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The following are the baseball events of the year 1944 throughout the world.  

This year in baseball

2010s

2019 • 2018 • 2017 • 2016 • 2015
2014 • 2013 • 2012 • 2011 • 2010

2000s

2009 • 2008 • 2007 • 2006 • 2005
2004 • 2003 • 2002 • 2001 • 2000

1990s

1999 • 1998 • 1997 • 1996 • 1995
1994 • 1993 • 1992 • 1991 • 1990

1980s

1989 • 1988 • 1987 • 1986 • 1985
1984 • 1983 • 1982 • 1981 • 1980

1970s

1979 • 1978 • 1977 • 1976 • 1975
1974 • 1973 • 1972 • 1971 • 1970

1960s

1969 • 1968 • 1967 • 1966 • 1965
1964 • 1963 • 1962 • 1961 • 1960

1950s

1959 • 1958 • 1957 • 1956 • 1955
1954 • 1953 • 1952 • 1951 • 1950

1940s

1949 • 1948 • 1947 • 1946 • 1945
1944 • 1943 • 1942 • 1941 • 1940

1930s

1939 • 1938 • 1937 • 1936 • 1935
1934 • 1933 • 1932 • 1931 • 1930

1920s

1929 • 1928 • 1927 • 1926 • 1925
1924 • 1923 • 1922 • 1921 • 1920

1910s

1919 • 1918 • 1917 • 1916 • 1915
1914 • 1913 • 1912 • 1911 • 1910

1900s

1909 • 1908 • 1907 • 1906 • 1905
1904 • 1903 • 1902 • 1901 • 1900

1890s

1899 • 1898 • 1897 • 1896 • 1895
1894 • 1893 • 1892 • 1891 • 1890

1880s

1889 • 1888 • 1887 • 1886 • 1885
1884 • 1883 • 1882 • 1881 • 1880

1870s

1879 • 1878 • 1877 • 1876 • 1875
1874 • 1873 • 1872 • 1871 • 1870

1860s

1869 • 1868 • 1867 • 1866 • 1865
1864 • 1863 • 1862 • 1861 • 1860

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Champions

Major League Baseball

Other champions

Awards and honors

  • Most Valuable Player
  • The Sporting News Player of the Year Award
  • The Sporting News Most Valuable Player Award
  • The Sporting News Pitcher of the Year Award
    • Hal Newhouser (AL) - Detroit Tigers
    • Bill Voiselle (NL) - New York Giants
  • The Sporting News Manager of the Year Award
    • Luke Sewell (AL) - St. Louis Browns

MLB Statistical Leaders

  American League National League
Type Name Stat Name Stat
AVG Lou Boudreau CLE .327 Dixie Walker BRO .357
HR Nick Etten NYY 22 Bill Nicholson CHC 33
RBI Vern Stephens SLB 109 Bill Nicholson CHC 122
Wins Hal Newhouser DET 29 Bucky Walters CIN 23
ERA Dizzy Trout DET 2.12 Ed Heusser CIN 2.38
Ks Hal Newhouser DET 187 Bill Voiselle NYG 141

Major League Baseball final standings

American League final standings

American League
Rank Club Wins Losses Win %   GB
1st St. Louis Browns 89   65 .578    --
2nd Detroit Tigers 88   66 .565   1
3rd New York Yankees 83   71 .536   6.0
4th Boston Red Sox 77   77 .500   12.0
5th Philadelphia Athletics 72   82 .468 17.0
5th Cleveland Indians 72   82 .468 17.0
7th Chicago White Sox 71 83 .461 18.0
8th Washington Senators 64 90 .416 25.0

National League final standings

National League
Rank Club Wins Losses Win %   GB
1st St. Louis Cardinals 105   49 .682    --
2nd Pittsburgh Pirates 90   63 .588   14.5
3rd Cincinnati Reds 89   65 .578   16
4th Chicago Cubs 75   79 .487   30
5th New York Giants 67   87 .435 38
6th Boston Braves 65   89 .422 40.0
7th Brooklyn Dodgers 63 91 .409 42
8th Philadelphia Bluejays 61 92 .399 43.5

Events

January-March

April-June

  • May 1 - George Myatt of the Washington Senators goes 6-for-6 as the Nats beat the Red Sox 11-4.
  • May 4 - The St. Louis Browns announce that they are dropping their segregation policy restricting Negro fans to the bleachers.
  • June 6 - All games cancelled due to D-Day.
  • June 10 - 15-year-old pitcher Joe Nuxhall of the Cincinnati Reds makes his major league debut. He is the youngest person ever to play in a major league game. After giving up five runs to the Cardinals in 2/3 of an inning, he is relieved by Jake Eisenhart, who gets the final out in his only major league appearance.

July-September

October-December

Births

January-March

April-June

July-September

October-December

Deaths

  • January 7 - George Mullin, 63, pitcher who won 228 games including a no-hitter, mainly with the Tigers, having five 20-win seasons
  • April 25 - Tony Mullane, 85, pitcher who won 284 games, including five 30-win seasons, throwing with both hands; led league in shutouts twice and strikeouts once. Mullane is rated one of greatest 19th century pitchrs not in Hall of Fame
  • October 17 - Jack Powell, 70, pitcher who won 245 games, primarily for the St. Louis Browns and Cardinals
  • November 25 - Judge Kenesaw Mountain Landis, 78, (Hall of Famer)Commissioner of baseball since that office's creation in 1920 who established the position's authority in overseeing cleanup of corruption in wake of the Black Sox scandal, banishing eight players from the sport for life for involvement in throwing 1919 World Series; as federal judge, had presided over 1914 case in which Federal League challenged major leagues under antitrust law; strong advocate of the independence of minor leagues from control of majors. Selected for Hall of Fame by special action soon after his death
  • December 4 - Roger Bresnahan, 65, Hall of Fame catcher and leadoff hitter who starred for the New York Giants from 1902-1908, and was first major leaguer to wear shinguards; led NL in walks in 1908, and was only catcher to steal 200 bases
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