All-Decade Team

1930s All-Decade Team

The 1930s was the last time the world would see Babe Ruth in pinstripes. Baseball said goodbye to sports first superstar. Joe DiMaggio arrived to take the gigantic void left by the Babe’s departure and it didn’t take long for the Yankee faithful to embrace it’s newest superstar. The game also welcomed arguably the greatest hitter who has ever played, Ted Williams, and one of the games greatest shortstops that you’ve never heard of, Arky Vaughan. It was the end of a big chapter but also the start of another.

Baseball’s most exclusive clubs remained extremely exclusive with no player joining the 3,000 hit or 500 home run clubs. Nor did a pitcher join the 300 wins or 3,000 strikeout clubs. However, two other clubs started that to this day remain incredibly exclusive. Babe Ruth created both the 600 and 700 home run clubs.

  • Catcher, Bill Dickey

    • Age: 23 – 32
    • Years: 1930 – 1939
    • Teams: New York Yankees
    • All-Star: 1933, 1934, 1936, 1937, 1938, 1939


    Bill Dickey Batting Statistics
    WAR G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    42.6 1,213 4,474 722 1,431 247 56 168 937 26 18 485 187 .320 .389 .513 .902

    • First Base, Lou Gehrig

      • Age: 27 – 36
      • Years: 1930 – 1939
      • Teams: New York Yankees
      • MVP: 1936
      • All-Star: 1933, 1934, 1935, 1936, 1937, 1938, 1939


      Lou Gehrig Batting Statistics
      WAR G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
      73.1 1,397 5,255 1,257 1,802 328 91 347 1,360 72 70 1,028 439 .343 .453 .638 1.091

      • Second Base, Charlie Gehringer

        • Age: 27 – 36
        • Years: 1930 – 1939
        • Teams: Detroit Tigers
        • MVP: 1937
        • All-Star: 1933, 1934, 1935, 1936, 1937, 1938


        Charlie Gehringer Batting Statistics
        WAR G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
        61.1 1,434 5,629 1,181 1,865 400 76 146 1,003 101 52 766 209 .331 .414 .507 .921

        • Third Base, Red Rolfe

          • Age: 22 – 30
          • Years: 1931 – 1939
          • Teams: New York Yankees
          • All-Star: 1937, 1938, 1939


          Red Rolfe Batting Statistics
          WAR G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
          21.1 831 3,413 692 1,041 201 54 43 377 36 15 396 231 .305 .379 .433 .812

          • Shortstop, Arky Vaughan

            • Age: 20 – 27
            • Years: 1932 – 1939
            • Teams: Pittsburgh Pirates
            • All-Star: 1934, 1935, 1936, 1937, 1938, 1939


            Arky Vaughan Batting Statistics
            WAR G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
            53.2 1,149 4,300 754 1,413 231 94 71 631 66 640 189 .329 .420 .476 .895

            • Outfield, Babe Ruth


            • Babe Ruth Batting Statistics
              WAR G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
              40.6 713 2,405 607 797 110 24 198 652 22 24 632 351 .331 .472 .644 1.116

              • Outfield, Joe DiMaggio

                • Age: 21 – 24
                • Years: 1936 – 1939
                • Teams: New York Yankees
                • MVP: 1939
                • All-Star: 1936, 1937, 1938, 1939


                Joe DiMaggio Batting Statistics
                WAR G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
                26.3 554 2,319 520 791 143 49 137 558 16 1 99 117 .341 .397 .622 1.019

                • Outfield, Mel Ott

                  • Age: 21 – 30
                  • Years: 1930 – 1939
                  • Teams: New York Giants
                  • All-Star: 1934, 1935, 1936, 1937, 1938, 1939


                  Mel Ott Batting Statistics
                  WAR G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
                  68.7 1,473 5,341 1,095 1,673 287 54 308 1,135 50 956 474 .313 .420 .560 .980

                  • Starting Pitcher, Lefty Grove


                  • Lefty Grove Pitching Statistics
                    WAR G GS W L ERA IP CG SHO SV R ER BB SO SO/9 WHIP
                    78.3 351 268 199 76 2.91 2,399 197 26 31 907 776 639 1,313 4.9 1.243

                    • Starting Pitcher, Lefty Gomez

                      • Age: 21 – 30
                      • Years: 1930 – 1939
                      • Teams: New York Yankees
                      • All-Star: 1933, 1934, 1935, 1936, 1937, 1938, 1939


                      Lefty Gomez Pitching Statistics
                      WAR G GS W L ERA IP CG SHO SV R ER BB SO SO/9 WHIP
                      43.4 322 278 165 89 3.24 2,234.2 163 26 10 949 804 904 1,337 5.4 1.313

                      • Starting Pitcher, Carl Hubbell

                        • Age: 27 – 36
                        • Years: 1930 – 1939
                        • Teams: New York Giants
                        • MVP: 1933, 1936
                        • All-Star: 1933, 1934, 1935, 1936, 1937, 1938


                        Carl Hubbell Pitching Statistics
                        WAR G GS W L ERA IP CG SHO SV R ER BB SO SO/9 WHIP
                        55.5 383 303 188 104 2.71 2,596.2 197 31 30 917 782 467 1,281 4.4 1.118

                        • Starting Pitcher, Red Ruffing


                        • Red Ruffing Pitching Statistics
                          WAR G GS W L ERA IP CG SHO SV R ER BB SO SO/9 WHIP
                          38.2 334 298 175 98 3.59 2,439 201 28 9 1,123 972 858 1,260 4.6 1.306

                          • Starting Pitcher, Dizzy Dean


                          • Dizzy Dean Pitching Statistics
                            WAR G GS W L ERA IP CG SHO SV R ER BB SO SO/9 WHIP
                            43.0 305 219 147 80 2.96 1,908.1 151 26 31 736 628 432 1,144 5.4 1.193

                            Honorable Mention

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  1. I love these all-time teams. I make a hobby of creating them myself. Just my opinion:

    There’s no obvious choice at 3B so, Red Rolfe or Stan Hack can be arguable. My choice is from the St Lous Browns:
    3B Harlond Clift,

    Babe Ruth played most of his game in the 1920s and Joe DiMaggio in the 1940s.
    LF Joe Medwick
    CF Earl Averill, Wally Berger
    RF Mel Ott, Paul Waner

    The 1930’s is not the best decade for pitching. My list:
    Carl Hubbell
    Lefty Grove
    Lon Warneke
    Larry French
    Red Ruffing

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