1929 in baseball


1929 in baseball

Year in baseball
this year = 1929

Champions

*World Series: Philadelphia Athletics over Chicago Cubs (4-1)

Awards and honors

*League Award
** Rogers Hornsby, Chicago Cubs, 2B

tatistical Leaders

Negro League Baseball final standings

Negro National League final standings

† Nashville was not in the league but their games counted in the standings.

American Negro League final standings

*Baltimore was awarded the Pennant as they reportedly won both halves of the season.

Events

*May 8 - Carl Hubbell pitches a no-hitter for the New York Giants in an 11-0 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates.

* August 11 - Babe Ruth hit his 500th career home run in the second inning off Willis Hudlin at Cleveland's League Park. The homer was Ruth's 30th of the year, but it wasn't enough as the Indians beat the Yankees, 6-5.

*October 14 - The Philadelphia Athletics defeat the Chicago Cubs, 3-2, in Game 5 of the World Series to win their fourth World Championship, four games to one. The Cubs held an 8-run lead in Game 4 and were poised to knot the series at two games, when the Athletics scored 10 runs in the bottom of the 7th inning, effectively putting an end to the Series.

Births

*January 11 - Don Mossi
*February 23 - Elston Howard
*May 7 - Dick Williams
*May 19 - Curt Simmons
*June 11 - Frank Thomas
*July 4 - Chuck Tanner
*July 9 - Wally Post
*July 17 - Roy McMillan
*July 21 - Jerry Snyder
*August 7 - Don Larsen
*August 14 - Jim Pisoni
*August 16 - Curt Roberts
*September 12 - Tom Herrin
*September 24 - Jim Mangan
*October 24 - Jim Brosnan
*November 14 - Jimmy Piersall
*November 30 - Leo Kiely
*December 1 - Nino Escalera
*December 18 - Gino Cimoli

Deaths

*January 2 - Denny Lyons, 62, third baseman who batted .310 lifetime, set record with 255 putouts in 1887; led American Association in slugging in 1890
*January 3 - Charlie Smith, 48, pitcher who played from 1902 through 1914 for the Cleveland Bronchos, Washington Senators, Boston Red Sox and Chicago Cubs, ending with a 2.81 ERA in 1,349 innings
*February 2 - Thorny Hawkes, 76, second baseman for two seasons in the majors; 1879 and 1884.
*February 2 - Mike Walsh, 78, umpire in the NL's first season in 1876 who later officiated in the American Association; managed Louisville in 1884
*March 13 - Sherry Magee, 44, left fielder for the Phillies who led NL in RBI four times and in hits, runs and doubles once each; 1910 batting champion, his 441 stolen bases included 23 thefts of home plate; NL umpire in 1928
*March 23 - Denny Williams, 32, outfielder who played from 1921 to 1928 for the Cincinnati Reds and Boston Red Sox
*May 13 - George Stallings, 61, manager who led "Miracle Braves" to 1914 title; also managed Phillies, Tigers and Highlanders
*July 5 - Ted Sullivan, 78, Manager of four different Major League teams in three seasons, 1883-1888.
*August 15 - Jack Manning, 75, pitcher and right fielder from 1873-1886.
*September 25 - Miller Huggins, 50, manager of the Yankees since 1918 who led the team to its first six pennants and three World Series titles, including the legendary 1927 "Murderer's Row" squad; as second baseman, led NL in walks four times, batted .304 for 1912 Cardinals
*October 1 - Lee Richmond, 72, pitcher whose 32 victories for 1880 Worcesters included the major leagues' first perfect game
*October 9 - Red Kleinow, 42, catcher from 1904 through 1911 for the New York Highlanders, Boston Red Sox and Philadelphia Phillies
*October 14 - Joe Borden, 75, pitcher who threw the first no-hitter in professional organized baseball history in by|1875, later won the first game in National League history.
*November 14 - Joe McGinnity, 58, pitcher whose 246 victories included eight 20-win seasons; led NL in wins five times, innings four times and games six times; 31 wins for 1903 Giants included three complete August doubleheaders; also won over 200 games in minor leagues
*November 15 - Billy Nash, 64, third baseman for Boston who scored 100 runs four times; led league in putouts, double plays and fielding four times each
*November 30 - Jimmy Wood, 84, player-manager for several teams in the National Association, 1871-1875.
*December 19 - Doc McMahon, 42, pitched for the 1908 Boston Red Sox in their inaugural season, and defeated the New York Highlanders, 11–3, in his only major league appearance


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