1913 in baseball

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The following are the baseball events of the year 1913 throughout the world.

Champions[edit]

Awards and honors[edit]

MLB statistical leaders[edit]

Ty Cobb in 1913.
American League National League
AVG Ty Cobb DET .390 Jake Daubert BRO .350
HR Frank Baker PHA 12 Gavvy Cravath PHI 19
RBI Frank Baker PHA 113 Gavvy Cravath PHI 128
Wins Walter Johnson1 WSH 36 Tom Seaton PHI 27
ERA Walter Johnson1 WSH 1.14 Christy Mathewson NYG 2.06
K Walter Johnson1 WSH 243 Tom Seaton PHI 168

1MLB Triple Crown Winner for Pitching

Major league baseball final standings[edit]

American League final standings[edit]

American League W L Pct. GB Home Road
Philadelphia Athletics 96 57 0.627 50–26 46–31
Washington Senators 90 64 0.584 42–35 48–29
Cleveland Naps 86 66 0.566 45–32 41–34
Boston Red Sox 79 71 0.527 15½ 41–34 38–37
Chicago White Sox 78 74 0.513 17½ 40–37 38–37
Detroit Tigers 66 87 0.431 30 34–42 32–45
New York Yankees 57 94 0.377 38 27–47 30–47
St. Louis Browns 57 96 0.373 39 31–46 26–50


National League final standings[edit]

National League W L Pct. GB Home Road
New York Giants 101 51 0.664 54–23 47–28
Philadelphia Phillies 88 63 0.583 12½ 43–33 45–30
Chicago Cubs 88 65 0.575 13½ 51–25 37–40
Pittsburgh Pirates 78 71 0.523 21½ 41–35 37–36
Boston Braves 69 82 0.457 31½ 34–40 35–42
Brooklyn Dodgers 65 84 0.436 34½ 29–47 36–37
Cincinnati Reds 64 89 0.418 37½ 32–44 32–45
St. Louis Cardinals 51 99 0.340 49 25–48 26–51


Events[edit]

Ty Cobb and Joe Jackson

Births[edit]

January–February[edit]

March–April[edit]

May–June[edit]

July–August[edit]

September–October[edit]

November–December[edit]

Deaths[edit]

January–March[edit]

  • January 6 - Jack Boyle, 46, catcher/first baseman who hit .253 with 23 home runs and 570 RBI for five different teams in three leagues from 1886 to 1898.
  • January 9 - George Crosby, 55, pitcher for the 1884 Chicago White Stockings of the National League.
  • January 14 - Hal O'Hagan, 43, first baseman for the 1892 Chicago Orphans and for the New York Giants, Cleveland Bronchos and Washington Senators in the 1902 season.
  • January 15 - Icicle Reeder, 55, outfielder who played in 1884 with the AA Cincinnati Red Stockings and the UA Washington Nationals.
  • January 16 - Tom Dolan, 58, catcher who hit .242 for five teams in three leagues between 1879 and 1888.
  • February 9 - Joe Stewart, 33, pitcher for the Boston Beaneaters of the National League.
  • February 26 - Mike Drissel, 48, catcher in six games for the St. Louis Browns 1885 American Association champions.
  • March 3 - Jack Fee, 45, pitcher for the 1889 Indianapolis Hoosiers of the National League.
  • March 28 - Clare Patterson, 25, left fielder for the 1909 Cincinnati Reds of the National League.

April–June[edit]

  • April 16 - Jerry Harrington, 45, National League catcher who hit .227 in 189 games with the Cincinnati Reds (1890-'92) and Louisville Colonels (1893).
  • April 18 - Roscoe Miller, 36, pitcher for the Detroit Tigers (1901-'02), New York Giants (1902-'03) and Pittsburgh Pirates (1904), who became the first 20-game winner in Tigers history.
  • April 23 - Charlie Pabor, 66, player-manager for four teams of the National Association from 1871 through 1875.
  • May 1 - Charlie Reynolds, 55, pitcher for the 1882 Philadelphia Athletics of the American Association.
  • May 13 - John O'Brien, 46, Canadian second baseman who hit .256 in 501 games for six National League teams from 1891 to 1899.
  • May 14 - Dennis Coughlin, 69, outfielder for the 1872 Washington Nationals of the National Association; best remembered as the only major leaguer who was wounded in combat during the Civil War.
  • May 18 - The Only Nolan, 55, pitcher who posted a 23-52 record and a 2.98 ERA in 79 games with four teams between 1878 and 1875.
  • May 18 - Charlie Robinson, 56, American Association catcher who played for the Indianapolis Hoosiers (1884) and Brooklyn Grays (1885).
  • June 5 - Chris von der Ahe, 61, owner of the St. Louis Browns from 1882 to 1898, who greatly developed the entertainment aspect of the sport with fan-friendly promotions and ballpark attractions, and also presided over first team to win four straight pennants (1885–1888).
  • June 13 - Eddie Quick, 31, pitcher for the 1903 New York Highlanders of the American League.
  • June 30 - George Tidden, 56, sports editor in New York since 1895.

July–September[edit]

  • July 13 - Dan Sweeney, 45, outfielder for the 1895 Louisville Colonels of the National League.
  • July 17 - Pat Scanlon, Canadian outfielder who played in 1884 with the Boston Reds of the Union Association.
  • July 19 - Jiggs Donahue, 34, a standout at first base in the early years of the American League, and a key member of the 1906 White Sox that won their cross-town rival Cubs in the only all-Chicago World Series ever played.
  • July 28 - John Greenig, 65, pitcher for the 1888 Washington Nationals of the National League.
  • August 8 - John Gaffney, 58, the sport's first great umpire, officiating for twelve seasons in three leagues between 1884 and 1900; managed Washington team in 1886-87, and officiated in 1887-88-89 championship series, pioneering use of multiple umpires in games.
  • August 14 - Chummy Gray, 40, pitcher who posted a 3-3 record and a 3.44 ERA for the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1899.
  • August 25 - Red Donahue, 40, pitcher who won 20 games three times with the Phillies and Browns and led the National League in complete games (1897), while collecting 164 career wins and a no-hitter (1898).
  • September 3 - Charlie Householder, 59, first baseman/catcher who played in two Major League seasons, 1882 and 1884.
  • September 15 - Frank Hough, 56, sports editor in Philadelphia who helped organize the Athletics American League franchise in 1901
  • September 24 - Fred Roat, 45, National League third baseman for the Pittsburg Alleghenys (1890) and Chicago Colts (1892).

October–December[edit]

  • October 8 - Elmer Cleveland, 51, third baseman who hit .255 in 80 games with four clubs in three different leagues between 1884 and 1891.
  • October 13 - Mike Heydon, 39, catcher who played from 1898 through 1907 for the Senators, Cardinals, WhiteSox and Orioles.
  • October 24 - Dan Shannon, 48, player and manager during his three-year career with the Colonels/Giants/Statesmen/Athletics from 1889 to 1891.
  • November 15 - Monte McFarland, 41, pitcher who played for the National League Chicago Colts in 1895 and 1896.
  • December 24 - Chief Sockalexis, 42, right fielder for the 1897-99 Cleveland Spiders, who was the first Native American to play in the major leagues.
  • December 26 - Frank O'Connor, 46, pitcher for the 1893 Philadelphia Phillies.
  • December 30 - Joe Neale, 47, American Association pitcher for the St. Louis Browns (1886-'87) and Louisville Colonels (1890-'91).