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Major League Baseball Season Recap 1924

Major League Baseball Season Recap 1924 World Series – Washington Senators AL over New York Giants NL 4 games to 3 World Series MVP – Babe Ruth Award – Awards – </strong? Major League Cy Young Award Cy...

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The Yankees get four-time 20-game winner Urban Shocker from the Browns for pitchers Milt Gaston, Joe Giard, and Joe Bush. Shocker led the Browns in wins in each of the past five seasons and will be a mainstay on two pennant-winning staffs for New York. Bush had beaten the Browns 17 straight times after losing to them on June 12, 1922.

The Yankees get four-time 20-game winner Urban Shocker from the Browns for pitchers Milt Gaston, Joe Giard, and Joe Bush. Shocker led the Browns in wins in each of the past five seasons and will be a mainstay on two pennant-winning staffs for New York. Bush had beaten the Browns 17 straight times after losing to them on June 12, 1922.

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1924 – The Senators pick up 35-year-old Stanley Coveleski from Cleveland in exchange for Byron Speece and Carr Smith. Coveleski, a future Hall of Famer, will go 20-5 and lead the American League in ERA.

1924 – The Senators pick up 35-year-old Stanley Coveleski from Cleveland in exchange for Byron Speece and Carr Smith. Coveleski, a future Hall of Famer, will go 20-5 and lead the American League in ERA.

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The two leagues agree on a permanent rotation for World Series play proposed by Charles Ebbets: the first two games at one league’s park, the next three at the other league’s park, and the last two if needed back at the first league’s park, with openers to alternate between leagues. Next year’s World Series will commence at the National League city.

1924 – The two leagues agree on a permanent rotation for World Series play proposed by Charles Ebbets: the first two games at one league’s park, the next three at the other league’s park, and the last two if needed back at the first league’s park, with openers to alternate between leagues. Next year’s World Series will commence at the National League city.

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The American and National League agree to a permanent rotation system for the World Series. The new agreement calls for Game 1 and 2 to be played at one league’s park, the next three at the other team’s park, with the final two games (if necessary) back at the first venue. The Senior Circuit is granted the inaugural advantage in next season’s Fall Classic.

The American and National League agree to a permanent rotation system for the World Series. The new agreement calls for Game 1 and 2 to be played at one league’s park, the next three at the other team’s park, with the final two games (if necessary) back at the first venue. The Senior Circuit is granted the inaugural advantage in next season’s Fall Classic.

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1924 – Oakland Oaks owner Cal Ewing announces that he has sold the team to Washington Senators star Walter Johnson, represented by George Weiss, who deposited a check for $5,000 towards the purchase. Last month, Ewing announced that the sale price was an enthusiastic $450,000 (the St. Louis Cardinals’s recent sale was for $275,000). Nothing will come of all the talk, and Johnson will return to the Washington team.

1924 – Oakland Oaks owner Cal Ewing announces that he has sold the team to Washington Senators star Walter Johnson, represented by George Weiss, who deposited a check for $5,000 towards the purchase. Last month, Ewing announced that the sale price was an enthusiastic $450,000 (the St. Louis Cardinals’s recent sale was for $275,000). Nothing will come of all the talk, and Johnson will return to the Washington team.

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1924 – The Chicago Cubs trade pitcher Vic Aldridge and first basemen George Grantham and Al Niehaus to the Pittsburgh Pirates for 1B Charlie Grimm, SS Rabbit Maranville and P Wilbur Cooper. Grantham will hit .300 in six seasons for Pittsburgh, while Grimm will play 11 seasons with Chicago, eventually becoming player-manager. In 1925, Maranville will be named a player-manager as well. Cooper, who has averaged 20 wins a year over the past six seasons, will drop to 12-14 with the Cubs.

1924 – The Chicago Cubs trade pitcher Vic Aldridge and first basemen George Grantham and Al Niehaus to the Pittsburgh Pirates for 1B Charlie Grimm, SS Rabbit Maranville and P Wilbur Cooper. Grantham will hit .300 in six seasons for Pittsburgh, while Grimm will play 11 seasons with Chicago, eventually becoming player-manager. In 1925, Maranville will be named a player-manager as well. Cooper, who has averaged 20 wins a year over the past six seasons, will drop to 12-14 with the Cubs.

