1931 Grove Stamp                             31 O'Doul

1931 Replay FINAL Standings as of September 28, 1931

Batting Leaders | Pitching Leaders
Team Batting | Team Pitching

AMERICAN LEAGUE NATIONAL LEAGUE
W L GB Pct W L GB Pct
New York Yankees 122 32 - .792 New York Giants 99 53 - .651
Washington Nationals 97 57 25.0 .630 Chicago Cubs 93 61 7.0 .604
Philadelphia A's 91 61 30.0 .599 St. Louis Cardinals 85 69 15.0 .552
Cleveland Indians 74 80 48.0 .481 Brooklyn Robins 78 74 21.0 .513
St. Louis Browns 72 82 50.0 .468 Philadelphia Phillies 68 86 32.0 .442
Detroit Tigers 59 95 63.0 .383 Pittsburgh Pirates 68 86 32.0 .442
Boston Red Sox 50 102 71.0 .329 Boston Braves 65 89 35.0 .422
Chicago White Sox 49 105 73.0 .318 Cincinnati Reds 58 96 42.0 .377


Memorable 1931 Box Scores


GAME HIGHLIGHTS:









3+ Homers
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George Watkins St. Louis
3 homers
Cincinnati vs St. Louis
July 9


Babe Ruth New York
3 homers
New York vs Cleveland
August 14



5+ Hits
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Earl Averill Cleveland
5 hits
Chicago vs Cleveland
April 14


