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The following are the baseball events of the year 1929 throughout the world.  


Champions

Awards and honors

Major League Baseball final standings

American League final standings

American League
Club Wins Losses Win %   GB
Philadelphia Athletics 104 46 .693 --
New York Yankees 88 66 .571 18
Cleveland Indians 81 71 .533 24
St. Louis Browns 79 73 .520 26
Washington Senators 71 81 .467 34
Detroit Tigers 70 84 .455 36
Chicago White Sox 59 93 .388 46
Boston Red Sox 58 96 .377 48

National League final standings

National League
Club Wins Losses Win %   GB
Chicago Cubs 98 54 .645 --
Pittsburgh Pirates 88 65 .575 10.5
New York Giants 84 67 .556 13.5
St. Louis Cardinals 78 74 .513 20
Philadelphia Phillies 71 82 .464 27.5
Brooklyn Robins 70 83 .458 28.5
Cincinnati Reds 66 88 .429 33
Boston Braves 56 98 .364 43

Events

Births

Deaths

  • January 2 - Denny Lyons, 62, third baseman who batted .310 lifetime, set record with 255 putouts in 1887; led American Association in slugging in 1890
  • March 13 - Sherry Magee, 44, left fielder for the Phillies who led NL in RBI four times and in hits, runs and doubles once each; 1910 batting champion, his 441 stolen bases included 23 thefts of home plate; NL umpire in 1928
  • May 13 - George Stallings, 61, manager who led "Miracle Braves" to 1914 title; also managed Phillies, Tigers and Highlanders
  • September 25 - Miller Huggins, 50, manager of the Yankees since 1918 who led the team to its first six pennants and three World Series titles, including the legendary 1927 "Murderer's Row" squad; as second baseman, led NL in walks four times, batted .304 for 1912 Cardinals
  • October 1 - Lee Richmond, 72, pitcher whose 32 victories for 1880 Worcesters included the major leagues' first perfect game
  • November 14 - Joe McGinnity, 58, pitcher whose 246 victories included eight 20-win seasons; led NL in wins five times, innings four times and games six times; 31 wins for 1903 Giants included three complete August doubleheaders; also won over 200 games in minor leagues
  • November 15 - Billy Nash, 64, third baseman for Boston who scored 100 runs four times; led league in putouts, double plays and fielding four times each

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