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1932 Philadelphia Athletics
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Owner(s) Connie Mack
Manager(s) Connie Mack
Local television
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The Philadelphia Athletics' 1932 season involved the A's finishing 2nd in the American League with a record of 94 wins and 60 losses. They were 13 games behind the New York Yankees, breaking their streak of three straight AL championships.

Jimmie Foxx had a monster offensive season - 58 home runs, 169 RBI, and a .364 batting average - and missed the triple crown by just three BA points. He was voted league MVP.

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Regular season

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Season standings

American League W L Pct. GB
New York Yankees 107 47 .695 --
Philadelphia Athletics 94 60 .610 13
Washington Senators 93 61 .603 14
Cleveland Indians 87 65 .572 19
Detroit Tigers 76 75 .503 29½
St. Louis Browns 63 91 .409 44
Chicago White Sox 49 102 .325 56½
Boston Red Sox 43 111 .279 64

Notable transactions

Roster

1932 Philadelphia Athletics roster
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

  • 42 Ed Cihocki
Manager

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 Cochrane, MickeyMickey Cochrane 139 518 160 .349 23 112
1B Foxx, JimmieJimmie Foxx 154 585 213 .364 58 169
2B Bishop, MaxMax Bishop 114 409 104 .254 5 37
SS McNair, EricEric McNair 135 554 158 .285 18 95
3B Dykes, JimmyJimmy Dykes 153 558 148 .265 7 90
OF Simmons, AlAl Simmons 154 670 216 .322 35 151
OF Haas, MuleMule Haas 143 558 170 .305 6 65
OF Cramer, DocDoc Cramer 92 384 129 .336 3 46

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
Coleman, EdEd Coleman 26 73 25 .342 1 13
Cihocki, EdEd Cihocki 1 1 0 .000 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
Grove, LeftyLefty Grove 44 291.2 25 10 2.84 188
Freitas, TonyTony Freitas 23 150.1 12 5 3.83 31

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
Krausse, LewLew Krausse 20 57 4 1 4.58 16
Cain, SugarSugar Cain 10 45 3 4 5.00 24

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
Bowman, JoeJoe Bowman 7 0 1 0 8.18 4

Awards and honors

League top ten finishers

Jimmie Foxx

  • AL leader in home runs (58)
  • AL leader in RBI (169)
  • AL leader in runs scored (151)
  • AL leader in slugging percentage (.749)
  • #2 in AL in batting average (.364)
  • #2 in AL in on-base percentage (.469)

Lefty Grove

  • AL leader in ERA (2.84)
  • #2 in AL in wins (25)
  • #2 in AL in strikeouts (188)

Al Simmons

  • #2 in AL in RBI (151)
  • #2 in AL in runs scored (144)
  • #3 in AL in home runs (35)

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AA Portland Beavers Pacific Coast League Spencer Abbott

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Portland[2]

Notes

  1. ^ Al Simmons page at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 2nd and 3rd editions. Durham, N.C.: Baseball America, 1997 and 2007

References


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