1929 Baseball Season Highlights
- The Cubs breeze to the National League pennant by 101/2 games.
- The A's have an even easier time in the American League, romping home 18 games ahead of the Yankees.
- The A's win the 1929 World Series in five games.
- In game four, the A's score ten runs in the seventh and win 10-8.
- Mule Haas of the A's, with two big homers, is the Series' hitting star.
- Howard Ehmke fans a Series record 13 Cubs in game one.
- Cub Hack Wilson leads all hitters in the Series with a .471 batting average.
- Rogers Hornsby of the Cubs wins the National League MVP (the American League discontinues the award after the 1928 season).
- Lefty O'Doul of the Phils, the National League bat champ with a .398 mark, is the MVP runner-up. O'Doul's average is a National League record for outfielders.
- Chuck Klein of the Phils wins the National League homer crown (43) in his first full season.
- Babe Ruth tops the majors with 46 homers and a .697 SA.
- George Earnshaw of the A's leads the majors with 24 wins.
- Wilson's 159 RBI are the most in the majors.
- Lefty Grove's 2.81 ERA is the only one in the majors below 3.00.
- Grove's 170 Ks are the most in the majors.
- Yankees manager Miller Huggins dies near the end of the season.
- Joe McCarthy of the Cubs wins the first of what will be a record number of Major League Baseball pennants.
- Giant Mel Ott, age 20, becomes the youngest player ever to hit 40 homers in a season; he hits 42.
- Hornsby's .380 BA sets a Cubs team record -- the fourth such record he's set in the decade.
- Braves owner Emil Fuchs manages his own team for the full season -- the last owner to do so.
- The Braves finish with the worst record in the majors (56-98).
- Carl Hubbell of the Giants no-hits Pittsburgh on May 8.
The 1929 baseball season
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Carl Hubbell of the Giants.
- Ike Boone of the Mission Reds in the Pacific Coast League collects 553 total bases.
- O'Doul's 254 hits are a major league record for outfielders.
- Johnny Frederick of Brooklyn sets an all-time rookie record with 52 doubles.
- O'Doul reaches base an National League record 334 times.
Find even more highlights from the 1929 baseball season in our final section.
To learn more about baseball, see:
- 1928 Baseball Season
- 1930 Baseball Season
- Baseball History
- How Baseball Works
- How the Baseball Hall of Fame Works
- How Minor League Baseball Teams Work
- Babe Ruth