1918 Major League Baseball season

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1918 MLB season
LeagueMajor League Baseball
SportBaseball
DurationApril 15 – September 11, 1918
Pennant Winners
AL championsBoston Red Sox
  AL runners-upCleveland Indians
NL championsChicago Cubs
  NL runners-upNew York Giants
World Series
ChampionsBoston Red Sox
  Runners-upChicago Cubs
MLB seasons

The 1918 Major League Baseball season featured a reduced schedule due to American participation in World War I.[1]

Statistical leaders[edit]

  American League National League
Type Name Stat Name Stat
AVG Ty Cobb DET .382 Edd Roush CIN .341
HR Babe Ruth BOS
Tillie Walker
12 Gavvy Cravath PHI 8
RBI Bobby Veach DET 78 Sherry Magee CIN 76
Wins Walter Johnson WSH 23 Claude Hendrix CHC 20
ERA Walter Johnson WSH 1.27 Hippo Vaughn CHC 1.74
SO Walter Johnson WSH 162 Hippo Vaughn CHC 148
SV George Mogridge NYY 7 Joe Oeschger PHI
Wilbur Cooper PIT
Fred Anderson NYG
Fred Toney 2TM
3
SB George Sisler SLB 45 Max Carey PIT 58

Major league baseball final standings[edit]

American League final standings[edit]

American League W L Pct. GB Home Road
Boston Red Sox 75 51 0.595 49–21 26–30
Cleveland Indians 73 54 0.575 38–22 35–32
Washington Senators 72 56 0.562 4 41–32 31–24
New York Yankees 60 63 0.488 13½ 37–29 23–34
St. Louis Browns 58 64 0.475 15 23–30 35–34
Chicago White Sox 57 67 0.460 17 30–26 27–41
Detroit Tigers 55 71 0.437 20 28–29 27–42
Philadelphia Athletics 52 76 0.406 24 35–32 17–44

National League final standings[edit]

National League W L Pct. GB Home Road
Chicago Cubs 84 45 0.651 49–25 35–20
New York Giants 71 53 0.573 10½ 35–21 36–32
Cincinnati Reds 68 60 0.531 15½ 46–24 22–36
Pittsburgh Pirates 65 60 0.520 17 42–28 23–32
Brooklyn Robins 57 69 0.452 25½ 33–21 24–48
Philadelphia Phillies 55 68 0.447 26 27–29 28–39
Boston Braves 53 71 0.427 28½ 23–29 30–42
St. Louis Cardinals 51 78 0.395 33 32–40 19–38


Managers[edit]

American League[edit]

Team Manager Comments
Boston Red Sox Ed Barrow
Chicago White Sox Pants Rowland
Cleveland Indians Lee Fohl
Detroit Tigers Hughie Jennings
New York Yankees Miller Huggins
Philadelphia Athletics Connie Mack
St. Louis Browns Fielder Jones, Jimmy Austin, and Jimmy Burke
Washington Senators Clark Griffith

National League[edit]

Team Manager Comments
Boston Braves George Stallings
Brooklyn Robins Wilbert Robinson
Chicago Cubs Fred Mitchell
Cincinnati Reds Christy Mathewson
New York Giants John McGraw
Philadelphia Phillies Pat Moran
Pittsburgh Pirates Hugo Bezdek
St. Louis Cardinals Jack Hendricks

World Series[edit]

The Red Sox defeated the Cubs, four games to two.

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