Earned Run Average : 1924 American League Top 25

Finding the American or National League leader in virtually every hitting & pitching statistic is easy-to-do. Finding the top 25 players during any given season is far more challenging. Baseball Almanac has taken away that difficult problem and is pleased to present the data you requested:

"Although baseball decided to extend the regular season deeper into October to play 162 games (after the 09-11 disaster), why not just play 154? Baseball has dealt with shortened seasons before. (Bud) Selig spoke about the sanctity of playing 162 games, but baseball played 154 games until 1961. Baseball should have just let the games go and continued with the current schedule." - Joe Morgan on ESPN (September 19, 2001)
1924 Earned Run Average Leaders

Top 25 in the American League

Walter Johnson 2.72 (2.7227) Washington Senators 1
Tom Zachary 2.75 (2.7533) Washington Senators 2
Herb Pennock 2.83 (2.8289) New York Yankees 3
Stan Baumgartner 2.88 (2.8840) Philadelphia Athletics 4
Sherry Smith 3.02 (3.0161) Cleveland Indians 5
Firpo Marberry 3.09 (3.0870) Washington Senators 6
Rip Collins 3.21 (3.2083) Detroit Tigers 7
Jack Quinn 3.27 (3.2668) Boston Red Sox 8
Howard Ehmke 3.46 (3.4571) Boston Red Sox 9
Ernie Wingard 3.51 (3.5092) St. Louis Browns 10
Bullet Joe Bush 3.57 (3.5714) New York Yankees 11
Sam Jones 3.63 (3.6269) New York Yankees 12
Joe Shaute 3.75 (3.7527) Cleveland Indians 13
George Mogridge 3.76 (3.7606) Washington Senators 14
Alex Ferguson 3.79 (3.7868) Boston Red Sox 15
Waite Hoyt 3.79 (3.7895) New York Yankees 16
Sloppy Thurston 3.80 (3.8041) Chicago White Sox 17
Red Faber 3.85 (3.8492) Chicago White Sox 18
Earl Whitehill 3.86 (3.8627) Detroit Tigers 19
Eddie Rommel 3.95 (3.9496) Philadelphia Athletics 20
Stan Coveleski 4.04 (4.0444) Cleveland Indians 21
Sarge Connally 4.05 (4.0500) Chicago White Sox 22
Ken Holloway 4.07 (4.0699) Detroit Tigers 23
Dixie Davis 4.10 (4.0977) St. Louis Browns 24
Bob Shawkey 4.12 (4.1172) New York Yankees 25


The most recognizable Detroit Tiger to wear the number twenty-five was probably Norm Cash (who wore it from 1960 through 1974), but did you know that Hall of Famer Larry Doby also wore it during his single season with Detroit?

Jack Clark , Denny Galehouse , Dizzy Trout and Tony Conigliaro .

Jim Thome wore number twenty-five since he first came up with the Cleveland Indians making him the franchise record holder for that particular number ( Mike Garcia is second).

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