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The following are the baseball events of the year 1955 throughout the world.  

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ChampionsEdit

Major League BaseballEdit

Other championsEdit

Awards and honorsEdit

MLB Statistical LeadersEdit

American League National League
AVG Al Kaline DET .340 Richie Ashburn PHI .338
HR Mickey Mantle NYY 37 Willie Mays NYG 51
RBI Ray Boone DET &
Jackie Jensen BOS
116 Duke Snider BRO 136
Wins Whitey Ford NYY,
Bob Lemon CLE
& Frank Sullivan BOS
18 Robin Roberts PHI 23
ERA Billy Pierce CHW 1.97   Bob Friend PIT 2.83  
Ks Herb Score CLE 245 Sam Jones CHC 198

Major League Baseball final standingsEdit

American League final standingsEdit

American League
Club Wins Losses Win %   GB
New York Yankees 96 58 .623 --
Cleveland Indians 93 61 .604 3
Chicago White Sox 91 63 .591 5
Boston Red Sox 84 70 .545 12
Detroit Tigers 79 75 .513 17
Kansas City Athletics 63 91 .409 33
Baltimore Orioles 57 97 .370 39
Washington Senators 53 101 .344 43

National League final standingsEdit

National League
Club Wins Losses Win %   GB
Brooklyn Dodgers 98 55 .641 --
Milwaukee Braves 85 69 .552 13.5
New York Giants 80 74 .519 18.5
Philadelphia Phillies 77 77 .500 21.5
Cincinnati Reds 75 79 .487 23.5
Chicago Cubs 72 81 .471 26
St. Louis Cardinals 68 86 .442 30.5
Pittsburgh Pirates 60 94 .390 38.5

EventsEdit

Before the Athletics arrive in town, the Kansas City Monarchs move their base of operations to Grand Rapids, Michigan. They retain the name "Kansas City Monarchs" and continue in the Negro American League as a barnstorming team.

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BirthsEdit

DeathsEdit

  • January 13 - Bill Dinneen, 78, pitching star of the 1903 World Series who went on to have a 29-year career as an American League umpire
  • August 26 - Sol White, 87, player, manager and executive with various Negro leagues and teams from 1887 to 1926
  • October 27 - Clark Griffith, 85, Hall of Fame pitcher and manager, and owner of the Washington Senators since 1920; won overf 240 major league games.
  • November 4 - Cy Young, 88, Hall of Fame pitcher who won a record 511 games over a 22-year career and pitched three no-hitters, including a perfect game
  • December 6 - Honus Wagner, 81, legendary Hall of Fame shortstop who won 8 NL batting crowns (sharing the NL record with Tony Gwynn, and led the league in RBI, stolen bases, doubles and slugging percentage at least five times each

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