1934 Baseball Season


More 1934 Baseball Season Highlights

Following are more highlights from the 1934 baseball season, including the year's stats from some of the game's best players.

  • On May 1, Burleigh Grimes wins the last game in Major League Baseball history by a pitcher legally allowed to throw a spitball.

  • Detroit's Schoolboy Rowe wins an American League record 16 straight games.

  • Goose Goslin has a 30-game hitting streak.

  • Bobo Newsom of St. Louis no-hits Boston for nine innings on Sept. 18 but loses 2-1 in ten innings.

  • Paul Dean no-hits the Dodgers on Sept. 21.

  • Paul Waner tops the National League in runs (122) and hits (217).

  • New York's Mel Ott leads the National League in homers (35), RBI (135), and runs produced (219).

  • Cardinal Ripper Collins tops the National League in total bases (369) and SA (.615) and ties in homers (35).

  • Dizzy Dean leads the National League in win pct. (.811), shutouts (seven), and Ks (195).

  • Tiger Charlie Gehringer leads the American League in hits (214), runs (134), and runs produced (250).

  • Teammate Hank Greenberg tops the American League with 63 doubles.

  • The Yankees' Myril Hoag goes 6-for-6 on June 6.

  • This is the last season that both pennant-winning teams are piloted by player/managers.

  • John McGraw dies.

  • The Reds finish last in the National League for the fourth straight year.

  • On April 28, Goose Goslin grounds into a record four double plays.

  • Detroit's four regular infielders miss a combined total of one game during the season.

  • Asked to assess the Dodgers' chances prior to the season, Giants manager Bill Terry says, "Is Brooklyn still in the league?"

  • The Dodgers beat the Giants the last two games of the season to give the Cards the flag.

  • Washington's Jack Russell is the first reliever selected to an All-Star Game.

  • Firpo Marberry is the first pitcher to post 100 career saves.

  • Cleveland deals Wes Ferrell and Dick Porter to the Red Sox for Bob Weiland, Bob Seeds, and cash.

  • On June 30 against Washington, Gehrig hits three triples by the fifth inning, but the game is rained out and the feat isn't counted.

  • Milt Gaston leaves the majors with a .372 win pct. (97-164), the worst ever by a pitcher with more than 250 decisions.

  • Kiki Cuyler and Philly Ethan Allen tie for the National League lead in doubles (42).

  • Ducky Medwick leads the majors in triples with 18.

  • Red Sox Billy Werber leads the majors in steals with 40.

  • Schoolboy Rowe (24 wins) and Tommy Bridges team to win 46 games for Detroit.

  • Rookie Curt Davis wins 19 for the seventh-place Phils and tops the National League in games pitched (51).

  • The last-place Reds have two 20-game losers: Paul Derringer (21) and Si Johnson (22).

  • Jimmie Foxx leads both leagues with 111 walks.

  • The Tigers lead the American League in BA (.300) and FA (.974).
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