1914 Baseball Season

More 1914 Baseball Season Highlights

Many of baseball's existing heroes performed mightily during the 1914 season, but little did they know that a new hero (in the person of Babe Ruth) was in the making. See more 1914 baseball season highlights below:

  • Ty Cobb wins the American League bat title at .368.
  • Sam Crawford ties the American League record for most triples in a season (26).
  • Jake Ruppert and Til Huston buy the New York American League team.
  • On June 9, Honus Wagner becomes the first player in Major League history to collect 3,000 hits.
  • Pete Alexander leads the National League in CGs (32), innings (355), strikeouts (214), and wins (27).
  • Red Sox Babe Ruth makes his major league debut on July 1, pitches seven innings to beat Cleveland.
  • Jim Scott of Chicago no-hits Washington on May 14, loses 1-0 in ten innings.
  • Joe Benz of Chicago no-hits Cleveland on May 31.
  • The New York American League team becomes known universally as the "Yankees."
  • Roger Peckinpaugh, age 23, is named Yankees manager, the youngest skipper ever.
  • Cardinal Miller Huggins is caught stealing 36 times, an National League record.
  • New York's Fritz Maisel leads the American League with 74 steals, setting an Major League record for third basemen.
  • A rule is put in giving a runner three bases if a fielder stops a ball with a thrown glove or cap.
  • Red Sox Dutch Leonard posts a 20th-century record-low 0.96 ERA.
  • Sherry Magee leads the National League in hits (171), RBI (103), SA (.509), and total bases (277).
  • Eddie Collins, never a power hitter, tops the American League in runs produced (205) by a substantial margin.
  • Weeghman Park, now known as Wrigley Field, opens on April 23 as home of the Federal League Chicago Whales.
  • In addition to his bat crown, Cobb leads the American League in slugging average (.513).
  • Tris Speaker tops the junior circuit in hits (193), total bases (287), and doubles (46).
  • Brooklyn boasts four of the top five leaders in batting average.
  • Cleveland, which lost ace pitcher Cy Falkenberg to the Federal League, falls to the basement in the American League.

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