April 1936 Recap

After two weeks, here is where things stand at the end of April:

American League

The Red Sox start strong and so do the surprising Browns.  The A’s lay claim to the cellar.

 

Team W L Pct GB
Boston 12 4 0.75
StLouis 9 6 0.6 2.5
Detroit 7 6 0.538 3.5
Clevel. 7 7 0.5 4
Chicago 6 6 0.5 4
NewYork 7 8 0.467 4.5
Washin. 6 11 0.353 6.5
Philad. 4 10 0.286 7

 

National League

The Giants and Cubs start strong.

 

Team W L Pct GB
NewYork 11 2 0.846
Chicago 10 4 0.714 1.5
Pittsb. 7 5 0.583 3.5
StLouis 5 6 0.455 5
Brookl. 6 9 0.4 6
Boston 5 8 0.385 6
Philad. 6 10 0.375 6.5
Cincin. 4 10 0.286 7.5

Highlights:

April 29th –   Cleveland’s John Allen, a Yankee alum from the prior year, No-Hits New York in 10-0 Romp by Cleveland at Yankee Stadium.  Allen strikes out 7 and is near perfect, giving up just one walk in the 6th, the only Yankee runner of the game.

 

Near Perfect - Cleveland's Johnny Allen No Hits Yanks

Near Perfect Cleveland's Johnny Allen No Hits Yanks

 

April 30th – The Browns beat the A’s 20 to 5 in a slugfest that sees St. Louis third baseman Harlond Clift hit for the cycle and bat in 5 runs.

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