More 1912 Baseball Season Highlights
An unprecedented number of triples and Ty Cobb's suspension -- plus his team's bizarre reaction and the game that resulted -- gave fans plenty to talk about during the 1912 baseball season. See more highlights below:
- Chief Wilson of the Pirates cracks an all-time record 36 triples.
- Ted Easterly collects 13 pinch hits, a new record.
- The Boston National League team is first called the "Braves."
- New York features the first brother battery -- Homer and Tommy Thompson.
- Earl Hamilton of the Browns no-hits Detroit on August 30.
- Jeff Tesreau of the Giants no-hits the Phils on Sept. 6.
- George Mullin celebrates his birthday by hurling a no-hitter for Detroit over St. Louis on July 4.
- Ty Cobb is suspended for going into the stands in New York on May 15 to fight with heckler Claude Lueker.
- On May 18, the Tigers respond to Cobb's suspension by going on strike.
- The Tigers are forced to use local amateurs in a game at Philadelphia; A's win 24-2.
- The Red Sox win an American League record 105 games (since broken).
- Joe Jackson hits an American League record 26 triples.
- Tris Speaker cracks 53 doubles, a new loop record.
- Honus Wagner leads the National League in RBI (102) and runs produced (186).
- Rube Marquard and Larry Cheney, a Cubs rookie, tie for the National League lead in wins with 26.
- Walter Johnson wins 33 and also leads the majors in strikeouts with 303.
- Navin Field (now Tiger Stadium) opens on April 20.
- Phils owner Horace Fogel is barred from the majors for accusing the Giants and Cards of conspiring to throw the pennant.
- For the second year in a row, Ed Walsh is the runner-up for the Chalmers Award.
- Walsh wins 27, tops the American League in innings (393), and sets a new American League record with ten saves.
- Fenway Park opens on April 20, the Red Sox beating New York 7-6.
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