Jim Levey St. Louis
5 hits
St. Louis vs Cleveland
April 28


Charlie Grimm Chicago
5 hits
Chicago vs Philadelphia
May 16


Ossie Bluege Washington
5 hits
Washington vs St. Louis
May 17


Lu Blue Chicago
5 hits
Chicago vs Cleveland
May 24


Sam Rice Washington
5 hits
Washington vs Boston
May 27


Tom Jenkins St. Louis
5 hits
St. Louis vs Chicago
May 31


Lou Gehrig New York
5 hits
St. Louis vs New York
June 2


Hughie Critz New York
5 hits
New York vs St. Louis
June 4


Phil Todt Philadelphia
5 hits
Philadelphia vs Detroit
June 7


Earle Combs New York
5 hits
Chicago vs New York
June 13


Paul Waner Pittsburgh
5 hits
Pittsburgh vs New York
June 19


Bill Terry New York
5 hits
Pittsburgh vs New York
June 19


Mule Haas Philadelphia
6 hits
Philadelphia vs St. Louis
June 23


Bing Miller Philadelphia
5 hits
Philadelphia vs St. Louis
June 23


Ivy Andrews New York
5 hits
New York vs Cleveland
June 29


Red Rolfe New York
5 hits
New York vs Cleveland
June 29


Mule Haas Philadelphia
5 hits
Philadelphia vs Washington
July 5


Bill Terry New York
5 hits
New York vs Philadelphia
July 9


Joe Vosmik Cleveland
5 hits
Cleveland vs Chicago
July 12


Bob Seeds Cleveland
6 hits
Cleveland vs Chicago
July 12


Earl Averill Cleveland
5 hits
Cleveland vs Chicago
July 12


Chuck Klein Philadelphia
5 hits
Philadelphia vs Pittsburgh
July 16


Lloyd Waner Pittsburgh
5 hits
New York vs Pittsburgh
July 27


Mickey Cochrane Philadelphia
5 hits
St. Louis vs Philadelphia
July 30


Shanty Hogan New York
5 hits
Boston vs New York
July 31


Lou Gehrig New York
5 hits
New York vs Cleveland
August 14


Lyn Lary New York
5 hits
New York vs Cleveland
August 14


John Stone Detroit
5 hits
New York vs Detroit
August 15


Chick Hafey St. Louis
5 hits
St. Louis vs New York
August 17


Sparky Adams St. Louis
5 hits
St. Louis vs New York
August 17


Jim Bottomley St. Louis
5 hits
St. Louis vs New York
August 17


Buddy Myer Washington
5 hits
Washington vs Cleveland
August 19


Woody English Chicago
5 hits
Chicago vs Brooklyn
August 19


Dale Alexander Detroit
5 hits
Boston vs Detroit
August 22


Earle Combs New York
5 hits
New York vs Chicago
August 23


Doc Cramer Philadelphia
6 hits
Philadelphia vs St. Louis
August 23


Johnny Heving Philadelphia
5 hits
Philadelphia vs St. Louis
August 23


Ski Melillo St. Louis
5 hits
Philadelphia vs St. Louis
August 23


Kiki Cuyler Chicago
5 hits
Chicago vs Pittsburgh
August 27


Lance Richbourg Boston
5 hits
Boston vs Brooklyn
August 30


Johnny Hodapp Cleveland
5 hits
Cleveland vs St. Louis
September 3


Mickey Cochrane Philadelphia
5 hits
Washington vs Philadelphia
September 8


Bill Terry New York
6 hits
New York vs Pittsburgh
September 10


Marty McManus Boston
5 hits
Detroit vs Boston
September 11


John Kerr Chicago
5 hits
Chicago vs Boston
September 13


Sammy West Washington
5 hits
St. Louis vs Washington
September 14


Wally Roettger St. Louis
5 hits
Philadelphia vs St. Louis
September 14


Odell Hale Cleveland
5 hits
Cleveland vs Boston
September 18


Ben Chapman New York
5 hits
St. Louis vs New York
September 18


Eric McNair Philadelphia
5 hits
Chicago vs Philadelphia
September 19


Luke Sewell Cleveland
5 hits
Cleveland vs New York
September 20



4+ XB Hits
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Frank Doljack Detroit
4 XB Hits
Chicago vs Detroit
May 6


Lou Gehrig New York
4 XB Hits
New York vs Cleveland
May 19


Earl Webb Boston
4 XB Hits
Washington vs Boston
May 27


Phil Todt Philadelphia
4 XB Hits
Philadelphia vs Detroit
June 7


George Watkins St. Louis
4 XB Hits
Cincinnati vs St. Louis
July 9


Travis Jackson New York
4 XB Hits
New York vs Cincinnati
July 22


Babe Ruth New York
4 XB Hits
New York vs Cleveland
August 14


Chick Hafey St. Louis
4 XB Hits
Philadelphia vs St. Louis
September 16



8+ RBI
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Earl Webb Boston
9 RBI
Chicago vs Boston
July 23


Bill Cissell Chicago
9 RBI
Chicago vs Detroit
August 3


Lou Gehrig New York
8 RBI
Detroit vs New York
September 14



No-Hit Games
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George Earnshaw Philadelphia
Detroit vs Philadelphia
June 9


Clarence Mitchell New York
New York vs Boston
August 31



1-Hit Games
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Lefty Grove Philadelphia
Philadelphia vs Cleveland
May 16


Jesse Haines St. Louis
St. Louis vs Cincinnati
May 24


Lloyd Brown Washington
Washington vs Chicago
June 28


Bob Osborn Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh vs Cincinnati
July 12


Ed Wells New York
New York vs Boston
August 3


Guy Bush Chicago
Chicago vs Brooklyn
August 19



14+ whoofs
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Lefty Gomez New York
16 whiffs
New York vs Boston
July 31


Lefty Grove Philadelphia
18 whiffs
Philadelphia vs Boston
September 4








April 14 – Tribe beats Chisox in their opener, 25-25-0/2-10-1.  Every Cleveland starter, including pitcher Wes Ferrell, had at least 1 hit.  Earl Averill 5-6, 4 RBI, 2B.  Bibb Falk 3-4, 7 RBI, HR.

 April 21 – Yanks beat A’s, 24-21-1/0-5-3.  Every NY starter, including pitcher Herb Pennock, had at least 1 hit.  Ben Chapman 4-6, 5 RBI, 2B. 

April 23 – 1st place Browns beat Tigers, 19-20-0/3-5-2.  Every St. Louis starter, including pitcher Wes Ferrell, had at least 1 hit, except for OF Fred Schulte (.346). 

April 28 – Yanks beat Nats 11-18-1/5-8-1 as every NY starter, including pitcher Roy Sherid, had at least 1 hit. 

May 2 – Cubs beat Cards 1-4-0/0-4-0 in 12 innings.  Charley Root (4-0, 0.66) and “Wild Bill” Hallahan (2-1, 2.15) both go the distance.  

May 13 – George Pipgras (2-0, 1.80) pitches a no-hitter against the 1st place Browns until the 7th inning.  Yanks win, 13-16-0/3-7-1 as every NY starter, including Pipgras, had at least 1 hit.  Ben Chapman (.359) 4-6, 2B, 3B, 3 runs.

