1924 Major League Baseball season

The 1924 Major League Baseball season.

1924 MLB season
LeagueMajor League Baseball
SportBaseball
DurationApril 15 – October 10, 1924
Regular Season
League Postseason
AL championsWashington Senators
NL championsNew York Giants
World Series
ChampionsWashington Senators
  Runners-upNew York Giants

Awards and honors

Statistical leaders

  American League National League
Type Name Stat Name Stat
AVG Babe Ruth NYY .378 Rogers Hornsby SLC .424
HR Babe Ruth NYY 46 Jack Fournier BKN 27
RBI Goose Goslin WSH 129 George Kelly NYG 136
Wins Walter Johnson1 WSH 23 Dazzy Vance2 BKN 28
ERA Walter Johnson1 WSH 2.72 Dazzy Vance2 BKN 2.16
SO Walter Johnson1 WSH 158 Dazzy Vance2 BKN 262
SV Firpo Marberry WSH 15 Jakie May CIN 6
SB Eddie Collins CHW 42 Max Carey PIT 49

1 American League Triple Crown Pitching Winner

2 National League Triple Crown Pitching Winner

Major league baseball final standings

American League final standings

American League W L Pct. GB Home Road
Washington Senators 92 62 0.597 47–30 45–32
New York Yankees 89 63 0.586 2 45–32 44–31
Detroit Tigers 86 68 0.558 6 45–33 41–35
St. Louis Browns 74 78 0.487 17 41–36 33–42
Philadelphia Athletics 71 81 0.467 20 36–39 35–42
Cleveland Indians 67 86 0.438 24½ 37–38 30–48
Boston Red Sox 67 87 0.435 25 41–36 26–51
Chicago White Sox 66 87 0.431 25½ 37–39 29–48

National League final standings

National League W L Pct. GB Home Road
New York Giants 93 60 0.608 51–26 42–34
Brooklyn Robins 92 62 0.597 46–31 46–31
Pittsburgh Pirates 90 63 0.588 3 49–28 41–35
Cincinnati Reds 83 70 0.542 10 43–33 40–37
Chicago Cubs 81 72 0.529 12 46–31 35–41
St. Louis Cardinals 65 89 0.422 28½ 40–37 25–52
Philadelphia Phillies 55 96 0.364 37 26–49 29–47
Boston Braves 53 100 0.346 40 28–48 25–52

Managers

American League

Team Manager Comments
Boston Red Sox Lee Fohl
Chicago White Sox Kid Gleason
Cleveland Indians Tris Speaker
Detroit Tigers Ty Cobb
New York Yankees Miller Huggins
Philadelphia Athletics Connie Mack
St. Louis Browns George Sisler
Washington Senators Bucky Harris

National League

Team Manager Comments
Boston Braves Dave Bancroft
Brooklyn Robins Wilbert Robinson
Chicago Cubs Bill Killefer
Cincinnati Reds Jack Hendricks
New York Giants John McGraw
Philadelphia Phillies Art Fletcher
Pittsburgh Pirates Bill McKechnie
St. Louis Cardinals Branch Rickey

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1924 Boston Braves season

The 1924 Boston Braves season was the 54th season of the franchise. The Braves finished eighth in the National League with a record of 53 wins and 100 losses.

1924 Boston Red Sox season

The 1924 Boston Red Sox season was the 24th season in the franchise's Major League Baseball history. The Red Sox finished seventh in the American League (AL) with a record of 67 wins and 87 losses.

1924 Brooklyn Robins season

The 1924 Brooklyn Robins put up a good fight with the rival New York Giants before falling just short of the pennant. Staff ace Dazzy Vance led the league in wins, ERA, strikeouts and complete games to be named the National League Most Valuable Player.

1924 Chicago Cubs season

The 1924 Chicago Cubs season was the 53rd season of the Chicago Cubs franchise, the 49th in the National League and the 9th at Wrigley Field (then known as "Cubs Park"). The Cubs finished fifth in the National League with a record of 81–72.

