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The following are the baseball events of the year 1951 throughout the world.  

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Headline Event of the YearEdit

Baseball's Shot Heard 'Round the World gives the New York Giants the National League Pennant in the third game of a three game tiebreaker series over the Brooklyn Dodgers.

ChampionsEdit

Major League BaseballEdit

Other championsEdit

Awards and honorsEdit

Statistical LeadersEdit

  American League National League
Type Name Stat Name Stat
AVG Ferris Fain PHA .344 Stan Musial STL .355
HR Gus Zernial PHA 33 Ralph Kiner NYG 42
RBI Gus Zernial PHA 129 Monte Irvin NYG 121
Wins Bob Feller CLE 22 Larry Jansen NYG
& Sal Maglie NYG
23
ERA Saul Rogovin CHW 2.78 Chet Nichols BSB 2.88
Ks Vic Raschi NYY 164 Don Newcombe BRK &
Warren Spahn BSB
164

Major League Baseball final standingsEdit

American League final standingsEdit

American League
Club Wins Losses Win %   GB
New York Yankees 98 56 .636 --
Cleveland Indians 93 61 .604 5
Boston Red Sox 87 67 .565 11
Chicago White Sox 81 73 .526 17
Detroit Tigers 73 81 .474 25
Philadelphia Athletics 70 84 .455 28
Washington Senators 62 92 .403 36
St. Louis Browns 52 102 .338 46

National League final standingsEdit

National League
Club Wins Losses Win %   GB
New York Giants 98 59 .624 --
Brooklyn Dodgers 97 60 .618 1
St. Louis Cardinals 81 73 .526 15.5
Boston Braves 76 78 .494 20.5
Philadelphia Phillies 73 81 .474 23.5
Cincinnati Reds 68 86 .442 28.5
Pittsburgh Pirates 64 90 .416 32.5
Chicago Cubs 62 92 .403 43.5

EventsEdit

January-MarchEdit

April-JuneEdit

July-SeptemberEdit

October-DecemberEdit

  • October 10 - Hank Bauer's bases-loaded triple propels the New York Yankees to a 4-3 win over the Giants and with it their 3rd straight championship. The Yankees beat the New York Giants 4 games to 2. Just before the game, Giants manager Leo Durocher turns over a letter he received to Ford Frick that offer the Giants manager a $15,000 bribe "if the Giants managed to lose the next 3 games".
  • October 17 - the Yomiuri Giants win the Japan Series over the Nankai Hawks. Incredibly, they will win the pennant 19 times in the next 23 years, including 9 in succession (1965-1973).

MoviesEdit

BirthsEdit

DeathsEdit

  • February 6 - Gabby Street, 68, manager of the Cardinals' 1931 World Series champions, previously a catcher for Walter Johnson
  • February 25 - Smokey Joe Williams, 64, Hall of Fame fireballing Negro Leagues pitcher
  • March 25 - Eddie Collins, 63, Hall of Fame second baseman and career .333 hitter for the Athletics and White Sox, the 1914 AL MVP, the sixth player to make 3000 hits, and second to Ty Cobb in career steals
  • July 9 - Harry Heilmann, 56, Hall of Fame right fielder and 4-time AL batting champion who batted .342 in his career, primarily with the Detroit Tigers
  • September 16 - Bill Klem, 77, "father of baseball umpires" who worked in a record 18 World Series during a 37-year career, and introduced the inside chest protector. Was one of first 2 umpires in Hall of Fame.
  • November 26 - Pete Hill, 71, baseball's first great black outfielder (Hall of Famer).
  • December 5 - Shoeless Joe Jackson, 62, career .356 hitter who was the most prominent of the eight players banned from baseball after the Black Sox scandal
  • December 8 - Bobby Lowe, 86, second baseman for multiple Boston champions in the 1890s. Lowe 1st was 1st major league player to hit 4 home runs in one game (1894).

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