1924 Season News

During a 12-4 Philadelphia Athletics' victory over the Cleveland Indians, first baseman Joe Hauser set an American League record with three homeruns and a double for a total of fourteen bases. Ty Cobb later broke the record with sixteen bags of his own on May 5, 1925.

Washington Senators' ace Walter Johnson struck out fourteen on May 23rd (including six in a row) for a 4-0 one-hitter over the Chicago White Sox and his one-hundred third shutout. Johnson went on to finish the season with his best record in five years while going 23-7.

On April 15th, Rogers Hornsby of the St. Louis Cardinals became the only batter to ever to go two-for-five on Opening Day (against Vic Aldridge of the Chicago Cubs). Later in the season, his .424 batting average would mark the highest Major League batting average of the twentieth century.

Giant's first baseman George Kelly went "solo" on June 14th after hitting three homers to drive in all of New York's runs during an 8-6 victory over the Cincinnati Reds. Over a decade later, Bob Johnson of the Philadelphia Athletics matched the "one-man-show" with an 8-3 win over the St. Louis Browns.

Following the American League's lead, the Nationals agreed to offer a $1000 cash prize to the player named their most valuable player as selected by an exclusive panel of sports writers.

On December 10th, both leagues agreed to a permanent rotation system for World Series play with the first two games at one league's park, next three at the other leagues park, last two (if needed) back at the first league's park, and all future openers to alternate between leagues. The National League was granted the inaugural advantage in 1925.
1924 American League
Team Record GB
Washington Senators 92-62 -
New York Yankees 89-63 2.0
Detroit Tigers 86-68 6.0
St. Louis Browns 74-78 17.0
Philadelphia Athletics 71-81 20.0
Cleveland Indians 67-86 24.5
Boston Red Sox 67-87 25.0
Chicago White Sox 66-87 25.5
1924 National League
Team Record GB
New York Giants 93-60 -
Brooklyn Robins 92-62 1.5
Pittsburgh Pirates 90-63 3.0
Cincinnati Reds 83-70 10.0
Chicago Cubs 81-72 12.0
St. Louis Cardinals 65-89 28.5
Philadelphia Phillies 55-96 37.0
Boston Braves 53-100 40.0
American League Team Stats
Team W L PCT RS RS/G RA RA/G HR HRA AVG OBP SLG ERA BBA SOA FPCT DP
Washington Senators 92 62 0.597 755 4.90 613 3.98 22 34 0.294 0.356 0.387 3.34 505 469 0.972 149
New York Yankees 89 63 0.586 798 5.25 667 4.39 98 59 0.289 0.349 0.426 3.86 522 487 0.975 131
Detroit Tigers 86 68 0.558 849 5.51 796 5.17 35 55 0.298 0.369 0.404 4.19 467 441 0.971 142
St. Louis Browns 74 78 0.487 769 5.06 809 5.32 67 68 0.295 0.352 0.408 4.57 517 386 0.970 141
Philadelphia Athletics 71 81 0.467 685 4.51 778 5.12 63 43 0.281 0.330 0.389 4.39 597 371 0.971 157
Cleveland Indians 67 86 0.438 755 4.93 814 5.32 41 43 0.296 0.356 0.399 4.40 503 315 0.968 130
Boston Red Sox 67 87 0.435 737 4.79 806 5.23 30 43 0.277 0.351 0.374 4.35 523 414 0.967 124
Chicago White Sox 66 87 0.431 793 5.18 858 5.61 41 52 0.288 0.361 0.382 4.74 512 360 0.963 136
National League Team Stats
Team W L PCT RS RS/G RA RA/G HR HRA AVG OBP SLG ERA BBA SOA FPCT DP
New York Giants 93 60 0.608 857 5.60 641 4.19 95 77 0.300 0.355 0.432 3.62 392 406 0.971 160
Brooklyn Robins 92 62 0.597 717 4.66 675 4.38 72 58 0.287 0.342 0.391 3.64 403 638 0.968 121
Pittsburgh Pirates 90 63 0.588 724 4.73 588 3.84 44 42 0.287 0.333 0.400 3.27 323 364 0.971 161
Cincinnati Reds 83 70 0.542 649 4.24 579 3.78 36 30 0.290 0.334 0.397 3.12 293 451 0.966 142
Chicago Cubs 81 72 0.529 698 4.56 699 4.57 66 89 0.276 0.337 0.378 3.83 438 416 0.966 153
St. Louis Cardinals 65 89 0.422 740 4.81 750 4.87 67 70 0.290 0.337 0.411 4.15 486 393 0.969 162
Philadelphia Phillies 55 96 0.364 676 4.48 849 5.62 94 84 0.275 0.324 0.397 4.87 469 349 0.972 168
Boston Braves 53 100 0.346 520 3.40 800 5.23 25 49 0.256 0.303 0.327 4.46 402 364 0.973 154