Identifying the 1937 Philadelphia Phillies

Here is a list of all 32 Philadelphia Phillies for the 1937 season. The Phillies went 61-92, finishing 7th in the National League, and the franchise was in the midst of a long stretch of bad seasons. The question is: How many of the 32 players do you recognize?

Position Players
Bill Atwood
Dolph Camilli
Del Young
George Scharein
Pinky Whitney
Chuck Klein
Hersh Martin
Morrie Arnovich
Leo Norris
Earl Browne
Johnny Moore
Earl Grace
Jimmie Wilson
Walter Stephenson
Howie Gorman
Fred Tauby
Gene Corbett
Bill Andrus

Bucky Walters
Claude Passeau
Wayne LaMaster
Hugh Mulcahy
Syl Johnson
Orville Jorgens
Hal Kelleher
Pete Sivess
Elmer Burkart
Bob Allen
Walt Masters
Leon Pettit
Bobby Burke
Larry Crawford

I recognized Klein, Camilli, Walters, and Passeau, but Klein, the team’s only Hall of Famer and the only one of the four to spend most of his career in Philadelphia, is also the only one about whom I have any slightly detailed knowledge.

Published in: Uncategorized on December 27, 2016 at 11:14 am  Comments (2)  

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  1. Unusual Major League career for Andrus – three games for Washington in 1931 and then three games Philadelphia 6 years later.

  2. Hugh “Losing Pitcher” Mulcahy was the first ML player taken in the military draft for WW2 (actually before we entered the war.)
    Jimmie Wilson was twice traded for fellow catcher Spud Davis, was the star of the 1940 World Series, and had a nine-year career as a manager.
    Dolph Camilli was the 1941 NL MVP, his son Doug also played in the majors, and his brother was a boxer who was killed in the ring by Max Baer (father of the Beverly Hillbillies actor).

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