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The following are the baseball events of the year 1904 throughout the world.

List of years in baseball

Contents

ChampionsEdit

World Series: New York (NL) declined challenge by Boston (AL)

MLB statistical leadersEdit

Major league baseball final standingsEdit

American League final standingsEdit

American League W L Pct. GB Home Road
Boston Americans 95 59 0.617 49–30 46–29
New York Highlanders 92 59 0.609 46–29 46–30
Chicago White Sox 89 65 0.578 6 50–27 39–38
Cleveland Naps 86 65 0.570 44–31 42–34
Philadelphia Athletics 81 70 0.536 12½ 47–31 34–39
St. Louis Browns 65 87 0.428 29 32–43 33–44
Detroit Tigers 62 90 0.408 32 34–40 28–50
Washington Senators 38 113 0.252 55½ 23–52 15–61

National League final standingsEdit

National League W L Pct. GB Home Road
New York Giants 106 47 0.693 56–26 50–21
Chicago Cubs 93 60 0.608 13 49–27 44–33
Cincinnati Reds 88 65 0.575 18 49–27 39–38
Pittsburgh Pirates 87 66 0.569 19 48–30 39–36
St. Louis Cardinals 75 79 0.487 31½ 39–36 36–43
Brooklyn Superbas 56 97 0.366 50 31–44 25–53
Boston Beaneaters 55 98 0.359 51 34–45 21–53
Philadelphia Phillies 52 100 0.342 53½ 28–43 24–57

EventsEdit

JanuaryEdit

  • January 4 – The New York Highlanders of the American League announce plans to play on Sundays at Ridgewood Park in Queens, NY, but the National League Brooklyn Superbas object the proposal. By the time Sunday's games are legal only in the cities of Detroit, St. Louis, Chicago and Cincinnati.[1]

FebruaryEdit

  • February 29 – Pepper Martin is born in Temple, Oklahoma. Amazingly, with more than 19,000 different Major League Baseball players in the sport's history, between 1836 and 2018, only 11 have been born on a Leap Day.[2][3] Dubbed as the Wild Horse of the Osage because of his daring and aggressive baserunning abilities,[4] Martin played as a third baseman and an outfielder for the St. Louis Cardinals in a span of 13 seasons between 1928 and 1944, earning two World Series titles, four All-Star Game selections and four National League stolen bases titles. But Martin is probably best known for his heroics in the 1931 World Series, when he led the Cardinals in average (.500), hits (12), doubles (4), runs (5), RBI (5), stolen bases (5) and added one home run in the seven-game triumph over the highly favored Philadelphia Athletics, making also a running catch to cut a ninth-inning rally by the Athletics in the decisive Game 7.[4]

MarchEdit

AprilEdit

MayEdit

JuneEdit

JulyEdit

AugustEdit

SeptemberEdit

OctoberEdit

PostseasonEdit

NovemberEdit

DecemberEdit

BirthsEdit

JanuaryEdit

FebruaryEdit

MarchEdit

 
All Star Buddy Myer

AprilEdit

MayEdit

JuneEdit

JulyEdit

AugustEdit

SeptemberEdit

OctoberEdit

NovemberEdit

DecemberEdit

DeathsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ January 4 in Baseball. BR Bullpen. Retrieved on May 22, 2019.
  2. ^ Major League Baseball History on February 29. Baseball Almanac. Retrieved on May 23, 2019.
  3. ^ Four important MLB moments that happened on Leap Day. MLB.com. Retrieved on May 23, 2019.
  4. ^ a b Pepper Martin. Article written by Norm King. SABR Biography Project. Retrieved on May 23, 2019.
  5. ^ a b c Buddy Myer. Career statistics. Baseball Reference. Retrieved on May 23, 2019.
  6. ^ James, Bill (2001). The New Bill James Historical Baseball Abstract. New York: Free Press. p. 499. ISBN 0-684-80697-5.
  7. ^ a b c The 1904 Boston Americans Regular Season Game Log. Retrosheet. Retrieved on May 22, 2019.
  8. ^ "Clarifying Some of the Records*". Society for American Baseball Research. Archived from the original on October 7, 2011.
  9. ^ John O'Neill. Article written by Bill Nowlin. SABR Biography Project. Retrieved on May 2, 2019.
  10. ^ Dan McGann. Article written by Don Jensen. SABR Biography Project. Retrieved on May 2, 2019.
  11. ^ The 10 most significant steals of home in baseball history. Sports Illustrated. Retrieved on May 21, 2019.
  12. ^ a b 1904 MLB season. Baseball Almanac. Retrieved on May 22, 2019.
  13. ^ September 5 in Baseball. BR Bullpen. Retrieved on May 24, 2019.
  14. ^ 1904 - McGraw v. Johnson. This Great Game website. Retrieved on May 24, 2019.
  15. ^ a b 1904 MLB season schedule. Baseball Reference. Retrieved on May 22, 2019.
  16. ^ Jack Chesbro statistics. Baseball Reference. Retrieved on May 22, 2019.
  17. ^ Frank Farrell. Article written by Bill Lamb. SABR Biography Project. Retrieved on May 22, 2019.
  18. ^ John McGraw. Article written by Don Jensen. SABR Biography Project. Retrieved on May 22, 2019.
  19. ^ a b John T. Brush. Article written by John Saccoman. SABR Biography Project. Retrieved on May 22, 2019.