1911 Philadelphia Athletics season

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1911 Philadelphia Athletics
1911 World Series Champions
1911 American League Champions
1911 Philadelphia Athletics team photo.jpeg
Major League affiliations
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Owner(s) Benjamin Shibe, Tom Shibe, John Shibe, Connie Mack, Sam Jones, Frank Hough
Manager(s) Connie Mack
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The 1911 Philadelphia Athletics season was a season in American baseball. The A's finished first in the American League with a record of 101 wins and 50 losses, then went on to defeat the New York Giants in the 1911 World Series, four games to two, for their second straight World Championship.

Starting in 1911, the team was known for its "$100,000 infield", consisting of John "Stuffy" McInnis (first base), Eddie Collins (second base), Jack Barry (shortstop), and Frank "Home Run" Baker (third base) and as well as pitchers Eddie Plank and Charles "Chief" Bender.[1]

Regular season[edit]

L to R: outfielders Bris Lord, Rube Oldring, Danny Murphy in 1911.

Season standings[edit]

American League W L Pct. GB Home Road
Philadelphia Athletics 101 50 0.669 54–20 47–30
Detroit Tigers 89 65 0.578 13½ 51–25 38–40
Cleveland Naps 80 73 0.523 22 46–30 34–43
Boston Red Sox 78 75 0.510 24 39–37 39–38
Chicago White Sox 77 74 0.510 24 40–37 37–37
New York Highlanders 76 76 0.500 25½ 36–40 40–36
Washington Senators 64 90 0.416 38½ 39–38 25–52
St. Louis Browns 45 107 0.296 56½ 25–53 20–54


Roster[edit]

1911 Philadelphia Athletics
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Player stats[edit]

Batting[edit]

Starters by position[edit]

Note: Pos = Position; G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

Pos Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
1B McInnis, StuffyStuffy McInnis 126 468 150 .321 3 77
2B Collins, EddieEddie Collins 132 493 180 .365 3 73
3B Baker, FrankFrank Baker 148 592 198 .334 11 115
SS Barry, JackJack Barry 127 442 117 .265 1 63
OF Lord, BrisBris Lord 134 574 178 .310 3 55
OF Oldring, RubeRube Oldring 121 495 147 .297 3 59
OF Murphy, DannyDanny Murphy 141 508 167 .329 6 66

Other batters[edit]

Note: G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
Emerson, ChesterChester Emerson 7 18 4 .222 0 0

Pitching[edit]

Starting pitchers[edit]

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Coombs, JackJack Coombs 47 336.2 28 12 3.53 185
Plank, EddieEddie Plank 40 256.2 23 8 2.10 149
Bender, ChiefChief Bender 31 216.1 17 5 2.16 114
Krause, HarryHarry Krause 27 169 11 8 3.04 85

Other pitchers[edit]

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Martin, DocDoc Martin 11 38 1 1 4.50 21
Brown, BoardwalkBoardwalk Brown 2 12 0 1 4.50 6

Relief pitchers[edit]

Note: G = Games pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Danforth, DaveDave Danforth 14 4 1 1 3.74 21
Collamore, AllanAllan Collamore 2 0 1 0 36.00 1
Armstrong, HowardHoward Armstrong 1 0 1 0 0.00 0

1911 World Series[edit]

Main article: 1911 World Series
Philadelphia Athletics on field at the Polo Grounds, 1911 World Series

AL Philadelphia Athletics (4) vs. NL New York Giants (2)

Game Score Date Location Attendance
1 Athletics - 1, Giants - 2 October 14 Polo Grounds 38,281
2 Giants - 1, Athletics - 3 October 16 Shibe Park 26,286
3 Athletics - 3, Giants - 2 (11 innings) October 17 Polo Grounds 37,216
4 Giants - 2, Athletics - 4 October 24 Shibe Park 24,355
5 Athletics - 3, Giants - 4 (10 innings) October 25 Polo Grounds 33,228
6 Giants - 2, Athletics - 13 October 26 Shibe Park 20,485

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