1913 Washington Senators season

The 1913 Washington Senators won 90 games, lost 64, and finished in second place in the American League. They were managed by Clark Griffith and played home games at National Park.

1913 Washington Senators
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Owner(s)Thomas C. Noyes
Manager(s)Clark Griffith
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Regular season

This was a very good season for a team that was considered perennial losers. The nucleus was still ace pitcher Walter Johnson. He won each category of the pitching triple crown by wide margins and was voted league MVP, in perhaps his best season. Clyde Milan, Johnson's best friend, set a modern-day stolen base record, with 75. The offense was led by future Black Sox ringleader Chick Gandil, who hit .318 and drove in a team-leading 72 runs. Eccentric Germany Schaefer hit .320 in limited action.

Season standings

American League W L Pct. GB Home Road
Philadelphia Athletics 96 57 0.627 50–26 46–31
Washington Senators 90 64 0.584 42–35 48–29
Cleveland Naps 86 66 0.566 45–32 41–34
Boston Red Sox 79 71 0.527 15½ 41–34 38–37
Chicago White Sox 78 74 0.513 17½ 40–37 38–37
Detroit Tigers 66 87 0.431 30 34–42 32–45
New York Yankees 57 94 0.377 38 27–47 30–47
St. Louis Browns 57 96 0.373 39 31–46 26–50

Record vs. opponents

1913 American League Records

Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8]
Team BOS CWS CLE DET NYY PHI STL WSH
Boston 10–11 8–13 13–9 14–6–1 11–11 17–5 6–16
Chicago 11–10 9–13–1 13–9 11–10 11–11 12–10 11–11
Cleveland 13–8 13–9–1 14–7 14–8–1 9–13 16–6–1 7–15
Detroit 9–13 9–13 7–14 11–11 7–15 11–11 12–10
New York 6–14–1 10–11 8–14–1 11–11 5–17 11–11 6–16
Philadelphia 11–11 11–11 13–9 15–7 17–5 15–6 14–8
St. Louis 5–17 10–12 6–16–1 11–11 11–11 6–15 8–14–1
Washington 16–6 11–11 15–7 10–12 16–6 8–14 14–8–1

Roster

1913 Washington Senators
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
C John Henry 96 273 61 .223 1 26
1B Chick Gandil 148 550 175 .318 1 72
OF Clyde Milan 154 579 174 .301 3 54

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
Germany Schaefer 54 100 32 .320 0 7
Carl Cashion 7 12 3 .250 0 2
Bill Morley 2 3 0 .000 0 0
Clark Griffith 1 1 1 1.000 0 1

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
Walter Johnson 48 346 36 7 1.14 243
Joe Boehling 38 235.1 17 7 2.14 110
George Mullin 11 57.1 3 5 5.02 14
Mutt Williams 1 4 1 0 4.50 1

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
Tom Hughes 36 129.2 4 12 4.30 59
Doc Ayers 4 17.2 1 1 1.53 17
Jim Shaw 2 13 0 1 2.08 14
Jack Bentley 3 11 1 0 0.00 5
Carl Cashion 4 9 1 1 6.00 3

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
Nick Altrock 4 0 0 0 5.00 2
John Wilson 3 0 0 0 4.50 1
Clark Griffith 1 0 0 0 0.00 0
Rex Dawson 1 0 0 0 0.00 1
Germany Schaefer 1 0 0 0 54.00 0

Awards and honors

League awards

Walter Johnson

  • AL Most Valuable Player

League top five finishers

Walter Johnson

  • MLB leader in wins (36)
  • MLB leader in ERA (1.14)
  • MLB leader in strikeouts (243)
  • MLB leader in shutouts (11)

Clyde Milan

  • MLB leader in stolen bases (75)

Danny Moeller

  • #2 in AL in stolen bases (62)

References

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