May 15 – Reds score 10 runs in top of 1st in the opener against Phils.  Every Cincy player, including pitcher Red Lucas, had at least 1 hit in the 1st inning, with the exception of Edd Roush who went 0-2.  Wally Roettger and Harvey Hendrick were 2-2 in the 1st.   Reds win 12-19-1/0-6-1.   

May 19 - Yanks beat Tribe, 17-15-0/1-8-6.  Every Yank had at least 1 hit, including pitcher Red Rugging.   Lou Gehrig (.430, 10, 50) 4-5, 2 2B,3B, 2 HR, 6 RBI.  Giants beat Reds, 16-18-0/4-11-2.  Every Giant Starter, including pitcher Bill Morrell, had at least 1 hit.

May 20 – A’s beat Tigers 17-19-1/2-7-2.  Every A’s’ starter, except for pitcher Lefty Grove (7-3, 2.93), had at least 1 hit. 

May 25 – Yanks sweep A’s, taking nightcap, 15-14-1/11-9-2 despite Mickey Cochrane’s (.379, 6, 23) 6 RBI, 2 HR, 2B and 10 TB.

 May 29 – Cubs score 9 in top of 1st and go on to beat Bucs, 20-24-1/5-11-1.   Every Cub starter, including pitcher Pat Malone, had at least 1 hit. 

 May 30 - Phils sweep Braves, winning nightcap, 16-20-1/13-17-3.  Every Phil starter, except catcher Spud Davis (1 hit) and pitcher Clise Dudley (no hits), had at least 2 hits.  Five starters had 3 hits.

 June 2 – Yanks beat Browns, 14-19-1/2-5-2.  Every NY starter, including pitcher Lefty Gomez (6-2, 2.87), had at least 1 hit.  Lou Gehrig (.4-6, 13, 55) 5-5, 4 RBI, HR. 

 June 3 – Nays score 11 runs on 10 hits in bottom of 2nd against Tigers.  The go on to win, 13-2.

 June 6 – Bob Smith (10-1, 3.03) of the 1st place Cubs suffers his first loss of the season against the 2nd place Giants, losing 5-4 in 10 innings on a homer by Mel Ott.  Smith goes the distance. 

 June 7 – Lefty Gomez (7-2, 2.60) beats the Indians, 11=18-1/2-3-2 as every Yankee starter, has at least 1 hit, except for Gomez.  Gehrig 4-5 (.402, 14, 68). 

 June 9 – George Earnshaw (7-4, 2.98) of the A’s no-hits the Tigers, winning 11-15-0/0-0-1.  A’s score 10 runs in bottom of 3rd against Tigers.  Earnshaw relinquishes 2 walks.   Phills beat Bucs, 16-20-1/0-3-3.  Every Philadelphia starter, including pitcher Clise Dudley, had at least 1 hit.  Chuck Klein (.352, 16, 38) 4-6, HR, 2B, 4 RBI.   

June 10 – Pirates’ Larry French pitches 15 innings against Giants, but reliever George Spencer gets the win when Pittsburgh scores the winning run in the bottom of the 16th for a final score of 3-13-1/2-15-2.  

June 12 – Phils beat 1st place Cubs, 18-16-1/7-13-4.  Phils score 8 in top of 9th.  

June 13 – Yanks come back from 5-4 deficit in 7th to beat last place Chisox, 19-22-0/5-11-1.  Every NY starter, except 3B Joe Sewell, and including starter Herb Pennock, had at least 1 hit.  Earl Combs 5-6, 4 runs, 4 RBI, HR; Gehrig (.403), Chapman (.348) and Dickey (.400) each had 3 hits.  Chapman and Pennock also homered.  

June 15 – A’s beat Tribe, 15-21-1/2-5-2.  Every A’s starter had at least 1 hit, except for pitcher Hank McDonald.  

June 18 – Bums’ pitcher Dazzy Vance (7-3, 2.60) gets his first hit of the season in the opener after going 0-24.   He singles in the 4th against the 1st place Cubs.  He also singles in his next AB, going 2-2 in the game.   He’s now batting .077.    Bums win 10-3.  Bums win the nightcap 2-1 as Dolf Luque (7-0, 2.30) pitches a CG. 

