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The following are the baseball events of the year 1934 throughout the world.  


Champions

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Awards and honors

MLB Statistical Leaders

  American League National League
Type Name Stat Name Stat
AVG Lou Gehrig .363 Paul Waner .362
HR Lou Gehrig 49 Ripper Collins & Mel Ott 35
RBI Lou Gehrig 165 Mel Ott 135
Wins Lefty Gomez 26 Dizzy Dean 30
ERA Lefty Gomez 2.33 Carl Hubbell 2.30

Major League Baseball final standings

American League final standings

Rank Club Wins Losses Win %   GB
1st Detroit Tigers 101   53 .656     --
2nd New York Yankees 94   60 .610   7.0
3rd Cleveland Indians 85   69 .552   16.0
4th Boston Red Sox 76   76 .500   24.0
5th Philadelphia Athletics 68   82 .453   31.0
6th St. Louis Browns 67   85 .441   33.0
7th Washington Senators 66   86 .434   34.0
8th Chicago White Sox 53   99 .349   47.0

National League final standings

Rank Club Wins Losses Win %   GB
1st St. Louis Cardinals 95   58 .621     --
2nd New York Giants 93   60 .608   2.0
3rd Chicago Cubs 86   65 .570   8.0
4th Boston Braves 78   73 .517   16.0
5th Pittsburgh Pirates 74   76 .493   19.5
6th Brooklyn Dodgers 71   81 .467   23.5
7th Philadelphia Phillies 56   93 .376   37.0
8th Cincinnati Reds 52   99 .344   42.0

Events

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  • February 25 - John McGraw, 60, winningest manager in history with 2763 victories, all but 180 with the New York Giants, whom he led from 1902-1932; domineering style inspired both fierce loyalty and widespread hatred; won record 10 NL pennants, with three World Series titles (1905, 1921-22), also 11 second-place finishes; career .586 winning percentage was second highest among managers with 1000 wins; as third baseman, batted .334 lifetime, led NL in walks and runs twice each with Baltimore Orioles teams which won pennants in 1894-95-96
  • March 13 - Fielder Jones, 62, center fielder who batted .300 six times, managed White Sox "Hitless Wonders" to upset victory in 1906 World Series
  • April 27 - Joe Vila, 67, sportswriter and editor for New York newspapers since 1893 who assisted in AL's move of Baltimore franchise to New York in 1903
  • May 14 - Lou Criger, 62, catcher who was behind plate for most of Cy Young's 511 victories, led AL in assists and double plays with 1903 champion Red Sox
  • June 29 - Charles Somers, 65, executive who fostered startup of American League as owner of the Indians from 1901 formation until 1916, also owned Red Sox in 1901-02 and financed Athletics in their initial seasons; owner of New Orleans minor league team since 1913
  • July 18 - Si Sanborn, 67, sportswriter for the Chicago Tribune from 1900-1920, later with The Sporting News
  • August 8 - Wilbert Robinson, 71, catcher for the Orioles champions of the 1890s who batted .334 and .353 in 1893-94 seasons, briefly held record for career games caught; managed Brooklyn from 1914-31, winning NL pennants in 1916 and 1920; also Giants pitching coach from 1903-13

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