1904 in baseball

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The following are the baseball events of the year 1904 throughout the world.  

Champions[edit]

World Series: New York (NL) declined challenge by Boston (AL)

MLB statistical leaders[edit]

  American League National League
Type Name Stat Name Stat
AVG Nap Lajoie .376 Honus Wagner .349
HR Harry Davis 10 Harry Lumley 9
RBI Nap Lajoie 102 Bill Dahlen 80
Wins Jack Chesbro 41 Joe McGinnity 35
ERA Addie Joss 1.59 Joe McGinnity 1.61

Major league baseball final standings[edit]

American League final standings[edit]

American League W L Pct. GB Home Road
Boston Americans 95 59 0.617 49–30 46–29
New York Highlanders 92 59 0.609 46–29 46–30
Chicago White Sox 89 65 0.578 6 50–27 39–38
Cleveland Naps 86 65 0.570 44–31 42–34
Philadelphia Athletics 81 70 0.536 12½ 47–31 34–39
St. Louis Browns 65 87 0.428 29 32–43 33–44
Detroit Tigers 62 90 0.408 32 34–40 28–50
Washington Senators 38 113 0.252 55½ 23–52 15–61


National League final standings[edit]

National League W L Pct. GB Home Road
New York Giants 106 47 0.693 56–26 50–21
Chicago Cubs 93 60 0.608 13 49–27 44–33
Cincinnati Reds 88 65 0.575 18 49–27 39–38
Pittsburgh Pirates 87 66 0.569 19 48–30 39–36
St. Louis Cardinals 75 79 0.487 31½ 39–36 36–43
Brooklyn Superbas 56 97 0.366 50 31–44 25–53
Boston Beaneaters 55 98 0.359 51 34–45 21–53
Philadelphia Phillies 52 100 0.342 53½ 28–43 24–57


Events[edit]

January[edit]

February[edit]

March[edit]

April[edit]

May[edit]

June[edit]

July[edit]

August[edit]

September[edit]

October[edit]

The World Series was cancelled when New York Giants owner, John T. Brush, refused to play Boston.[1] Highlanders P Jack Chesbro throws a pennant-losing wild pitch at home against Boston.

November[edit]

December[edit]

Births[edit]

January[edit]

February[edit]

March[edit]

All Star Buddy Myer

April[edit]

May[edit]

June[edit]

July–September[edit]

August[edit]

September[edit]

October[edit]

November[edit]

December[edit]

Deaths[edit]

  • June 6 – Chippy McGarr, 41, third baseman who hit .269 in 827 games for several teams over the course of 10 seasons from 1884 to 1896.
  • October 16 – Mike Slattery, 37, center fielder who hit .251 in five seasons and was a member of the New York Giants World Champion teams of 1888 and 1889.
  • October 28 – Sam Field, 56, catcher who hit .146 for three different teams between 1875 and 1876.
  • November 20 – Dell Darling, 42, catcher and a career .240 hitter for three teams of three different leagues from 1887 to 1891.
  • December 18 – John Clapp, 53, catcher and manager for several teams from 1872 through 1883, who hit a career .283 average in 588 games, including three .300 seasons.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The World Series at 100". National Public Radio. Archived from the original on 5 December 2006. Retrieved 2006-10-24.