burt Shotton outguessed him on the deal.

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A joint meeting of American League and National League owners approves the concept of “chain store” baseball, developed as the St. Louis Cardinals farm system, despite strenuous objections by Judge Landis.

A joint meeting of American League and National League owners approves the concept of “chain store” baseball, developed as the St. Louis Cardinals farm system, despite strenuous objections by Judge Landis.

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The Washington Senators trade Sam West, Lloyd Brown, Carl Reynolds, and $20,000 cash to the St. Louis Browns for Goose Goslin, Fred Schulte, and Lefty Stewart. Washington also get Earl Whitehill from the Detroit Tigers for Firpo Marberry and Carl Fischer.

The Washington Senators trade Sam West, Lloyd Brown, Carl Reynolds, and $20,000 cash to the St. Louis Browns for Goose Goslin, Fred Schulte, and Lefty Stewart. Washington also get Earl Whitehill from the Detroit Tigers for Firpo Marberry and Carl Fischer.

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In a three-team deal, the Giants send Freddie Lindstrom to the Pirates and OF Chick Fullis to the Phils, getting P Glenn Spencer and OF George “Kiddo” Davis in return. The Bucs ship OF Gus Dugas to Philly. Lindstrom’s departure was expected after he made known his disappointment in not being named John McGraw’s successor as team manager.

1932 – In a three-team deal, the Giants send Freddie Lindstrom to the Pirates and OF Chick Fullis to the Phils, getting P Glenn Spencer and OF George “Kiddo” Davis in return. The Bucs ship OF Gus Dugas to Philly. Lindstrom’s departure was expected after he made known his disappointment in not being named John McGraw’s successor as team manager.

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Chuck Klein (.348, 38, 137), receiving all six first-place votes, is named the National League’s Most Valuable Player. The 27-year outfielder, who is the first Phillies player to win the award, led the Senior Circuit in hits (226), runs (152), home runs (38), and stolen bases (20).

Chuck Klein (.348, 38, 137), receiving all six first-place votes, is named the National League’s Most Valuable Player. The 27-year outfielder, who is the first Phillies player to win the award, led the Senior Circuit in hits (226), runs (152), home runs (38), and stolen bases (20).

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Chuck Klein (.348, 38, 137), receiving all six first-place votes, is named the National League’s Most Valuable Player. The 27-year outfielder, who is the first Phillies player to win the award, led the Senior Circuit in hits (226), runs (152), home runs (38), and stolen bases (20).

Chuck Klein (.348, 38, 137), receiving all six first-place votes, is named the National League’s Most Valuable Player. The 27-year outfielder, who is the first Phillies player to win the award, led the Senior Circuit in hits (226), runs (152), home runs (38), and stolen bases (20).

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Walter Johnson is replaced by Joe Cronin as manager of Washington Senators

After his skipper compiles a 350-264 (.570) record in four seasons at the helm, Senators owner Clark Griffith, hinting that he may name himself as the next skipper of the club, announces Walter Johnson will not be returning to manage the team next season. The Washington legend will be replaced by Joe Cronin, who will lead the club to an American League pennant next year.

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Eighteen year-old Joe DiMaggio makes his professional debut at the end of the San Francisco Seals campaign, playing shortstop for the team. Next year, the future Yankee superstar will hit .340 with 169 RBI’s and 28 home runs in his first full season in the Pacific Coast League.

Eighteen year-old Joe DiMaggio makes his professional debut at the end of the San Francisco Seals campaign, playing shortstop for the team. Next year, the future Yankee superstar will hit .340 with 169 RBI’s and 28 home runs in his first full season in the Pacific Coast League.

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In the fifth inning of Game 3 of the World Series, baseball lore has Babe Ruth pointing to the outfield, predicting that he will hit a home run on the next pitch, before he takes Cubs pitcher Charlie Root deep for the second of his two home runs in New York’s 7-5 victory at Wrigley Field. Although no definitive proof exists, the ‘Bambino’ continued to embellish the account of his ‘Called Shot’ throughout his lifetime, but the Chicago right-hander who threw the pitch denied the Yankee slugger had ever made the gesture to his dying day.

In the fifth inning of Game 3 of the World Series, baseball lore has Babe Ruth pointing to the outfield, predicting that he will hit a home run on the next pitch, before he takes Cubs pitcher Charlie Root deep for the second of his two home runs in New York’s 7-5 victory at Wrigley Field. Although no definitive proof exists, the ‘Bambino’ continued to embellish the account of his ‘Called Shot’ throughout his lifetime, but the Chicago right-hander who threw the pitch denied the Yankee slugger had ever made the gesture to his dying day.

