May 1936 AL Recap

Through June 2, 1936, here is where things stand in the American League:

Surging Tribe and Lots of Hitting.

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Cleveland goes on a 19-9 tear from May 1 through June 2, including a ten game win streak, catapulting the team from fourth to first. One of these wins is a 20 to 7 drubbing of the Yanks at Cleveland Stadium on May 19th, featuring a 12-run fifth inning explosion by the Tribe.

Boston stays a close second during this period by going 15-14. And the Yanks, despite the May 19th shellacking, pull themselves from 6th place to 3rd, right behind the Bosox, by going 18-8 during this period.

Detroit’s Charlie Gehinger is hitting .478 and the top five hitters in AL are all over .400.  New York’s Johnny Broaca is one of the AL’s top aces, with 6 wins and 1.99 ERA.

Here are the standings and stats:

Team   W L Pct GB
36 Clevel. 26 16 0.619
36 Boston 27 18 0.600 0.5
36 NewYork 25 19 0.568 2
36 Detroit 23 22 0.511 4.5
36 Chicago 20 21 0.488 5.5
36 Washin. 21 24 0.467 6.5
36 StLouis 20 23 0.465 6.5
36 Philad. 11 30 0.268 14.5
 
Batting Leaders
 
Batting Avg. (Based on 143 PA)
36 Detroit Gehringer, Charl 0.478
36 Clevel. Trosky, Hal 0.440
36 StLouis Bell, Beau 0.411
36 NewYork Gehrig, Lou 0.407
36 Chicago Appling, Luke 0.401
RBIs
36 Boston Foxx Jimmie 61
36 Clevel. Trosky Hal 57
36 NewYork Gehrig Lou 53
36 StLouis Clift Harlond 46
36 StLouis Solters Moose 45
Home Runs
36 Boston Foxx Jimmie 22
36 NewYork Gehrig Lou 13
36 Clevel. Trosky Hal 12
36 StLouis Clift Harlond 10
36 NewYork Dickey Bill 8
 
Pitching Leaders
 
Wins
36 Clevel. Lee, Thornton 6
36 Detroit Rowe, Schoolboy 6
36 NewYork Broaca, Johnny 6
36 Boston Grove, Lefty 5
36 Clevel. Allen, Johnny 5
36 Washin. Newsom, Bobo 5
         
 ERA (based on 46 IPs)
36 NewYork Broaca, Johnny 1.99
36 StLouis Hogsett, Chief 3.03
36 Clevel. Allen, Johnny 3.04
36 NewYork Ruffing, Red 3.06
36 Chicago Whitehead, John 3.16
36 Chicago Cain, Sugar 3.50
Strikeouts
36 Washin. Newsom, Bobo 53
36 Clevel. Allen, Johnny 48
36 Boston Grove, Lefty 36
36 NewYork Hadley, Bump 33
36 Detroit Rowe, Schoolboy 30
36 NewYork Ruffing, Red 30
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