1912 Major League Baseball season

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1912 MLB season
LeagueMajor League Baseball
DurationApril 11 – October 16, 1912
Pennant Winners
AL championsBoston Red Sox
  AL runners-upWashington Senators
NL championsNew York Giants
  NL runners-upPhiladelphia Phillies
World Series
ChampionsBoston Red Sox
  Runners-upNew York Giants
MLB seasons

During the 1912 Major League Baseball season, the twelfth season of modern Major League Baseball after the founding of the American League, 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]

Awards and honors[edit]

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 BSR
10 Heinie Zimmerman CHC 14
RBI Home Run Baker PHA 130 Honus Wagner PIT 102
Wins Smoky Joe Wood BSR 34 Larry Cheney CHC
Rube Marquard NYG
ERA Walter Johnson WSH 1.39 Jeff Tesreau NYG 1.96
SO Walter Johnson WSH 303 Grover Cleveland Alexander PHP 195
SV Ed Walsh CHW 10 Slim Sallee SLC 6
SB Clyde Milan WSH 88 Bob Bescher CIN 67


1912 World Series[edit]

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


American League[edit]

Team Manager Comments
Boston Red Sox Jake Stahl
Chicago White Sox Nixey Callahan
Cleveland Naps Harry Davis and Joe Birmingham
Detroit Tigers Hughie Jennings
New York Highlanders Harry Wolverton
Philadelphia Athletics Connie Mack
St. Louis Browns Bobby Wallace and George Stovall
Washington Senators Clark Griffith

National League[edit]

Team Manager Comments
Boston Braves Johnny Kling
Brooklyn Trolley Dodgers Bill Dahlen
Chicago Cubs Frank Chance
Cincinnati Reds Hank O'Day
New York Giants John McGraw
Philadelphia Phillies Red Dooin
Pittsburgh Pirates Fred Clarke
St. Louis Cardinals Roger Bresnahan


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

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