1930 Major League Baseball season

The 1930 Major League Baseball season.

1930 MLB season
LeagueMajor League Baseball
SportBaseball
DurationApril 14 – October 8, 1930
Regular season
Season championsAL: Philadelphia Athletics
NL: St. Louis Cardinals
World Series
ChampionsPhiladelphia Athletics
  Runners-upSt. Louis Cardinals

Major league baseball final standings

American League final standings

Rank Club Wins Losses Win %   GB
1st Philadelphia Athletics   102 52 .662    –
2nd Washington Senators   94 60 .610 8.0
3rd New York Yankees   86 68 .558 16.0
4th Cleveland Indians   81 73 .526 21.0
5th Detroit Tigers   75 79 .487 27.0
6th St. Louis Browns   64 90 .416 38.0
7th Chicago White Sox   62 92 .403 40.0
8th Boston Red Sox   52 102 .338 50.0

National League final standings

Rank Club Wins Losses Win %   GB
1st St. Louis Cardinals 92 62 .597    –
2nd Chicago Cubs 90 64 .584   2.0
3rd New York Giants 87 67 .565   5.0
4th Brooklyn Robins 86 68 .558   6.0
5th Pittsburgh Pirates 80 74 .519 12.0
6th Boston Braves 70 84 .455 22.0
7th Cincinnati Reds 59 95 .383 33.0
8th Philadelphia Phillies 52 102 .338 40.0

MLB statistical leaders

  American League National League
Type Name Stat Name Stat
AVG Al Simmons PHA .381 Bill Terry NYG .401
HR Babe Ruth NYY 49 Hack Wilson CHC 56
RBI Lou Gehrig NYY 174 Hack Wilson CHC 191
Wins Lefty Grove PHA 28 Ray Kremer PIT
Pat Malone CHC
20
ERA Lefty Grove PHA 2.54 Dazzy Vance BKN 2.61
SO Lefty Grove PHA 209 Bill Hallahan SLC 177
SV Lefty Grove PHA 9 Hi Bell SLC 8
SB Marty McManus DET 23 Kiki Cuyler CHC 37

Managers

American League

Team Manager Comments
Boston Red Sox Heinie Wagner
Chicago White Sox Donie Bush
Cleveland Indians Roger Peckinpaugh
Detroit Tigers Bucky Harris
New York Yankees Bob Shawkey
Philadelphia Athletics Connie Mack
St. Louis Browns Bill Killefer
Washington Senators Walter Johnson

National League

Team Manager Comments
Boston Braves Bill McKechnie
Brooklyn Robins Wilbert Robinson
Chicago Cubs Joe McCarthy and Rogers Hornsby
Cincinnati Reds Dan Howley
New York Giants John McGraw
Philadelphia Phillies Burt Shotton
Pittsburgh Pirates Jewel Ens
St. Louis Cardinals Gabby Street

Events

  • On consecutive days in July 1930, the Philadelphia Phillies manages to score 15 runs in a game, but were losers in both games. On July 23, the Phillies lost to the Pittsburgh Pirates 16–15, and on July 24, they lost to the Chicago Cubs 19–15.[1] The July 24 game still holds the record for the most runs scored in a game without a home run.[2]

References

  1. ^ "Worst Pitching Staff Ever". goldenrankings.com. Retrieved November 29, 2014.
  2. ^ "34 Runs With Only Two Extra-Base Hits". goldenrankings.com. Retrieved November 29, 2014.

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1930 Boston Braves season

The 1930 Boston Braves season was the 60th season of the franchise.

1930 Boston Red Sox season

The 1930 Boston Red Sox season was the 30th season in the franchise's Major League Baseball history. The Red Sox finished last in the eight-team American League (AL) with a record of 52 wins and 102 losses.

1930 Brooklyn Robins season

The 1930 Brooklyn Robins were in first place from mid-May through mid-August but faded down the stretch and finished the season in fourth place.

1930 Chicago Cubs season

The 1930 Chicago Cubs season was the 59th season of the Chicago Cubs franchise, the 55th in the National League and the 15th at Wrigley Field. The Cubs were managed by Joe McCarthy and Rogers Hornsby for the final four games of the season. They finished in second place in Major League Baseball's National League with a record of 90–64. In the peak year of the lively ball era, the Cubs scored 998 runs, third most in the majors. Future Hall of Famers Kiki Cuyler, Gabby Hartnett, and Hack Wilson led the offense.

