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The following are the baseball events of the year 1936 throughout the world.  

Contents

Champions

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Major League Baseball

Other champions

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Awards and honors

MLB statistical leaders

  American League National League
Type Name Stat Name Stat
AVG Luke Appling CHW .388 Paul Waner PIT .373
HR Lou Gehrig NYY 49 Mel Ott NYG 33
RBI Hal Trosky CLE 162 Joe Medwick STL 138
Wins Tommy Bridges DET 23 Carl Hubbell NYG 26
ERA Lefty Grove BOS 2.81 Carl Hubbell NYG 2.31

Major league baseball final standings

American League final standings

American League
Club Wins Losses Win %   GB
New York Yankees 102 51 .667 --
Detroit Tigers 83 71 .539 19.5
Chicago White Sox 81 70 .536 20
Washington Senators 82 71 .536 20
Cleveland Indians 80 74 .519 22.5
Boston Red Sox 74 80 .481 28.5
St. Louis Browns 57 95 .375 44.5
Philadelphia Athletics 53 100 .346 49

National League final standings

National League
Club Wins Losses Win %   GB
New York Giants 92 62 .597 --
Chicago Cubs 87 67 .565 5
St. Louis Cardinals 87 67 .565 5
Pittsburgh Pirates 84 70 .545 8
Cincinnati Reds 74 80 .481 18
Boston Bees 71 83 .461 21
Brooklyn Dodgers 67 87 .435 25
Philadelphia Phillies 54 100 .351 38

Negro League Baseball final standings

Negro National League final standings

Negro National League
Club Wins Losses Win %   GB
Pittsburgh Crawfords 36 24 .600 --
Philadelphia Stars 15 12 .556 4.5
Newark Eagles 30 29 .508 5.5
New York Cubans 22 23 .489 6.5
Washington Elite Giants 21 24 .467 7.5
Homestead Grays 22 27 .449 8.5

Events

  • January 6 - New York Giants President Charles A. Stoneham dies of Bright's disease. He was the last surviving member of the trio that purchased the team in 1919. His son, Horace Stoneham, is elected the team's new president. Stoneham‚ 32‚ will remain president for the next 40 years before selling the team in 1976.
  • March 17 - Rookie Joe DiMaggio makes his spring debut with the New York Yankees, collecting four hits‚ including a triple, in a 8–7 defeat to the St. Louis Cardinals.
  • April 29 - In St. Louis‚ Roy Parmelee‚ former New York Giants pitcher‚ beats Carl Hubbell, 2–1, in a 17-inning duel. The game is scoreless until the 12th when the Giants score a run‚ but the Cardinals match it in the bottom of the 12th. Parmelee allows just six hits in 17 innings‚ while Hubbell gives up 11.
  • October 6 - The New York Yankees defeat the New York Giants, 13–5, in Game 6 of the World Series to win their fifth World Championship title, four games to two. During the six games, the Yankees score 43 runs and collect 65 hits.

Births

January-April

May-August

September-December

Deaths

  • January 6 - Charles Stoneham, 59, owner of the New York Giants since 1919, during which period the team won five pennants and three World Series
  • January 11 - Turkey Gross, 39, shortstop for the 1925 Boston Red Sox
  • February 17 - Tom York, 85, played 15 season from 1871 to 1885, most prominately for the Providence Grays.
  • March 25 - Art Hagan, 73, Pitcher for two season from 1883 through 1884.
  • June 16 - Billy Shindle, 75, third baseman for the Detroit Wolverines, Baltimore Orioles, Philadelphia Athletics & Phillies, and Brooklyn Bridegrooms from 1886-98, and one of the first sluggers in the deadball era
  • June 18 - Al Nichols, 84, third baseman from 1875-1877. Banned for life after 1877 season with three other teammates for throwings games.
  • July 18 - Carl Stimson, 42, pitcher for the 1923 Boston Red Sox
  • October 4 - Hercules Burnett, 67, center fielder who played in two seasons for the Louisville Colonels in 1888 and 1895.
  • October 8 - Red Ames, 54, pitcher for the New York Giants, Cincinnati Reds, St. Louis Cardinals and Philadelphia Phillies from 1903-19, and recorded 183 wins with a 2.63 ERA
  • October 27 - Dave Black, 44, pitcher for the Chicago ChiFeds/Whales, Baltimore Terrapins and Boston Red Sox
  • October 31 - Deacon McGuire, 72, catcher for several teams over 26 seasons who set records with 1611 games, 1858 assists and 9291 chances at his position; batted .300 five times and was first catcher to hit 300 doubles; later a coach and manager
  • November 9 - Bill Stellberger, 71, pitched one game for the 1885 Providence Grays.
  • December 11 - Myron Grimshaw, 61, right fielder for the Boston Americans from 1905 through 1907
  • December 26 - Bill Clymer, 63, shortstop for three games during the 1891 season.
  • December 31 - Doc Casey, 66, third baseman for the Washington Senators, Brooklyn Superbas, Detroit Tigers and Chicago Cubs between 1898 and 1907

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