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1930 – Norm Larker is born in Beaver Meadows, PA. Nicknamed “Dumbo” for his big ears, the fiery first baseman hits .263 with nine homers during Houston’s inaugural season. He dies on March 12, 2007 of cancer in Long Beach, CA.

1930 – Norm Larker is born in Beaver Meadows, PA. Nicknamed “Dumbo” for his big ears, the fiery first baseman hits .263 with nine homers during Houston’s inaugural season. He dies on March 12, 2007 of cancer in Long Beach, CA.

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Major League Baseball Season Recap 1930

Major League Baseball Season Recap 1930 World Series – Philadelphia A’s AL over St. Louis Cardinals NL 4 games to 2       Sort bySearch Days, Events, Players Title (A - Z)Date (Newest) January 8, 1930...

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The 15-year career of George Sisler ends as the Boston Braves release him. A lifetime .340 hitter who twice led the American League with averages above .400, Sisler will be among the first to be elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame, enshrined in 1939.

1930 – The 15-year career of George Sisler ends as the Boston Braves release him. A lifetime .340 hitter who twice led the American League with averages above .400, Sisler will be among the first to be elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame, enshrined in 1939.

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“Bounce homers” will now be doubles in the National League

1930 – The Rules Committee of baseball issues a greatly revised code, reducing the number of rules by combining many. Not only is the sacrifice rule abolished but also the rule awarding a home runs when the ball bounces into the stands. “Bounce homers” will now be doubles. This had already been in effect in the American League but not the National League.

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1930 – The BBWAA votes to continue the custom of selecting an MVP for each league. Beginning in 1931 the annual vote of the BBWAA will designate a player for this honor in each league. Previous MVP winners will be able to repeat under the new rules, something that was prohibited by the American League in the 1920s.

1930 – The BBWAA votes to continue the custom of selecting an MVP for each league. Beginning in 1931 the annual vote of the BBWAA will designate a player for this honor in each league. Previous MVP winners will be able to repeat under the new rules, something that was prohibited by the American League in the 1920s.

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Bill Terry and Joe Cronin are named Sporting News MVPs

Giants first baseman Bill Terry (.401, 14, 117) is selected by the Sporting News as the NL’s MVP, and Senator shortstop Joe Cronin (.346, 13, 126) receives the honor for the American League. The first official BBWAA Most Valuable Player ballots will start next season, but the Associated Press also names Joe Cronin as it’s unofficial AL MVP, the Baseball Writers Association awards the National’s MVP to Hack Wilson, with the Cubs presenting him with the $1000 bonus for receiving the honor.

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1930 – At the Polo Grounds, St. Louis Browns outfielder Red Badgro, playing for the NFL New York Giants, catches a touchdown pass against the Green Bay Packers. It is the third TD catch of the season for Badgro, all from quarterback Benny Friedman. In 1981, Badgro will be elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

1930 – At the Polo Grounds, St. Louis Browns outfielder Red Badgro, playing for the NFL New York Giants, catches a touchdown pass against the Green Bay Packers. It is the third TD catch of the season for Badgro, all from quarterback Benny Friedman. In 1981, Badgro will be elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

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1930 – Veteran pitcher Hippo Vaughn is reinstated by Judge Landis after eight years of ineligibility. Vaughn, who had lost a double no-hitter duel to Fred Toney in the 1917 season, had jumped the Chicago Cubs in 1922. Vaughn chose to pitch for a semipro team following a salary dispute with Chicago. He will go to spring training with the Cubs in 1931 but will fail to make the team at age 43.

1930 – Veteran pitcher Hippo Vaughn is reinstated by Judge Landis after eight years of ineligibility. Vaughn, who had lost a double no-hitter duel to Fred Toney in the 1917 season, had jumped the Chicago Cubs in 1922. Vaughn chose to pitch for a semipro team following a salary dispute with Chicago. He will go to spring training with the Cubs in 1931 but will fail to make the team at age 43.

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1930 – The Pittsburgh Pirates trade shortstop Dick Bartell, a .320 hitter, to the Philadelphia Phillies for defensive star SS Tommy Thevenow and P Claude Willoughby. The Phillies get the better of the shortstop swap, while Willoughby lives up to his nickname “Flunky.”

