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The following are the baseball events of the year 1924 throughout the world.  

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Champions

Awards and honors

President Calvin Coolidge (left) presents Washington Senators pitcher Walter Johnson (right) with the American League diploma.

MLB statistical leaders

  American League National League
Type Name Stat Name Stat
AVG Babe Ruth NYY .378 Rogers Hornsby STL .424
HR Babe Ruth NYY 46 Jack Fournier BRO 27
RBI Goose Goslin WSH 129 George Kelly NYG 136
Wins Walter Johnson WSH 23 Dazzy Vance BRO 28
ERA Walter Johnson WSH 2.72 Dazzy Vance BRO 2.16

Major league baseball final standings

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American League final standings

American League
Club Wins Losses Win %   GB
Washington Senators 92 62 .597 --
New York Yankees 89 63 .586 2
Detroit Tigers 86 68 .558 6
St. Louis Browns 74 78 .487 17
Philadelphia Athletics 71 81 .467 20
Cleveland Indians 67 86 .438 24.5
Boston Red Sox 67 87 .435 25
Chicago White Sox 66 87 .431 25.5

National League final standings

National League
Club Wins Losses Win %   GB
New York Giants 93 60 .608 --
Brooklyn Robins 92 62 .597 1.5
Pittsburgh Pirates 90 63 .588 3
Cincinnati Reds 83 70 .542 10
Chicago Cubs 81 72 .529 12
St. Louis Cardinals 65 89 .422 28.5
Philadelphia Phillies 55 96 .364 37
Boston Braves 53 100 .346 40

Negro League Baseball final standings

Negro National League final standings

Negro National League (West)
Club Wins Losses Win %   GB
Kansas City Monarchs 60 27 .690
Chicago American Giants 63 29 .685
St. Louis Stars 36 31 .537
Detroit Stars 38 37 .507
Cuban Stars 19 19 .500
Birmingham Black Barons 37 46 .446
Memphis Red Sox 26 36 .419
Cleveland Browns 17 34 .333
Indianapolis ABCs 3 12 .200

† Indianapolis dropped out of the league in June and was replaced by Memphis.

Eastern Colored League final standings

Eastern Colored League (East)
Club Wins Losses Win %   GB
Philadelphia Hilldale Giants 58 23 .716
Baltimore Black Sox 51 35 .593
New York Lincoln Giants 55 44 .556
Harrisburg Giants 40 34 .541
Atlantic City Bacharach Giants 34 30 .531
Washington/Wilmington Potomacs 23 36 .390
Brooklyn Royal Giants 12 23 .343
Cuban Stars 16 36 .308

Events

  • October 10 - The Washington Senators defeat the New York Giants, 4-3, in 12 innings, in Game 7 of the World Series to win their first World Championship, four games to three. The Giants became the first team to play in four consecutive World Series, winning in 1921–1922 and losing in 1923–1924. Their long-time manager, John McGraw, made his ninth and final World Series appearance. This was the second extra-inning World Series–deciding game (1912) and the last before 1991. The winning team of the 1991 World Series was the very same franchise, by then known as the Minnesota Twins.

Births

January-March

April-June

July-September

October-December

Deaths

  • January 4 - John Peters, 73, 19th century shortstop for four clubs, including the pennant-winning 1876 Chicago White Stockings in the very first year of the National League
  • February 27 - Thomas Lynch, 65, NL president from 1910 to 1913, previously a highly regarded umpire from 1888 to 1899
  • March 7 - Pat Moran, 48, Cincinnati manager since 1919 who was first man to lead two teams to World Series, winning with 1919 Reds but losing with 1915 Phillies; previously catcher for three NL teams, including 1906-08 champion Cubs
  • March 17 - Bill Harbridge, 68, catcher/outfielder for five teams from 1875–1884.
  • April 4 - George Wood, 65, left fielder, mainly in Detroit and Philadelphia, who batted .300 twice, led NL in home runs in 1882
  • April 8 - Jimmy Macullar, 69, shortstop and center fielder for six seasons from 1879–1886. Holds Major League lifetime record for games played at shortstop for a left-handed thrower.
  • April 16 - Buster Hoover, 61, outfielder for three seasons, 1884, 1886, and 1892.
  • May 16 - Candy Cummings, 75, pitcher credited with developing the curveball in 1867, won 28 or more games for four teams in National Association; later a minor league executive
  • June 2 - Jay Hughes, 50, pitcher for the Orioles and Superbas from 1898–1902. Led the National League in wins in 1899.
  • August 17 - John Bruce, 67, secretary of the National Commission from 1903 to 1920, previously legal counsel to AL president; part owner of Browns from 1902 to 1916
  • September 15 - Frank Chance, 47, first baseman and manager of the Cubs who anchored famed infield of four NL and two World Series champions from 1906–1910, batted .300 four times, led NL in runs once and steals twice; 1906 squad won record 116 games, career winning percentage (.593) was second highest among managers of 1500 or more games; 401 steals were top mark for first basemen
  • October 9 - Jake Daubert, 40, first baseman and captain for NL champions in Brooklyn and Cincinnati who batted .303 lifetime, won batting titles in 1913-14; 1913 MVP led NL in triples twice
  • October 29 - Pop Snyder, 70, catcher for several teams over 18 seasons including 1878 Boston champions; also managed Cincinnati to 1882 American Association pennant

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