The 1901 Major League Baseball season, involved the inaugural season of the American League. The eight franchises that comprised the AL that year were the original Baltimore Orioles, the Boston Americans, the Chicago White Stockings, the Cleveland Blues, the Detroit Tigers, the original Milwaukee Brewers, the Philadelphia Athletics and the original Washington Senators.
|1901 MLB season|
|League||Major League Baseball|
|Duration||April 18 – October 6, 1901|
|AL champions||Chicago White Stockings|
|AL runners-up||Boston Americans|
|NL champions||Pittsburgh Pirates|
|NL runners-up||Philadelphia Phillies|
|Chicago White Stockings||83||53||0.610||—||49–21||34–32|
|St. Louis Cardinals||76||64||0.543||14½||40–31||36–33|
|New York Giants||52||85||0.380||37||30–38||22–47|
|Baltimore Orioles||John McGraw|
|Boston Red Sox||Jimmy Collins|
|Chicago White Stockings||Clark Griffith|
|Cleveland Bluebirds||Jimmy McAleer|
|Detroit Tigers||George Stallings|
|Milwaukee Brewers||Hugh Duffy|
|Philadelphia Athletics||Connie Mack|
|Washington Senators||Jim Manning|
|Boston Beaneaters||Frank Selee|
|Brooklyn Superbas||Ned Hanlon|
|Chicago Orphans||Tom Loftus|
|Cincinnati Reds||Bid McPhee|
|New York Giants||George Davis|
|Philadelphia Phillies||Bill Shettsline|
|Pittsburgh Pirates||Fred Clarke|
|St. Louis Cardinals||Patsy Donovan|
The 1901 Baltimore Orioles season finished with the Orioles in 5th in the American League with a record of 68–65. The team was managed by John McGraw and played at Oriole Park.1901 Boston Americans season
The 1901 Boston Americans season was the first season for the professional baseball franchise that later became known as the Boston Red Sox, and the first season of play for the American League (AL). It resulted in the Americans finishing second in the AL with a record of 79 wins and 57 losses, four games behind the Chicago White Stockings. The team was managed by Jimmy Collins and played its home games at Huntington Avenue Grounds.1901 Boston Beaneaters season
The 1901 Boston Beaneaters season was the 31st season of the franchise.1901 Brooklyn Superbas season
The 1901 Brooklyn Superbas lost several players to the newly official major league, the American League, and fell to third place.1901 Chicago Orphans season
The 1901 Chicago Orphans season was the 30th season of the Chicago Orphans franchise, the 26th in the National League and the 9th at West Side Park. The Orphans finished sixth in the National League with a record of 53–86. The team was also known as the Remnants, due to many Orphans players leaving at the end of the 1900 season to join the upstart American League.1901 Chicago White Stockings season
The 1901 Chicago White Stockings season was their first season as a major league team, and their second season in Chicago. It was also the inaugural season of American League as a major league.
The White Stockings had a very balanced lineup, which was led by outfielders Dummy Hoy and Fielder Jones, and scored the most runs in the AL. They relied primarily on speed, as Frank Isbell, Sam Mertes, and Jones finished 1–2–3 in stolen bases. The pitching staff was anchored by Clark Griffith, who went 24–7 with a 2.67 ERA.
The White Stockings finished 83–53. They won the pennant by four games.1901 Cincinnati Reds season
The 1901 Cincinnati Reds season was a season in American baseball. The team finished in last place in the eight-team National League with a record of 52 wins and 87 losses, 38 games behind the Pittsburgh Pirates.1901 Cleveland Bluebirds season
The 1901 Cleveland Bluebirds season was a season in American baseball. It was the franchise's first in the majors, being one of the original franchises of the American League. Unofficially known as the Blues, the team finished seventh out of eight teams.1901 Detroit Tigers season
The 1901 Detroit Tigers season was the Tigers' first in Major League Baseball. The team was a charter member of the American League, which was originally formed as the minor-league Western League, of which it had also been a charter member. The Tigers finished in third place with a record or 74–61, eight-and-a-half games behind the Chicago White Stockings. Most of Detroit's home games were played at Bennett Park, with Sunday games played at Burns Park due to Detroit's blue laws.
Roscoe Miller (23–13) led the team in wins and was the Tigers' first 20-game winner. His performance headlined a strong pitching staff that had the third lowest ERA (3.30) in the American League. Joe Yeager had an ERA of 2.61, for the second best Adjusted ERA+ in the AL, behind Cy Young. The offense was not as strong however, scoring 741 runs – fifth among the eight teams in the league. The team's best hitters were shortstop Kid Elberfeld (.308 average) and center fielder Jimmy Barrett (.293 average; 110 runs).1901 Milwaukee Brewers season
The 1901 Milwaukee Brewers were an American baseball team. The Brewers finished eighth in the American League with a record of 48 wins and 89 losses, 35.5 games behind the Chicago White Stockings. After the season, the club left Milwaukee for St. Louis and became the St. Louis Browns, where they would remain until the end of 1953.1901 New York Giants season
The 1901 New York Giants season was the franchise's 19th season. The team finished in seventh place in the National League with a 52-85 record, 37 games behind the Pittsburgh Pirates.1901 Philadelphia Athletics season
The 1901 Philadelphia Athletics season involved the A's finishing 4th in the American League with a record of 74 wins and 62 losses. The franchise that would become the modern Athletics originated in 1901 as a new franchise in the American League.1901 Philadelphia Phillies season
The following lists the events of the 1901 Philadelphia Phillies season.1901 Pittsburgh Pirates season
The 1901 Pittsburgh Pirates finished in first place in the National League, 7½ games ahead of the second-place Philadelphia Phillies. It was the first year that the American League operated as a major league, but there would be no World Series between the leagues until 1903.
The team was managed by Fred Clarke, who was also their starting left fielder. Clarke, in his fifth year as a manager at age 28, won his first pennant. The Pirates won the National League championship in the next two years as well.1901 St. Louis Cardinals season
The 1901 St. Louis Cardinals season was the team's 20th season in St. Louis, Missouri and the 10th season in the National League. The Cardinals went 76–64 during the season and finished 4th in the National League. It was the first time the Cardinals had finished in the top half of the standings since joining the National League.1901 Washington Senators season
The 1901 Washington Senators won 61 games, lost 72, and finished in sixth place in the American League in its first year as a major league team. They were managed by Jim Manning and played home games at American League Park II.
1901 MLB season by team