1907 in baseball

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The following are the baseball events of the year 1907 throughout the world.  

Champions[edit]

Awards and honors[edit]

Statistical leaders[edit]

  American League National League
Type Name Stat Name Stat
AVG Ty Cobb .350 Honus Wagner .350
HR Dave Brain 13 Harry Lumley 9
Wins Addie Joss &
Doc White
27 Christy Mathewson 24
ERA Ed Walsh 1.60 Jack Pfiester 1.15

Major league baseball final standings[edit]

American League final standings[edit]

American League W L Pct. GB Home Road
Detroit Tigers 92 58 0.613 50–27 42–31
Philadelphia Athletics 88 57 0.607 50–20 38–37
Chicago White Sox 87 64 0.576 48–29 39–35
Cleveland Naps 85 67 0.559 8 46–31 39–36
New York Highlanders 70 78 0.473 21 32–41 38–37
St. Louis Browns 69 83 0.454 24 36–40 33–43
Boston Americans 59 90 0.396 32½ 34–41 25–49
Washington Senators 49 102 0.325 43½ 26–48 23–54



National League final standings[edit]

National League W L Pct. GB Home Road
Chicago Cubs 107 45 0.704 54–19 53–26
Pittsburgh Pirates 91 63 0.591 17 47–29 44–34
Philadelphia Phillies 83 64 0.565 21½ 45–30 38–34
New York Giants 82 71 0.536 25½ 45–30 37–41
Brooklyn Superbas 65 83 0.439 40 37–38 28–45
Cincinnati Reds 66 87 0.431 41½ 43–36 23–51
Boston Doves 58 90 0.392 47 31–42 27–48
St. Louis Cardinals 52 101 0.340 55½ 31–47 21–54


Events[edit]

  • September 20 - One week after recording a shutout in his major league debut, Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Nick Maddox hurled a no-hitter against the Brooklyn Superbas in a 2–1 Pirates win. At the age of 20 years and ten months, Maddox becomes (and still is) the youngest pitcher to throw a no-hitter in major league history.
  • September 25 - Honus Wagner steals four bases, including second base, third base and home plate in the second inning against the New York Giants. Not to be outdone, his teammate Fred Clarke also swipes four bases for the only time in his career.
  • October 12 - In Game 5 of the World Series the Chicago Cubs would win their first World Championship by defeating the Detroit Tigers, 2–0. The Cubs would take the final four games of the series after Game 1 was declared a tie due to darkness with the score knotted at 3–3 in the 12th inning.

Births[edit]

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December[edit]

Deaths[edit]

January–March[edit]

  • January 16 - Jake Evans, 50, right fielder who played from 1879 through 1885 with four National League teams
  • March 12 - Pat Hynes, 23, outfielder for the St. Louis Browns/Cardinals from 1903 to 1904
  • March 28 - Chick Stahl, 34, outfielder for Boston teams in the NL and AL, and manager of the Red Sox since August, who batted .305 lifetime; had three triples in 1903 World Series, and led AL in triples in 1904
  • March 29 - Cozy Dolan, 34, right fielder who hit .269 in 830 games for five teams from 1895 to 1906

April–June[edit]

  • May 6 - Frank Selman, 55[?], utility player from 1871b through 1875 for five teams of the National Association
  • June 20 - Ezra Sutton, 56, third baseman for Boston who led the National League in hits in 1884, was fifth player to collect 1000 hits, and batted .300 three times in the National Association and four times in the National League

July–September[edit]

  • August 14 - Scott Hastings, 60, catcher/outfielder/manager for seven seasons from 1871 to 1877

October–December[edit]

  • October 28 - Ted Kennedy, 42, pitcher for the Chicago White Stockings (1885) and Louisville Colonels (1886)
  • November 26 - Eddie Burke, 41, outfielder for the Phillies/Alleghenys/Brewers/Giants from 1890 to 1895, who topped the National League in games played (135) and times hit by pitches (25) in 1893