1950 In Baseball
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1950 in Baseball

The following are the baseball events of the year 1950 throughout the world.

Champions

Major League Baseball

Other champions

Winter Leagues

Awards and honors

MLB statistical leaders

American League National League
AVG Billy Goodman BSR .354 Stan Musial SLC .346
HR Al Rosen CLE 37 Ralph Kiner PIT 47
RBI Walt Dropo BSR &
Vern Stephens BSR
144 Del Ennis PHP 126
Wins Bob Lemon CLE 23 Warren Spahn BSB 21
ERA Early Wynn CLE 3.20 Sal Maglie NYG 2.71
Ks Bob Lemon CLE 170 Warren Spahn BSB 191

Major league baseball final standings

Events

January-March

April-June

July-September

October-December

Movies

Births

January-March

April-June

July-September

October-December

Deaths

  • January 26 - Chick Autry, 46, backup catcher for the Yankees, Indians and White Sox in the 1920s
  • January 29 - Monroe Sweeney, 57, National League umpire from 1924 to 1926.
  • February 11 - Kiki Cuyler, 51, outfielder for four NL teams, primarily the Cubs, who batted .321 in his career while leading the NL in runs twice and steals four times; hit a 2-run, 2-out double off Walter Johnson in the eighth inning of Game 7 of the 1925 World Series for a 9-7 lead, clinching the title for the Pirates
  • March 25 - Pussy Tebeau, 80, a 19th-century outfielder who played for the Cleveland Spiders
  • March 27 - Fred Frank, 77, Outfielder for the 1898 Cleveland Spiders
  • April 11 - Dick McCabe, 54, pitched from 1918 to 1922 for the Boston Red Sox and Chicago White Sox
  • April 23 - Bill Hallman, 74, played four seasons including two seasons for the Pittsburgh Pirates from 1906 to 1907.
  • April 30 - Tom Niland, 80, Outfielder for the 1896 St. Louis Browns
  • May 4 - Vince Molyneaux, 61, pitcher for the St. Louis Browns (1917) and Boston Red Sox (1918)
  • June 8 - Ledell Titcomb, 83, pitcher for four different clubs from 1886-90, who threw a no-hitter in the 1890 season
  • June 30 - Joe Lake, 69, pitcher for the Highlanders, Browns and Cubs from 1908 to 1913
  • July 23 - Bill Lange, 79, top Chicago Colts hitter during the 1890s. Played seven seasons before retiring to get married.
  • September 23 - Sam Barry, 57, coach at USC since 1930 and one of the principal forces behind the creation of the College World Series, which his team won in 1948
  • September 25 - Pep Deininger, 72, German pitcher/center fielder for the Boston Americans and Philadelphia Phillies between 1902 and 1908
  • November 4 - Grover Cleveland Alexander, 63, Hall of Fame pitcher who won 373 games with the Phillies, Cubs and Cardinals and earned the pitching Triple Crown three times (1915, 1916, 1920)
  • November 16 - Frank Hemphill, 72, outfielder for the Chicago White Sox and Washington Senators in the 1900
  • December 5 - Bill Dahlen, 80, shortstop who owned the record for career assists at the position (7,500) and ended his career having played more games than anyone in major league history (2,443)

References

  1. ^ "Martin, Billy", in The Yankee Encyclopedia, Mark Gallagher, ed. (Sports Publishing LLC, 2003) p148



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