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The following are the baseball events of the year 1954 throughout the world.  

Contents

Champions

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Major League Baseball

Other champions

Awards and honors

Statistical leaders

  American League National League
Type Name Stat Name Stat
AVG Bobby Avila CLE .341 Willie Mays NYG .345
HR Larry Doby CLE 32 Ted Kluszewski CIN 49
RBI Larry Doby CLE 126 Ted Kluszewski CIN 141
Wins Bob Lemon CLE &
Early Wynn CLE
23 Robin Roberts PHI 23
ERA Mike Garcia CLE 2.64 Johnny Antonelli SFG 2.30

Major league baseball final standings

American League final standings

American League
Club Wins Losses Win %   GB
Cleveland Indians 111 43 .721 --
New York Yankees 103 51 .669 8
Chicago White Sox 94 60 .610 17
Boston Red Sox 69 85 .448 42
Detroit Tigers 68 86 .442 43
Washington Senators 66 88 .429 45
Baltimore Orioles 54 100 .351 57
Philadelphia Athletics 51 103 .331 60

National League final standings

National League
Club Wins Losses Win %   GB
New York Giants 97 57 .630 --
Brooklyn Dodgers 92 62 .597 5
Milwaukee Braves 89 65 .578 8
Philadelphia Phillies 75 79 .487 22
Cincinnati Reds 74 80 .481 23
St. Louis Cardinals 72 82 .468 25
Chicago Cubs 64 90 .416 33
Pittsburgh Pirates 53 101 .344 44

Events

January-March

April-June

July–September

The Catch: Willie Mays hauls in Vic Wertz's drive at the warning track in the 1954 World Series.

October-December

Movies

  • Roogie's Bump

Births

January-February

March-April

May-June

July-August

September-October

November-December

Deaths

  • January 5 - Rabbit Maranville, 62, rambunctious shortstop who set a career record with 2,153 games at the position and was MVP runner-up on the 1914 "Miracle Braves"
  • January 20 - Bunny Madden, 71, catcher for the Boston Red Sox and Philadelphia Phillies between 1909 and 1911
  • February 16 - Red Parnell, 48, All-Star left fielder in the Negro Leagues, most notably with the Philadelphia Stars
  • March 12 - Bob Quinn, 84, executive who owned the Boston Red Sox from 1923 to 1933 and also ran three other franchises
  • May 22 - Chief Bender, 70, Hall of Fame pitcher who won 212 games, starring for 3 Philadelphia Athletics world champion teams
  • July 13 - Ed Porray, 65, Pitcher for the 1914 Buffalo Buffeds, who is best known as being the only Major League player born at sea.
  • July 13 - Grantland Rice, 73, sportswriter
  • July 15 - Chris Mahoney, 69, pitcher/outfielder for the 1910 Boston Red Sox
  • October 5 - Oscar Charleston, 57, star center fielder of the Negro Leagues
  • October 14 - Bill Swanson, 66, backup infielder for the 1914 Boston Red Sox
  • October 19 - Hugh Duffy, 87, Hall of Fame center fielder who batted a record .438 in 1894
  • October 22 - Earl Whitehill, 54, 200-game winning pitcher
  • December 9 - Bill McGowan, 58, American League umpire since 1925 who worked in 8 World Series, and who did not miss a single inning from 1925 until 1942[1]

References

  1. ^ Great Baseball Feats, Facts and Figures, 2008 Edition, p.42, David Nemec and Scott Flatow, A Signet Book, Penguin Group, New York, NY, ISBN 978-0-451-22363-0

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