1930 – The Pittsburgh Pirates trade shortstop Dick Bartell, a .320 hitter, to the Philadelphia Phillies for defensive star SS Tommy Thevenow and P Claude Willoughby. The Phillies get the better of the shortstop swap, while Willoughby lives up to his nickname “Flunky.”

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As a Yankee, Babe Ruth returns to the mound after a nine-year absence at Fenway Park and pitches a complete game, beating the Red Sox at Fenway Park, 9-3. The last time the ‘Bambino’ took the mound, he defeated the A’s at the end of the 1921 season.

As a Yankee, Babe Ruth returns to the mound after a nine-year absence at Fenway Park and pitches a complete game, beating the Red Sox at Fenway Park, 9-3. The last time the ‘Bambino’ took the mound, he defeated the A’s at the end of the 1921 season.

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In Yankee Stadium, Josh Gibson of the Homestead Grays hits what his biographer John Holway will call “perhaps the longest home run ever hit in the House that Ruth Built,” and Gibson himself describes as hit “on a line into the bullpen in deep left field.” The Pittsburgh Courier’s guess-timate is 430 feet while the Amsterdam News says 460. The bullpen in question extends quite a long way, and could easily accommodate anything from a 415-footer to a 500-plus-foot blast.

In Yankee Stadium, Josh Gibson of the Homestead Grays hits what his biographer John Holway will call “perhaps the longest home run ever hit in the House that Ruth Built,” and Gibson himself describes as hit “on a line into the bullpen in deep left field.” The Pittsburgh Courier’s guess-timate is 430 feet while the Amsterdam News says 460. The bullpen in question extends quite a long way, and could easily accommodate anything from a 415-footer to a 500-plus-foot blast.

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With four games remaining in the campaign, Cubs skipper Joe McCarthy (442-331) ‘resigns’ and is replaced by Rogers Hornsby, who was recently named by owner William Wrigley Jr. as Chicago’s player-manager for next year. McCarthy, who was not offered a contract for the upcoming season with his team still mathematically alive in the pennant race, will agree in October to manage New York, where he will win seven World Series in his 15 seasons with the Yankees.

With four games remaining in the campaign, Cubs skipper Joe McCarthy (442-331) ‘resigns’ and is replaced by Rogers Hornsby, who was recently named by owner William Wrigley Jr. as Chicago’s player-manager for next year. McCarthy, who was not offered a contract for the upcoming season with his team still mathematically alive in the pennant race, will agree in October to manage New York, where he will win seven World Series in his 15 seasons with the Yankees.

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With four games remaining in the campaign, Cubs skipper Joe McCarthy (442-331) ‘resigns’ and is replaced by Rogers Hornsby, who was recently named by owner William Wrigley Jr. as Chicago’s player-manager for next year. McCarthy, who was not offered a contract for the upcoming season with his team still mathematically alive in the pennant race, will agree in October to manage New York, where he will win seven World Series in his 15 seasons with the Yankees.

With four games remaining in the campaign, Cubs skipper Joe McCarthy (442-331) ‘resigns’ and is replaced by Rogers Hornsby, who was recently named by owner William Wrigley Jr. as Chicago’s player-manager for next year. McCarthy, who was not offered a contract for the upcoming season with his team still mathematically alive in the pennant race, will agree in October to manage New York, where he will win seven World Series in his 15 seasons with the Yankees.

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In a slugfest played at Philadelphia’s Baker Bowl, the Cardinals set a franchise record, collecting 26 hits in a 19-16 victory over the Phillies. It will be another seventy-eight years before the Redbirds have an equal amount of hits in a game.

In a slugfest played at Philadelphia’s Baker Bowl, the Cardinals set a franchise record, collecting 26 hits in a 19-16 victory over the Phillies. It will be another seventy-eight years before the Redbirds have an equal amount of hits in a game.

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1930 – There are 42 hits in the Phillies’ 19 – 16 loss to the pennant-bound Cardinals. RF Chuck Klein makes his 44th assist, well above the record of 39 set by Mike Mitchell with the Reds in 1907.

1930 – There are 42 hits in the Phillies’ 19 – 16 loss to the pennant-bound Cardinals. RF Chuck Klein makes his 44th assist, well above the record of 39 set by Mike Mitchell with the Reds in 1907.

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In a slugfest played at Philadelphia’s Baker Bowl, the Cardinals set a franchise record, collecting 26 hits in a 19-16 victory over the Phillies. It will be another seventy-eight years before the Redbirds have an equal amount of hits in a game.

