1937 World Series

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1937 World Series Program


The 1937 World Series featured the defending champion New York Yankees and the New York Giants in a rematch of the 1936 Series. The Yankees won the Series in five games for their second championship in a row and their sixth in fifteen years. It also broke a tie that they had reached in 1936, with the Philadelphia Athletics and Boston Red Sox for most championships (they each had five). By the time either of those teams won their next Series, the Yankees had far outdistanced them, with 20 wins as of 1972, and 26 wins as of 2000, respectively.

This was the Yankees' third Series win over the Giants, finally giving the Yankees an overall edge at that point of three Series to two over the Giants, after having lost their first two meetings in 1921 and 1922. Since then, the only member of the "classic eight" members of the National League to eventually hold a winning edge over the Yankees is the St. Louis Cardinals.

This would be Lou Gehrig's last really good season before amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) began to take its toll on his career.

Game 4 featured the final World Series innings ever pitched by Hall of Famer Carl Hubbell who, during the ninth inning, threw a pitch that Hall of Famer Lou Gehrig hit for his final World Series home run.

The 1937 Series was the first in which a team (Yankees) did not commit any errors.


1937 World Series-Game 1

Date Oct. 6th, 1937
Location Yankee Stadium
Attendance 60,573

1937 World Series Game 1-Line Score

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
New York(NL) 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 6 2
New York(AL) 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 1 x 8 7 0


1937 World Series Game 1-Box Score

New York Giants 1, New York Yankees 8

New York Giants New York Yankees
Player ab r h rbi Player ab r h rbi
Moore lf 4 0 2 0 Crosetti ss 4 1 1 0
Bartell ss 4 0 1 0 Rolfe 3b 4 1 1 1
Ott 3b 4 0 0 0 DiMaggio cf 4 0 2 2
Leiber cf 4 0 0 0 Gehrig 1b 2 1 0 0
Ripple rf 3 1 1 0 Dickey c 3 1 1 1
McCarthy 1b 4 0 1 0 Hoag lf 4 1 0 0
Mancuso c 3 0 0 0 Selkirk rf 4 1 1 2
Whitehead 2b 3 0 1 0 Lazzeri 2b 4 1 1 1
Hubbell p 2 0 0 0 Gomez p 2 1 0 0
Gumbert p 0 0 0 0 - - - - -
Coffman p 0 0 0 0 - - - - -
Berger ph 1 0 0 0 - - - - -
Smith p 0 0 0 0 - - - - -
Total 32 1 6 0 Total 31 8 7 7
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
New York(NL) 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 6 2
New York(AL) 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 1 x 8 7 0
New York Giants IP H R ER BB SO
Hubbell L(0-1) 5.1 6 7 4 3 3
Gumbert 0.0 0 0 0 0 0
Coffman 1.2 0 0 0 4 0
Smith 1.0 1 1 1 0 0
Total 8.0 7 8 5 7 3
New York Yankees IP H R ER BB SO
Gomez W(1-0) 9.0 6 1 1 1 2
Total 9.0 6 1 1 1 2

E–Bartell (1), Whitehead (1). DP–New York 1, New York 1. 2B–New York Whitehead (1,off Gomez). HR–New York Lazzeri (1,8th inning off Smith 0 on, 0 out). IBB–Gehrig (1,by Hubbell). IBB–Hubbell (1,Gehrig). U-HP–Red Ormsby (AL), 1B–George Barr (NL), 2B–Steve Basil (AL), 3B–Bill Stewart (NL). T–2:20. A–60,573.


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1937 World Series-Game 2

Date Oct. 7th, 1937
Location Yankee Stadium
Attendance 57,675

1937 World Series Game 2-Line Score

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
New York(NL) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 7 0
New York(AL) 0 0 0 0 2 4 2 0 x 8 12 0

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1937 World Series Game 2-Box Score

