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The following are the baseball events of the year 1912 throughout the world.  

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Champions

Awards and honors

MLB statistical leaders

American League National League
AVG Ty Cobb DET .402 Heinie Zimmerman CHC .372
HR Frank Baker PHA &
Tris Speaker BOS
10 Heinie Zimmerman CHC 12
RBI Frank Baker PHA 130 Honus Wagner PIT 102
Wins Joe Wood BOS 34 Larry Cheney CHC &
Rube Marquard NYG
26
ERA Walter Johnson WSH 1.39 Jeff Tesreau NYG 1.96
Ks Walter Johnson WSH 303 Grover Cleveland Alexander PHI 195

Major league baseball final standings

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American League final standings

American League
Club Wins Losses Win %   GB
Boston Red Sox 105 47 .691 --
Washington Senators 91 61 .599 14
Philadelphia Athletics 90 62 .592 15
Chicago White Sox 78 76 .506 28
Cleveland Naps 75 78 .490 30.5
Detroit Tigers 69 84 .451 36.5
St. Louis Browns 53 101 .344 53
New York Highlanders 50 102 .329 55

National League final standings

National League
Club Wins Losses Win %   GB
New York Giants 103 48 .682 --
Pittsburgh Pirates 93 58 .616 10
Chicago Cubs 91 59 .607 11.5
Cincinnati Reds 75 78 .490 29
Philadelphia Phillies 73 79 .480 30.5
St. Louis Cardinals 63 90 .412 41
Brooklyn Dodgers 58 95 .379 46
Boston Braves 52 101 .340 52

Events

U.S. president Taft at a Washington-Chicago game, Aug. 13

Births

January-March

April-June

July-September

October-December

Deaths

  • April 20 - Sam Barkley, 53, second baseman for 4 different teams from 1884 to 1889.
  • September 26 - Cherokee Fisher, 67, star pitcher before and after the official beginning of professional baseball, known for his fastball.
  • October 1 - Bill Boyd, 59, Third baseman/Right fielder for 4 seasons in the National Association, 1872-1875.
  • October 10 - Bill Tobin, 58, third baseman for two teams during the 1880 season.
  • November 8 - Cupid Childs, 45, second baseman for the Cleveland Spiders who batted .306 lifetime; led American Association in doubles in 1890, NL in runs in 1892, ranked third all-time in walks upon retirement
  • November 26 - John T. Brush, 67, part owner of the New York Giants since 1890, the last 10 years as majority owner and team president; also owner and president of the Reds from 1891-1902, and of the Indianapolis club in the late 1880s
  • November 27 - Fred Corey, 57?, pitcher and third baseman for seven seasons; 1878, 1880-1885.

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