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The 1934 season of the National League was the fifty-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 St. Louis Cardinals 154 95 58 1 .617 -.- 799 (5.19) 656 (4.26) 0.288 0.335 0.425 3.69 0.972
2 New York Giants 153 93 60 0 .608 2.0 760 (4.97) 583 (3.81) 0.275 0.326 0.405 3.19 0.972
3 Chicago Cubs 152 86 65 1 .566 8.0 705 (4.64) 639 (4.20) 0.279 0.327 0.402 3.76 0.977
4 Boston Braves 152 78 73 1 .513 16.0 683 (4.49) 714 (4.70) 0.272 0.319 0.378 4.11 0.972
5 Pittsburgh Pirates 151 74 76 1 .490 19.5 735 (4.87) 713 (4.72) 0.287 0.341 0.398 4.20 0.975
6 Brooklyn Dodgers 153 71 81 1 .464 23.5 748 (4.89) 795 (5.20) 0.281 0.347 0.396 4.48 0.970
7 Philadelphia Phillies 149 56 93 0 .376 37.0 675 (4.53) 794 (5.33) 0.284 0.334 0.384 4.76 0.966
8 Cincinnati Reds 152 52 99 1 .342 42.0 590 (3.88) 801 (5.27) 0.266 0.307 0.364 4.37 0.970

[edit] League leaders

Bold indicates league record, Italics indicate all-time record

[edit] Batting

Statistic Leader Team Number
Games Played Ripper Collins
Jack Rothrock
St. Louis Cardinals
St. Louis Cardinals
154
At Bats Jack Rothrock St. Louis Cardinals 647
Runs Scored Paul Waner Pittsburgh Pirates 122
Hits Paul Waner Pittsburgh Pirates 217
Doubles Ethan Allen
Kiki Cuyler
Philadelphia Phillies
Chicago Cubs
42
Triples Joe Medwick St. Louis Cardinals 18
Home Runs Ripper Collins
Mel Ott
St. Louis Cardinals
New York Giants
35
Total Bases Ripper Collins St. Louis Cardinals 369
Runs Batted In Mel Ott New York Giants 135
Stolen Bases Pepper Martin St. Louis Cardinals 23
Walks Arky Vaughan Pittsburgh Pirates 94
Hit by Pitch Dick Bartell Philadelphia Phillies 9
Strikeouts Dolph Camilli Chicago Cubs/Philadelphia Phillies 94
Sacrifice Hits Hughie Critz New York Giants 22
Grounded into Double Plays Ernie Lombardi Cincinnati Reds 24
Batting Average Paul Waner Pittsburgh Pirates 0.362
On-Base Percentage Arky Vaughan Pittsburgh Pirates 0.431
Slugging Percentage Ripper Collins St. Louis Cardinals 0.615
On-Base plus Slugging Ripper Collins St. Louis Cardinals 1.008
On-Base plus Slugging Plus Mel Ott New York Giants 168

[edit] Pitching

Statistic Leader Team Number
Wins Dizzy Dean St. Louis Cardinals 30
Losses Si Johnson Cincinnati Reds 22
Win-Loss Percentage Dizzy Dean St. Louis Cardinals 0.811
Appearances Curt Davis Philadelphia Phillies 51
Games Started Van Mungo Brooklyn Dodgers 38
Complete Games Carl Hubbell New York Giants 25
Shutouts Dizzy Dean St. Louis Cardinals 7
Games Finished Bob Smith Boston Braves 25
Saves Carl Hubbell New York Giants 8
Innings Pitched Van Mungo Brooklyn Dodgers 315.1
Batters Faced Van Mungo Brooklyn Dodgers 1329
Hits Allowed Van Mungo Brooklyn Dodgers 300
Home Runs Allowed Phil Collins Philadelphia Phillies 30
Base-on-Balls Allowed Van Mungo Brooklyn Dodgers 104
Hit Batsmen Bill Swift Pittsburgh Pirates 8
Strikeouts Dizzy Dean St. Louis Cardinals 195
Wild Pitches Hal Schumacher New York Giants 10
Balks Jim Weaver St. Louis Browns/Chicago Cubs 2
Runs Allowed Si Johnson Cincinnati Reds 150
Earned Runs Allowed Si Johnson Cincinnati Reds 125
Earned Run Average Carl Hubbell New York Giants 2.30
Walks plus Hits
per Inning Pitched
Carl Hubbell New York Giants 1.032

[edit] All-Star Game

The National League lost the second midsummer classic at Polo Grounds in New York, NY on Tuesday, July 10, 1934 by a score of 9 to 7. The league's manager was Bill Terry.

[edit] Postseason

In the World Series, the National League champion St. Louis Cardinals defeated the American League's Detroit Tigers, 4 games to 3.

[edit] Award winners

The winner of the league's Most Valuable Player Award, given its Most Valuable Player, was Dizzy Dean, a pitcher with the St. Louis Cardinals. In the award's voting, he had 78 out of a possible 80 points and 6 first place votes.


[edit] Notable events

[edit] Further Reading

  • G.H. Fleming: The Dizziest Season: The Gashouse Gang Chases the Pennant, William Morrow & Co, New York, NY, 1984. ISBN 0688030971


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