1903 Cleveland Naps season

The 1903 Cleveland Naps season was the third Major League Baseball season for the Cleveland American League team. After two seasons as the Bluebirds – unofficially known as the Blues in 1901 and the Bronchos (or Broncos) in 1902 – the team was renamed for the 1903 season in honor of star second baseman Nap Lajoie. The team finished third in the league with a record of 77–63, 15 games behind the Boston Americans.

1903 Cleveland Naps
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Owner(s)Charles Somers
Manager(s)Bill Armour
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Offseason

Regular season

1903 Cleveland Naps
The 1903 Cleveland Naps

Season standings

American League W L Pct. GB Home Road
Boston Americans 91 47 0.659 49–20 42–27
Philadelphia Athletics 75 60 0.556 14½ 44–21 31–39
Cleveland Naps 77 63 0.550 15 49–25 28–38
New York Highlanders 72 62 0.537 17 41–26 31–36
Detroit Tigers 65 71 0.478 25 37–28 28–43
St. Louis Browns 65 74 0.468 26½ 38–32 27–42
Chicago White Stockings 60 77 0.438 30½ 41–28 19–49
Washington Senators 43 94 0.314 47½ 29–40 14–54

Record vs. opponents

1903 American League Records

Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8]
Team BOS CWS CLE DET NY PHI STL WSH
Boston 14–6 12–8 10–9–1 13–7 13–6 14–6 15–5–2
Chicago 6–14 10–10 10–9 7–11–1 6–14 9–11 12–8
Cleveland 8–12 10–10 9–11 14–6 9–11 11–9 16–4
Detroit 9–10–1 9–10 11–9 10–9 11–9 6–14 9–10
New York 7–13 11–7–1 6–14 9–10 10–8–1 15–5 14–5
Philadelphia 6–13 14–6 11–9 9–11 8–10–1 11–8 16–3–1
St. Louis 6–14 11–9 9–11 14–6 5–15 8–11 12–8
Washington 5–15–2 8–12 4–16 10–9 5–14 3–16–1 8–12

Roster

1903 Cleveland Naps
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Player stats

Batting

Starters by position

Note: Pos = Position; G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

Pos Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
2B Nap Lajoie 125 485 167 .344 7 93

Other batters

Note: G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI

Pitching

Starting pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Bill Bernhard 20 165.2 14 6 2.12 60
Red Donahue 16 136.2 7 9 2.44 45

Other pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO

Relief pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G W L SV ERA SO

Notes

  1. ^ Ollie Pickering page at Baseball Reference

References

Ed Walker (baseball)

Edward Harrison Walker (August 11, 1874 – September 29, 1947) was a Major League Baseball pitcher who played for two seasons. Born in Cambois, England, he played for the Cleveland Bronchos/Cleveland Naps during the 1902 Cleveland Bronchos season and the 1903 Cleveland Naps season, playing in four career games.

Hugh Hill (baseball)

Hugh Ellis Hill (July 21, 1879 – September 6, 1958) was a Major League Baseball outfielder who played for two seasons. He played for the Cleveland Naps during the 1903 Cleveland Naps season and the St. Louis Cardinals during the 1904 St. Louis Cardinals season. Hill spent a few quality seasons with the American Association's Kansas City Blues prior to 1910. He is buried at the Spring Hill Cemetery in Charleston, West Virginia.

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