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

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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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