1909 in baseball
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Awards and honors
MLB statistical leaders
|American League||National League|
|AVG||Ty Cobb DET||.377||Honus Wagner PIT||.339|
|HR||Ty Cobb DET||9||Red Murray NYG||7|
|RBIs||Ty Cobb DET||107||Honus Wagner PIT||100|
|Wins||George Mullin DET||29||Mordecai Brown CHC||27|
|ERA||Harry Krause PHA||1.39||Christy Mathewson NYG||1.14|
|Ks||Frank Smith CWS||177||Orval Overall CHC||205|
Major league baseball final standings
American League final standings
National League final standings
- April 15 - On Opening Day, Red Ames of the New York Giants allowed no hits through nine innings. In the 10th inning he allowed a single with one out. The Giants eventually fell to the Brooklyn Dodgers, 3-0, in 13 innings. Ames allowed a total of seven hits.
- July 19 - In the second inning of the first game of a doubleheader, Cleveland Naps SS Neal Ball becomes the first player in Major League Baseball history to turn an unassisted triple play. Cleveland defeated the Boston Red Sox, 1-0.
- October 16 - The Pittsburgh Pirates defeat the Detroit Tigers, 8-0, in Game 7 of the World Series, winning their first modern World Championship, four games to three. The Detroit Tigers thus became the first American League team to win three consecutive pennants, and the first team to lose three straight World Series.
- November 26 - The Philadelphia Phillies are sold for $350,000 to a group headed by sportswriter Horace Fogel. Because of his dual roles, Fogel will become the only executive barred from a league meeting.
- February 15 - Dee Miles
- March 2 - Mel Ott
- March 8 - Pete Fox
- March 25 - Dutch Leonard
- March 26 - Alex Mustaikis
- March 28 - Lon Warneke
- April 9 - Claude Passeau
- April 19 - Bucky Walters
- May 1 - Bill Dunlap
- May 23 - Chile Gómez
- May 27 - Pinky Higgins
- July 7 - Billy Herman
- September 18 - Rip Collins
- October 5 - Tony Malinosky
- October 15 - Mel Harder
- October 21 - Bill Lee
- November 5 - Harry Gumbert
- November 18 - Spike Merena
- December 6 - Stan Hack
- December 9 - Bob Kline
- December 16 - Emil Mailho
- February 4 - John Clarkson, 47, pitcher for Chicago, Boston and Cleveland who won over 325 games, then an NL record, with six 30-win seasons including 53 in 1885; pitched 1885 no-hitter, led NL in innings pitched four times and in strikeouts, games and complete games three times each.
- March 15 - Howard Wall, 54, shortstop who played one game for the 1873 Washington Blue Legs.
- April 6 - Doggie Miller, 44, catcher for Pittsburgh from 1884 to 1893 who scored 80 runs five times, batted .339 for 1894 St. Louis Browns.
- April 26 - Mike Dorgan, 55, Outfielder for 10 seasons, and player-manager for three, from 1877-1890.
- April 29 - Doc Powers, 38, who was catching in the first game played in Shibe Park in Philadelphia when he crashed into a wall going after a pop fly. He remained in the game, but suffered from internal injuries that took his life two weeks later, when gangrene set in after three operations. He was the first major leaguer to die from injuries sustained during a game.
- June 20 - Rudy Kemmler, 49?, catcher for eight seasons from 1879 to 1889.
- July 5 - Frank Selee, 49, manager who guided Boston to five pennants (1891-93, 1895-96), later built foundation of championship Cubs teams; .607 winning percentage was highest among managers of 1500 games, 1284 victories ranked second all-time upon retirement.
- September 17 - Herman Long, 43, shortstop for the Boston Beaneaters who batted .300 four times, led NL in runs in 1893 and home runs in 1900; set career marks for putouts and total chances, led league in double plays three times and in putouts and fielding average twice each.