The following are the baseball events of the year 1930 throughout the world.

Years in baseball

1930 in sports

  • American football
  • Aquatic sports
  • Association football
  • Athletics
  • Badminton
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Chess
  • Climbing
  • Combat sports
    • Sumo
  • Cricket
  • Cycling
  • Equestrianism
  • Esports
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Ice sports
  • Modern pentathlon
  • Motorsport
  • Racquetball
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Rugby league‎
  • Rugby union
  • Snooker
    • 1929–30
    • 1930–31
  • Squash
  • Table tennis
  • Tennis
  • Triathlon
  • Volleyball
  • Weightlifting

Champions

Awards and honors

Statistical leaders

  American League National League
Type Name Stat Name Stat
AVG Al Simmons PHA .381 Bill Terry NYG .401
HR Babe Ruth NYY 49 Hack Wilson CHC 56
RBI Lou Gehrig NYY 174 Hack Wilson1 CHC 191
Wins Lefty Grove PHA 28 Ray Kremer PIT &
Pat Malone CHC
20
ERA Lefty Grove PHA 2.54 Dazzy Vance BKN 2.61
Ks Lefty Grove PHA 209 Bill Hallahan SLC 177

1Single season record for RBIs

Major league baseball final standings

American League final standings

Rank Club Wins Losses Win %   GB
1st Philadelphia Athletics   102 52 .662    –
2nd Washington Senators   94 60 .610 8.0
3rd New York Yankees   86 68 .558 16.0
4th Cleveland Indians   81 73 .526 21.0
5th Detroit Tigers   75 79 .487 27.0
6th St. Louis Browns   64 90 .416 38.0
7th Chicago White Sox   62 92 .403 40.0
8th Boston Red Sox   52 102 .338 50.0

National League final standings

Rank Club Wins Losses Win %   GB
1st St. Louis Cardinals 92 62 .597    –
2nd Chicago Cubs 90 64 .584   2.0
3rd New York Giants 87 67 .565   5.0
4th Brooklyn Robins 86 68 .558   6.0
5th Pittsburgh Pirates 80 74 .519 12.0
6th Boston Braves 70 84 .455 22.0
7th Cincinnati Reds 59 95 .383 33.0
8th Philadelphia Phillies 52 102 .338 40.0

Negro leagues final standings

Negro National League final standings

This was the eleventh of twelve seasons of the original Negro National League. For the second time in three years, the St. Louis Stars were champions of the Negro National League, owing to their postseason victory over the Detroit Stars on September 13-22.[1]

Negro National League
Club Wins Losses Ties Win %   GB
St. Louis Stars 69 25 1 .734
Kansas City Monarchs 40 23 .635 13.5
Detroit Stars 52 37 .584 14.5
Chicago American Giants 53 49 .520 20
Birmingham Black Barons 46 48 2 .489 23
Louisville Black Caps 16 28 .364 28
Cuban Stars 25 41 .379 30
Memphis Red Sox 30 51 .370 32.5
Nashville Elite Giants 26 55 1 .321 36.5

East (independent teams) final standings

A loose confederation of teams were gathered in the East to compete with the West, however East teams did not organize a formal league as the West did.

East
Club Wins Losses Win %   GB
New York Lincoln Giants 19 4 .826
Homestead Grays 8 4 .667
Baltimore Black Sox 21 16 .568
Philadelphia Hilldales 8 17 .320
Cuban Stars 5 11 .313
Brooklyn Royal Giants 0 6 .00

Negro league postseason

By 1930, there had been no organized league for East Coast baseball in the Negro leagues (owing to the dissolution of the Eastern Colored League in 1928 and American Negro League in 1929). The remaining teams from the ANL and ECL played independent ball together, but they also played against teams from the Midwest. As such, the Homestead Grays challenged two teams from the NNL two distinct Series that were held over various stadiums and dates. The Grays challenged the St. Louis Stars in St. Louis on April 19 and April 22 and won twice. They challenged the Detroit Stars to four games held from August 21 to August 28 (two in Akron and two in Detroit), which Homestead won three. On August 30-September 3, they challenged the Stars to five games (all in St. Louis), and the Stars won four of five. At any rate, the independent East teams then had a "East Coast Championship Series", which matched the Grays and the New York Lincoln Giants (in that same month, the Negro National League had their Championship Series), with ten games spread out over Pittsburgh, New York, and Philadelphia.[2]

Events

January–June

July–September

Hank Greenberg, Hall of Famer and 2-time MVP
Hank Greenberg, Hall of Famer and 2-time MVP

October–December

Births

January

February

March

April

May

June

July

August

September

October

November

December

Deaths

January

February

March

April

May

June

July

August

September

October

November

December

References

  1. ^ "1930 Negro National League Season Summary".
  2. ^ "1930 Negro League World Series".