1911 Major League Baseball season

The 1911 Major League Baseball season was the last season in which none of the current 30 MLB stadiums were in use. The oldest current ballpark is Fenway Park, opened in 1912.

1911 MLB season
LeagueMajor League Baseball
DurationApril 12 – October 26, 1911
Pennant Winners
AL championsPhiladelphia Athletics
  AL runners-upDetroit Tigers
NL championsNew York Giants
  NL runners-upChicago Cubs
World Series
ChampionsPhiladelphia Athletics
  Runners-upNew York Giants

Awards and honors

Statistical leaders

  American League National League
Type Name Stat Name Stat
AVG Ty Cobb DET .420 Honus Wagner PIT .334
HR Home Run Baker PHA 11 Frank Schulte CHC 21
RBI Ty Cobb DET 127 Chief Wilson PIT
Frank Schulte CHC
Wins Jack Coombs PHA 28 Pete Alexander PHP 28
ERA Vean Gregg CLE 1.80 Christy Mathewson NYG 1.99
SO Ed Walsh CHW 255 Rube Marquard NYG 237
SV Eddie Plank PHA
Charley Hall BRS
Ed Walsh CHW
4 Mordecai Brown CHC 13
SB Ty Cobb DET 83 Bob Bescher CIN 81

Major league baseball final standings

American League final standings

American League
Club Wins Losses Win %   GB
Philadelphia Athletics 101 50 .669
Detroit Tigers 89 65 .578 13.5
Cleveland Naps 80 73 .523 22.0
Boston Red Sox 78 75 .510 24.0
Chicago White Sox 77 74 .510 24.0
New York Highlanders 76 76 .500 25.5
Washington Senators 64 90 .416 38.5
St. Louis Browns 45 107 .296 56.5

National League final standings

National League
Club Wins Losses Win %   GB
New York Giants 99 54 .647
Chicago Cubs 92 62 .597 7.5
Pittsburgh Pirates 85 69 .552 14.5
Philadelphia Phillies 79 73 .520 19.5
St. Louis Cardinals 75 74 .503 22.0
Cincinnati Reds 70 83 .458 29.0
Brooklyn Trolley Dodgers 64 86 .427 33.5
Boston Rustlers 44 107 .291 54.0


1911 World Series

Game Score Date Location Attendance
1 Philadelphia Athletics – 1, New York Giants – 2 October 14 Polo Grounds 38,281
2 New York Giants – 1, Philadelphia Athletics – 3 October 16 Shibe Park 26,286
3 Philadelphia Athletics – 3, New York Giants – 2 (11 innings) October 17 Polo Grounds 37,216
4 New York Giants – 2, Philadelphia Athletics – 4 October 24 Shibe Park 24,355
5 Philadelphia Athletics – 3, New York Giants – 4 (10 innings) October 25 Polo Grounds 33,228
6 New York Giants – 2, Philadelphia Athletics – 13 October 26 Shibe Park 20,485


American League

Team Manager Comments
Boston Red Sox Patsy Donovan
Chicago White Sox Hugh Duffy
Cleveland Naps Deacon McGuire and George Stovall
Detroit Tigers Hughie Jennings
New York Highlanders Hal Chase
Philadelphia Athletics Connie Mack
St. Louis Browns Bobby Wallace
Washington Senators Jimmy McAleer

National League

Team Manager Comments
Boston Rustlers Fred Tenney
Brooklyn Trolley Dodgers Bill Dahlen
Chicago Cubs Frank Chance
Cincinnati Reds Clark Griffith
New York Giants John McGraw
Philadelphia Phillies Red Dooin
Pittsburgh Pirates Fred Clarke
St. Louis Cardinals Roger Bresnahan


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1911 Boston Red Sox season

The 1911 Boston Red Sox season was the eleventh season in the franchise's Major League Baseball history. The Red Sox finished fourth in the American League (AL) with a record of 78 wins and 75 losses. This was the final season that the team played its home games at Huntington Avenue Grounds, before moving to Fenway Park.

1911 Boston Rustlers season

The 1911 Boston Rustlers season was the 41st season of the franchise. With George Dovey having died in 1909, John Dovey and his business partner John Harris sold the Boston Doves team after the 1910 season to William Hepburn Russell, who changed the team name to the Boston Rustlers and brought back former manager Fred Tenney. Tenney's retirement at the end of the season marked the end of an era, as he was the last player to have been a part of the 1890s dynasty teams. In spite of their 44-107 record, four regular players managed to hit over .300 for the season, led by Doc Miller, who hit .333.

