1924 Baseball Season Highlights
Even though Babe Ruth continued to excel, the Yankees didn't make it to the 1924 World Series. Instead, the Giants played against the Washington Senators.
Here are more highlights of the 1924 baseball season:
- The Giants win their National League record fourth straight flag.
- Washington wins its first American League flag.
- The Senators win the 1924 World Series, one of the most exciting in history, in seven games.
- Washington wins game seven of the 1924 World Series on a bad-hop single by Earl McNeely in the 12th inning.
- Walter Johnson loses his two Series starts but wins game seven in relief.
- Washington's Goose Goslin is the 1924 World Series' hitting star with a .344 BA, three homers, and seven RBI.
- John McGraw wins his National League record tenth and last pennant.
- Walter Johnson wins the 1924 American League MVP Award.
- The National League joins the American League in giving a league MVP award; the first National League winner is Brooklyn's Dazzy Vance.
- Rogers Hornsby leads the National League with a .424 BA, a post-1901 National League record.
- Babe Ruth tops the American League in homers (46) and BA (.378).
- Ruth fails to win the Triple Crown when he finishes second in RBI to Goose Goslin (129-121).
- Walter Johnson's 23 wins and 158 strikeouts pace the American League.
- Dazzy Vance leads the majors in wins with 28 and also in Ks with 262 -- a very high figure for this era.
- Washington's Firpo Marberry (15 saves) becomes the first relief specialist in Major League Baseball history.
- Jim Bottomley of the Cards collects a major league record 12 RBI in a Sept. 16 game vs. Brooklyn.
- Giant Heinie Groh's .983 fielding percentage sets a new major league record for third basemen.
- The Giants' Jimmy O'Connell becomes the last major leaguer to be banned for life while still active. This comes after an oral bribe to a Phils player on the last weekend of the season.
- Max Carey leads National League outfielders in chances accepted a loop record ninth time.
- On Aug. 2, Joe Hauser of the A's sets a new American League record with 14 total bases in a game.
- Sam Rice of Washington hits in 31 consecutive games.
- Freddy Lindstrom of the Giants, age 18, becomes the youngest World Series participant.
- Johnson's American League strikeout crown is his record 12th.
- Lyman Lamb of Tulsa in the Western League hits an OB record 100 doubles.
- Jesse Haines of St. Louis no-hits the Braves on July 17.
Learn about even more 1924 baseball season highlights in our final section.