New York Giants 1, New York Yankees 8

New York Giants New York Yankees
Player ab r h rbi Player ab r h rbi
Moore lf 5 0 2 0 Crosetti ss 5 0 0 0
Bartell ss 4 1 2 0 Rolfe 3b 5 0 0 0
Ott 3b 4 0 1 1 DiMaggio cf 4 1 2 0
Ripple rf 4 0 0 0 Gehrig 1b 2 1 1 0
McCarthy 1b 4 0 0 0 Dickey c 4 1 2 1
Chiozza cf 4 0 1 0 Hoag lf 4 2 1 1
Mancuso c 4 0 0 0 Selkirk rf 4 2 2 3
Whitehead 2b 3 0 1 0 Lazzeri 2b 3 1 2 0
Melton p 1 0 0 0 Ruffing p 4 0 2 3
Gumbert p 0 0 0 0 - - - - -
Coffman p 1 0 0 0 - - - - -
Leslie ph 0 0 0 0 - - - - -
Total 34 1 7 1 Total 35 8 12 8
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
New York(NL) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 7 0
New York(AL) 0 0 0 0 2 4 2 0 x 8 12 0
New York Giants IP H R ER BB SO
Melton L(0-1) 4.0 6 2 2 1 2
Gumbert 1.1 4 4 4 1 1
Coffman 2.2 2 2 2 1 1
Total 8.0 12 8 8 3 4
New York Yankees IP H R ER BB SO
Ruffing W(1-0) 9.0 7 1 1 3 8
Total 9.0 7 1 1 3 8

E–None. DP–New York 1. 2B–New York Bartell (1,off Ruffing); Moore (1,off Ruffing), New York Hoag (1,off Melton); Selkirk (1,off Gumbert); Ruffing (1,off Gumbert). IBB–Lazzeri (1,by Gumbert). IBB–Gumbert (1,Lazzeri). U-HP–George Barr (NL), 1B–Steve Basil (AL), 2B–Bill Stewart (NL), 3B–Red Ormsby (AL). T–2:11. A–57,675.


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1937 World Series-Game 3

Date Oct. 8th, 1937
Location Polo Grounds
Attendance 37,385

1937 World Series Game 3-Line Score

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
New York(AL) 0 1 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 5 9 0
New York(NL) 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 5 4


1937 World Series Game 3-Box Score

New York Yankees 5, New York Giants 1

New York Yankees New York Giants
Player ab r h rbi Player ab r h rbi
Crosetti ss 4 0 0 0 Moore lf 4 0 1 0
Rolfe 3b 4 1 2 0 Bartell ss 4 0 0 0
DiMaggio cf 5 0 1 0 Ott 3b 4 0 1 0
Gehrig 1b 5 1 1 1 Ripple rf 4 1 1 0
Dickey c 5 1 1 1 McCarthy 1b 3 0 1 1
Selkirk rf 4 2 1 1 Chiozza cf 3 0 1 0
Hoag lf 4 0 2 0 Danning c 4 0 0 0
Lazzeri 2b 2 0 1 1 Whitehead 2b 3 0 0 0
Pearson p 3 0 0 0 Schumacher p 1 0 0 0
Murphy p 0 0 0 0 Berger ph 1 0 0 0
- - - - - Melton p 0 0 0 0
- - - - - Leslie ph 1 0 0 0
- - - - - Brennan p 0 0 0 0
Total 36 5 9 4 Total 32 1 5 1
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
New York(AL) 0 1 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 5 9 0
New York(NL) 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 5 4
New York Yankees IP H R ER BB SO
Pearson W(1-0) 8.2 5 1 1 2 4
Murphy SV(1) 0.1 0 0 0 0 0
Total 9.0 5 1 1 2 4
New York Giants IP H R ER BB SO
Schumacher L(0-1) 6.0 9 5 4 4 3
Melton 2.0 0 0 0 2 0
Brennan 1.0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 9.0 9 5 4 6 3

E–McCarthy 2 (2), Chiozza (1), Melton (1). DP–New York 1. 2B–New York Rolfe 2 (2,off Schumacher 2), New York McCarthy (1,off Pearson). 3B–New York Dickey (1,off Schumacher). SH–Hoag (1,off Schumacher). IBB–Lazzeri 2 (3,by Schumacher,by Melton). WP–Schumacher (1). IBB–Schumacher (1,Lazzeri); Melton (1,Lazzeri). U-HP–Steve Basil (AL), 1B–Bill Stewart (NL), 2B–Red Ormsby (AL), 3B–George Barr (NL). T–2:07. A–37,385.


