1912 Major League Baseball season

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This article is about the 1912 Major League Baseball season only. For information on all of baseball, see 1912 in baseball.

1912 Major League Baseball season. Harper's Weekly conducted a detailed accounting of the expenses of Major League clubs, and came up with a figure of around $175,000 to $200,000.[1]

Statistical leaders[edit]

  American League National League
Type Name Stat Name Stat
AVG Ty Cobb DET .409 Heinie Zimmerman CHC .372
HR Home Run Baker PHA
Tris Speaker BOS
10 Heinie Zimmerman CHC 14
RBI Home Run Baker PHA 130 Honus Wagner PIT 102
Wins Smoky Joe Wood BOS 34 Larry Cheney CHC
Rube Marquard NYG
26
ERA Walter Johnson WSH 1.39 Jeff Tesreau NYG 1.96
SO Walter Johnson WSH 303 Grover Cleveland Alexander PHI 195
SV Ed Walsh CHW 10 Slim Sallee STL 6
SB Clyde Milan WSH 88 Bob Bescher CIN 67

Major league baseball final standings[edit]

American League final standings[edit]

American League
Club Wins Losses Win %   GB
Boston Red Sox 105 47 .691 -
Washington Senators 91 61 .599 14.0
Philadelphia Athletics 90 62 .592 15.0
Chicago White Sox 78 76 .506 28.0
Cleveland Naps 75 78 .490 30.5
Detroit Tigers 69 84 .451 36.5
St. Louis Browns 53 101 .344 53.0
New York Highlanders 50 102 .329 55.0

National League final standings[edit]

National League
Club Wins Losses Win %   GB
New York Giants 103 48 .682 -
Pittsburgh Pirates 93 58 .616 10.0
Chicago Cubs 91 59 .607 11.5
Cincinnati Reds 75 78 .490 29.0
Philadelphia Phillies 73 79 .480 30.5
St. Louis Cardinals 63 90 .412 41.0
Brooklyn Dodgers 58 95 .379 46.0
Boston Braves 52 101 .340 52.0

1912 World Series[edit]

Main article: 1912 World Series
Game Score Date Location Attendance
1 Boston Red Sox - 4, New York Giants - 3 October 8 Polo Grounds 35,730
2 New York Giants - 6, Boston Red Sox - 6 (Tie, 11 innings) October 9 Fenway Park 30,148
3 New York Giants - 2, Boston Red Sox - 1 October 10 Fenway Park 34,624
4 Boston Red Sox - 3, New York Giants - 1 October 11 Polo Grounds 36,502
5 New York Giants - 1, Boston Red Sox - 2 October 12 Fenway Park 34,683
6 Boston Red Sox - 2, New York Giants - 5 October 14 Polo Grounds 30,622
7 New York Giants - 11, Boston Red Sox - 4 October 15 Fenway Park 32,694
8 New York Giants - 2, Boston Red Sox - 3 (10 innings) October 16 Fenway Park 17,034

References[edit]

  1. ^ Harper's Weekly, August 31, 1912, "The Dollars Behind the Baseball Diamond."

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