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The following are the baseball events of the year 1933 throughout the world.  

Contents

Headline Event of the Year

Champions

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Major League Baseball

Other champions

Awards and honors

MLB statistical leaders

  American League National League
Type Name Stat Name Stat
AVG Jimmie Foxx PHA .356 Chuck Klein PHI .368
HR Jimmie Foxx PHA 48 Chuck Klein PHI 28
RBI Jimmie Foxx PHA 163 Chuck Klein PHI 120
Wins Alvin Crowder WSH
Lefty Grove PHA
24 Carl Hubbell NYG 23
ERA Mel Harder CLE 2.95 Carl Hubbell NYG 1.66
SO Lefty Gomez NYY 163 Dizzy Dean STL 199
SV Jack Russell WSH 13 Phil Collins PHI 6
SB Ben Chapman NYY 27 Pepper Martin STL 26

Major league baseball final standings

American League final standings

Rank Club Wins Losses Win %   GB
1st Washington Senators 99   53 .651     --
2nd New York Yankees 91   59 .607   7.0
3rd Philadelphia Athletics 79   72 .523   19.5
4th Cleveland Indians 75   76 .497   23.5
5th Detroit Tigers 75   79 .487   25.0
6th Chicago White Sox 67   83 .447   31.0
7th Boston Red Sox 63   86 .423   34.5
8th St. Louis Browns 55   96 .364   43.5

National League final standings

Rank Club Wins Losses Win %   GB
1st New York Giants 91   61 .599     --
2nd Pittsburgh Pirates 87   67 .565   5.0
3rd Chicago Cubs 86   68 .558   6.0
4th Boston Braves 83   71 .539   9.0
5th St. Louis Cardinals 82   71 .536   9.5
6th Brooklyn Dodgers 65   88 .425   26.5
7th Philadelphia Phillies 60   92 .395   31.0
8th Cincinnati Reds 58   94 .382   33.0

Negro League Baseball final standings

Negro National League final standings

Negro National League
Club Wins Losses Win %   GB
Indianapolis American Giants 36 17 .679
Pittsburgh Crawfords 49 31 .613
Homestead Grays 14 9 .609
Detroit Stars 18 12 .600
Nashville Elite Giants 29 22 .569
Columbus/Akron/Cleveland Blue Birds 22 28 .444
Baltimore Black Sox 13 18 .419
  • Homestead was expelled for raiding players.
  • Several games were included in the standings against non-League teams.

Post-season:

  • Indianapolis and Pittsburgh won the first half.
    • Indianapolis beat Pittsburgh in a one-game play-off.
  • Nashville and Pittsburgh won the second half.
    • Pittsburgh beat Nashville in a 3-game play-off.
  • Indianapolis and Pittsburgh tied in a one-game play-off.
    • Pittsburgh owner/League commissioner awarded the Pennant to Pittsburgh, over the objection of Indianapolis.

Events

  • March 24 – Babe Ruth, another victim of the Great Depression, takes a pay cut of $23,000 from his previous salary of $75,000.
  • May 30 – John Stone of the Detroit Tigers becomes the first player in major league history to collect six extra base hits in a regulation length doubleheader‚ as he hit four doubles and two home runs against the St. Louis Browns.
  • October 1 - At Yankee Stadium, Babe Ruth attracts 25‚000 fans as he takes the mound against the Boston Red Sox. Ruth hits a fifth inning home run and takes a 6–0 lead into the sixth inning‚ then hangs on for a 6–5, complete-game victory. The Yankees back the Babe with 18 outfield putouts. Today is his last pitching appearance‚ and he finishes his pitching career for New York with a 5-0 record. Boston pitcher Bob Kline takes the loss. Ruth now has 10 winning seasons in 10 years as a pitcher‚ a mark that will be matched in 2004 by Andy Pettitte.
  • November 21 - Philadelphia Phillies right fielder Chuck Klein, who won the National League Triple Crown after hit .368 with 28 home runs and 120 RBI, is sold to the Cubs for $125,000 and three players. Klein, who also led the NL in hits (223), doubles (44), extra bases (79), total bases (365), slugging (.602), on-base % (.368) and OPS (1.025), and finished second in runs (102) and fourth in stolen bases (15), is the only player in major league history to be traded after a Triple Crown season.

Movies

Births

January-March

April-June

July-September

October-December

Deaths

  • January 2 - Kid Gleason, 66, who won 138 games as a pitcher and was second baseman for four teams from 1895-1906, twice batting .300; won AL pennant as rookie manager of White Sox in 1919, then watched as team threw World Series
  • January 4 - Hal Deviney, 39, pitched for the 1920 Boston Red Sox
  • January 31 - Beany Jacobson, 51, pitcher for the Washington Senators, St. Louis Browns and Boston Americans in the 1900s
  • March 20 - Dan Burke, 64, catcher/outfielder who played from 1890 to 1892 for the Rochester Broncos, Syracuse Stars and Boston Beaneaters
  • April 23 - Tim Keefe, 76, pitcher who won over 340 games, including six 30-win campaigns for the New York Metropolitans and Giants from 1883-88, with 40-win seasons in 1883 and 1886; led league in ERA three times and strikeouts twice, with career strikeout mark (2500+) being record until 1908; won 19 straight in 1888, leading Giants to first pennant, and was 4-0 with 0.51 ERA in championship series
  • May 19 - Wes Curry, 73, umpire for six seasons between 1885 and 1898 who also pitched two games in 1884
  • May 24 - Phonney Martin, 87, player and manager for the 1872 Brooklyn Eckfords, also played for the 1872 Troy Trojans, and 1873 New York Mutuals.
  • June 3 - Jack O'Brien, 60, outfielder for four clubs, and the first player to pinch-hit in World Series history, as a member of the 1903 Boston Americans
  • July 23 - Rip Williams, 51, versatile utility who appeared in 498 games for the Red Sox, Senators and Indians between 1911 and 1918
  • September 16 - George Gore, 76, center fielder for the White Stockings and Giants who batted .301 lifetime and won 1880 batting title; led NL in walks three times and runs twice, and upon retirement was fifth all-time in runs and second in walks
  • September 25 - Ring Lardner, 48, sportswriter for various newspapers, mainly in Chicago, since 1907; pioneered the satirical cynic's view of sports reporting
  • October 5 - William Veeck, Sr., 55, president of the Cubs since 1919; previously a sportswriter
  • October 10 - Joe Kostal, 57, pitched two games for the 1896 Louisville Colonels.

References

  1. ^ Buddy Myers at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ Much More than a Game: Players, Owners, & American Baseball Since 1921, Robert F. Burk, p.50, University of North Carolina Press, ISBN 0-80-782592-1
  3. ^ Great Baseball Feats, Facts and Figures, 2008 Edition, p.210, David Nemec and Scott Flatow, A Signet Book, Penguin Group, New York, NY, ISBN 978-0-451-22363-0

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