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Lloyd Waner's .360 Average Tops in NL
Tuesday, October 5th, 1937
The National League batting race ended with Philadelphia's Lloyd Waner on top with a .360 average. The Phillies center fielder was officially named the winner today.

For the season he totaled 215 hits, 2 home runs with 78 RBIs and 70 runs scored. At the award ceremony Waner told reporters the key to his hitting success this season. "I stayed focused and tried to get a hit in every at-bat."
Charlie Gehringer Claims 1937 AL Batting Title
Tuesday, October 5th, 1937
Charlie Gehringer said he thinks it's extra special that he won a batting title at the age of 34.

"I can still keep up with those young guys," the Detroit Tigers second baseman said with a smile.

He certainly did keep up, as he slammed opposing pitchers for a .367 average on the season to capture the honor.

The batting star also collected 224 hits, 45 doubles, 6 triples and 14 home runs for the year. In 147 games Gehringer totaled 81 RBIs and scored 129 runs.
St. Louis Narrowly Wins National League West
Tuesday, October 5th, 1937
The St. Louis Cardinals have won the National League West.

"We made it. Everything we talked about doing in spring training has come true so far," said Bill J Webb. "We're not done though, there's still a larger goal in mind."

St. Louis has a record of 84-71 record and will by vying for their 2nd World Series. It was the club's 8th National League West title.

"You never get sick of celebrating something like this," said reliever Paul Derringer.
LEAGUE LEADERS AVG
Charlie Gehringer - DET
.367
2 Lloyd Waner PHI .360
3 Hank Majeski PHI .359
4 Heinie Manush WS1 .358
4 Joe Medwick PIT .358
LEAGUE LEADERS HR
Johnny Mize - BOS
40
2 Josh Gibson DET 33
2 Chuck Klein PHI 33
4 Lou Gehrig DET 32
4 Babe Ruth BAL 32
LEAGUE LEADERS RBI
Hal Trosky - PHI
128
2 Chuck Klein PHI 126
3 Lou Gehrig DET 123
4 Bruce Caldwell KC 119
5 Roy Quillinan CLE 117
LEAGUE LEADERS W
George Earnshaw - PHA
27
2 Si Johnson BSN 26
3 Larry French PIT 25
4 Dizzy Dean BSN 23
5 2 tied with   22
LEAGUE LEADERS ERA
Wes Ferrell - BAL
2.59
2 Tommy Bridges BOS 2.65
3 Dizzy Dean BSN 2.72
4 Allen Hayes NYY 2.88
5 Si Johnson BSN 2.89
LEAGUE LEADERS K
Jim Lyons - MIL
226
2 Vance Mauney KC 177
3 George Granger STL 153
4 Lefty Gomez NYY 149
5 Bob Feller CIN 145
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AMERICAN LEAGUE STANDINGS
East W L PCT GB
Baltimore Orioles 91 63 .591 -
New York Yankees 85 69 .552 6.0
Boston Red Sox 80 74 .519 11.0
Philadelphia Athletics 75 79 .487 16.0
Washington Senators 63 91 .409 28.0
West W L PCT GB
Detroit Tigers 91 63 .591 -
Kansas City Blues 83 71 .539 8.0
St. Louis Browns 81 73 .526 10.0
Cleveland Indians 68 86 .442 23.0
Chicago White Sox 53 101 .344 38.0
NATIONAL LEAGUE STANDINGS
East W L PCT GB
Boston Braves 91 63 .591 -
New York Giants 84 70 .545 7.0
Philadelphia Phillies 81 73 .526 10.0
Buffalo Bisons 76 78 .494 15.0
Brooklyn Dodgers 69 85 .448 22.0
West W L PCT GB
St. Louis Cardinals 84 71 .542 -
Pittsburgh Pirates 83 72 .535 1.0
Milwaukee Brewers 71 83 .461 12.5
Cincinnati Reds 67 87 .435 16.5
Chicago Cubs 65 89 .422 18.5
YESTERDAY'S GAMES - National League
Away Team Home Team Result Time Winning Pitcher Losing Pitcher
Pittsburgh St. Louis 0-1 7:05 PM EST W.Hoyt (8-10, 3.78 ERA) L.French (25-14, 3.29 ERA)
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