More 1919 Baseball Season Highlights
Following are some of the other highlights of the 1919 baseball season, including Babe Ruth's record four grandslams in one season.
- Pete Alexander returns to the game with the Cubs and tops the National League in ERA (1.72).
- The Giants release Hal Chase, Heinie Zimmerman, and Jean Dubuc, and they never play in the majors again.
- The A's finish last for the fifth straight year.
- On July 7, Giant catcher Mike Gonzalez allows eight stolen bases in an inning.
- Babe Ruth becomes the first to hit four grandslams in a season.
- Ruth becomes the first to hit a homer during the season in every American League park.
- Doc Johnston of Cleveland sets a new American League record when he collects nine consecutive hits.
- Ed Konetchy of Brooklyn sets a 20th-Century National League record with ten consecutive hits.
- Ray Caldwell of Cleveland no-hits New York on September 10.
- Walter Johnson pitches a record fifth Opening Day shutout, 1-0 over the A's in 13 innings.
- Hod Eller no-hits the Cards on May 11.
- Joe Oeschger of the Phils and Burleigh Grimes of Brooklyn battle to a 9-9, 20-inning tie on April 30.
- Joe Wilhoit of Wichita in the Western League hits in an OB record 69 consecutive games.
- Giant George Burns tops the National League in runs (86), walks (82), and steals (40).
- Gavvy Cravath leads the National League in homers (12) despite having only 214 at-bats.
- Cards new manager Rogers Hornsby is the National League runner-up in BA (.318).
- Chicago's Hippo Vaughn leads the National League in innings (307) and Ks (141).
- Tris Speaker leads the American League in total chances by an outfielder for a record eighth straight season.
- The last-place Phils are so short of pitching that Lee Meadows is the staff leader with just eight wins.
- The Pirates' keystone combo of George Cutshaw and Zeb Terry both top the National League in FA at their position.
- Al Sothoron is the Browns' first 20-game winner since 1903.
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