1933 is out the door – Deep Drive Baseball’s first release from that decade.
Pick it up at the store today.
The season saw New York win the National League with a 91-61 mark. That proved 5 games better than Pittsburgh, who joined Chicago, Boston, and St. Louis as franchises to finish within 9.5 games.
It was less close in the American League, where Washington (99-53) won by 7 games over New York. 3rd place Philadelphia was 19.5 games off the pace, but certainly had some great players to whet your appetite here.
In the end, it was New York (N) taking the crown.
They have some sluggers, with 36-year old Lefty O’Doul (.284, .361 OBP, 14 HR) playing part-time and racking up a 00-43 HR range on his Deep Drives. Teammate Mel Ott (.283, .367 OBP, 23 HR) goes yard on a 00-35.
Good luck scoring against their pitching staff.
Carl Hubbell (23-12, 1.66, 0.98 WHIP) allows just 1 Deep Drive, as do Freddie Fitzsimmons (16-11, 2.90) and Roy Parmelee (13-8, 3.17). Hal Schumacher (19-12, 2.16) has no DD readings on his card.
Hubbell has a set-best 10 on-base chances against, while Schumacher is second-best (12). Parmelee (132 SO) has 11 SO readings – 2nd best in the NL card set.
There’s little to be gained by getting into their bullpen, either. Hi Bell allows just 12 on-base chances and Dolf Luque allows 13.
Some other highlights…
- 1B Charlie Grimm (CHC), 2B Hughie Critz (NYG), SS Joe Cronin (WSH), LF Al Simmons (CHW), and CF Freddie Lindstrom (PIT) are among the group of just 9 regulars with the top fielding rating available.
- Catcher Gabby Hartnett (CHC) is the only -1 Throwing arm among regulars.
- The card for Jimmie Foxx needs to be seen to believe. He hit .356 with a .449 OBP, clubbing 48 HR and driving in 163 runs! He has a set-best 11 Deep Drives and homers on a 00-48. Shibe Park gives a HR on all PARK readings, too, so he’ll be especially dominant at home.
- 3 regulars have 28 on-base chances. And they all play on Philadelphia (A) – Foxx, Mickey Cochrane (.459 OBP), and Max Bishop (.446 OBP).
- New York (A) has a 38-year old RF/LF Babe Ruth (.301, .442 OBP, 34 HR, 104 RBI) with a HR on 00-55 Deep Drives and teammate 1B Lou Gehrig (.334, .424 OBP, 32 HR, 140 RBI) who takes it downtown on a 00-35, coupled with 9 Deep Drives.
- At age 23, Dizzy Dean (20-18, 3.04, 199 SO) is a year away from that dominant season to come, but he leads the pack here with 13 strikeout readings.
- The winners of the AL pennant, Washington has 6 regulars who hit .295 or higher, including LF Heinie Manush (.336), 1B Joe Kuhel (.322, .385 OBP), Cronin (.309, .398 OBP), and 2B Buddy Myer (.302).