June 19 - Yanks beat Browns 7-1 as Gehrig goes 4-5.  Gehrig now batting .416 (14,77).  

June 21 – Yanks sweep Browns and now have won 11 straight.  2nd place A’s beat Chisox and now have won 8 straight.  Bums beat 1st place Cubs and now have won 7 in a row while Cubs have lost 5 in a row.  Giants win and trail Cubs by 1 while Robins trail by 1 ½.   Phillies beat Reds, 12-19-2/3-10-3 as every Philly player, including pitcher Frank Watt (4-3, 4.75) had at least 1 hit.  Watt (.405) 4-5, 2 runs, 2B; Chuck Klein 2-5, 2 HR; Dick Bartell 3-6, 3B.  

June 23 – Chisox beat Yanks 5-2 in opener breaking NY’s 12 game win streak.  A’s beat Browns in opener, 24-28-3/1-3-2.  Mule Haas (.383) 6-7, 4 runs, HR, 4 RBI; Lefty Grove wins his 14th (14-4, 2.00). 

June 24 – Yanks beat Chisox 12-21-1/2-6-1 as every NY player, including the pitcher Red Ruffing, had at least 1 hit.   Giants sweep Cubs and move into a 1st place tie with them.  Chuck Klein singles in the bottom of the 1st to extend his batting streak to 34 straight.  

June 25 – Chuck Klein (.355, 22, 50) goes 0-3 in 4 plate appearances against the Pirates (Erv Brame).  This breaks his 34 game hitting streak.  

June 26 – Giants’ Bill Walker (7-3, 2.44) no-hits the Reds through the first 9 innings before giving up a lead-off single in the top of the 10th to Harvey Hendrick.  Reds break scoreless tie by scoring a run but the Giants plate 2 in the bottom of the 10th to win, 2-9-1/1-2-2.  Jack Ogden (2-2, 2.76) goes the distance for the Reds.  

June 27 – Washington beats Chicago 15-21-0/0-9-2.  Every Washington starter, including pitcher Firpo Marberry (7-1, 1.96), had at least 1 hit.  Kuhel, Bleuge, Manush and Sam Rice each had 3 hits.  

June 28 – Nats sweep Chisox with Lloyd Brown (11-6, 2.57) pitching a 1-hitter in the nightcap, winning 8-8-0/0-1-6.  Brown gives up 1 walk and faces 29 batters.  The only hit is a 2-out double in the bottom of the 7th by Lou Fonseca (.297).  

June 29 – Yanks beat Tribe in opener, winning 21-21-2/9-11-5.  Every Yankee starter, except pitcher Red Ruffing, had at least 1 hit.  Ben Chapman (.374) 5-5 with 5 runs, 3 RBI, 2 2B.  Yanks win nightcap 14-3 as Ruth and Gehrig each have 2 HR.    Cubs beat Phillies 17-22-3/2-7-0.  Every Cub starter, including pitcher Eddie Baecht, had at least 1 hit.  Every Cub had at least 2 hits, except for Baecht and Billy Jurges (1 each). 

June 30 - Yanks beat Detroit, 18-21-0/5-6-3.  Every Yank starter, including pitcher George Pipgrad (5-1, 3.63), had at least 1 hit.  Ruth (.382, 10, 52) 3-5, HR, 3 RBI, 3 runs; Gehrig (.412, 21, 99) 4-6, 2 runs, 3 RBI; Joe Sewell 3-4.

July 4 – 1st place Giants sweep Brooklyn.  Robins have now lost 9 straight.  

July 9 – Lefty Gomez (15-2, 2.10) beats the 2nd placer A’s 3-7-1/1-5-1 as NY moves 5 games up.  1st place Giants score 12 runs in top of 4th against Phills on 10 hits.  NY wins 19-22-0/2-8-2.  Bill Hunnefield 4-6, 5 RBI, HR, and Bill Terry (.339) 5-6, HR.  Every NY starter, including pitcher Carl Hubbell (10-3, 2.69), had at least 1 hit.  Cards sweep Reds, winning nightcap, 20-22-0/1-10-0.  Every Card starter, including pitcher Paul Derringer (5-3, 4.59), had at least 1 hit.  George Watkins (.284, 6, 36) 4-5, 4 runs, 5 RBI, 3 HR, 14 TB.


