Earned Run Average : 1937 National 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:

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"What people don't understand is, one day off for Cal Ripken would not recharge his batteries. One day would not do it. He's not playing 2,130 games in a row. Cal is ONLY playing 162 games a year." - Frank Robinson in The Sporting News (September 11, 1995)

1937 Earned Run Average Leaders

Top 25 in the National League

Jim Turner 2.38 (2.3844) Boston Bees 1
Cliff Melton 2.61 (2.6129) New York Giants 2
Dizzy Dean 2.69 (2.6909) St. Louis Cardinals 3
Russ Bauers 2.88 (2.8774) Pittsburgh Pirates 4
Lou Fette 2.88 (2.8842) Boston Bees 5
Van Mungo 2.91 (2.9068) Brooklyn Dodgers 6
Danny MacFayden 2.93 (2.9268) Boston Bees 7
Gene Schott 2.97 (2.9741) Cincinnati Reds 8
Ed Brandt 3.11 (3.1134) Pittsburgh Pirates 9
Tex Carleton 3.15 (3.1536) Chicago Cubs 10
Carl Hubbell 3.20 (3.1987) New York Giants 11
Lee Grissom 3.26 (3.2593) Cincinnati Reds 12
Cy Blanton 3.30 (3.3008) Pittsburgh Pirates 13
Slick Castleman 3.31 (3.3119) New York Giants 14
Si Johnson 3.32 (3.3224) St. Louis Cardinals 15
Charlie Root 3.38 (3.3750) Chicago Cubs 16
Waite Hoyt 3.42 (3.4154) Pittsburgh Pirates 17
Brooklyn Dodgers
Bill Lee 3.54 (3.5361) Chicago Cubs 18
Guy Bush 3.54 (3.5369) Boston Bees 19
Bob Weiland 3.54 (3.5410) St. Louis Cardinals 20
Luke Hamlin 3.59 (3.5871) Brooklyn Dodgers 21
Peaches Davis 3.59 (3.5917) Cincinnati Reds 22
Hal Schumacher 3.60 (3.5972) New York Giants 23
Harry Gumbert 3.68 (3.6839) New York Giants 24
Al Hollingsworth 3.91 (3.9143) Cincinnati Reds 25
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Future Hall of Famer Sammy Sosa is best known for wearing number twenty-one; however, when the young slugger played for the Chicago White Sox (1989-1991) he only wore number twenty-five.

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?

The first player from the Angels franchise (they were the California Angels at the time) to wear the number twenty-five was Bob Perry .

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