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Baseball Time-Line 1934 Baseball Time-Line 1934
June & July, 1934 - Heroes of the Baseball Diamond

June 6, 1934. Hack Wilson's heavy drinking is taking its toll on his fielding and hitting skills. Wilson smashed 56 home runs for the Cubs in 1930 and only 9 last season is now playing for the Brooklyn Dodgers.

Playing hung-over in this game at the Baker Bowl in Philadelphia, Hack Wilson mis-judges a fly ball in right field which leads to two Phillies' runs. Dodgers' pitcher Walter "Boom Boom" Beck is driven from the mound by an onslaught of hits. In anger, Beck hurls the ball into right field which hits high up the wall. Hack Wilson looks up, thinks the ball has been hit and rifles a throw towards 2nd base. Wilson is released in mid-season by the Brooklyn Dodgers.

June 25, 1934, Lou Gehrig, Yankees' 1st baseman, hit for the cycle as the Yankees pounded the Chicago White Sox 11-2 behind rookie pitcher Johnny Broaca. A Yale graduate, Broaca fanned 5 straight times, tying a major league record. He had a 12-9 rookie year, played 5 years in the majors and is on the list of worst hitting pitchers. Broaca lined only 23 hits in 254 at bats for a career batting average of .091.




Satchel Paige Satchel Paige
Leroy 'Satchel' Paige, Pittsburgh Crawfords; Negro Leagues

July 4, 1934, Satchel Paige gets two victories in one day in two different cities. Pitching for the Pittsburgh Crawfords, he no-hits the visiting Homestead Grays 4-0 in a Negro League game and then drives from Pittsburgh to Chicago where he defeats the American Giants 1-0 in 12 innings.

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Negro League Baseball History

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Winning Streak 'Schoolboy' Rowe Winning Streak 'Schoolboy' Rowe
Lynwood "Schoolboy" Rowe, Detroit Tigers' Pitcher

August 25, 1934, Rookie Schoolboy Rowe won his 16th consecutive game tying the record set by Walter Johnson, Smoky Joe Wood and Lefty Grove. Rowe pitching feat led the Tigers to a 4-2 win in Washington.

In his next pitching effort, Schoolboy Rowe was knocked out of the box early by the Philadelphia Athletics as the Tigers lost 13-5 to snapped Rowe's streak. baseballhistorian.com archives Pitchers in Baseball History




1934 Season Lou Gehrig 1934 Season Lou Gehrig
First Baseman, New York Yankees

In 1934, Lou Gehrig led the major leagues in batting .363, homers 49, RBI's with 165 and also led in slugging pct with .706.




1934 Babe Ruth 1934 Babe Ruth
Babe Ruth hits 700th home run Baseball History

Babe Ruth, New York Yankees 1934

George Herman Ruth.

Babe Ruth hit his 700th career homer on July 13, 1934 in Detroit's Navin Field before a crowd of over 20,000 fans. Ruth hit a 480 feet drive over the right field fence. As Ruth circles the bases, he yells, 'I want that ball'. He receives the ball from a fan Len Bielski for $20, plus a different autographed ball and a box seat for the rest of the game. The Yankees win 4-2. ===============================================

Baseball History during the 1930s

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Baseball History  1934 Baseball History 1934
Recall old baseball history

April & May, 1934 MLB

Fenway Park, home of the Boston Red Sox, opens the season with a newly built, huge left-field structure measuring 37 ft 2 inches high. Previously, there was a 10 foot embankment and a wood wall in centerfield. The Washington Nationals edge the Boston Club 6-5 in 11 innings.

Opening Day in Cincinnati: Lon Warneke of the Chicago Cubs no-hits the Reds for 8 innings. With one out in the 9th, Adam Comorosky lines a single and many of the 30,427 Reds' fans boo their home team player. Warneke struckout 13 Reds and finished with a one-hit 6-0 victory. The legendary Walter 'Red' Barber débuts as the Cincinnati Reds radio announcer.

April 22, 1934, Busch Stadium. For the second time in less than a week, Cubs' pitcher, Lon Warneke pitches a one-hitter. The lone hit being a 5th inning double by St. Louis Cardinals' James 'Ripper' Collins. Warneke pitched the complete game as the Cubs ripped the Cards 15-2 in St. Louis. The Cubs lined 22 hits including homers by Hall of Famer "Gabby" Hartnett and Chuck Klein.

May 10, 1934, Yankee Stadium. Lou Gehrig powered two home runs, including a grand slam, and two doubles driving in 7 runs. After the 5th Inning, Gehrig left the ball game due to illness- lack of energy. The Yankees beat the Chicago White Sox 13-3.

May 13, 1934, Yankees vs. Indians. Lou Gehrig, New York Yankees hit another grand-slam off of Lloyd Brown of the Cleveland Indians leading the Yankees to another victory.

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Powerful first baseman Lou Gehrig remains one of the most popular players in baseball history

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Mickey Mantle Hits Scoreboard At Baltimore
Aug 10, 1957 Baseballhistorian.com - Newspaper Clipping - Mickey Mantle of the New York Yankees became the first player ever to hit a home run over the centerfield hedge at Baltimore's Memorial Stadium. The blast hit the bottom of the scoreboard (460 feet) in dead center and helped the Bronx Bombers beat the Baltimore Orioles 6-3.



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