July 11 –
Washington’s Lloyd Brown (12-8, 2.54) 2-hits the Bosox in the opener.  Washington wins 1-2-0/0-2-1.  Danny MacFayden and Bob Kline combine to 2-hit the winners. 

July 12 – Reds and Bucs split with Bob Osborn (1-1, 5.46) pitching a 1-hitter in the nightcap for Cincy.  He walks only 1, and faces only 28 batters.   The only hit is to Edd Roush (.270), a bloop single in the bottom of the 4th with 1 out.    Cleveland beats Chisox in opener, Cleveland Wins 24-35-1/4-10-1, July 12, 1931.  Cleveland scores in every inning.  Bob Seeds 6-7, 5 runs, 4 RBI; Earl Averill 5-7, 4 RBI, 5 runs; Earl Morgan 4-8, 3 RBI; Joe Vosmik 5-7, 4 runs; Willie Kamm 4-7, 4 RBI.  

July 14 – Cubs win 6th straight to beat Giants 5-3 and move 1 game up in NL over NY.  

July 17 – Phils beat last place Bucs, 19-22-1/3-9-2.  Chuck Klein (.353) 5-7, 4 RBI, 2B; Hal McCurdy 4-5, 2B.  Every Philly starter, including pitcher Frank Watt (6-6, 5.51), had at least 1 hit. 

July 19 – Yanks sweep Browns as Lefty Gomez (17-2, 1.96) pitches a 4-hit CG in the nightcap.  

July 20 – Yanks complete 3 game sweep of Browns, winning finale 11-2 as Ruth (.378, 13, 69) gets 5 RBI by going 2-2.  

July 22 – Yanks’ Gordon Rhodes (1-0, 6.06) makes his 1st start and beats the Tigers in the opener, 16-16-1/3-6-2 as every NY starter has at least 1 hit.  

July 23 -– A’s beat Tribe 12-18-0/3-5-1 as pitcher George Earnshaw (16- 6, 2.69, .286, 0, 11) goes 4-4 (2 RBI) and pitches a CG.  

July 24 – Yanks beat Tigers, 15-15-0/0-4-1 as Lefty Gomez (18-2, 1.85) wins his 18th.  Every NY starter, including Gomez, had at least 1 hit.  

July 25 - Lefty Grove (20-5, 1.78) becomes 1931’s first 20 game winner as he beats the Tribe in opener, winning 11-15-5/1-8-1.  

July 26 – Yanks score 11 runs in bottom of 5th against last place Chicago in opener.  They go on to win 20-21-2/4-7-2.  Every NY starter, including pitcher Hank Johnson, had at least 1 hit.  Ruth (.380, 18, 84) 3-5, 7 RBI, 2HR, 2B.  NY wins nightcap, 17-17-0/5-10-3.  Ruth (.383, 19, 86) homers again in nightcap as he goes 3-5.  Red Ruffing (14-6, 5.15)wins his 14th as he also goes 3-5.  (In the actual game 2, NY won 22-5.) 

July 28 – Giants beat Bucs as Cubs lose to Phills.  Giants take over 1st, by 6 percentage points over Cubs.  

July 29 – Yanks beat last place Chisox 2-1 in 14 innings.  Red Ruffing (16-6, 4.99) wins in relief. 

July 31 - Giants beat Braves 24-1.

August 3 – Yanks win their 11th in a row as Ed Wells (6-4, 3.19) 1-hits the Bosox, winning 3-8-2/0-1-0.  Walls does not walk anyone, but NY makes 2 errors and Wells faces 30 batters.  The only Boston hit is a 1-out bottom of the 8th “strange hop” single by Charlie Berry.  Chisox beat Detroit, 19-15-1/2-6-2.  Bill Cissell (.254, 2, 40)  4-5, 2B, HR, 9 RBI. 

August 5 – Yanks sweep Bosox.  NY has now won 13 straight.  They lead A’s by 8 ½. 

August 6 – Yanks win their 14th straight as they beat 2nd place A’s, 4-6-1/1-4-0.   Lefty Gomez (20-3, 1.79) wins his 20th.  Giants beat Phils, 12-19-0/10-20-1 as every NY starter, including pitcher Jack Berly, had at least 1 hit.   Browns beat Chisox 7-14-1/1-7-1 as every Brown starter, including the pitcher Rip Collins, had at least 1 hit.  

