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The following are the baseball events of the year 1922 throughout the world.  

Contents

Champions

Statistical leaders

American League National League
AVG George Sisler SLB .420 Rogers Hornsby STL .401
HR Ken Williams SLB 39 Rogers Hornsby STL 42
RBI Ken Williams SLB 155 Rogers Hornsby STL 152
Wins Eddie Rommel PHA 27 Eppa Rixey CIN 25
ERA Red Faber CHW 2.81     Phil Douglas 2.63
Ks Urban Shocker SLB 149 Dazzy Vance BRO 134

Major league baseball final standings

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American League final standings

American League
Club Wins Losses Win %   GB
New York Yankees 94 60 .610 --
St. Louis Browns 93 61 .604 1
Detroit Tigers 79 75 .513 15
Cleveland Indians 78 76 .506 16
Chicago White Sox 77 77 .500 17
Washington Senators 69 85 .448 25
Philadelphia Athletics 65 89 .422 29
Boston Red Sox 61 93 .393 33

National League final standings

National League
Club Wins Losses Win %   GB
New York Giants 93 61 .604 --
Cincinnati Reds 86 68 .558 7
Pittsburgh Pirates 85 69 .552 8
St. Louis Cardinals 85 69 .552 8
Chicago Cubs 80 74 .519 13
Brooklyn Robins 76 78 .494 17
Philadelphia Phillies 57 96 .373 35.5
Boston Braves 53 100 .346 39.5

Negro League Baseball final standings

Negro National League final standings

Negro National League (West)
Club Wins Losses Win %   GB
Chicago American Giants 36 23 .610 --
Indianapolis ABCs 46 33 .582 --
Detroit Stars 43 32 .573 1
Kansas City Monarchs 44 33 .571 9
St. Louis Stars 23 23 .500 6.5
Pittsburgh Keystones 16 21 .432 9
Cuban Stars 19 30 .388 12
Cleveland Tate Stars 17 29 .370 12.5

East (independent teams) final standings

A loose confederation of teams were gathered in the East to compete with the West, however East teams did not organize a formal league as the West did.

East
Club Wins Losses Win %   GB
New York Lincoln Giants 8 4 .667
Baltimore Black Sox 7 5 .583
Philadelphia Hilldales 10 9 .526
Brooklyn Royal Giants 1 1 .500
Atlantic City Bacharach Giants 20 24 .455
Cuban Stars 1 3 .250

Events

January-March

April-June

June-September

October-December

Births

January-March

April-June

July-September

October-December

Deaths

  • January 11 - Miah Murray, 57, catcher for four seasons (1884-1885, 1888, 1891), and was a full-time umpire in 1895.
  • January 14 - Ben Shibe, 83, owner of the Philadelphia Athletics since the 1901 season, during which period the team won six AL pennants and three World Series
  • January 21 - Orator Shaffer, 70, outfielder for 13 seasons from 1874 to 1890; collected 1000 hits in 871 career games, and a .282 batting average.
  • February 23 - C. I. Taylor, 47, owner and manager of the Negro Leagues' Indianapolis ABC's since 1914, co-founder of the Negro National League
  • March 11 - Joe Gerhardt, 67, second baseman for several teams from 1873 to 1891 who led league in assists twice and double plays three times
  • March 26 - Count Gedney, 72, left fielder for four seasons, 1872 to 1875.
  • April 14 - Cap Anson, 69, first baseman for the Chicago White Stockings who was the 19th century's most prolific hitter, setting career records for games, hits, runs, doubles and RBI; batted .333 lifetime, winning three batting titles, also ranked sixth all-time in home runs upon retirement; managed Chicago to five pennants (1880-82, 1885-86), 1296 career victories were record until 1907; among first managers to use pitching rotation, and first to organize spring training
  • May 19 - Bob Reach, 78, shortstop for three games from 1872 to 1873, brother of Al Reach.
  • May 22 - Bill Daley, 53, pitcher for three seasons; one for the Boston Beaneaters, and two for the Boston Reds.
  • June 24 - Dan O'Leary, 65, outfielder from 1879-1884, player-manager for the 1884 Cincinnati Outlaw Reds of the Union Association.
  • July 27 - Nig Cuppy, 53, pitcher who won 24 or more games four times for the Cleveland Spiders
  • August 5 - Tommy McCarthy, 59, outfielder for St. Louis and Boston teams who batted .300 four times and pioneered several strategies; defensive standout led American Association in assists and steals once each
  • September 15 - Charlie Jones, 60, infielder who played one season in the Majors, for the 1884 Brooklyn Atlantics.
  • September 18 - Jake Stahl, 43, manager and first baseman who led the Red Sox to the 1912 World Series title, led AL in home runs in 1910
  • November 6 - Morgan G. Bulkeley, 84, executive who served as the National League's first president in 1876, also as president of Hartford club; later a governor of Connecticut and U.S. Senator
  • November 7 - Sam Thompson, 62, right fielder for Detroit and Philadelphia who batted .331 lifetime and won 1887 batting title; led NL in hits three times, home runs and doubles twice each; until 1921, held record of 166 RBI (1887) and ranked second in career home runs; .505 career slugging average was second highest of 19th century
  • November 27 - Austin McHenry, 27, dies from a brain tumor after hitting .350 with 17 home runs and 110 RBI for the 1921 St. Louis Cardinals, who became ill during the 1922 season and was hitting .303 when forced to quit
  • December 25 - Wes Fisler, 81, 1B/2B for the Philadelphia Athletics from 1871-1876.

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