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1954 Baseball

Two sweeping changes accented the major league baseball picture in 1954. One transition happened on the field: the New York Yankees failed to win the world championship for the first time since 1949. The other happened off the field: the 54-year-old Philadelphia Athletics’ franchise was moved to Kansas City, Mo. …

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1953 Baseball

Individual Performances. Both the American League and the National league battles for hitting honors waged until the final day of the season. In the American league, James (Mickey) Vernon of the Washington Senators nosed out Albert (Flip) Rosen of the Cleveland Indians. Vernon hit .337 (unofficial), while Rosen hit .336 …

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1952 Baseball

Individual Performances. Stan Musial of the St. Louis Cardinals won the 1952 National League batting title with a .336 (unofficial) mark. It was the sixth time that “Stan the Man” had captured the title and put him within reach of the National league record of eight batting titles set by …

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1951 Baseball

Major League Races. The chase for the championship in the National League was one of the most thrilling in history. The Brooklyn Dodgers got off to an early lead, which, by mid-August, had become a 13-game advantage over the remainder of the field. The New York Giants, on the other …

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1950 Baseball

Records. Albert (Red) Schoendienst of the St. Louis Cardinals set a major league record for second basemen. when he played 57 consecutive games and handled 320 successive chances without an error. Schoendienst’s streak surpassed his own record of 44 games and 268 chances set in 1949. Jim Konstanty of the …

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