August 7 – Browns beat Chisox, 19-25-1/5-9-2.  Every St. Louis player, including pitcher George Blaeholder except for substitute catcher Benny Bengough, had at least 1 hit.  Red Kress (.281) 4-7, 4 RBI.  

August 8 – Yanks come from behind in bottom of 9th on 2-run homer by Lou Gehrig (.375, 28, 142) to beat 2nd place A’s, 7-10-1/6-12-1 and maintain their winning streak (now 15 in a row).  Red Ruffing (18-6, 4.79) goes the distance.  Lefty Grove (21-6, 1.79) takes the loss in relief.  

August 9 – 2nd place A’s snap NY’s 15 game winning streak as they beat Yanks, 10-9-2/6-5-2.  

August 14 – Yanks sweep Tribe, winning opener 14-6 and winning nightcap 9-8.  Ruth (.374, 29, 110) homers 4 times (3 in nightcap, including 2-run blast in top of 9th for the winning run). 

August 15 – Washington scores 11 runs on 9 hits and 2 walks in top of 1st against Browns.  They go on to win 15-21-0/1-6-1.  Every Nat starter including pitcher Bobby Burke (9-1, 2.22) had at least 1 hit, except for catcher Roy Spencer (0-4).

August 17 – After dropping the opener, the Cards score 10 runs on 9 hits in the top of the 1st against the 1st place Giants.  Cards go on to win, 26-30-0/8-16-1.  Every Card starter had at least 2 hits, including the pitcher Paul Derringer (11-5, 3.97), except for the catcher Jimmy Wilson (1-4, .256).  Jim Bottomley (.325) 5-5, 5 RBI; Sparky Adams (.263) 5-7; Chick Hafey (.339) 5-6.  

August 18 – Red Ruffing (20-6, 4.60) wins his 20th as he beats Detroit 5-13-2/0-3-1.  Ruffing has a 1-hitter through 8.  

August 19 – Washington beats Cleveland in opener, 25-26-0/7-12-4.  Pitcher Sam Jones 6-7, 4.75, .354) 4-6, HR, 5 RBI; Sam Rice 3-6, HR, 5 RBI; Buddy Myer 4-8, 3 RBI.    Nats win nightcap, 17-20-2/6-9-3 as they score a total of 42 runs in the twin-bill on 46 hits.  Buddy Myer (.323) goes 9-14 with 6 RBI in the doubleheader; Heinie Manush (. 296) 7-11.  

August 20 – Bums score 10 runs in bottom of 7th against Cubs.  They go on to win 14-19-4/6-11-2. 

August 23 – Yanks score 11 runs in top of 6th against last place Chisox.  Yanks go on to win 27-11.  Earl Combs (.334) 5-8; Ruth (.377), 4-5, 3B, Gehrig (.387), 3-4, 5 RBI, HR; Lyn Lary (.2710 4-6; Red Ruffing (.270, 21-6, 4.49). 

August 24 – Yanks beat Chisox again as Tommy Thomas (7-20, 5.47) drops his 20th game.  Lefty Gomez (22-3, 1.84) goes the route for NY.  Every Yankee starter had at least 2 hits, except for Gomez (1 hit).  Earle Combs (.343)  4-5, 3 runs, 2B, 3B.   Washington beats 6-0 as Firpo marberry (20-3, 1.76) wins his 20th and pitches a complete game 6-hitter.  

August 29 - Lefty Gomez (23-3, 1.76) beats Lefty Grove (23-9, 1.98) 6-8-1/0-3-2.   Ruth (33) and Gehrig (31) homer.


September 4 – Lefty Grove (24-9, 1.87) pitches a 22 inning complete game shutout in the opener against Boston, winning 2-10-2/0-4-4.  Ed Durham (5-7, 2.55) matches him for the first 19 innings before he is pinch-hit for in the top of the 19th.  

September 5 – Yankees’ magic number drops to 9 as Lefty Gomez (25-3, 1.70) pitches a 3-hit shutout against the 2nd place Nationals, winning 10-11-1/0-3-1.   Tigers beat Chisox, 20-21-2/4-10-2.  Every Detroit starter, including the pitcher Tommy Bridges, had at least 1 hit.  Mark Koenig (.259) 4-7, 2B, 6 RBI; John Stone (.351) 4-7, 2B, 4 RBI. 

September 7 – Yanks sweep doubleheader from A’s and drop magic number to 4. 

