1930 Philadelphia Athletics season

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1930 Philadelphia Athletics
1930 AL Champions
1930 World Series Champions
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Owner(s) Connie Mack, Tom Shibe and John Shibe
Manager(s) Connie Mack
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The 1930 Philadelphia Athletics season involved the A's finishing first in the American League with a record of 102 wins and 52 losses. It was their second of three consecutive pennants. In the 1930 World Series, they defeated the St. Louis Cardinals in six games. This was the A's final World Series championship in Philadelphia. They would next win the World Series 42 years later, in 1972, after they had moved to Oakland. When playing the Cleveland Indians on July 25, the Athletics became the only team in Major League history to execute a triple steal twice in the one game.[1]

Regular season

The A's had three Hall of Famers in their starting line-up: Mickey Cochrane, Jimmie Foxx, and Al Simmons. Simmons won the AL batting title with a .381 average. Pitching ace Lefty Grove won the pitching triple crown.

Season standings

American League W L Pct. GB
Philadelphia Athletics 102 52 .662 --
Washington Senators 94 60 .610 8
New York Yankees 86 68 .558 16
Cleveland Indians 81 73 .526 21
Detroit Tigers 75 79 .487 27
St. Louis Browns 64 90 .416 38
Chicago White Sox 62 92 .403 40
Boston Red Sox 52 102 .338 50

Record vs. opponents

1930 American League Records

Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8]
Team BOS CWS CLE DET NYY PHI STL WSH
Boston 13–9 7–15 8–14 6–16 4–18 9–13 5–17
Chicago 9–13 10–12 9–13 8–14 6–16 12–10 8–14
Cleveland 15–7 12–10 11–11 10–12 7–15 16–6 10–12
Detroit 14–8 13–9 11–11 9–13 7–15 11–11 10–12
New York 16–6 14–8 12–10 13–9 10–12 16–6 5–17
Philadelphia 18–4 16–6 15–7 15–7 12–10 16–6 10–12
St. Louis 13–9 10–12 6–16 11–11 6–16 6–16 12–10
Washington 17–5 14–8 12–10 12–10 17–5 12–10 10–12


Roster

1930 Philadelphia Athletics
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 Mickey Cochrane 130 487 174 .357 10 87
1B Jimmie Foxx 153 562 188 .335 37 156
2B Max Bishop 130 441 111 .252 10 38
3B Jimmy Dykes 125 435 131 .301 6 73
SS Joe Boley 121 420 116 .276 4 55
LF Al Simmons 138 554 211 .381 36 165
CF Mule Haas 132 532 159 .299 2 68
RF Bing Miller 154 585 177 .303 9 100

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
Eric McNair 78 237 63 .266 0 34
Dib Williams 67 191 50 .262 3 22
Wally Schang 45 92 16 .174 1 9
Doc Cramer 30 82 19 .232 0 6
Homer Summa 25 54 15 .278 1 5
Spence Harris 22 49 9 .184 0 3
Jimmy Moore 15 50 19 .380 2 12
Cy Perkins 20 38 6 .158 0 4
Pinky Higgins 14 24 6 .250 0 0
Jim Keesey 11 12 3 .250 0 2
Eddie Collins 3 2 1 .500 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
Lefty Grove 50 291 28 5 2.54 209
George Earnshaw 49 296 22 13 4.44 193
Rube Walberg 38 205.1 13 12 4.69 100
Bill Shores 31 159 12 4 4.19 48

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
Roy Mahaffey 33 152.2 9 5 5.01 38
Howard Ehmke 3 10 0 1 11.70 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
Jack Quinn 35 9 7 6 4.42 28
Eddie Rommel 35 9 4 3 4.28 35
Charlie Perkins 8 0 0 0 6.46 15
Glenn Liebhardt 5 0 1 0 11.00 2
Al Mahon 3 0 0 0 22.85 0

Awards and honors

American League top five finishers

Max Bishop

  • #4 on-base percentage (.426)

Mickey Cochrane

  • #5 batting average (.357)

George Earnshaw

  • #2 strikeouts (193)
  • #3 wins (22)

Jimmie Foxx

  • #3 home runs (37)
  • #3 runs batted in (156)
  • #3 on-base percentage (.429)
  • #4 slugging percentage (.637)

Lefty Grove

  • #1 wins (28)
  • #1 earned run average (2.54)
  • #1 strikeouts (209)[2]

Al Simmons

  • #1 batting average (.381)
  • #1 runs scored (152)
  • #2 runs batted in (165)
  • #3 slugging percentage (.708)
  • #5 home runs (36)

1930 World Series

AL Philadelphia Athletics (4) vs. NL St. Louis Cardinals (2)

Game Score Date Location Attendance
1 Cardinals – 2, Athletics – 5 October 1 Shibe Park 32,295
2 Cardinals – 1, Athletics – 6 October 2 Shibe Park 32,295
3 Athletics – 0, Cardinals – 5 October 4 Sportsman's Park 36,944
4 Athletics – 1, Cardinals – 3 October 5 Sportsman's Park 39,946
5 Athletics – 2, Cardinals – 0 October 6 Sportsman's Park 38,844
6 Cardinals – 1, Athletics – 7 October 8 Shibe Park 32,295

References

  1. ^ "Team Stolen Base Records". baseball-almanac.com. Retrieved April 5, 2012. 
  2. ^ Baseball's Top 100: The Game's Greatest Records, p.51, Kerry Banks, 2010, Greystone Books, Vancouver, BC, ISBN 978-1-55365-507-7

External links

  • Baseball Reference: 1930 Philadelphia Athletics
  • Baseball Almanac: 1930 Philadelphia Athletics
  • The Baseball Cube: 1930 Philadelphia Athletics
  • Philadelphia Athletics Historical Society: 1930 Philadelphia Athletics


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