1912 Cleveland Naps season

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1912 Cleveland Naps
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Owner(s) Charles Somers
Manager(s) Harry Davis, Joe Birmingham
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The 1912 Cleveland Naps season was a season in American baseball. The Naps had two of the best hitters in the majors in Shoeless Joe Jackson and Nap Lajoie. Despite this, they ended up back in the second division, finishing in fifth place with a record of 75-78.

Regular season[edit]

  • April 20, 1912: The Naps played in the first ever game at Navin Field, later known as Tiger Stadium. The stadium opened the same day as Fenway Park.[1] It was supposed to have opened on April 18 (like Fenway Park) but it rained in both cities on that day.[2] Naps batter Shoeless Joe Jackson scored the first run in Tiger Stadium.[3]

Season standings[edit]

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


Roster[edit]

1912 Cleveland Naps
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
C O'Neill, SteveSteve O'Neill 69 215 49 .228 0 14
1B Griggs, ArtArt Griggs 89 273 83 .304 0 39
2B Lajoie, NapNap Lajoie 117 448 165 .368 0 90
3B Turner, TerryTerry Turner 103 370 114 .308 0 33
SS Peckinpaugh, RogerRoger Peckinpaugh 70 236 50 .212 1 22
OF Ryan, BuddyBuddy Ryan 93 328 89 .271 1 31
OF Birmingham, JoeJoe Birmingham 107 369 94 .255 1 45
OF Jackson, JoeJoe Jackson 154 572 226 .395 3 90

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
Chapman, RayRay Chapman 31 109 34 .312 0 19
Hunter, BillBill Hunter 22 55 9 .164 0 2
Baker, HowardHoward Baker 11 30 5 .167 0 2
Hauger, ArtArt Hauger 15 18 1 .056 0 0
Kibble, JackJack Kibble 5 8 0 .000 0 0
Davis, HarryHarry Davis 2 5 0 .000 0 0
Grubb, HarveyHarvey Grubb 1 1 0 .000 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
Gregg, VeanVean Gregg 37 271.2 20 13 2.59 184
Blanding, FredFred Blanding 39 262 18 14 2.92 75
Kahler, GeorgeGeorge Kahler 41 246.1 12 19 3.69 104
Krapp, GeneGene Krapp 9 58.2 2 5 4.60 22
Krause, HarryHarry Krause 2 4.2 0 1 11.57 1

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
Mitchell, WillieWillie Mitchell 29 163.2 5 8 2.80 94
Baskette, JimJim Baskette 29 116 8 4 3.18 51
George, LeftyLefty George 11 44.1 0 5 4.87 18
Brenner, BertBert Brenner 2 13 1 0 2.77 3
James, LeftyLefty James 3 6 0 1 7.50 2

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
James, BillBill James 3 0 0 0 4.61 5
Walker, RoyRoy Walker 1 0 0 0 0.00 1
Neher, JimJim Neher 1 0 0 0 0.00 0

Awards and honors[edit]

League top five finishers[edit]

Vean Gregg

  • #4 in AL in strikeouts (184)

Shoeless Joe Jackson

  • MLB leader in hits (226)
  • #2 in AL in batting average (.395)
  • #2 in AL in on-base percentage (.458)
  • #2 in AL in slugging percentage (.579)
  • #3 in AL in runs scored (121)

George Kahler

  • AL leader in walks allowed (121)
  • #2 in AL in losses (19)
  • #3 in AL in earned runs allowed (101)

Nap Lajoie

  • #4 in AL in batting average (.368)

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Final Season, p.5, Tom Stanton, Thomas Dunne Books, An imprint of St. Martin’s Press, New York, NY, 2001, ISBN 0-312-29156-6
  2. ^ The Final Season, p.40
  3. ^ The Final Season, p.5

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