1924 Chicago White Sox season

The 1924 Chicago White Sox season was a season in major league baseball. Despite the best efforts of player-manager Eddie Collins, the White Sox finished last in the American League for the first time.

1924 Cincinnati Reds season

The 1924 Cincinnati Reds season was a season in American baseball. The team finished fourth in the National League with a record of 83–70, 10 games behind the New York Giants.

1924 Cleveland Indians season

The 1924 Cleveland Indians season was a season in American baseball. The team finished sixth in the American League with a record of 67–86, ​24 1⁄2 games behind the Washington Senators.

1924 Detroit Tigers season

The 1924 Detroit Tigers season was a season in American baseball. The team finished third in the American League with a record of 86–68, 6 games behind the Washington Senators.

1924 New York Giants season

The 1924 New York Giants season was the franchise's 42nd season. The team finished first in the National League with a record of 93–60, winning the NL pennant for the fourth consecutive season, a record that still stands, as of 2016. They went on to the World Series, losing to the Washington Senators in seven games.

1924 New York Yankees season

The 1924 New York Yankees season was the team's 22nd season in New York and its 24th overall. The team finished with a record of 89–63, finishing 2 games behind the Washington Senators. New York was managed by Miller Huggins. The Yankees played their home games at Yankee Stadium.

1924 Philadelphia Athletics season

The 1924 Philadelphia Athletics season involved the A's finishing 5th in the American League with a record of 71 wins and 81 losses.

1924 Philadelphia Phillies season

The 1924 Philadelphia Phillies season saw the Phillies climb out of last place and into seventh and home attendance improving to over 299,000. Cy Williams led the team in home runs with 24.

1924 Pittsburgh Pirates season

The 1924 Pittsburgh Pirates season was the 43rd season of the Pittsburgh Pirates franchise; the 38th in the National League. The Pirates finished third in the league standings with a record of 90–63.

1924 St. Louis Browns season

The 1924 St. Louis Browns season involved the Browns finishing 4th in the American League with a record of 74 wins and 78 losses. This was George Sisler's first season as manager.

1924 St. Louis Cardinals season

The 1924 St. Louis Cardinals season was the team's 43rd season in St. Louis, Missouri and its 33rd season in the National League. The Cardinals went 65–89 during the season and finished 6th in the National League.

1924 Washington Senators season

The 1924 Washington Senators won 92 games, lost 62, and finished in first place in the American League. Fueled by the excitement of winning their first AL pennant, the Senators won the World Series in dramatic fashion, a 12-inning game 7 victory.

1924 World Series

In the 1924 World Series, the Washington Senators beat the New York Giants in seven games. 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 in 1924. The contest concluded with the second World Series-deciding game which ran to extra innings (the first had occurred in 1912). Later, the Senators would reorganize as the Minnesota Twins, again winning the World Series in a game which ran to extra innings in 1991.

Walter Johnson, after pitching his first 20-victory season (23) since 1919, was making his first World Series appearance, at the age of 36, while nearing the end of his career with the Senators. He lost his two starts, but the Senators battled back to force a Game 7, giving Johnson a chance to redeem himself when he came on in relief in that game. Johnson held on to get the win and give Washington its first and only championship. The seventh game is widely considered to be one of the most dramatic games in Series history.

Johnson struck out twelve Giants batters in Game 1 in a losing cause. Although that total matched Ed Walsh's number in the 1906 World Series, it came in twelve innings. Johnson only struck out nine in the first nine innings.

In Game 7, with the Senators behind 3–1 in the eighth, Bucky Harris hit a routine ground ball to third which hit a pebble and took a bad hop over Giants third baseman Freddie Lindstrom. Two runners scored on the play, tying the score at three. Walter Johnson then came in to pitch the ninth, and held the Giants scoreless into extra innings. With the score still 3–3, Washington came up in the twelfth. With one out, and runners on first and second, Earl McNeely hit another grounder at Lindstrom, and again the ball took a bad hop, scoring Muddy Ruel with the Series-winning run.

This was the only World Series championship victory during the franchise's time in Washington. As the Minnesota Twins, the team won the World Series in 1987 and 1991.

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