|Ty Cobb, Detroit Tigers paced the major leagues in 1919 with a torrid .384 average. Cobb's teammate, Bobby Veach was second with .355 and George Sisler, St Louis Browns, batted .352. |
'Shoeless Joe' Jackson, Chicago White Sox, was close behind the leaders with .351. This was the year eight White Sox players, including Jackson, conspired with gamblers to throw the 1919 World Series against the Cincinnati Reds. After reviewing all information regarding the World Series, Judge Landis banned all eight after the 1920 season.
George Herman 'Babe' Ruth, who has the 8th highest career batting average - .342 - finished the 1919 season at .322. Ruth played for the Boston Red Sox in this time-frame.
Edd Roush of the Cincinnati Red Stockings led the National League in batting with .321.
1919 was still during baseball's dead ball era, the ball was revived up during the early 1920s.
Batting Average Leaders 1919:
Ty Cobb, Detroit Tigers .394... Bobby Veach, Tigers .355... George Sisler, St Louis Browns .352...
Joe Jackson, 'Black Sox' .351... Jack Tobin, Browns .327... William Chester 'Baby Doll' Jacobson, Browns .323... Babe Ruth, Red Sox .322... Sam Rice, Washington Senators .321... Edd Roush, Reds .321...
Harry Heilmann, Tigers .320... Eddie Collins, White Sox .319... Rogers Hornsby, St Louis Cardinals .318... Ross Youngs, New York Giants .311... Heinie Groh, Reds .310... Hy Myers, Brooklyn Dodgers .307...
Milt Stock, Cardinals .307... Stuffy McInnis, Red Sox .305... Emil 'Irish' Meusel, Philadelphia Phillies .305... Roger Peckinpaugh, New York Yankees .305... George Burns, Giants .303... Nemo Leibold, White Sox .302... Ray Chapman, Cleveland Indians .300... Larry Gardner, Indians .300... baseballhistorian.com - Archives - MLB Baseball History - Dead Ball Era
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