In a slugfest played at Philadelphia’s Baker Bowl, the Cardinals set a franchise record, collecting 26 hits in a 19-16 victory over the Phillies. It will be another seventy-eight years before the Redbirds have an equal amount of hits in a game.

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Earl Averill, with three consecutive home runs, drives in eight runs in the Indians’ 13-7 victory over the Senators at Cleveland’s League Park. The Tribe’s 28 year-old center fielder adds another homer in the nightcap to set an American League record with 11 RBIs in the twin bill.

Earl Averill, with three consecutive home runs, drives in eight runs in the Indians’ 13-7 victory over the Senators at Cleveland’s League Park. The Tribe’s 28 year-old center fielder adds another homer in the nightcap to set an American League record with 11 RBIs in the twin bill.

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With three consecutive home runs, Earl Averill drives in eight runs in a 13 – 7 Indians victory over the Senators in the doubleheader opener. He narrowly misses a fourth when the umpire rules a long drive foul. Averill then adds another homer in the second game to set an American League record with 11 RBIs in the twin bill.

With three consecutive home runs, Earl Averill drives in eight runs in a 13 – 7 Indians victory over the Senators in the doubleheader opener. He narrowly misses a fourth when the umpire rules a long drive foul. Averill then adds another homer in the second game to set an American League record with 11 RBIs in the twin bill.

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Earl Averill, with three consecutive home runs, drives in eight runs in the Indians’ 13-7 victory over the Senators at Cleveland’s League Park. The Tribe’s 28 year-old center fielder adds another homer in the nightcap to set an American League record with 11 RBIs in the twin bill.

Earl Averill, with three consecutive home runs, drives in eight runs in the Indians’ 13-7 victory over the Senators at Cleveland’s League Park. The Tribe’s 28 year-old center fielder adds another homer in the nightcap to set an American League record with 11 RBIs in the twin bill.

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1930 – Brooklyn’s collapse begins. The Cardinals tie for first place when Bill Hallahan outduels Dazzy Vance, 1 – 0, in 10 innings. Flint Rhem returns to the Cardinals with an improbable story that he was kidnapped by gamblers and forced to drink bootleg whiskey.

1930 – Brooklyn’s collapse begins. The Cardinals tie for first place when Bill Hallahan outduels Dazzy Vance, 1 – 0, in 10 innings. Flint Rhem returns to the Cardinals with an improbable story that he was kidnapped by gamblers and forced to drink bootleg whiskey.

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The Robins win their 11th straight, although Babe Herman once again stops to watch a home run disappear for a record second time in one season. This time, Glenn Wright lopes past the awestruck Herman to reduce a homer to a single.

The Robins win their 11th straight, although Babe Herman once again stops to watch a home run disappear for a record second time in one season. This time, Glenn Wright lopes past the awestruck Herman to reduce a homer to a single.

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The Cubs split a pair in Philadelphia when Lefty O’Doul pinch-hits a home run to beat the Cubs 12 – 11 in the first game. It is the second consecutive game in which O’Doul has produced a pinch-hit homer. In the second game of the day’s doubleheader, Hack Wilson hits his 50th dinger to pace the Cubs to a 6 – 4 win.

The Cubs split a pair in Philadelphia when Lefty O’Doul pinch-hits a home run to beat the Cubs 12 – 11 in the first game. It is the second consecutive game in which O’Doul has produced a pinch-hit homer. In the second game of the day’s doubleheader, Hack Wilson hits his 50th dinger to pace the Cubs to a 6 – 4 win.

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9/15/1930: In the bottom of the first with runners on 1b and 2b, Dodger Glenn Wright hit the ball to right-center. It looked like it might be caught so Babe Herman slowed up as he neared 2b. The ball bounced over the fence for a home run but Wright had his head down as he ran between 1b and 2b. Consequently, he passed Herman and was called out. He lost a homer but still knocked in 2 runs.

9/15/1930: In the bottom of the first with runners on 1b and 2b, Dodger Glenn Wright hit the ball to right-center. It looked like it might be caught so Babe Herman slowed up as he neared 2b. The ball bounced over the fence for a home run but Wright had his head down as he ran between 1b and 2b. Consequently, he passed Herman and was called out. He lost a homer but still knocked in 2 runs.

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