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1937 World Series-Game 4

Date Oct. 9th, 1937
Location Polo Grounds
Attendance 44,293

1937 World Series Game 4-Line Score

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
New York(AL) 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 6 0
New York(NL) 0 6 0 0 0 0 1 0 x 7 12 3


1937 World Series Game 4-Box Score

New York Yankees 3, New York Giants 7

New York Yankees New York Giants
Player ab r h rbi Player ab r h rbi
Crosetti ss 4 1 0 0 Moore lf 5 1 1 1
Rolfe 3b 4 1 2 0 Bartell ss 5 1 1 1
DiMaggio cf 4 0 0 1 Ott 3b 5 0 1 0
Gehrig 1b 4 1 1 1 Ripple rf 2 0 1 0
Dickey c 4 0 0 0 Leiber cf 3 2 2 2
Hoag lf 4 0 2 0 McCarthy 1b 4 1 2 0
Selkirk rf 3 0 0 0 Danning c 4 0 3 2
Lazzeri 2b 3 0 1 0 Whitehead 2b 3 1 1 0
Hadley p 0 0 0 0 Hubbell p 4 1 0 1
Andrews p 2 0 0 0 - - - - -
Powell ph 1 0 0 0 - - - - -
Wicker p 0 0 0 0 - - - - -
Total 33 3 6 2 Total 35 7 12 7
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
New York(AL) 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 6 0
New York(NL) 0 6 0 0 0 0 1 0 x 7 12 3
New York Yankees IP H R ER BB SO
Hadley L(0-1) 1.1 6 5 5 0 0
Andrews 5.2 6 2 2 4 1
Wicker 1.0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 8.0 12 7 7 4 1
New York Giants IP H R ER BB SO
Hubbell W(1-1) 9.0 6 3 2 1 4
Total 9.0 6 3 2 1 4

E–Bartell 2 (3), Ott (1). DP–New York 2. 2B–New York Danning (1,off Andrews). 3B–New York Rolfe (1,off Hubbell). HR–New York Gehrig (1,9th inning off Hubbell 0 on, 1 out). IBB–Whitehead (1,by Andrews). SB–Whitehead (1,2nd base off Andrews/Dickey). CS–Ripple (1,2nd base by Andrews/ Dickey). IBB–Andrews (1,Whitehead). U-HP–Bill Stewart (NL), 1B–Red Ormsby (AL), 2B–George Barr (NL), 3B–Steve Basil (AL). T–1:57. A–44,293.


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1937 World Series-Game 5

Date Oct. 10th, 1937
Location Polo Grounds
Attendance 38,216

1937 World Series Game 5-Line Score

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
New York(AL) 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 4 8 0
New York(NL) 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 10 0


1937 World Series Game 5-Box Score

New York Yankees 4, New York Giants 2

New York Yankees New York Giants
Player ab r h rbi Player ab r h rbi
Crosetti ss 4 0 0 0 Moore lf 5 0 3 0
Rolfe 3b 3 0 1 0 Bartell ss 4 1 1 0
DiMaggio cf 5 1 1 1 Ott 3b 3 1 1 2
Gehrig 1b 4 0 2 1 Ripple rf 4 0 2 0
Dickey c 3 0 0 0 Leiber cf 4 0 2 0
Hoag lf 4 1 1 1 McCarthy 1b 4 0 0 0
Selkirk rf 4 0 1 0 Danning c 4 0 0 0
Lazzeri 2b 3 1 1 0 Whitehead 2b 4 0 1 0
Gomez p 4 1 1 1 Melton p 1 0 0 0
- - - - - Ryan ph 1 0 0 0
- - - - - Smith p 0 0 0 0
- - - - - Mancuso ph 1 0 0 0
- - - - - Brennan p 0 0 0 0
- - - - - Berger ph 1 0 0 0
Total 34 4 8 4 Total 36 2 10 2
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
New York(AL) 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 4 8 0
New York(NL) 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 10 0
New York Yankees IP H R ER BB SO
Gomez W(2-0) 9.0 10 2 2 1 6
Total 9.0 10 2 2 1 6
New York Giants IP H R ER BB SO
Melton L(0-2) 5.0 6 4 4 3 5
Smith 2.0 1 0 0 0 1
Brennan 2.0 1 0 0 1 1
Total 9.0 8 4 4 4 7

E–None. DP–New York 1. 2B–New York Gehrig (1,off Melton), New York Whitehead (2,off Gomez). 3B–New York Lazzeri (1,off Melton); Gehrig (1,off Smith). HR–New York Hoag (1,2nd inning off Melton 0 on, 0 out); DiMaggio (1,3rd inning off Melton 0 on, 2 out), New York Ott (1,3rd inning off Gomez 1 on, 1 out). SH–Rolfe (1,off Brennan). HBP–Lazzeri (1,by Smith). WP–Melton (1). HBP–Smith (1,Lazzeri). U-HP–Red Ormsby (AL), 1B–George Barr (NL), 2B–Steve Basil (AL), 3B–Bill Stewart (NL). T–2:06. A–38,216.


