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The following are the baseball events of the year 1954 throughout the world.  

This year in baseball

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2014 • 2013 • 2012 • 2011 • 2010

2000s

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1990s

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1994 • 1993 • 1992 • 1991 • 1990

1980s

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1970s

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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

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1934 • 1933 • 1932 • 1931 • 1930

1920s

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

1910s

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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

See also
Sources


Champions

Major League Baseball

Other champions

Awards and honors

Statistical Leaders

  American League National League
Type Name Stat Name Stat
AVG Bobby Avila CLE .341 Willie Mays NYG .345
HR Larry Doby CLE 32 Ted Kluszewski CIN 49
RBI Larry Doby CLE 126 Ted Kluszewski CIN 141
Wins Bob Lemon CLE &
Early Wynn CLE
23 Robin Roberts PHI 23
ERA Mike Garcia CLE 2.64 Johnny Antonelli SFG 2.30

Major League Baseball final standings

American League final standings

American League
Club Wins Losses Win %   GB
Cleveland Indians 111 43 .721 --
New York Yankees 103 51 .669 8
Chicago White Sox 94 60 .610 17
Boston Red Sox 69 85 .448 42
Detroit Tigers 68 86 .442 43
Washington Senators 66 88 .429 45
Baltimore Orioles 54 100 .351 57
Philadelphia Athletics 51 103 .331 60

National League final standings

National League
Club Wins Losses Win %   GB
New York Giants 97 57 .630 --
Brooklyn Dodgers 92 62 .597 5
Milwaukee Braves 89 65 .578 8
Philadelphia Phillies 75 79 .487 22
Cincinnati Reds 74 80 .481 23
St. Louis Cardinals 72 82 .468 25
Chicago Cubs 64 90 .416 33
Pittsburgh Pirates 53 101 .344 44

Events

January–March

April–June

  • April 15 - The Orioles Clint Courtney hits the first home run in Baltimore's Memorial Stadium. Following a 90-minute parade, they draw an opening day record of 46,354 in a 3-1 afternoon win over the Chicago White Sox. Bob Turley strikes out nine in besting Virgil Trucks. Vern Stephens and Clint Courtney homer for the O's.

July–September

  • July 13 - The American League makes an 8th inning comeback to win the All-Star game, 11-9. Washington Senators rookie left-hander Dean Stone is the winning pitcher without officially facing a batter, as he throws out Red Schoendienst trying to steal home in the top of the 8th, ending that half of the inning.

October–December

  • October 2 - In Game 4 of the 1954 World Series, The New York Giants sweep the Cleveland Indians with the best record in history, as they score 4 runs in the 5th to take a 7-0 lead. The final is 7-4 as Don Liddle defeats Bob Lemon.
  • October 28 - The Major League owners vote down ths sale of the Athletics to a Philadelphia syndicate. A week later, Arnold Johnson buys a controlling interest in the Athletics from the Connie Mack family for 3.5 million dollars and moves the team to Kansas City.

Movies

  • Roogie's Bump

Births

Deaths

  • January 5 - Rabbit Maranville, 62, Hall of Fame rambunctious shortstop who set a career record with 2,153 games at the position and was MVP runner-up on the 1914 "Miracle Braves"
  • February 16 - Red Parnell, 48, All-Star left fielder in the Negro Leagues, most notably with the Philadelphia Stars
  • March 12 - Bob Quinn, 84, executive who owned the Boston Red Sox from 1923 to 1933 and also ran three other franchises
  • May 22 - Chief Bender, 71, Hall of Fame pitcher who won 212 games, starring for 3 Philadelphia Athletics world champion teams
  • July 13 - Grantland Rice, 73, Hall of Fame sportswriter
  • October 5 - Oscar Charleston, 57, Hall of Fame star center fielder of the Negro Leagues
  • October 19 - Hugh Duffy, 87, Hall of Fame center fielder who batted a record .438 in 1894
  • October 22 - Earl Whitehill, 54, 200-game winning pitcher
  • December 9 - Bill McGowan, 58, Hall of Fame American League umpire since 1925 who worked in 8 World Series, and who did not miss a single inning from 1925 until 1942
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