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1935 Baseball Season

1935 Baseball Season Highlights

During the 1935 baseball season, 40-year-old Babe Ruth retired just 28 games into the season. The "Babe" still holds major league records to this day. Find highlights from the 1935 baseball season below.
  • The Tigers repeat in the American League, and Chicago takes the National League flag.

  • Detroit wins its first World Championship in six games.

  • The Tigers' Pete Fox leads all Series batters with ten hits and a .385 BA.

    Lefty Gomez
    Lefty Gomez was the first
    pitcher to win two
    All-Star games.

  • Lefty Gomez becomes the first pitcher to win two All-Star Games.

  • Tommy Bridges wins two CG victories for Detroit in the 1935 World Series, including the finale.

  • Lon Warneke wins the Cubs' only two victories in 1935 World Series and gives up just one run.

  • Cubs catcher Gabby Hartnett is the National League MVP.

  • Hank Greenberg wins the American League MVP Award.

  • Boston pitcher Wes Ferrell rebounds from a sore arm to top the American League in wins with 25.

  • Ferrell leads the American League in CGs (31) and innings (322).

  • Ferrell ties the major league record for pitchers by banging out 52 hits.

  • Tommy Bridges leads the American League in Ks (163) and wins (21).

  • Lefty Grove, now with Boston, leads the American League in ERA (2.70).

  • Dizzy Dean again paces the National League in wins (28).

  • Dean leads the National League in CGs (29), Ks (182), and innings (324).

  • Arky Vaughan tops the National League at .385.

  • Vaughan tops the National League in OBP (.491), SA (.607), and walks (97).

  • Washington's Buddy Myer wins the American League bat crown by a single point over Cleveland's Joe Vosmik (.349-348).

  • Released by the Yankees, Babe Ruth signs a three-year contract with the Braves.

  • On May 25, Ruth hits three homers vs. Pittsburgh at Forbes Field, then retires a few days later.

  • Ruth retires with a .690 career SA and 2,056 walks -- still major league records.

  • Ruth retires with major league records in homers (714), RBI (2,209), OBP (.474), and extra-base hits (1,356) (all since broken).

  • On May 24, Reds beat Phils at Crosley Field in Major League Baseball's first night game.

  • Tigers owner Frank Navin dies shortly after seeing his club win its first World Series.

  • The Braves go 38-115, totaling the most losses ever by an National League team in a 154-game schedule.

  • The Braves have the worst road record in modern Major League Baseball history -- 13-65.

  • The Braves' Ben Cantwell, the National League win pct. leader two years earlier, goes 4-25.

  • Cantwell is the last pitcher in major league history to lose 25 games.

Find more highlights from the 1935 baseball season in our final section.

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