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.
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).