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1912 Major League Baseball season

Sports season

1912 MLB season
LeagueMajor League Baseball
SportBaseball
DurationApril 11 – October 16, 1912
Pennant Winners
AL championsBoston Red Sox
  AL runners-upWashington Senators
NL championsNew York Giants
  NL runners-upPhiladelphia Phillies
World Series
ChampionsBoston Red Sox
  Runners-upNew York Giants
MLB seasons

During the 1912 Major League Baseball season, the twelfth season of modern Major League Baseball after the founding of the American League, Harper's Weekly conducted a detailed accounting of the expenses of Major League clubs, and came up with a figure of around $175,000 to $200,000.[1]

1912 Major League Baseball season Intro articles: 2

Awards and honors

Statistical leaders

  American League National League
Type Name Stat Name Stat
AVG Ty Cobb DET .409 Heinie Zimmerman CHC .372
HR Home Run Baker PHA
Tris Speaker BSR
10 Heinie Zimmerman CHC 14
RBI Home Run Baker PHA 130 Honus Wagner PIT 102
Wins Smoky Joe Wood BSR 34 Larry Cheney CHC
Rube Marquard NYG
26
ERA Walter Johnson WSH 1.39 Jeff Tesreau NYG 1.96
SO Walter Johnson WSH 303 Grover Cleveland Alexander PHP 195
SV Ed Walsh CHW 10 Slim Sallee SLC 6
SB Clyde Milan WSH 88 Bob Bescher CIN 67

Major league baseball final standings

American League final standings

American League W L Pct. GB Home Road
Boston Red Sox 105 47 0.691 57–20 48–27
Washington Senators 91 61 0.599 14 45–32 46–29
Philadelphia Athletics 90 62 0.592 15 45–31 45–31
Chicago White Sox 78 76 0.506 28 34–43 44–33
Cleveland Naps 75 78 0.490 30½ 41–35 34–43
Detroit Tigers 69 84 0.451 36½ 37–39 32–45
St. Louis Browns 53 101 0.344 53 27–50 26–51
New York Highlanders 50 102 0.329 55 31–44 19–58

National League final standings

National League W L Pct. GB Home Road
New York Giants 103 48 0.682 49–25 54–23
Pittsburgh Pirates 93 58 0.616 10 44–31 49–27
Chicago Cubs 91 59 0.607 11½ 46–30 45–29
Cincinnati Reds 75 78 0.490 29 45–32 30–46
Philadelphia Phillies 73 79 0.480 30½ 34–41 39–38
St. Louis Cardinals 63 90 0.412 41 37–40 26–50
Brooklyn Trolley Dodgers 58 95 0.379 46 33–43 25–52
Boston Braves 52 101 0.340 52 31–47 21–54


1912 World Series

Game Score Date Location Attendance
1 Boston Red Sox – 4, New York Giants – 3 October 8 Polo Grounds 35,730
2 New York Giants – 6, Boston Red Sox – 6 (Tie, 11 innings) October 9 Fenway Park 30,148
3 New York Giants – 2, Boston Red Sox – 1 October 10 Fenway Park 34,624
4 Boston Red Sox – 3, New York Giants – 1 October 11 Polo Grounds 36,502
5 New York Giants – 1, Boston Red Sox – 2 October 12 Fenway Park 34,683
6 Boston Red Sox – 2, New York Giants – 5 October 14 Polo Grounds 30,622
7 New York Giants – 11, Boston Red Sox – 4 October 15 Fenway Park 32,694
8 New York Giants – 2, Boston Red Sox – 3 (10 innings) October 16 Fenway Park 17,034

Managers

American League

Team Manager Comments
Boston Red Sox Jake Stahl
Chicago White Sox Nixey Callahan
Cleveland Naps Harry Davis and Joe Birmingham
Detroit Tigers Hughie Jennings
New York Highlanders Harry Wolverton
Philadelphia Athletics Connie Mack
St. Louis Browns Bobby Wallace and George Stovall
Washington Senators Clark Griffith

National League

Team Manager Comments
Boston Braves Johnny Kling
Brooklyn Trolley Dodgers Bill Dahlen
Chicago Cubs Frank Chance
Cincinnati Reds Hank O'Day
New York Giants John McGraw
Philadelphia Phillies Red Dooin
Pittsburgh Pirates Fred Clarke
St. Louis Cardinals Roger Bresnahan

References

  1. ^ Harper's Weekly, August 31, 1912, "The Dollars Behind the Baseball Diamond."

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