More 1935 Baseball Season Highlights
Following are more highlights from the 1935 baseball season, including the first home run at a night game by Cub Babe Herman.
- Hank Greenberg's 170 RBI top the majors by 40 and the American League by 51.
- The Cubs win 21 straight games, setting a record for most consecutive wins without a tie.
- Vern Kennedy of the White Sox no-hits Cleveland on August 31.
- The American League wins the All-Star Game 4-1.
- William Wrigley of the Cubs is the first owner to allow all of his team's games to be broadcast.
- On July 5, Al and Tony Cuccinello become the first brothers on opposing teams to homer in the same National League game.
- On July 10, Cub Babe Herman hits the first homer in a night game.
- The Tigers' $6,544.76 1935 World Series share is the highest prior to 1948.
- Wally Berger of the cellar-dwelling Braves leads the National League in homers (34) and RBI (130).
- Ducky Medwick leads the National League in total bases (365) and runs produced (235).
- Chicago's Augie Galan tops the National League in runs (133) and steals (22).
- Galan is the first player to play an entire 154-game season without grounding into a double play.
- Lou Gehrig paces the American League in runs (125) and walks (132).
- Jimmie Foxx leads the American League in SA (.636) and ties Hank Greenberg for the American League homer crown (36).
- After selling most of their top talent, the A's finish last in 1935.
- After the 1935 season, the A's sell Foxx and Johnny Marcum to the Red Sox for $150,000.
- Joe Vosmik leads the American League in hits (216), doubles (47), and triples (20).
- Hank Greenberg leads in total bases (389) and runs produced (255).
- Cub Phil Cavarretta, age 19, compiles 82 RBI and plays in the 1935 World Series.
- Len Koenecke of the Dodgers is killed by the pilot in a fight on a private plane.
- On Sept. 29, Pirate Pep Young becomes the first non-pitcher since 1893 to whiff five times in a game.
- Cleveland sends Monte Pearson and Steve Sundra to the Yankees for Johnny Allen.
- Cardinals catcher Bill DeLancey is felled by TB.
- Babe Herman tops the National League in doubles with 57, a record for National League second basemen.
- Cincinnati's Ival Goodman tops the National League in triples with 18.
- Bill Lee of the Cubs wins 20 games and tops the National League in win pct. (.769).
- Pirates Cy Blanton (2.59) and Bill Swift (2.69) finish one-two in ERA.
- Boston's Billy Werber wins his second straight steals crown (29).
- Detroit leads the majors in both batting (.290) and fielding (.978).
Cubs' middle infielders, Babe Herman and Billy Jurges, both lead the
National League at their respective positions in all major fielding