1925 Baseball Season

More 1925 Baseball Season Highlights

Following are more highlights from the 1925 baseball season, including:

  • Philly's Al Simmons collects 253 hits, an American League record for outfielders.
  • Simmons leads the American League in total bases (392), runs produced (227), and hits.
  • On May 5 in St. Louis, Ty Cobb goes 6-for-6 with three homers.
  • Yankee Everett Scott's streak of 1,307 consecutive games played ends.
  • Yankee Lou Gehrig bats for Pee Wee Wanninger on June 1 and starts a skein of 2,130 consecutive games.
  • Pittsburgh's Glenn Wright performs an unassisted triple play on May 7.
  • Wright becomes the first player in Major League Baseball history to collect at least 100 RBI in each of his first two seasons.
  • Pirate Kiki Cuyler hits 26 triples, the most by any player between 1915 and the present.
  • Cuyler's 144 runs top the majors.
  • Rogers Hornsby leads the majors in SA (.756), runs produced (237), and OBP (.489).
  • The A's finish second in the American League, their best finish since 1914.
  • Rookie Lefty Grove, purchased by Connie Mack from the International League, tops the American League with 116 Ks.
  • Grove's strikeout mark is the lowest ever to lead a league.
  • Cincinnati's Dolf Luque posts the best ERA in the majors (2.63).
  • The Cubs suffer their first cellar finish in their 53 years of existence.
  • The Reds' Elmer Smith ties Tris Speaker's career record for outfielders when he makes his fourth unassisted DP.
  • A's rookie Mickey Cochrane becomes the first catcher to hit three home runs in a game.
  • Cochrane catches a rookie record 133 games.
  • Joe Harris of the Senators is the first player to homer in his first World Series at-bat.
  • The Browns' Elam Vangilder wins 11 games in relief, a new record.
  • On June 15, the A's trail the Indians 15-4 in the bottom of the eighth, then beat the Tribe 17-15.
  • The Baltimore Orioles of the International League win their OB record seventh straight pennant.
  • Cincinnati's Sparky Adams has a .983 FA, a new record for second basemen.
  • The Cards' Jim Bottomley tops the National League in hits (227) and doubles (44).
  • Detroit's Al Wingo, in his only season with enough at-bats to qualify for a BA title, hits .370 and finishes fifth.
  • Stan Coveleski, now with Washington, tops the American League in ERA (2.84 ) and win pct (.800).
  • Johnny Mostil of the White Sox tops the American League in runs (135) and steals (43).
  • The Pirates and A's both hit .307 to top the majors in BA.
  • Tris Speaker, at age 37, hits .389 and tops the American League in OBP (.479).
  • Major League Baseball hitters hit a combined .292 -- the highest composite major league average since 1986.

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