1930 Chicago White Sox season

The 1930 Chicago White Sox season was the team's 30th season in the major leagues, and its 31st season overall. They finished with a record 62–92, good enough for 6th place in the American League, 40 games behind the 1st place Philadelphia Athletics.

1930 Cincinnati Reds season

The 1930 Cincinnati Reds season was a season in American baseball. The team finished seventh in the National League with a record of 59–95, 33 games behind the St. Louis Cardinals.

1930 Cleveland Indians season

The 1930 Cleveland Indians season was a season in American baseball. The team finished fourth in the American League with a record of 81–73, 21 games behind the Philadelphia Athletics.

1930 Detroit Tigers season

The 1930 Detroit Tigers season was a season in American baseball. The team finished fifth in the American League with a record of 75–79, 27 games behind the Philadelphia Athletics.

1930 New York Giants (MLB) season

The 1930 New York Giants season was the 48th in franchise history. The team finished third in the National League with a record of 87–67, 5 games behind the St. Louis Cardinals.

1930 New York Yankees season

The 1930 New York Yankees season was their 28th season. The team finished with a record of 86–68, finishing 16 games behind the Philadelphia Athletics. New York was managed by Bob Shawkey. The Yankees played their home games at Yankee Stadium.

1930 Philadelphia Athletics season

The 1930 Philadelphia Athletics season involved the A's finishing first in the American League with a record of 102 wins and 52 losses. It was their second of three consecutive pennants. In the 1930 World Series, they defeated the St. Louis Cardinals in six games. This was the A's final World Series championship in Philadelphia. They would next win the World Series 42 years later, in 1972, after they had moved to Oakland.

When playing the Cleveland Indians on July 25, the Athletics became the only team in Major League history to execute a triple steal twice in one game.

1930 Philadelphia Phillies season

The following lists the events of the 1930 Philadelphia Phillies season.

1930 Pittsburgh Pirates season

The 1930 Pittsburgh Pirates season was the 49th season of the Pittsburgh Pirates franchise; the 44th in the National League. The Pirates finished fifth in the league standings with a record of 80–74.

1930 St. Louis Browns season

The 1930 St. Louis Browns season involved the Browns finishing 6th in the American League with a record of 64 wins and 90 losses.

1930 St. Louis Cardinals season

The 1930 St. Louis Cardinals season was the team's 49th season in St. Louis, Missouri and the 39th season in the National League. The Cardinals went 92–62 during the season and finished first in the National League. In the 1930 World Series, they lost to the Philadelphia Athletics in six games.

1930 Washington Senators season

The 1930 Washington Senators won 94 games, lost 60, and finished in second place in the American League. They were managed by Walter Johnson and played home games at Griffith Stadium.

1930 World Series

The 1930 World Series featured the defending champion Philadelphia Athletics and the St. Louis Cardinals. The Athletics defeated the Cardinals in six games, 4–2. Philly's pitching ace Lefty Grove, and George Earnshaw, No. 2 man in Mr. Mack's rotation, won two games apiece. Earnshaw also pitched seven scoreless innings as Game 5 starter, but ended up with a no-decision as Grove relieved him in the eighth and took the win on Jimmie Foxx's two-run homer in the top of the ninth for the game's only scoring.

The Cardinals led the National League in runs scored and averaged six runs per game in the regular season, but could manage only two runs per game in this World Series.

This was the Athletics' fifth World Series championship win (following 1910, 1911, 1913 and 1929), and their last in Philadelphia before moving to Kansas City in 1955 and then Oakland in 1968—where they have since won four more World Series titles (1972, 1973, 1974, and 1989). Their win this year tied them with the Boston Red Sox for most World Series wins as of that point (five) until 1937, when the New York Yankees surged ahead of both in World Series wins and have gone on to amass 27 World Series championships as of 2018.

The city of Philadelphia would have to wait 50 years until its next World Series championship, when the Phillies defeated the Kansas City Royals and thus becoming the last of the "Original Sixteen" MLB franchises to accomplish the feat.

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