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1924 – Kansas City Monarchs manager Jose Mendez takes the mound to spin a three-hit, 5 – 0 shutout over Hilldale to win the tenth and final game of the first Negro League World Series. Loser Nip Winters had pitched the first three Hilldale wins.

1924 – Kansas City Monarchs manager Jose Mendez takes the mound to spin a three-hit, 5 – 0 shutout over Hilldale to win the tenth and final game of the first Negro League World Series. Loser Nip Winters had pitched the first three Hilldale wins.

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1924 – The Kansas City Monarchs stage a dramatic 9th-inning three-run rally to come from behind and defeat Hilldale, 3 – 2, in Game 8 of the Colored World Series to take a 4-3-1 lead in the best-of-nine series. Following the game, Hilldale manager Frank Warfield verbally assaults catcher Louis Santop, blaming his defensive lapse for the team’s loss. Santop is reduced to tears by the tirade.

1924 – The Kansas City Monarchs stage a dramatic 9th-inning three-run rally to come from behind and defeat Hilldale, 3 – 2, in Game 8 of the Colored World Series to take a 4-3-1 lead in the best-of-nine series. Following the game, Hilldale manager Frank Warfield verbally assaults catcher Louis Santop, blaming his defensive lapse for the team’s loss. Santop is reduced to tears by the tirade.

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1924 – The Washington Senators win their only World Series championship by defeating the New York Giants, 4 – 3, in 12 innings. The winning run scores when a ball hit by Earl McNeely hits a pebble and bounces over third baseman Fred Lindstrom’s head.

1924 – The Washington Senators win their only World Series championship by defeating the New York Giants, 4 – 3, in 12 innings. The winning run scores when a ball hit by Earl McNeely hits a pebble and bounces over third baseman Fred Lindstrom’s head.

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With the score tied at 3-3 and one out in the bottom of the 12th in Game 7 of the World Series, Senators’ backstop Muddy Ruel lifts a high catchable foul pop-up which Giant catcher Hank Gowdy misses when he stumbles over his mask. Given a second chance, Ruel then doubles and eventually scores the winning run, making the Senators World Champs.

With the score tied at 3-3 and one out in the bottom of the 12th in Game 7 of the World Series, Senators’ backstop Muddy Ruel lifts a high catchable foul pop-up which Giant catcher Hank Gowdy misses when he stumbles over his mask. Given a second chance, Ruel then doubles and eventually scores the winning run, making the Senators World Champs.

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1924 – New York Giants rookie third baseman Fred Lindstrom goes 4 for 5 with two RBI against pitcher Walter Johnson. New York pitcher Jack Bentley helps himself with a two-run home run earning the 6 – 2 win. The Giants hold a 3-2 World Series edge heading back to Washington.

1924 – New York Giants rookie third baseman Fred Lindstrom goes 4 for 5 with two RBI against pitcher Walter Johnson. New York pitcher Jack Bentley helps himself with a two-run home run earning the 6 – 2 win. The Giants hold a 3-2 World Series edge heading back to Washington.

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1924 – New York Giants third baseman Freddie Lindstrom, at 18 years, 10 months, is the youngest ever to play in a World Series. President Calvin Coolidge is among 35,760 who jam the stands for Game 1 in Washington, DC Walter Johnson of the Washington Senators loses his World Series debut, 4 – 3, in 12 innings.

1924 – New York Giants third baseman Freddie Lindstrom, at 18 years, 10 months, is the youngest ever to play in a World Series. President Calvin Coolidge is among 35,760 who jam the stands for Game 1 in Washington, DC Walter Johnson of the Washington Senators loses his World Series debut, 4 – 3, in 12 innings.

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At Philadelphia’s Baker Bowl, the Kansas City Monarchs of the Negro National League beat the Eastern Colored League’s Hilldale Giants (PA), 6-2, in the opening game of the first Colored World Series. The ten-game event, in which KC will capture the crown, winning five games to 4 with one tie, features games played in Chicago, Kansas City, and Baltimore.

At Philadelphia’s Baker Bowl, the Kansas City Monarchs of the Negro National League beat the Eastern Colored League’s Hilldale Giants (PA), 6-2, in the opening game of the first Colored World Series. The ten-game event, in which KC will capture the crown, winning five games to 4 with one tie, features games played in Chicago, Kansas City, and Baltimore.

