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The following are the baseball events of the year 1923 throughout the world.  

Contents

Champions

Awards and honors

Statistical leaders

American League National League
AVG Harry Heilmann DET .403 Rogers Hornsby STL .384
HR Babe Ruth NYY 41 Cy Williams PHI 41
RBI Babe Ruth NYY 141 Irish Meusel NYG 125
Wins George Uhle CLE 26 Dolf Luque CIN 27
ERA Stan Coveleski CLE 2.76     Dolf Luque CIN 1.93
Ks Walter Johnson WSH 130 Dazzy Vance BRO 197

Major league baseball final standings

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American League final standings

American League
Club Wins Losses Win %   GB
New York Yankees 98 54 .645 --
Detroit Tigers 83 71 .539 16
Cleveland Indians 82 71 .536 16.5
Washington Senators 75 78 .490 23.5
St. Louis Browns 74 78 .487 24
Philadelphia Athletics 69 83 .454 29
Chicago White Sox 69 85 .448 30
Boston Red Sox 61 91 .401 37

National League final standings

National League
Club Wins Losses Win %   GB
New York Giants 95 58 .621 --
Cincinnati Reds 91 63 .591 4.5
Pittsburgh Pirates 87 67 .565 8.5
Chicago Cubs 83 71 .539 12.5
St. Louis Cardinals 79 74 .516 16
Brooklyn Robins 76 78 .494 19.5
Boston Braves 54 100 .351 41.5
Philadelphia Phillies 50 104 .325 45.5

Negro League Baseball final standings

Negro National League final standings

Negro National League (West)
Club Wins Losses Win %   GB
Kansas City Monarchs 57 33 .633
Detroit Stars 40 27 .597
Chicago American Giants 41 29 .586
Indianapolis ABCs 45 34 .570
Cuban Stars 27 31 .466
St. Louis Stars 29 33 .468
Toledo Tigers / Cleveland Tate Stars 21 30 .423
Milwaukee Bears 14 32 .304

Memphis Red Sox

17 8 .680

†Memphis was not in the league but their games counted in the standings.

Eastern Colored League final standings

Eastern Colored League (East)
Club Wins Losses Win %   GB
Hilldale 32 17 .673 --
Cuban Stars 23 17 .575 4.5
Brooklyn Royal Giants 18 18 .500 7.5
Atlantic City Bacharach Giants 19 23 .452 9.5
New York Lincoln Giants 16 22 .421 10.5
Baltimore Black Sox 19 30 .388 13

Events

  • September 17 - The New York Giants' George Kelly sets a major-league record by hitting home runs in three consecutive innings (3rd, 4th and 5th) against the Chicago Cubs' Vic Aldridge as New York rolls to a 13–6 win. Kelly adds a single and double to run his total bases to 15 for the game. Kelly has now hit a record six homers off cousin Aldridge this year, a mark off one pitcher that will be tied by Ted Williams in the 1941 season, off Johnny Rigney, and Ted Kluszewski in 1954, off Max Surkont.
  • October 15 - The New York Yankees defeat the New York Giants, 4-2, in Game 6 of the World Series to win their first World Championship, four games to two. The Yankees opened their new Yankee Stadium in April making it the third time that a team had inaugurated a new stadium with a World Series win. The three consecutive matchups between the Yankees and Giants (1921-1923) marked the only time, to date, that three straight World Series featured the same two clubs.

Births

January-April

May-August

September-December

Deaths

  • January 1 - Willie Keeler, 50, right fielder and prolific bunter who "hit 'em where they ain't" in compiling .341 lifetime batting average; two-time NL batting champion batted over .370 from 1894-99, including .424 mark and record 44-game hitting streak for 1897 Orioles; led league in singles seven times, hits three times and runs once, ranked second all-time in hits and runs upon retirement
  • April 10 - Jay Faatz, 62, First baseman for 3 seasons, and was a player-manager for a short time, 1884-1890.
  • April 21 - Joe Ellick, 69, right fielder for four seasons; 1875, 1878, 1880, 1884.
  • May 23 - Willard Mains, 54, pitcher for three seasons from 1888-1896, and had a Win/Loss record of 16-17.
  • June 12 - Cliff Carroll, 63, outfielder for 11 seasons from 1882-1893.
  • October 26 - Jimmy Ryan, 60, center fielder for Chicago who batted .306 lifetime, led NL in hits, home runs, doubles and slugging in 1888; recovered from serious injury in 1893 train wreck to hit .361 the next year; ranked third all-time in hits, fourth in runs and home runs upon retirement
  • December 9 - "Wild Bill" Donovan, 47, pitcher who had 25-win seasons with 1901 Brooklyn and 1907 Detroit teams; later managed Highlanders and Phillies

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