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1934 Baseball Season

1934 Baseball Season Highlights

The 1934 baseball season was dominated by the St. Louis Cardinals -- nicknamed the "Gashouse Gang" -- and the Detroit Tigers. Hall-of-Famers like Lou Gehrig, Charlie Gehringer, and Dizzy Dean were among the outstanding players that year. Find highlights from the 1934 baseball season below.
  • The Tigers cop their first American League flag since 1909.

  • The Cards take the National League flag by two games over the Giants with a club that's known as the "Gashouse Gang."

  • The Cards take the 1934 World Series in seven games under manager Frankie Frisch.

    Clark Griffith 1934 baseball season
    Clark Griffith, manager of
    the Senators, sent his
    son-in-law, Joe Cronin,
    to the Red Sox in 1934.

  • Clark Griffith of the Senators sends his son-in-law, Joe Cronin, to the Red Sox for Lyn Lary and $250,000.

  • In game seven of the 1934 World Series, Ducky Medwick's hard slide into Tiger third baseman Marv Owen triggers a near riot among Detroit fans.

  • The Dean brothers, Dizzy and Paul, win two games each in the 1934 World Series.

  • Dizzy Dean is selected the National League MVP.

  • Detroit player/manager Mickey Cochrane is the American League MVP.

  • Lou Gehrig wins the Triple Crown in the American League, batting .363 with 49 homers and 165 RBI.

  • Paul Waner tops the National League in batting at .362.

  • Dizzy Dean becomes the last National League hurler to win 30 games, as he wins 30 games exactly.

  • The Dean brothers win a sibling record 49 games for the Cards.

  • Yankee Lefty Gomez leads the American League in wins (26), win pct. (.839), Ks (158), and ERA (2,33), and ties in shutouts (six).

  • Carl Hubbell's 2.30 ERA is the best in the majors.

  • In the 1934 All-Star Game, Hubbell fans Babe Ruth, Gehrig, Jimmie Foxx, Al Simmons, and Joe Cronin consecutively.

  • The American League wins the 1934 All-Star Game 9-7.

  • Babe Ruth hits his 700th career homer.

  • The Yankees obtain Joe DiMaggio from the Pacific Coast League's San Francisco Seals for $25,000 and four players.

  • Lou Gehrig ties an American League record by leading the loop in RBI for a fifth time.

  • The 1934 World Champion Cardinals draw only 350,000 fans in home attendance.

  • Hal Trosky of Cleveland collects 374 total bases, a rookie record.

  • On Sept. 21, the Deans take turns shutting out the Dodgers in a twinbill.

  • A few members of the Reds fly to a game in Chicago; they were the first major league teammates to travel together by air.

  • The Yankees release two future Hall of Famers, Herb Pennock and Joe Sewell, on the same day.
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