1934 Season News

Washington Senators reserve catcher Moe Berg set an American League record on April 21st, after playing in his one-hundred seventeenth consecutive errorless game (dating back to 1931).

New York Yankees icon Lou Gehrig hit two home runs (one a grand slam) and a pair of doubles on May 10th, to tie the Major League record with four long hits and seven runs (in only five innings of play) to top the Chicago White Sox, 13-3.

On April 29th, the Pittsburgh Pirates became the last remaining major league city to play a home outing on a Sunday (beating the Cincinnati Reds 9-5) after the state's "Blue Law" (prohibiting games on Sundays) was repealed.

St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Dazzy Vance notched the two-thousandth strikeout of his career during his last complete game, a 4-2 victory over the Boston Braves, on July 22nd.

As a novelty concept (that would eventually catch on), fans were tasked with voting in the participants for the second annual All-Star Game, which was to be played on July 10th at the Polo Grounds in New York. Bill Terry of the New York Giants was the top vote-getter in the Midsummer Classic balloting.
1934 American League
Team Record GB
Detroit Tigers 101-53 -
New York Yankees 94-60 7.0
Cleveland Indians 85-69 16.0
Boston Red Sox 76-76 24.0
Philadelphia Athletics 68-82 31.0
St. Louis Browns 67-85 33.0
Washington Senators 66-86 34.0
Chicago White Sox 53-99 47.0
1934 National League
Team Record GB
St. Louis Cardinals 95-58 -
New York Giants 93-60 2.0
Chicago Cubs 86-65 8.0
Boston Braves 78-73 16.0
Pittsburgh Pirates 74-76 19.5
Brooklyn Dodgers 71-81 23.5
Philadelphia Phillies 56-93 37.0
Cincinnati Reds 52-99 42.0
American League Team Stats
Team W L PCT RS RS/G RA RA/G HR HRA AVG OBP SLG ERA BBA SOA FPCT DP
Detroit Tigers 101 53 0.656 958 6.22 708 4.60 74 86 0.300 0.373 0.424 4.06 488 640 0.974 150
New York Yankees 94 60 0.610 842 5.47 669 4.34 135 71 0.278 0.362 0.419 3.76 542 656 0.973 151
Cleveland Indians 85 69 0.552 814 5.29 763 4.95 100 70 0.287 0.351 0.423 4.28 582 554 0.972 164
Boston Red Sox 76 76 0.500 820 5.39 775 5.10 51 70 0.274 0.349 0.383 4.32 543 538 0.969 141
Philadelphia Athletics 68 82 0.453 764 5.09 838 5.59 144 84 0.280 0.341 0.425 5.01 693 480 0.967 166
St. Louis Browns 67 85 0.441 674 4.43 800 5.26 62 94 0.268 0.333 0.373 4.49 632 499 0.969 160
Washington Senators 66 86 0.434 729 4.80 806 5.30 51 74 0.278 0.346 0.382 4.68 503 412 0.974 167
Chicago White Sox 53 99 0.349 704 4.63 946 6.22 71 139 0.263 0.334 0.363 5.41 628 506 0.966 126
National League Team Stats
Team W L PCT RS RS/G RA RA/G HR HRA AVG OBP SLG ERA BBA SOA FPCT DP
St. Louis Cardinals 95 58 0.621 799 5.22 656 4.29 104 77 0.288 0.335 0.425 3.69 411 689 0.972 141
New York Giants 93 60 0.608 760 4.97 583 3.81 126 75 0.275 0.326 0.405 3.19 351 499 0.972 141
Chicago Cubs 86 65 0.570 705 4.67 639 4.23 101 80 0.279 0.327 0.402 3.76 417 633 0.977 135
Boston Braves 78 73 0.517 683 4.52 714 4.73 83 78 0.272 0.319 0.378 4.11 405 462 0.972 120
Pittsburgh Pirates 74 76 0.493 735 4.90 713 4.75 52 78 0.287 0.341 0.398 4.20 354 487 0.975 118
Brooklyn Dodgers 71 81 0.467 748 4.92 795 5.23 79 81 0.281 0.347 0.396 4.48 475 520 0.970 141
Philadelphia Phillies 56 93 0.376 675 4.53 794 5.33 56 126 0.284 0.334 0.384 4.76 437 416 0.966 140
Cincinnati Reds 52 99 0.344 590 3.91 801 5.30 55 61 0.266 0.307 0.364 4.37 389 438 0.970 136