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

1 reply »

  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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