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The following are the baseball events of the year 1955 throughout the world.  


Champions

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Awards and honors

Major League Baseball final standings

American League final standings

American League
Club Wins Losses Win %   GB
New York Yankees 96 58 .623 --
Cleveland Indians 93 61 .604 3
Chicago White Sox 91 63 .591 5
Boston Red Sox 84 70 .545 12
Detroit Tigers 79 75 .513 17
Kansas City Athletics 63 91 .409 33
Baltimore Orioles 57 97 .370 39
Washington Senators 53 101 .344 43

National League final standings

National League
Club Wins Losses Win %   GB
Brooklyn Dodgers 98 55 .641 --
Milwaukee Braves 85 69 .552 13.5
New York Giants 80 74 .519 18.5
Philadelphia Phillies 77 77 .500 21.5
Cincinnati Reds 75 79 .487 23.5
Chicago Cubs 72 81 .471 26
St. Louis Cardinals 68 86 .442 30.5
Pittsburgh Pirates 60 94 .390 38.5

Events

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Births

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  • January 13 - Bill Dinneen, 78, pitching star of the 1903 World Series who went on to have a 29-year career as an American League umpire
  • August 26 - Sol White, 87, player, manager and executive with various Negro leagues and teams from 1887 to 1926
  • October 27 - Clark Griffith, 85, Hall of Fame pitcher and manager, and owner of the Washington Senators since 1920
  • November 4 - Cy Young, 88, Hall of Fame pitcher who won a record 511 games over a 22-year career and pitched three no-hitters, including a perfect game
  • December 6 - Honus Wagner, 81, legendary Hall of Fame shortstop who won 8 NL batting crowns and led the league in RBI, stolen bases, doubles and slugging percentage at least five times each

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