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The following are the baseball events of the year 1930 throughout the world.  

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ChampionsEdit

Awards and honorsEdit

  • None

Statistical LeadersEdit

  American League National League
Type Name Stat Name Stat
AVG Al Simmons PHA .381 Bill Terry NYG .401
HR Babe Ruth NYY 49Hack Wilson CHC 56
RBI Lou Gehrig NYY 174 Hack Wilson1 CHC 191
Wins Lefty Grove PHA 28 Ray Kremer PIT &
Pat Malone CHC
20
ERA Lefty Grove PHA 2.54 Dazzy Vance BRO 2.61
Ks Lefty Grove PHA 209 Bill Hallahan STL 177

1Single season record for RBIs

Major League Baseball final standingsEdit

American League final standingsEdit

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 standingsEdit

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 Dodgers 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

EventsEdit

BirthsEdit

DeathsEdit

  • April 14 - John B. Sheridan, 61, sportswriter for St. Louis newspapers whose column "Back of the Home Plate" appeared in The Sporting News for many years
  • April 18 - Jack Stivetts, 62, pitcher for St. Louis and Boston who had six 20-win seasons, including 30-win campaigns in 1891-92; in 1892, pitched no-hitter and won twice in championship playoff
  • November 20 - William Hanna, 68, sportswriter for various New York newspapers since 1888, known for his florid writing style
  • December 9 - Rube Foster, 51, Hall of Fame pioneer and driving force in the Negro Leagues who was owner and manager of the Chicago American Giants from 1911 to 1925; founded the first stable Negro League, the Negro National League, in 1920, and won its first three pennants; was black baseball's premier pitcher in the century's first decade (real name Andrew Foster)

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