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The following are the baseball events of the year 1918 throughout the world.  

Contents

Champions

MLB statistical leaders

American League National League
AVG Ty Cobb DET .382 Zack Wheat BRO .335
HR Babe Ruth BOS &
Tilly Walker PHA
11 Gavvy Cravath PHI 8
RBI Bobby Veach DET 78 Sherry Magee CIN 76
Wins Walter Johnson WSH 23 Hippo Vaughn CHC 22
ERA Walter Johnson WSH 1.27 Hippo Vaughn CHC 1.74
Ks Walter Johnson WSH 162 Hippo Vaughn CHC 148

Major league baseball final standings

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American League final standings

American League
Club Wins Losses Win %   GB
Boston Red Sox 75 51 .595 --
Cleveland Indians 73 54 .575 2.5
Washington Senators 72 56 .563 4
New York Yankees 60 63 .488 13.5
St. Louis Browns 58 64 .475 15
Chicago White Sox 57 67 .460 17
Detroit Tigers 55 71 .437 20
Philadelphia Athletics 52 76 .406 24

National League final standings

National League
Club Wins Losses Win %   GB
Chicago Cubs 84 45 .651 --
New York Giants 71 53 .573 10.5
Cincinnati Reds 68 60 .531 15.5
Pittsburgh Pirates 65 60 .520 17
Brooklyn Robins 57 69 .452 25.5
Philadelphia Phillies 55 68 .447 26
Boston Braves 53 71 .427 28.5
St. Louis Cardinals 51 78 .395 33

Events

January-March

April-June

July-September

October-December

Births

January-March

April-June

July-September

October-December

Deaths

  • February 2 - Jack Crooks, 52, Second baseman and one time Manager for the St. Louis Browns. Played eight seasons from 1889 to 1898
  • March 4 - Lon Ury, 40, first baseman for the 1903 St. Louis Cardinals
  • March 10 - Jim McCormick, 61, pitcher who posted a 265-214 record with a 2.43 ERA for six different teams between 1878 and 1897, who is regarded as the first ballplayer born in Glasgow to appear in a major league game
  • March 22 - Jim Holdsworth, 67, shortstop for seven teams in a nin-season career from 1872 to 1884.
  • March 24 - Jack Farrell, 25, second baseman for the Chicago Whales from 1914–15
  • April 6 - Bill Bowman, 49, catcher for the 1891 Chicago Colts
  • April 9 - Ed Wilkinson, 27, OF/IF for the 1912 New York Highlanders
  • April 25 - Dave Williams, 37, pitcher for the 1902 Boston Americans
  • May 15 - Patsy Tebeau, 53, a 19th century infielder/manager for the Cleveland and St. Louis National League teams
  • May 24 - Ralph Sharman, 23, outfielder for the 1917 Philadelphia Athletics, who drowned while serving in World War I
  • June 21 - Davy Force, 68, shortstop who posted a .249 average with 1060 hits 653 runs in 1029 games for nine different teams from 1871–86
  • June 25 - Jake Beckley, 50, owner of the major league record for career games as a first baseman, a career .308 hitter who retired with the second-most hits in history
  • July 17 - Elmer Horton, 48, pitcher for the Pittsburgh Pirates and Brooklyn Bridegrooms from 1896–98
  • July 21 - Larry Pape, 35, pitcher for the Boston Red Sox from 1909 to 1912 and Triple-A Buffalo Bisons in 1913
  • September 12 - Ernie Beam, 51, pitcher for the 1895 Philadelphia Phillies
  • October 5 - Eddie Grant, 35, infielder for the Cleveland Naps, Phiildelphia Phillies, Cincinnati Reds and New York Giants from 1905–1917, who was killed in action while serving in World War I
  • October 7 - Bun Troy, 30, German-born pitcher for 1912 Detroit Tigers, who was killed in action while serving with the U.S. Army during World War I
  • October 12 - Alex Burr, 24, outfielder for the 1914 New York Yankees, who was killed in an airplane accident while serving in World War I
  • November 7 - Mike Tiernan, 51, career .311 hitter who played right field for the New York Giants from 1887 to 1899
  • November 8 - Larry Chappell, 28, outfielder for the Chicago White Sox, Cleveland Indians and Boston Braves from 1913–17, who died in an army camp from the Spanish flu while serving in World War I
  • December 4 - Walt Dickson, 40, who pitched from 1910 through 1915 for the Boston Braves, Pittsburgh Rebels and New York Giants
  • December 13 - Frank Arellanes, 36, pitcher for the Boston Red Sox from 1908–10, who pitched a no-hitter, 2-0 lost game in 1910 while pitching for the Sacramento Solons (PCL)
  • December 20 - Silk O'Loughlin, 48, American League umpire since 1902 who worked in a record ten no-hitters and introduced the practice of shouting calls for balls, strikes and outs

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