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The following are the baseball events of the year 1919 throughout the world.  

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Headline Event of the YearEdit

Chicago White Sox players accused of throwing World Series, resulting in the Black Sox scandal.

ChampionsEdit

Awards and honorsEdit

MLB Statistical LeadersEdit

  American League National League
Type Name Stat Name Stat
AVG Ty Cobb .384 Edd Roush .321
HR Babe Ruth 29 Gavvy Cravath 12
RBI Babe Ruth 114 Hy Myers 73
Wins Eddie Cicotte 29 Jesse Barnes 25
ERA Walter Johnson 1.49 Pete Alexander 1.72

Major League Baseball final standingsEdit

American League final standingsEdit

American League
Club Wins Losses Win %   GB
Chicago White Sox 88 52 .629 --
Cleveland Indians 84 55 .604 3.5
New York Yankees 80 59 .576 7.5
Detroit Tigers 80 60 .571 8
St. Louis Browns 67 72 .482 20.5
Boston Red Sox 66 71 .482 20.5
Washington Senators 56 84 .400 32
Philadelphia Athletics 36 104 .257 52

National League final standingsEdit

National League
Club Wins Losses Win %   GB
Cincinnati Reds 96 44 .686 --
New York Giants 87 53 .621 9
Chicago Cubs 75 65 .536 21
Pittsburgh Pirates 71 68 .511 24.5
Brooklyn Robins 69 71 .493 27
Boston Braves 57 82 .410 38.5
St. Louis Cardinals 54 83 .394 40.5
Philadelphia Phillies 47 90 .343 47.5

EventsEdit

BirthsEdit

DeathsEdit

  • January 8 - Jim O'Rourke, 68, left fielder for Boston, Buffalo and New York who batted .314 lifetime and ended his career ranked second all-time in games, hits, runs, doubles and total bases; made first hit in major league history after four seasons in National Association, and later became oldest player ever to get a hit at age 54; led NL in hits, runs, home runs, triples and walks once each; later a minor league manager and executive
  • May 16 - Germany Schaefer, 42, second baseman who forced a rule change after stealing first base in reverse direction during a 1908 game while with the Tigers
  • August 16 - Ed McKean, 55, shortstop for the Cleveland Spiders who batted .302 lifetime and had four seasons of 100 runs and 100 RBI; among first ten players to reach 2000 hits
  • September 20 - Cy Seymour, 46, center fielder for the Giants and Reds who batted .303 lifetime; led NL in batting, doubles, triples and RBI in 1905, also won 61 games as pitcher from 1896-1900

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