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The following are the baseball events of the year 1914 throughout the world.  

Ty Cobb and Sam Crawford, 1914

Contents

Champions

Awards and honors

MLB statistical leaders

American League National League Federal League
AVG Ty Cobb DET .368 Jake Daubert BRO .329 Benny Kauff IND .370
HR Frank Baker PHA 9 Gavvy Cravath PHI 19 Dutch Zwilling CHI 16
RBIs Sam Crawford DET 104 Sherry Magee PHI 103 Frank LaPorte IND 107
Wins Walter Johnson WSH 28 Grover Alexander PHI 27 Claude Hendrix CHI 29
ERA Dutch Leonard WSH 0.96 Bill Doak STL 1.72 Claude Hendrix CHI 1.69
Ks Walter Johnson WSH 225 Grover Alexander PHI 214 Cy Falkenberg SD 236

Major league baseball final standings

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American League final standings

American League
Club Wins Losses Win %   GB
Philadelphia Athletics 99 53 .651 --
Boston Red Sox 91 62 .595 8.5
Washington Senators 81 73 .526 19
Detroit Tigers 80 73 .523 19.5
St. Louis Browns 71 82 .464 28.5
Chicago White Sox 70 84 .455 30
New York Yankees 70 84 .455 30
Cleveland Naps 51 102 .333 48.5

National League final standings

National League
Club Wins Losses Win %   GB
Boston Braves 94 59 .614 --
New York Giants 84 70 .545 10.5
St. Louis Cardinals 81 72 .529 13
Chicago Cubs 78 76 .506 16.5
Brooklyn Robins 75 79 .487 19.5
Philadelphia Phillies 74 80 .481 20.5
Pittsburgh Pirates 69 85 .448 25.5
Cincinnati Reds 60 94 .390 34.5

Federal League final standings

Federal League
Club Wins Losses Win %   GB
Indianapolis Hoosiers 88 65 .575 --
Chicago Chi-Feds 87 67 .565 1.5
Baltimore Terrapins 84 70 .562 4.5
Buffalo Buffeds 80 71 .530 7
Brooklyn Tip-Tops 77 77 .500 11.5
Kansas City Packers 67 84 .444 20
Pittsburgh Rebels 64 86 .427 22.5
St. Louis Terriers 62 89 .411 25

Events

Births

January-March

April-June

July-September

October-December

Deaths

  • February 9 - Jack Farrell, 56, second baseman for 11 seasons, 1879-1889. Played bulk of his career with the Providence Grays.
  • April 1 - Rube Waddell, 37, pitcher for the Philadelphia Athletics who led AL in strikeouts six consecutive years, including modern record of 349 in 1904; four-time 20-game winner led AL in ERA twice with career 2.16 mark, best ever by left-hander with 1500 innings; 2316 strikeouts ranked third in history upon retirement, 50 shutouts ranked fifth; first major leaguer to strike out side on nine pitches. According to Lee Allen, in The American League Story (1961), there were those who considered it appropriate that Rube should pass away on April Fool's Day.
  • May 26 - Juice Latham, 61, player for several teams from 1875-1884.
  • June 16 - Bert Dorr, 52, pitcher for the 1882 St. Louis Browns.
  • July 9 - Ossee Schreckengost, 39, catcher, most notably with the Athletics, who pioneered one-handed style; batted .300 twice
  • August 17 - Harry Steinfeldt, 36, third baseman for the Reds and Cubs who led NL in hits, doubles and RBI once each, batted .300 twice; hit .471 in 1907 World Series to lead Cubs to title
  • November 2 - Jack Sheridan, 52, American League umpire since the league's 1901 formation, previously in the Players League and National League, who officiated in four of the first seven World Series; introduced the practice of crouching behind the catcher when calling balls and strikes
  • November 9 - Danny Green, 38, outfielder for the Orphans and White Sox Chicago teams and a four-time .300 hitter who died following complications related to a beaning
  • November 28 - Tug Wilson, 54, outfielder and catcher for the 1884 Brooklyn Atlantics
  • December 31 - John Farrow, 61, catcher for three seasons, 10 years separated his last two seasons.

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