1912 Baseball Season Highlights
- The Red Sox win the American League flag.
- The Giants repeat in the National League.
- The Sox win the most exciting World Series to date in seven games (plus one tie).
- Fred Snodgrass is the goat of the 1912 World Series, as he muffs a fly ball in the tenth inning of the finale.
- Buck Herzog of the Giants gets 12 hits in the 1912 World Series, a new record.
- Joe Wood of the Red Sox wins three 1912 World Series games.
- New York's Christy Mathewson allows only four earned runs in 28.2 innings in the 1912 World Series, but goes 0-2.
- The Giants' Larry Doyle wins the National League Chalmers Award.
- Tris Speaker of the Red Sox is the American League Chalmers winner.
Tris Speaker is known as one of
the best outfielders in baseball history.
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- Rube Marquard wins a Major League record 19 straight games for the Giants.
- Walter Johnson wins an American League record 16 straight games.
- Joe Wood begins a record-tying skein of 16 straight wins even while Walter Johnson's 16-straight streak is still going.
- Twice in an 11-day period, Eddie Collins steals six bases in a game.
- Cub Heinie Zimmerman tops the National League in BA (.372), hits (207), homers (14), and doubles (41).
- Ty Cobb leads the American League in BA (.410) with his second consecutive .400-plus average.
- Joe Wood's 34 wins top the American League.
- Home Run Baker leads the American League in RBI with 130 and ties for the homer crown with ten.
- Walter Johnson's 1.39 ERA is the best in the majors by a wide margin.
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