1903 Major League Baseball season

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This article is about the 1903 Major League Baseball season only. For information on all of baseball, see 1903 in baseball.

The 1903 Major League Baseball season, saw the relocation of the Baltimore Orioles to New York, and become the Highlanders, the last relocation in MLB until 1953, when the Boston Braves moved to Milwaukee, along with the playing of the first modern World Series with the Boston Americans defeating the Pittsburgh Pirates.[1]

Major league baseball final standings[edit]

American League
Rank Club Wins Losses Win %   GB
1st Boston Americans 91 47 .659     –
2nd Philadelphia Athletics 75 60 .556 14.5
3rd Cleveland Naps 77 63 .550 15.0
4th New York Highlanders 72 62 .537 17.0
5th Detroit Tigers 65 71 .478 25.0
6th St. Louis Browns 65 74 .468 26.5
7th Chicago White Stockings 60 77 .438 3 0.5
8th Washington Senators 43 94 .314 47.5
National League
Rank Club Wins Losses Win %   GB
1st Pittsburgh Pirates 91 49 .650     –
2nd New York Giants 84 55 .604  6.5
3rd Chicago Cubs 82 56 .594  8.0
4th Cincinnati Reds 74 65 .532 16.5
5th Brooklyn Superbas 70 66 .515 19.0
6th Boston Beaneaters 58 80 .420 32.0
7th Philadelphia Phillies 49 86 .363 39.5
8th St. Louis Cardinals 43 94 .314 46.5

Post-season[edit]

Main article: 1903 World Series
Game Score Date Location Attendance
1 Pittsburgh Pirates – 7, Boston Americans – 3 October 1 Huntington Avenue Baseball Grounds 16,242
2 Pittsburgh Pirates – 0, Boston Americans – 3 October 2 Huntington Avenue Baseball Grounds 9,415
3 Pittsburgh Pirates – 4, Boston Americans – 2 October 3 Huntington Avenue Baseball Grounds 18,801
4 Boston Americans – 4, Pittsburgh Pirates – 5 October 6 Exposition Park III 7,600
5 Boston Americans – 11, Pittsburgh Pirates – 2 October 7 Exposition Park III 12,322
6 Boston Americans – 6, Pittsburgh Pirates – 3 October 8 Exposition Park III 11,556
7 Boston Americans – 7, Pittsburgh Pirates – 3 October 10 Exposition Park III 17,038
8 Pittsburgh Pirates – 0, Boston Americans – 3 October 13 Huntington Avenue Baseball Grounds 7,455

"Battle of Ohio"[edit]

The Cincinnati Reds and Cleveland Naps played an unofficial best of 11-game exhibition series after the regular season, with Cleveland winning the series six games to three.[2]

League Leaders[3][edit]

Note: AB = At bats; R = Runs scored; H = Hits; 2B = Doubles; 3B = Triples; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in; BB = Walks; SO = Strike outs; SB = Stolen bases; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; CG = Complete games; SH = Shutouts; IP = Innings pitched; K = Strike outs

Batting[edit]

Stat Player Team
AB – 579 Patsy Dougherty Americans
R – 101 Patsy Dougherty Americans
H – 184 Patsy Dougherty Americans
2B – 45 Socks Seybold Athletics
3B – 25 Sam Crawford Tigers
HR – 12 Buck Freeman Americans
RBI – 97 Buck Freeman Americans
BB – 70 Jimmy Barrett Tigers
SO – 0 Buck Freeman Americans
SB – 40 Harry Bay Naps

Pitching[edit]

Stat Player Team
W – 23 Cy Young Americans
L – 22 Patsy Flaherty White Sox
ERA – 1.74 Earl Moore Naps
CG – 34 William Edward Donovan, Cy Young, Rube Waddell Tigers, Americans, Athletics
SH – 7 Cy Young Americans
IP – 336 Cy Young Americans
K – 187 Rube Waddell Athletics

Events[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "History of the World Series – 1903". SportingNews.com. Archived from the original on August 13, 2006. Retrieved September 3, 2006. 
  2. ^ Rhodes, Greg (2007). Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame Highlights: Memorable Moments in Team History As Heard on the Reds Radio Network. United States: Clerisy Press. p. 251. ISBN 9781578603008. 
  3. ^ http://thebaseballcube.com/leagues/1903/MLB-AL.shtml
  4. ^ Mackin, Bob (2004). The Unofficial Guide to Baseball's Most Unusual Records. Canada: Greystone Books. p. 240. ISBN 9781553650386. .

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