September 10 – Carl Hubbell (20-8, 2.66) wins his 20th as he shuts out the Bucs 10-16-0/0-5-3 to drop the Giants’ magic number to 7.    Reds beat Dodgers 1-6-0/0-7-2 in 18 innings.  Red Lucas (16-10-, 3.30) goes the distance for Cincy.  Joe Stripp singles home the game’s only run in the bottom of the 18th off reliever Sloppy Thurston (6-9, 4.83). 

September 12 – Yanks sweep Chisox and clinch AL flag.  Red Ruffing (24-7, 4.51) pitches a CG in the opener to clinch a tie.  Yanks win 6-5 in 10 in the nightcap to clinch. 

September 13 – Yanks sweep Detroit as Earl Whitehill (9-20, 5.12) loses his 20th in the nightcap and Lefty Gomez (26-3, 1.80) wins his 26th in the opener.  Other 20 game losers this season include the White Sox’s Pat Caraway (24) and Tom Thomas (22), the Red Sox’s Jack Russell (21) and the Reds’ Si Johnson (20).  

September 14 – Yanks beat Tigers, 18-21-0/0-4-1.  Every NY starter, including pitcher George Pipgras (8-2, 2.88), had at least 1 hit.   Gehrig (.387, 34, 191) 4-5, 2B, GS, 8 RBI.  Earl Combs (.347, 2, 64) 2B, 3B, 4-5, 4 runs.  

September 15 – Yanks beat Tigers 13-17-0/1-5-4 and again every NY batter, including pitcher Gordon Rhodes (7-0, 4.66), had at least 1 hit.    Tribe beats A’s 16-18-0/1-6-2 as every Cleveland batter, including pitcher Mel Harder (4-12, 6.67), had at least 1 hit.  

September 17 – Giants beat Cards as Brooklyn defeats Cubs 4-2 in 12 innings.  Giants have clinched a tie in NL.  

September 19 – Giants drop 2nd straight to Cards but Brooklyn beats 2nd place Cubs 10-0 on 5-hitter by Dazzy Vance (11-16, 2.99) to give NY the NL pennant.  A’s sweep Chisox, winning opener 11-1 and A's Win 25-21-4/4-9-2. Every A’s player, including starting pitcher Waite Hoyt (10-14, 5.52) and reliever Kent Peterson, had at least 1 hit.  Ed McNair (.275) 5-7, 4 RBI, 3 runs; Doc Cramer (.326) 4-4, 3 runs, 2 RBI, 3B. 


September 23 – Yanks beat Nats, 1-6-0/0-5-0 to win their 118th game (118-32).  Lefty Gomez (28-3, 1.78) pitches the complete game shutout and wins his 28th of the season. 

September 26 – In the next to last day of the season, the Yanks sweep the 2nd place Nationals winning the opener 2-6-1/0-3-1 on Lefty Gomez’s (2903, 1.72) 29th win.  In the nightcap, Red Ruffing (27-7, 4.36) wins his 27th as NY prevails 2-7-0/1-6-0.  Yanks have now won 121 games (121-32, .791) and lead Washington by 25 games.  

September 27 – Yanks win final game of 1931, beating Lefty Grove (25-12, 2.14) 3-2 as Grove fails to match his actual 1931 31 game win season.   NY finishes 121-32 (.791), 25 games ahead of A’s.

October 2 – Yanks tie World Series at 1 as they win 4-3 in 12 innings.  Red Ruffing goes the distance. 

October 4 – Yanks come from 6-2 deficit with a run in top of 8th and 6 in top of 9th to win 9-6.  Gehrig’s 9th inning grand slam puts NY ahead.  Gehrig has 2 HR and 6 RBI in the game. 

October 5 – Gomez beats the Giants 2-7-0/1-6-1, the opposite result of the opener. 

October 6 – Yanks win the Series, taking the finale 14-18-21/3-9-2.  Ruth hits 3 homers and goes 4-5 with 5 runs scored, 7 RBI and 13 TB.  Gehrig goes 4-6, with a 2B and a HR. Lyn Lary goes 4-5.  Red Ruffing (2-0, 1.29) wins his 2nd game of the Series.  Lyn Lary hits .500 for the Series.  Gehrig and Ruth each have 3 HR and 7 RBI.   NY takes the Series 3 games to 1.