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1937 World Series

New York Yankees Team Hitting Stats

Players Name Pos GM AB H 2B 3B HR R RBI Avg BB SO SB
Ivy Andrews p 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 1 0
Frankie Crosetti ss 5 21 1 0 0 0 2 0 .048 3 2 0
Bill Dickey c 5 19 4 0 1 0 3 3 .211 2 2 0
Joe DiMaggio of 5 22 6 0 0 1 2 4 .273 0 3 0
Lou Gehrig 1b 5 17 5 1 1 1 4 3 .294 5 4 0
Lefty Gomez p 2 6 1 0 0 0 2 1 .167 2 1 0
Bump Hadley p 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0
Myril Hoag of 5 20 6 1 0 1 4 2 .300 0 1 0
Tony Lazzeri 2b 5 15 6 0 1 1 3 2 .400 3 3 0
Johnny Murphy p 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0
Monte Pearson p 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 1 1 0
Jake Powell p 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 1 0
Red Rolfe 3b 5 20 6 2 1 0 3 1 .300 3 2 0
Red Ruffing p 1 4 2 1 0 0 0 3 .500 0 0 0
George Selkirk of 5 19 5 1 0 0 5 6 .263 2 0 0
Kemp Wicker p 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0
AB H 2B 3B HR R RBI Avg BB SO SB
Total 169 42 6 4 4 28 25 .249 21 21 0



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New York Yankees Team Pitching Stats

Players Name W L G GS CG S SH IP ERA H SO ER BB
Ivy Andrews 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 5.2 3.18 6 1 2 4
Lefty Gomez 2 0 2 2 2 0 0 18.0 1.50 16 8 3 2
Bump Hadley 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 1.1 33.75 6 0 5 0
Johnny Murphy 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0.1 0.00 0 0 0 0
Monte Pearson 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 8.2 1.04 5 4 1 2
Red Ruffing 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 9.0 1.00 7 8 1 3
Kemp Wicker 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1.0 0.00 0 0 0 0
W L G GS CG S SH IP ERA H SO ER BB
Total 4 1 8 5 3 1 0 44.0 2.45 40 21 12 11

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1937 World Series

New York Giants Team Hitting Stats

Players Name Pos G AB H 2B 3B HR R RBI Avg BB SO SB
Dick Bartell ss 5 21 5 1 0 0 3 1 .238 0 3 0
Wally Berger ph 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 1 0
Don Brennan p 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0
Lou Chiozza of 2 7 2 0 0 0 0 0 .286 1 1 0
Dick Coffman p 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 1 0
Harry Danning c 3 12 3 1 0 0 0 2 .250 0 2 0
Harry gumbert p 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0
Carl Hubbell p 2 6 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000 0 0 0
Hank Leiber of 3 11 4 0 0 0 2 2 .364 1 1 0
Sam Leslie ph 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 1 0 0
Gus Mancuso c 3 8 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 0 1 0
Johnny McCarthy 1b 5 19 4 1 0 0 1 1 .211 1 2 0
Cliff Melton p 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 1 1 0
Jo-Jo Moore of 5 23 9 1 0 0 1 1 .391 0 1 0
Mel Ott 3b 5 20 4 0 0 1 1 3 .200 1 4 0
Jimmy Ripple of 5 17 5 0 0 0 2 0 .294 3 1 0
Blondy Ryan ph 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 1 0
Hal Schumacher p 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 1 0
Al Smith p 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0
Burgess Whitehead 2b 5 16 4 2 0 0 1 0 .250 2 0 1
AB H 2B 3B HR R RBI Avg BB SO SB
Total 169 40 6 0 1 12 12 .237 11 21 1

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1937 World Series

New York Giants Team Pitching Stats

Players Name W L G GS CG S SH IP ERA H SO ER BB
Don Brennan 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 3.0 0.00 1 1 0 1
Dick Coffman 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 4.1 4.15 2 1 2 5
Harry Gumbert 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1.1 27.00 4 1 4 1
Carl Hubbell 1 1 2 2 1 0 0 14.1 3.77 12 7 6 4
Cliff Melton 0 2 3 2 0 0 0 11.0 4.91 12 7 6 6
Hal Schumacher 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 6.0 6.00 9 3 4 4
Al Smith 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 3.0 3.00 2 1 1 0
W L G GS CG S SH IP ERA H SO ER BB
Total 1 4 14 5 1 0 0 43.0 4.81 42 21 23 21

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