1929 Major League Baseball season

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1929 MLB season
League Major League Baseball
Sport Baseball
Duration April 16 – October 14, 1929
Regular Season
League Postseason
AL champions Philadelphia Athletics
NL champions Chicago Cubs
World Series
Champions Philadelphia Athletics
  Runners-up Chicago Cubs
MLB seasons

The 1929 Major League Baseball season.

Awards and honors[edit]

Statistical leaders[edit]

  American League National League
Type Name Stat Name Stat
AVG Lew Fonseca, CLE .369 Lefty O'Doul, PHI .398
HR Babe Ruth, NYY 46 Chuck Klein, PHI 43
RBI Al Simmons, PHA 157 Hack Wilson, CHC 159
Wins George Earnshaw, PHA 24 Pat Malone, CHC 22
ERA Lefty Grove, PHA 2.81 Bill Walker, NYG 3.09
Ks Lefty Grove, PHA 170 Pat Malone, CHC 166

Major league baseball final standings[edit]

American League
Rank Club Wins Losses Win %   GB
1 Philadelphia Athletics 104 46 .693
2 New York Yankees 88 66 .571 18.0
3 Cleveland Indians 81 71 .533 24.0
4 St. Louis Browns 79 73 .520 26.0
5 Washington Senators 71 81 .467 34.0
6 Detroit Tigers 70 84 .455 36.0
7 Chicago White Sox 59 93 .388 46.0
8 Boston Red Sox 58 96 .377 48.0
National League
Rank Club Wins Losses Win %   GB
1 Chicago Cubs 98 54 .645
2 Pittsburgh Pirates 88 65 .575 10.5
3 New York Giants 84 67 .556 13.5
4 St. Louis Cardinals 78 74 .513 20.0
5 Philadelphia Phillies 71 82 .464 27.5
6 Brooklyn Robins 70 83 .458 28.5
7 Cincinnati Reds 66 88 .429 33.0
8 Boston Braves 56 98 .364 43.0

Memorable Moments[edit]

  • On August 11, Babe Ruth became the first player to hit 500 home runs.

Managers[edit]

American League[edit]

Team Manager Comments
Boston Red Sox Bill Carrigan
Chicago White Sox Lena Blackburne
Cleveland Indians Roger Peckinpaugh
Detroit Tigers Bucky Harris
New York Yankees Miller Huggins
Art Fletcher
Philadelphia Athletics Connie Mack
St. Louis Browns Dan Howley
Washington Senators Walter Johnson

National League[edit]

Team Manager Comments
Boston Braves Emil Fuchs
Brooklyn Robins Wilbert Robinson
Chicago Cubs Joe McCarthy
Cincinnati Reds Jack Hendricks
New York Giants Billy Southworth, Gabby Street and Bill McKechnie
Philadelphia Phillies Burt Shotton
Pittsburgh Pirates Jewel Ens
St. Louis Cardinals Billy Southworth, Gabby Street and Bill McKechnie

Deaths[edit]

External links[edit]