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Jimmy O’Connell is barred from baseball for asking Heinie Sand to go easy

Jimmy O’Connell, who will be out of baseball at the age of 23, is banned from the World Series by Kenesaw Mountain Landis after admitting to the commissioner his attempt to bribe Philadelphia shortstop Heinie Sand to “go easy” during their season-ending series against the Giants. The New York outfielder implicates future Hall of Famers Frank Frisch, George Kelly, and Ross Youngs, but his teammates deny any involvement in throwing the game, avoiding any punishment.

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1924 – In the only game scheduled, the Series-bound Senators lose a laugher, 13 – 1 to the Red Sox. Coach Nick Altrock, 48, pitches the last two innings for the Nats and gives up a run, while driving in the lone tally with a triple. With the Red Sox outfielders making little attempt to run the ball down, Altrock is the oldest player in ML history to hit a triple. Howard Ehmke is the winning pitcher but still leads the American League in losses with 17, the same number of losses he’s had the previous two years.

1924 – In the only game scheduled, the Series-bound Senators lose a laugher, 13 – 1 to the Red Sox. Coach Nick Altrock, 48, pitches the last two innings for the Nats and gives up a run, while driving in the lone tally with a triple. With the Red Sox outfielders making little attempt to run the ball down, Altrock is the oldest player in ML history to hit a triple. Howard Ehmke is the winning pitcher but still leads the American League in losses with 17, the same number of losses he’s had the previous two years.

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Rogers Hornsby finishes the season with a .424 batting average to lead the National League. The Cardinal second baseman easily outdistances Zack Wheat, who finishes second in the race, batting .375 for the Dodgers.

Rogers Hornsby finishes the season with a .424 batting average to lead the National League. The Cardinal second baseman easily outdistances Zack Wheat, who finishes second in the race, batting .375 for the Dodgers.

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1925 – In a doubleheader split with the Braves in St. Louis, the Cards’ player-manager, Rogers Hornsby, hits his 38th and 39th home runs of the year, along with a single, double, and triple to push his average to .403. In batting practice tomorrow, Hornsby will foul a ball off his foot splitting his toenail, and will sit the last three games. The Rajah calls reporters into the clubhouse to view his bloody toe, “because some of those in the East may say I’m stallin’ because I want to save my .400 average.” Hornsby will be the only player-manager to win the triple crown, which he does by topping .400 for the 3rd time in four years, while his 39 home runs and 143 RBI are National League highs. His .756 slugging average will be the NL record until topped by Barry Bonds in 2001. The Cards take the opener, 6 – 5, and lose the nitecap, 7 – 6.

1925 – In a doubleheader split with the Braves in St. Louis, the Cards’ player-manager, Rogers Hornsby, hits his 38th and 39th home runs of the year, along with a single, double, and triple to push his average to .403. In batting practice tomorrow, Hornsby will foul a ball off his foot splitting his toenail, and will sit the last three games. The Rajah calls reporters into the clubhouse to view his bloody toe, “because some of those in the East may say I’m stallin’ because I want to save my .400 average.” Hornsby will be the only player-manager to win the triple crown, which he does by topping .400 for the 3rd time in four years, while his 39 home runs and 143 RBI are National League highs. His .756 slugging average will be the NL record until topped by Barry Bonds in 2001. The Cards take the opener, 6 – 5, and lose the nitecap, 7 – 6.

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Down 4 – 0 in the 1st, the Senators rally to top the Red Sox, 7 – 5, as the Fenway Park crowd of 20,000 cheers the Washington win. Rookie pinch hitter Wade Lefler, who had one at-bat with the Braves previously, drives in three runs with a bases-loaded double to win it. Lefler drove in Washington’s only run in Friday’s loss, but his five games with Washington (5 for 9 with three doubles) and one with Boston will sum up his major league career. In Philadelphia, the A’s beat the Yankees, 4 – 3, to give the Senators a 2-game lead with two to play.

