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1926 Baseball Season


More 1926 Baseball Season Highlights

Following are even more highlights from the 1926 baseball season, including the release of Ty Cobb and Tris Speaker upon suspicion of betting on a game in 1919.

  • On August 28, Dutch Levsen of Cleveland becomes the last pitcher to win two CGs in one day.
  • Ted Lyons of Chicago no-hits the Red Sox on August 21 in one hour and seven minutes.
  • On August 15, Dodger Babe Herman doubles into a double play as three Dodgers wind up on third base.
  • Reading of the International League posts a .194 win pet. (31-129).
  • Yankee Tony Lazzeri hits 18 homers, both a new American League rookie record and a new record for American League second basemen.
  • Accused of betting on and perhaps conspiring to dump a game in 1919, Ty Cobb and Tris Speaker are released by Detroit and Cleveland, respectively.
  • Firpo Marberry pitches in 64 games, a new 20th-Century Major League Baseball record.
  • Held by injuries to only 233 at-bats, Ty Cobb hits .339 in his last year with the Tigers.
  • In his final year as a big league manager, Tris Speaker boosts the Indians to second place and bats .304.
  • Max Bishop of the A's sets a new FA record for second basemen (.987).
  • Washington's Sam Rice and Cleveland's George Burns tie for the American League lead in hits (216).
  • In their first year under McCarthy, the Cubs lead the National League in FA and ERA and rise to fourth.
  • Lou Gehrig's 20 triples top the American League and are the most ever by an American League first baseman.
  • Chicago's Johnny Mostil, second in the American League MVP vote, tops the loop in steals (35) and outfield putouts.
  • Four hurlers tie for the National League lead in wins with 20.
  • Pittsburgh's Remy Kremer wins 20 and leads the National League in ERA (2.61) and win pct. (.769).
  • Pete Donohue of the Reds wins 20 and tops the National League in innings (286) and shutouts (five).
  • Dazzy Vance leads the National League in Ks with just 140.
  • Cleveland's Joe Sewell again leads the American League in fewest batter Ks with seven.
  • Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig fan 148 times between them, and the Yankees hitters top the majors in strikeouts with 580.
  • Willie Kamm of the White Sox tops all major league third basemen in FA and assists for the second year in a row.
  • The A's have the top ERA in the majors (3.00) and yield the fewest homers (38).
  • Boston's Glass-Arm Eddie Brown leads the National League in hits (201).
  • Paul Waner's 22 triples top the major league.
  • Pirate Kiki Cuyler leads the National League in steals (35).
  • Reds second baseman Hughie Critz, a fielding whiz who hits .270, is National League MVP runner-up.

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