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In a doubleheader split with the Giants, Chuck Klein of the Phillies is 0 for 8 but closes the season with 38 home runs and 20 stolen bases to become the only player of the lively-ball era (1920 and after) to lead his league in these two departments. Klein also finishes 2nd in RBIs (137), while teammates Don Hurst (143) and Pinky Whitney (124) finish 1st and 3rd. In this century, only the 1915 Tigers and 1928 Yankees have the top three RBI producers in a season.

1932 – In a doubleheader split with the Giants, Chuck Klein of the Phillies is 0 for 8 but closes the season with 38 home runs and 20 stolen bases to become the only player of the lively-ball era (1920 and after) to lead his league in these two departments. Klein also finishes 2nd in RBIs (137), while teammates Don Hurst (143) and Pinky Whitney (124) finish 1st and 3rd. In this century, only the 1915 Tigers and 1928 Yankees have the top three RBI producers in a season.

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At home, 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.

At home, 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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Jimmie Foxx hits his 58th home run in the last game of the season to finish two short of Babe Ruth’s 1927 record of 60. Foxx adds two singles but the A’s lose, 2 – 1, to the Senators’ Alvin Crowder. Crowder wins his 26th and 15th straight game, one short of the American League record held by Walter Johnson, Smoky Joe Wood and Lefty Grove. Foxx finishes with 169 RBIs while teammate Al Simmons ties for 2nd with 151.

Jimmie Foxx hits his 58th home run in the last game of the season to finish two short of Babe Ruth’s 1927 record of 60. Foxx adds two singles but the A’s lose, 2 – 1, to the Senators’ Alvin Crowder. Crowder wins his 26th and 15th straight game, one short of the American League record held by Walter Johnson, Smoky Joe Wood and Lefty Grove. Foxx finishes with 169 RBIs while teammate Al Simmons ties for 2nd with 151.

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Paul Waner sets a new National League record with his 62nd double, as the Pirates defeat the Cardinals 7 – 1

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.

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In a battle of Boston collegians, Harvard beats Boston College. Charlie Devens, former Harvard hurler, makes his major league debut for the Yankees and beats Boston, 8 – 2. The loss goes to Ed Gallagher, former Boston College pitcher who exits in the 5th. Babe Ruth swats his 41st homer of the year in the 9th and Lou Gehrig belts his 34th in the 5th.

In a battle of Boston collegians, Harvard beats Boston College. Charlie Devens, former Harvard hurler, makes his major league debut for the Yankees and beats Boston, 8 – 2. The loss goes to Ed Gallagher, former Boston College pitcher who exits in the 5th. Babe Ruth swats his 41st homer of the year in the 9th and Lou Gehrig belts his 34th in the 5th.

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1932 – Trailing 8 – 6 to Cleveland after five innings, White Sox reliever Bill Chamberlain gives up five runs to start the 6th. In disgust, Sox manager Lew Fonseca, an infielder-outfielder throughout his career, inserts himself as pitcher. With two runners on, he retires all three batters he faces, then turns the ball over to Chad Kimsey to finish the game. The Tribe wins, 13 – 6, as Wes Ferrell wins his 23rd.

1932 – Trailing 8 – 6 to Cleveland after five innings, White Sox reliever Bill Chamberlain gives up five runs to start the 6th. In disgust, Sox manager Lew Fonseca, an infielder-outfielder throughout his career, inserts himself as pitcher. With two runners on, he retires all three batters he faces, then turns the ball over to Chad Kimsey to finish the game. The Tribe wins, 13 – 6, as Wes Ferrell wins his 23rd.

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The Cubs clinch the National League pennant when they beat Pittsburgh, 5-2, thanks to Kiki Cuyler’s seventh-inning bases-loaded triple. The Wrigley Field contest features rookie second baseman Billy Herman’s 200th hit of the season.

The Cubs clinch the National League pennant when they beat Pittsburgh, 5-2, thanks to Kiki Cuyler’s seventh-inning bases-loaded triple. The Wrigley Field contest features rookie second baseman Billy Herman’s 200th hit of the season.

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1932 – Brooklyn’s Jack Quinn earns his 247th major league victory at age 49, pitching a complete game 6 – 5 win over the Cardinals. It is the final win of his career. Dizzy Dean fans nine in the nitecap, but the Cards lose, 3 – 1. Quinn will hold the record as oldest pitcher to win a game until April 17, 2012, when he will be eclipsed by Jamie Moyer.

1932 – Brooklyn’s Jack Quinn earns his 247th major league victory at age 49, pitching a complete game 6 – 5 win over the Cardinals. It is the final win of his career. Dizzy Dean fans nine in the nitecap, but the Cards lose, 3 – 1. Quinn will hold the record as oldest pitcher to win a game until April 17, 2012, when he will be eclipsed by Jamie Moyer.