Down 4 – 0 in the 1st, the Senators rally to top the Red Sox, 7 – 5, as the Fenway Park crowd of 20,000 cheers the Washington win. Rookie pinch hitter Wade Lefler, who had one at-bat with the Braves previously, drives in three runs with a bases-loaded double to win it. Lefler drove in Washington’s only run in Friday’s loss, but his five games with Washington (5 for 9 with three doubles) and one with Boston will sum up his major league career. In Philadelphia, the A’s beat the Yankees, 4 – 3, to give the Senators a 2-game lead with two to play.

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Rookie Pedro Dibut (3-0) hurls the Reds to a 10 – 1 win over the Cardinals. Except for a brief relief appearance next year, that’s it in the majors for the chunky Cuban, who played in the Negro Leagues for the Cuban Giants (West) before the Reds. He sets an oft-tied National League record for most wins without a loss in a career, a mark that will be eclipsed by Ben Shields (4-0 in two leagues).

Rookie Pedro Dibut (3-0) hurls the Reds to a 10 – 1 win over the Cardinals. Except for a brief relief appearance next year, that’s it in the majors for the chunky Cuban, who played in the Negro Leagues for the Cuban Giants (West) before the Reds. He sets an oft-tied National League record for most wins without a loss in a career, a mark that will be eclipsed by Ben Shields (4-0 in two leagues).

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1924 – With the Yankees beating the A’s, Boston tightens the race by edging the Senators, 2 – 1. September call-up Wade Lefler drives in Nemo Leibold in the 8th with a pinch double for the Nats’ only run. Washington now leads by a game. For the Senators, the loss stops Walter Johnson’s 13-game win streak and Sam Rice’s 31-game hitting streak.

1924 – With the Yankees beating the A’s, Boston tightens the race by edging the Senators, 2 – 1. September call-up Wade Lefler drives in Nemo Leibold in the 8th with a pinch double for the Nats’ only run. Washington now leads by a game. For the Senators, the loss stops Walter Johnson’s 13-game win streak and Sam Rice’s 31-game hitting streak.

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Carl Mays wins his 20th for the Reds, 9 – 6, over the hosts Phils, becoming the first pitcher to win 20 for three different teams in his career. Grover Cleveland “Pete” Alexander’s 21 wins for the Cards in 1927 will make him the second; Gaylord Perry will be third in 1978.

Carl Mays wins his 20th for the Reds, 9 – 6, over the hosts Phils, becoming the first pitcher to win 20 for three different teams in his career. Grover Cleveland “Pete” Alexander’s 21 wins for the Cards in 1927 will make him the second; Gaylord Perry will be third in 1978.

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Brooklyn’s Burleigh Grimes dusts six batters in the first two innings and bests the Cubs, 6 – 5. Reliever Rip Wheeler takes the loss. 30,000 Brooklyn fans celebrate the team’s showing at the 160th Street Regiment Armory where each player receives a gold watch. Manager Wilbert Robinson predicts that the Robins will overtake the Giants in the next few days.

Brooklyn’s Burleigh Grimes dusts six batters in the first two innings and bests the Cubs, 6 – 5. Reliever Rip Wheeler takes the loss. 30,000 Brooklyn fans celebrate the team’s showing at the 160th Street Regiment Armory where each player receives a gold watch. Manager Wilbert Robinson predicts that the Robins will overtake the Giants in the next few days.

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9/23/1924 – In the bottom of the second, the Phillies had a runner on second and one out when Walter Holke, the number eight hitter, hit out of order in the number seven spot insted of the proper batter, Lew Wendell. Holke doubled driving in a run, so the Cardinals protested. Wendell was called out, and Holke hit again grounding out to end the inning without a run scoring. The Cardinals won the game 8-7 in ten innings.

9/23/1924 – In the bottom of the second, the Phillies had a runner on second and one out when Walter Holke, the number eight hitter, hit out of order in the number seven spot insted of the proper batter, Lew Wendell. Holke doubled driving in a run, so the Cardinals protested. Wendell was called out, and Holke hit again grounding out to end the inning without a run scoring. The Cardinals won the game 8-7 in ten innings.

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The 37 year-old righty Grover Cleveland Alexander goes the distance to earn his 300th victory when the Cubs beat the Giants in 12 innings, 7-3. ‘Old Pete’ will collect 373 victories during his 20-year career with National League teams, which includes stops in Philadelphia and St. Louis.