1911 Brooklyn Trolley Dodgers season

With the 1911 season, the Superbas changed the team name to the Brooklyn Trolley Dodgers. However, the team still struggled, finishing in seventh place.

1911 Chicago Cubs season

The 1911 Chicago Cubs season was the 40th season of the Chicago Cubs franchise, the 36th in the National League and the 19th at West Side Park. The Cubs finished second in the National League with a record of 92–62.

1911 Cincinnati Reds season

The 1911 Cincinnati Reds season was a season in American baseball. The team finished sixth in the National League with a record of 70–83, 29 games behind the New York Giants.

1911 Cleveland Naps season

The 1911 Cleveland Naps season was a season in American major league baseball. It involved the Cleveland Naps attempting to win the American League pennant and finishing in third place (22 games back). They had a record of 80 wins and 73 losses.

The Naps played their home games at League Park II.

1911 Detroit Tigers season

The 1911 Detroit Tigers had a record of 89–65 and finished in second place in the American League, 13½ games behind the Philadelphia Athletics. They outscored their opponents 831–776, and drew 484,988 fans to Bennett Park (4th of 8 teams in attendance).

1911 New York Giants season

The 1911 New York Giants season was the franchise's 29th season. It involved the Giants winning their first of three consecutive National League pennants. They were beaten by the Philadelphia Athletics in the World Series.

Led by manager John McGraw, the Giants won the NL by 7½ games. On the offensive side, they finished second in total runs scored. On the defensive side, they allowed the fewest. Hall of Famer Christy Mathewson led the league in ERA, and Rube Marquard had the most strikeouts.

Taken together with the 1912 and 1913 pennant winners, this team is considered one of the greatest of all-time.

1911 New York Highlanders season

The 1911 New York Highlanders season saw the team finishing with a total of 76 wins and 76 losses, coming in 6th in the American League.

New York was managed by Hal Chase. Home games were played at Hilltop Park. The alternate and equally unofficial nickname, "Yankees", was being used more and more frequently by the press.

1911 Philadelphia Athletics season

The 1911 Philadelphia Athletics season was a season in American baseball. The A's finished first in the American League with a record of 101 wins and 50 losses, then went on to defeat the New York Giants in the 1911 World Series, four games to two, for their second straight World Championship.

Starting in 1911, the team was known for its "$100,000 infield", consisting of John "Stuffy" McInnis (first base), Eddie Collins (second base), Jack Barry (shortstop), and Frank "Home Run" Baker (third base) as well as pitchers Eddie Plank and Charles "Chief" Bender.

1911 Philadelphia Phillies season

The 1911 Philadelphia Phillies season was a season in Major League Baseball. The Phillies finished fourth in the National League with a record of 79 wins and 73 losses.

1911 Pittsburgh Pirates season

The 1911 Pittsburgh Pirates season was the 30th season of the Pittsburgh Pirates franchise; the 25th in the National League. The Pirates finished third in the league standings with a record of 85–69.

1911 St. Louis Browns season

The 1911 St. Louis Browns season involved the Browns finishing 8th in the American League with a record of 45 wins and 107 losses.

1911 St. Louis Cardinals season

The 1911 St. Louis Cardinals season was the team's 30th season in St. Louis, Missouri and its 20th season in the National League. The Cardinals went 75–74 during the season and finished 5th in the National League.

1911 Washington Senators season

The 1911 Washington Senators won 64 games, lost 90, and finished in seventh place in the American League. They were managed by Jimmy McAleer and played home games at National Park.

1911 World Series

In the 1911 World Series, the Philadelphia Athletics defeated the New York Giants four games to two.

Philadelphia third baseman Frank "Home Run" Baker earned his nickname during this Series. His home run in Game 2 off Rube Marquard was the margin of victory for the Athletics, and his blast in Game 3 off Christy Mathewson tied that game in the ninth inning, and the Athletics eventually won in the eleventh. The Giants never recovered. Ironically, Mathewson (or his ghostwriter) had criticized Marquard in his newspaper column after Game 2 for giving up the gopher ball, only to fall victim himself the very next day. Baker was swinging a hot bat in general, going 9 for 24 to lead all batters in the Series with a .375 average.

According to his New York Times obituary (July 28, 1971), Giants catcher Chief Meyers threw out 12 runners, creating a record for the most assists by a catcher during the World Series.

The six consecutive days of rain between Games 3 and 4 caused the longest delay between World Series games until the earthquake-interrupted 1989 Series (which incidentally featured the same two franchises, albeit on the West Coast). With the sixth and final game being played on October 26, this was also the latest-ending World Series by calendar date until the 1981 Series.

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