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The Yankees, with their 100th victory of the year, clinch the AL pennant when George Pipqras beats the Tribe at Cleveland Stadium, 9-3. Yankee skipper Joe McCarthy, who captured a flag with the 1929 Cubs, becomes the first manager to win pennants in both the American and National League.

The Yankees, with their 100th victory of the year, clinch the AL pennant when George Pipqras beats the Tribe at Cleveland Stadium, 9-3. Yankee skipper Joe McCarthy, who captured a flag with the 1929 Cubs, becomes the first manager to win pennants in both the American and National League.

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In the bottom of the ninth, Johnny Frederick hits his major league record-setting sixth pinch-homer of the season, giving the Dodgers a 4-3 victory over the Cubs. The Brooklyn outfielder’s major league mark will not be broken for 68 years until another Dodger, Dave Hansen, strokes seven round-trippers coming off the bench in 2000.

In the bottom of the ninth, Johnny Frederick hits his major league record-setting sixth pinch-homer of the season, giving the Dodgers a 4-3 victory over the Cubs. The Brooklyn outfielder’s major league mark will not be broken for 68 years until another Dodger, Dave Hansen, strokes seven round-trippers coming off the bench in 2000.

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In the bottom of the 9th, Johnny Frederick hits his major league record-setting sixth pinch-homer of the season off Burleigh Grimes, giving the Dodgers a 4 – 3 victory over the Cubs. Frederick’s six pinch-hit home runs doubles the previous record of three held by Ham Hyatt in 1913, Cy Williams in 1928, and Pat Crawford in 1929. With just nine pinch-hits altogether, his home run percentage is a major league record.

In the bottom of the 9th, Johnny Frederick hits his major league record-setting sixth pinch-homer of the season off Burleigh Grimes, giving the Dodgers a 4 – 3 victory over the Cubs. Frederick’s six pinch-hit home runs doubles the previous record of three held by Ham Hyatt in 1913, Cy Williams in 1928, and Pat Crawford in 1929. With just nine pinch-hits altogether, his home run percentage is a major league record.

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In the bottom of the ninth, Johnny Frederick hits his major league record-setting sixth pinch-homer of the season, giving the Dodgers a 4-3 victory over the Cubs. The Brooklyn outfielder’s major league mark will not be broken for 68 years until another Dodger, Dave Hansen, strokes seven round-trippers coming off the bench in 2000.

In the bottom of the ninth, Johnny Frederick hits his major league record-setting sixth pinch-homer of the season, giving the Dodgers a 4-3 victory over the Cubs. The Brooklyn outfielder’s major league mark will not be broken for 68 years until another Dodger, Dave Hansen, strokes seven round-trippers coming off the bench in 2000.

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With their 100th victory of the year, the Yankees clinch the American League pennant as George Pipgras beats the Indians at Cleveland Stadium, 8 – 3. Yankee manager Joe McCarthy, who captured a flag with the 1929 Cubs, becomes the first manager to win pennants in both the American and National Leagues.

With their 100th victory of the year, the Yankees clinch the American League pennant as George Pipgras beats the Indians at Cleveland Stadium, 8 – 3. Yankee manager Joe McCarthy, who captured a flag with the 1929 Cubs, becomes the first manager to win pennants in both the American and National Leagues.

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Joe Schultz, Jr., 14-year-old son of Houston (Texas League) manager Joe Schultz, is inserted into a game against Galveston as a pinch hitter. He hits a single, steals second and third base, and scores a run. Fritz, the black batboy, also bats, but is fanned by Hank Thormahlen after trying to sacrifice.

Joe Schultz, Jr., 14-year-old son of Houston (Texas League) manager Joe Schultz, is inserted into a game against Galveston as a pinch hitter. He hits a single, steals second and third base, and scores a run. Fritz, the black batboy, also bats, but is fanned by Hank Thormahlen after trying to sacrifice.

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1932 – The Tigers beat the Yankees, 14 – 13, in a 14-inning game in which Lou Gehrig hits a grand slam and drives in eight runs. He has reached this RBI feat twice before. Frankie Crosetti strikes out four times in the game, including twice in one inning. Detroit also tops the Yanks, 4 – 1, in five innings to finally complete the protested game of August 1st, and the tie of yesterday. The Yanks score their lone run in the 3rd inning off Buck Marrow with their only two hits of the game.

1932 – The Tigers beat the Yankees, 14 – 13, in a 14-inning game in which Lou Gehrig hits a grand slam and drives in eight runs. He has reached this RBI feat twice before. Frankie Crosetti strikes out four times in the game, including twice in one inning. Detroit also tops the Yanks, 4 – 1, in five innings to finally complete the protested game of August 1st, and the tie of yesterday. The Yanks score their lone run in the 3rd inning off Buck Marrow with their only two hits of the game.

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