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1924 Baseball Season

More 1924 Baseball Season Highlights

Following are more highlights from the 1924 baseball season, including stats from the 1924 World Series between the Giants and the Senators.

  • Rogers Hornsby tops the National League in runs (121), hits (227), doubles (43), total bases (373), and SA (.696).
  • Brooklyn's Jack Fournier leads the National League in homers (27) and is second to Hornsby in walks (89-83).
  • WMAQ broadcasts the home games of both the Cubs and the White Sox in Chicago.
  • Babe Ruth tops the majors in runs (143), walks (142), OBP (.513), SA (.739), and total bases (391).
  • Pittsburgh rookie shortstop Glenn Wright knocks in 111 runs and tops National League shortstops in assists and DPs.
  • The 1924 World Champ Washington hits the fewest homers in the majors -- 22.
  • Pirates rookie Kiki Cuyler hits .354 and is fourth in BA and SA (.539).
  • Cleveland's George Burns goes 6-for-6 on June 19.
  • Kiki Cuyler goes 6-for-6 on Aug. 9.
  • Dazzy Vance's 2.16 ERA is .53 runs better than any other pitcher's in Major League Baseball.
  • The Giants win their third straight pennant without a 20-game winner.
  • Reds manager Pat Moran dies in spring training of Bright's disease.
  • Tony Boeckel becomes the first major leaguer to be killed in an auto accident.
  • Jake Daubert dies at 40 after a routine operation.
  • The Cubs swap Vic Aldridge, George Grantham, and Al Niehaus to Pittsburgh for Rabbit Maranville, Charlie Grimm, and Wilbur Cooper.
  • The Cubs are caught stealing a National League record 149 times.
  • George Grantham tops the National League in batter Ks with 63, the fewest ever by a leader.
  • Stuffy McInnis fans just six times, a National League record for fewest by a first baseman.
  • Edd Roush of the Reds leads Major League Baseball with 21 triples.
  • The Giants' George Kelly leads the National League in RBI (136) and runs produced (206).
  • Brooklyn's Burleigh Grimes leads the National League in innings (311) and is second in wins (22).
  • Wally Pipp, in his last full season as Yankees first baseman, leads the American League in triples (19).
  • Sam Rice tops the American League with 216 hits.
  • Sloppy Thurston wins 20 games for the last-place White Sox and tops the American League in CGs (28).
  • Walter Johnson's 2.72 ERA narrowly edges teammate Tom Zachary's 2.75 mark for the American League crown.
  • Johnson leads Major League Baseball in shutouts with six.
  • A's rookie Al Simmons hits .308 and knocks in 102 runs.
  • The Giants top the majors with a .300 team BA.
  • Joe Shaute wins 20 games for Cleveland, but the Indians sag to sixth place.
  • Brooklyn's Zach Wheat finishes second in the National League in BA (.375), hits (212), doubles (41), and total bases (311).

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