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The 1929 season of the American League was the twenty-ninth season of the league.

Contents

[edit] Season summary

[edit] Standings

Bold indicates league champion, Italics indicates World Series champion
Rank Team G W L T WPCT GB RS (RS/G) RA (RA/G) AVG OBP SLG ERA FPCT
1 Philadelphia Athletics 151 104 46 1 .689 -.- 901 (5.97) 615 (4.07) 0.296 0.362 0.451 3.44 0.975
2 New York Yankees 154 88 66 0 .571 18.0 899 (5.84) 775 (5.03) 0.295 0.361 0.450 4.19 0.970
3 Cleveland Indians 152 81 71 0 .533 24.0 717 (4.72) 736 (4.84) 0.294 0.351 0.417 4.05 0.968
4 St. Louis Browns 154 79 73 2 .513 26.0 733 (4.76) 713 (4.63) 0.276 0.350 0.381 4.08 0.975
5 Washington Senators 153 71 81 1 .464 34.0 730 (4.77) 776 (5.07) 0.276 0.345 0.375 4.34 0.969
6 Detroit Tigers 155 70 84 1 .452 36.0 926 (5.97) 928 (5.99) 0.299 0.359 0.453 4.96 0.961
7 Chicago White Sox 152 59 93 0 .388 46.0 627 (4.13) 792 (5.21) 0.268 0.323 0.363 4.41 0.969
8 Boston Red Sox 155 58 96 1 .374 48.0 605 (3.90) 803 (5.18) 0.267 0.321 0.365 4.43 0.965

[edit] League leaders

Bold indicates league record, Italics indicate all-time record

[edit] Batting

Statistic Leader Team Number
Games Played Dale Alexander
Charlie Gehringer
Detroit Tigers
Detroit Tigers
155
At Bats Roy Johnson Detroit Tigers 640
Runs Scored Charlie Gehringer Detroit Tigers 131
Hits Dale Alexander
Charlie Gehringer
Detroit Tigers
Detroit Tigers
215
Doubles Charlie Gehringer
Roy Johnson
Heinie Manush
Detroit Tigers
Detroit Tigers
St. Louis Browns
45
Triples Charlie Gehringer Detroit Tigers 19
Home Runs Babe Ruth New York Yankees 46
Total Bases Al Simmons Philadelphia Athletics 373
Runs Batted In Al Simmons Philadelphia Athletics 157
Stolen Bases Charlie Gehringer Detroit Tigers 27
Caught Stealing Bill Cissell Chicago White Sox 17
Walks Max Bishop Philadelphia Athletics 128
Hit by Pitch Jimmie Dykes
Lew Fonseca
Bobby Reeves
Wally Schang
Philadelphia Athletics
Cleveland Indians
Boston Red Sox
St. Louis Browns
7
Strikeouts Jimmie Foxx Philadelphia Athletics 70
Sacrifice Hits Joe Sewell Cleveland Indians 41
Batting Average Lew Fonseca Cleveland Indians 0.369
On-Base Percentage Jimmie Foxx Philadelphia Athletics 0.463
Slugging Percentage Babe Ruth New York Yankees 0.697
On-Base plus Slugging Babe Ruth New York Yankees 1.127
On-Base plus Slugging Plus Babe Ruth New York Yankees 194

[edit] Pitching

Statistic Leader Team Number
Wins George Earnshaw Philadelphia Athletics 24
Losses Red Ruffing Boston Red Sox 22
Win-Loss Percentage Eddie Rommel Philadelphia Athletics 0.857
Appearances Firpo Marberry Washington Senators 49
Games Started Dolly Gray
Lefty Grove
St. Louis Browns
Philadelphia Athletics
37
Complete Games Tommy Thomas Chicago White Sox 24
Shutouts George Blaeholder
Alvin Crowder
Dolly Gray
Danny MacFayden
St. Louis Browns
St. Louis Browns
St. Louis Browns
Boston Red Sox
4
Games Finished Wilcy Moore New York Yankees 27
Saves Firpo Marberry Washington Senators 11
Innings Pitched Dolly Gray St. Louis Browns 305.0
Batters Faced Dolly Gray St. Louis Browns 1310
Hits Allowed Dolly Gray St. Louis Browns 336
Home Runs Allowed Alvin Crowder
Rube Walberg
St. Louis Browns
Philadelphia Athletics
22
Base-on-Balls Allowed George Earnshaw Philadelphia Athletics 125
Hit Batsmen Hal McKain Chicago White Sox 10
Strikeouts Lefty Grove Philadelphia Athletics 170
Wild Pitches Milt Gaston Boston Red Sox 17
Balks Wes Ferrell Cleveland Indians 3
Runs Allowed Red Ruffing Boston Red Sox 162
Earned Runs Allowed Red Ruffing Boston Red Sox 132
Earned Run Average Lefty Grove Philadelphia Athletics 2.81
Walks plus Hits
per Inning Pitched
Firpo Marberry Washington Senators 1.206

[edit] Postseason

In the World Series, the American League champion Philadelphia Athletics defeated the National League's Chicago Cubs, 4 games to 1.

[edit] Award winners

There was no League Award, for Most Valuable Player, given out in the American League in this year.

[edit] Notable events

Seasons of the American League
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