National League Players Who Retired in 1937

The baseball torch is passed from season to season and in some cases, from game to game. In 1911, Cy Young pitched his final Major League game, lost 1-0, and ended the final season of his career with a losing record of 7-9 and an ERA of 3.77. Young's opponent that particular day was a first-year pitcher named Grover Alexander who received the win, added to his league leading shutout total, and went on to begin his career with a winning record of 28-13 and an ERA of 2.57.

Bob Gibson, who was easily one of the most intense competitors of all time, gave up a grand slam to the last Major League hitter he faced, Pete LaCock of the Chicago Cubs. Fifteen years passed and when the two faced off during an old-timer's game, Gibson hit LaCock on his back with a fastball.

Babe Ruth summed it up when he responded to a question about retirement by saying, "A ballplayer should quit when it starts to feel as if all the baselines run uphill." Baseball Almanac is pleased to present a comprehensive list of National League League players who hung up their spikes in 1937.

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"I'll never make the mistake of being seventy (70) again." - Casey Stengel comment made after being told to quit following the 1960 World Series

National League Baseball Players Who Retired in 1937

1937 AL Retirements / 1937 NL Retirements

19
05-13-1937
35
25
08-06-1937
42
2
04-23-1937
33
22
05-23-1937
26
19
07-11-1937
28
7
10-03-1937
26
27
09-23-1937
35
20
10-03-1937
27
17
05-09-1937
34
24
08-07-1937
26
8
05-20-1937
25
34
05-03-1937
30
19
09-27-1937
38
4
07-16-1937
27
27
07-23-1937
22
24
04-24-1937
28
28
10-02-1937
28
41
09-09-1937
28
1, 38
09-15-1937
27
7
09-21-1937
21
17
05-17-1937
34
31
10-03-1937
27
28
09-16-1937
25
14
09-30-1937
34
29
09-30-1937
22
37
10-03-1937
22
26
07-03-1937
21
19
09-29-1937
33
25
10-03-1937
29
41
10-02-1937
23
22
05-11-1937
29
45
05-04-1937
30
41
08-20-1937
23
10
10-03-1937
30
44
09-29-1937
29
21
10-03-1937
29
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06-08-1937
34
47
09-30-1937
26
37
06-02-1937
31
14
10-03-1937
36
20
08-14-1937
38
27
09-26-1937
38
31
05-14-1937
25
3
08-05-1937
39
16
09-10-1937
44
24
10-03-1937
26
22
09-07-1937
31
9
10-03-1937
25
22
07-18-1937
33

National League Baseball Players Who Retired in 1937

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Find out which players made their Major League debut in the National League during the 1937 season as this group of players bid farewell to their field's of dreams.

Stan Musial ended his Major League career on September 29, 1963. His final hit was a single during the sixth inning off Jim Maloney which drove in his last RBI (which was Curt Flood ).

Hank Aaron ended his Major League career on October 3, 1976, with a sharp single during the sixth inning off Dave Roberts of the Detroit Tigers.

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