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1931 Major League Baseball season

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1931 MLB season
LeagueMajor League Baseball
SportBaseball
DurationApril 14 – October 10, 1931
Number of games154
Number of teams16
Regular season
Season MVPAL: Lefty Grove (PHA)
NL: Frankie Frisch (STL)
AL championsPhiladelphia Athletics
  AL runners-upNew York Yankees
NL championsSt. Louis Cardinals
  NL runners-upNew York Giants
World Series
ChampionsSt. Louis Cardinals
  Runners-upPhiladelphia Athletics
MLB seasons

The 1931 Major League Baseball season was contested from April 14 to October 10, 1931. The St. Louis Cardinals and Philadelphia Athletics were the regular season champions of the National League and American League, respectively. In a rematch of the prior year's postseason, the Cardinals then defeated the Athletics in the World Series, four games to three.

This was the first season that the Baseball Writers' Association of America (BBWAA) selected a Most Valuable Player in each league.

1931 Major League Baseball season Intro articles: 4

MLB statistical leaders

  American League National League
Type Name Stat Name Stat
AVG Al Simmons PHA .390 Chick Hafey SLC .349
HR Lou Gehrig NYY
Babe Ruth NYY
46 Chuck Klein PHP 31
RBI Lou Gehrig NYY 184 Chuck Klein PHP 121
Wins Lefty Grove PHA 31 Jumbo Elliott PHP
Bill Hallahan SLC
Heinie Meine PIT
19
ERA Lefty Grove PHA 2.06 Bill Walker NYG 2.26
SO Lefty Grove PHA 175 Bill Hallahan SLC 159
SV Wilcy Moore BSR 10 Jack Quinn BKN 15
SB Ben Chapman NYY 61 Frankie Frisch SLC 28

Standings

1931 Major League Baseball season MLB statistical leaders articles: 15

Postseason

Bracket

  World Series
       
  AL Philadelphia Athletics 3
  NL St. Louis Cardinals 4

Managers

American League

Team Manager Comments
Boston Red Sox Shano Collins
Chicago White Sox Donie Bush
Cleveland Indians Roger Peckinpaugh
Detroit Tigers Bucky Harris
New York Yankees Joe McCarthy
Philadelphia Athletics Connie Mack
St. Louis Browns Bill Killefer
Washington Senators Walter Johnson

National League

Team Manager Comments
Boston Braves Bill McKechnie
Brooklyn Robins Wilbert Robinson
Chicago Cubs Rogers Hornsby
Cincinnati Reds Dan Howley
New York Giants John McGraw
Philadelphia Phillies Burt Shotton
Pittsburgh Pirates Jewel Ens
St. Louis Cardinals Gabby Street

Home Field Attendance

Team Name Wins Home attendance Per Game
Chicago Cubs[1] 84 -6.7% 1,086,422 -25.8% 14,109
New York Yankees[2] 94 9.3% 912,437 -22.0% 11,850
New York Giants[3] 87 0.0% 812,163 -6.5% 10,412
Brooklyn Robins[4] 79 -8.1% 753,133 -31.4% 9,910
Philadelphia Athletics[5] 107 4.9% 627,464 -13.1% 8,366
St. Louis Cardinals[6] 101 9.8% 608,535 19.7% 7,802
Boston Braves[7] 64 -8.6% 515,005 10.8% 6,603
Washington Senators[8] 92 -2.1% 492,657 -19.8% 6,236
Cleveland Indians[9] 78 -3.7% 483,027 -8.6% 6,356
Detroit Tigers[10] 61 -18.7% 434,056 -33.2% 5,637
Chicago White Sox[11] 56 -9.7% 403,550 -0.6% 5,241
Boston Red Sox[12] 62 19.2% 350,975 -21.0% 4,387
Philadelphia Phillies[13] 66 26.9% 284,849 -4.7% 3,748
Cincinnati Reds[14] 58 -1.7% 263,316 -31.9% 3,420
Pittsburgh Pirates[15] 75 -6.3% 260,392 -27.2% 3,338
St. Louis Browns[16] 63 -1.6% 179,126 17.8% 2,326

Events

References

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  4. ^ "Los Angeles Dodgers Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved September 8, 2020.
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  7. ^ "Atlanta Braves Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved September 8, 2020.
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  9. ^ "Cleveland Indians Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved September 8, 2020.
  10. ^ "Detroit Tigers Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved September 8, 2020.
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  14. ^ "Cincinnati Reds Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved September 8, 2020.
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  16. ^ "Baltimore Orioles Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved September 8, 2020.
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  18. ^ Mackin, Bob (2004). The Unofficial Guide to Baseball's Most Unusual Records. Canada: Greystone Books. p. 240. ISBN 9781553650386.

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