The 37 year-old righty Grover Cleveland Alexander goes the distance to earn his 300th victory when the Cubs beat the Giants in 12 innings, 7-3. ‘Old Pete’ will collect 373 victories during his 20-year career with National League teams, which includes stops in Philadelphia and St. Louis.

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Cardinal first baseman Jim Bottomley goes 6-for-6, including two homers, and bats in a record twelve runs when the team beats the Dodgers at Ebbets Field, 17-3. The previous mark of 11 RBIs in one game was established in 1892 by today’s opposing Dodger manager, Wilbert Robinson.

Cardinal first baseman Jim Bottomley goes 6-for-6, including two homers, and bats in a record twelve runs when the team beats the Dodgers at Ebbets Field, 17-3. The previous mark of 11 RBIs in one game was established in 1892 by today’s opposing Dodger manager, Wilbert Robinson.

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1924 – Jim Bottomley goes 6 for 6, including two homers, and bats in a record twelve runs as the Cardinals beat the Dodgers, 17 – 3. The previous mark of 11 RBIs in one game was established in 1892 by today’s opposing Dodger manager, Wilbert Robinson.

1924 – Jim Bottomley goes 6 for 6, including two homers, and bats in a record twelve runs as the Cardinals beat the Dodgers, 17 – 3. The previous mark of 11 RBIs in one game was established in 1892 by today’s opposing Dodger manager, Wilbert Robinson.

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Cardinal first baseman Jim Bottomley goes 6-for-6, including two homers, and bats in a record twelve runs when the team beats the Dodgers at Ebbets Field, 17-3. The previous mark of 11 RBIs in one game was established in 1892 by today’s opposing Dodger manager, Wilbert Robinson.

Cardinal first baseman Jim Bottomley goes 6-for-6, including two homers, and bats in a record twelve runs when the team beats the Dodgers at Ebbets Field, 17-3. The previous mark of 11 RBIs in one game was established in 1892 by today’s opposing Dodger manager, Wilbert Robinson.

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1924 – Hours after beating the Tigers in Detroit, Walter Johnson receives word he’s been elected American League MVP with 55 points. White Sox 2B Eddie Collins is a distant 2nd. He was runner-up to Babe Ruth last year.

1924 – Hours after beating the Tigers in Detroit, Walter Johnson receives word he’s been elected American League MVP with 55 points. White Sox 2B Eddie Collins is a distant 2nd. He was runner-up to Babe Ruth last year.

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1924 – Washington, with a 2-game lead in the American League, beats the A’s, 8 – 4. Despite giving up solo home runs by Joe Hauser and Bing Miller, Walter Johnson wins his 10th straight and his 20th of the year, For Hauser, trailing Babe Ruth in the home run race, it’s his 3rd four-bagger of the year off Johnson.

1924 – Washington, with a 2-game lead in the American League, beats the A’s, 8 – 4. Despite giving up solo home runs by Joe Hauser and Bing Miller, Walter Johnson wins his 10th straight and his 20th of the year, For Hauser, trailing Babe Ruth in the home run race, it’s his 3rd four-bagger of the year off Johnson.

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The Giants bring a half-game lead into Ebbets Field. With the park already packed, some 7,000 fans batter down the LF exit gate with a telephone pole and break into the field. The Giants win the thriller, 8 – 7, despite three Robin runs in the 9th.

The Giants bring a half-game lead into Ebbets Field. With the park already packed, some 7,000 fans batter down the LF exit gate with a telephone pole and break into the field. The Giants win the thriller, 8 – 7, despite three Robin runs in the 9th.

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Spitball hurler Bill Doak pitches the Robins into first place with a 1 – 0 win over Boston. It is Brooklyn’s 15th win in a row. The streak ends in a 5 – 4‚ 10-inning Braves win in the 2nd game‚ and Brooklyn will fall back to 3rd place behind the Giants and Pirates.

Spitball hurler Bill Doak pitches the Robins into first place with a 1 – 0 win over Boston. It is Brooklyn’s 15th win in a row. The streak ends in a 5 – 4‚ 10-inning Braves win in the 2nd game‚ and Brooklyn will fall back to 3rd place behind the Giants and Pirates.

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