1915 Major League Baseball season

The 1915 Major League Baseball season.

1915 MLB season
LeagueMajor League Baseball
SportBaseball
DurationApril 10 – October 13, 1915
Pennant Winners
AL championsBoston Red Sox
  AL runners-upDetroit Tigers
NL championsPhiladelphia Phillies
  NL runners-upBoston Braves
World Series
ChampionsBoston Red Sox
  Runners-upPhiladelphia Phillies

Statistical leaders

  American League National League
Type Name Stat Name Stat
AVG Ty Cobb DET .369 Larry Doyle NYG .320
HR Braggo Roth CHW &
CLE
7 Gavvy Cravath PHP 24
RBI Bobby Veach DET
Sam Crawford DET
112 Gavvy Cravath PHP 115
Wins Walter Johnson WSH 27 Pete Alexander PHP 31
ERA Smoky Joe Wood BSR 1.49 Pete Alexander PHP 1.22
SO Walter Johnson WSH 203 Pete Alexander PHP 241
SV Carl Mays BSR 7 Tom Hughes BSB 9
SB Ty Cobb DET 96 Max Carey PIT 36

Major league baseball final standings

American League final standings

American League W L Pct. GB Home Road
Boston Red Sox 101 50 0.669 55–20 46–30
Detroit Tigers 100 54 0.649 51–26 49–28
Chicago White Sox 93 61 0.604 54–24 39–37
Washington Senators 85 68 0.556 17 50–29 35–39
New York Yankees 69 83 0.454 32½ 37–43 32–40
St. Louis Browns 63 91 0.409 39½ 35–38 28–53
Cleveland Indians 57 95 0.375 44½ 27–50 30–45
Philadelphia Athletics 43 109 0.283 58½ 19–53 24–56

National League final standings

National League W L Pct. GB Home Road
Philadelphia Phillies 90 62 0.592 49–27 41–35
Boston Braves 83 69 0.546 7 49–27 34–42
Brooklyn Robins 80 72 0.526 10 51–26 29–46
Chicago Cubs 73 80 0.477 17½ 42–34 31–46
Pittsburgh Pirates 73 81 0.474 18 40–37 33–44
St. Louis Cardinals 72 81 0.471 18½ 42–36 30–45
Cincinnati Reds 71 83 0.461 20 39–37 32–46
New York Giants 69 83 0.454 21 37–38 32–45

Federal League final standings

Federal League W L Pct. GB Home Road
Chicago Whales 86 66 0.566 44–32 42–34
St. Louis Terriers 87 67 0.565 43–34 44–33
Pittsburgh Rebels 86 67 0.562 ½ 45–31 41–36
Kansas City Packers 81 72 0.529 46–31 35–41
Newark Peppers 80 72 0.526 6 40–39 40–33
Buffalo Blues 74 78 0.487 12 37–40 37–38
Brooklyn Tip-Tops 70 82 0.461 16 34–40 36–42
Baltimore Terrapins 47 107 0.305 40 24–51 23–56

1915 World Series

Game Score Date Location Attendance
1 Boston Red Sox – 1, Philadelphia Phillies – 3 October 8 Baker Bowl 19,343
2 Boston Red Sox – 2, Philadelphia Phillies – 1 October 9 Baker Bowl 20,306
3 Philadelphia Phillies – 1, Boston Red Sox – 2 October 11 Braves Field 42,300
4 Philadelphia Phillies – 1, Boston Red Sox – 2 October 12 Braves Field 41,096
5 Boston Red Sox – 5, Philadelphia Phillies – 4 October 13 Baker Bowl 20,306

Managers

American League

Team Manager Comments
Boston Red Sox Bill Carrigan
Chicago White Sox Pants Rowland
Cleveland Indians Joe Birmingham and Lee Fohl
Detroit Tigers Hughie Jennings
New York Yankees Bill Donovan
Philadelphia Athletics Connie Mack
St. Louis Browns Branch Rickey
Washington Senators Clark Griffith

National League

Team Manager Comments
Boston Braves George Stallings
Brooklyn Robins Wilbert Robinson
Chicago Cubs Roger Bresnahan
Cincinnati Reds Buck Herzog
New York Giants John McGraw
Philadelphia Phillies Pat Moran
Pittsburgh Pirates Fred Clarke
St. Louis Cardinals Miller Huggins

Federal League

Team Manager Comments
Baltimore Terrapins Otto Knabe
Brooklyn Tip-Tops Lee Magee and John Ganzel
Buffalo Buffeds Larry Schlafly, Walter Blair and Harry Lord
Chicago Federals Joe Tinker
Indianapolis Hoosiers George Stovall
Kansas City Packers Bill Phillips and Bill McKechnie
Pittsburgh Rebels Rebel Oakes
St. Louis Terriers Fielder Jones

Events

References

  1. ^ Pellowski, Michael J (2007). The Little Giant Book of Baseball Facts. United States: Sterling Publishing Co. p. 352. ISBN 9781402742736.

External links

1915 Baltimore Terrapins season

The 1915 Baltimore Terrapins season was a season in American baseball. The Terrapins finished in 8th place in the Federal League, 40 games behind the Chicago Whales. After the season, both the team and the league folded.

1915 Boston Braves season

The 1915 Boston Braves season was the 45th season of the franchise. The Braves finished second in the National League with a record of 83 wins and 69 losses, seven games behind the National League champion Philadelphia Phillies. The 1915 season was notable for the opening of Braves Field on August 13, the last of the National League's "jewel box" stadiums to be built. (Weeghman Park in Chicago, while opened in 1914, would not be occupied by the Cubs until the next season.) Prior to the opening of Braves Field, the Braves had played in Fenway Park for the first half of the 1915 season and the last 27 games of the 1914 season, having left their only previous home, South End Grounds, on August 11, 1914.

In the final game of the season, a 15–8 loss to the New York Giants, Joe Shannon made his final Major League appearance, and Red Shannon made his first Major League appearance. The two were twins, marking the first of three times that twins played on the same team (along with Eddie and Johnny O'Brien and Jose and Ozzie Canseco).

1915 Boston Red Sox season

The 1915 Boston Red Sox season was the fifteenth season in the franchise's Major League Baseball history. The Red Sox finished first in the American League (AL) with a record of 101 wins and 50 losses. The team then faced the National League (NL) champion Philadelphia Phillies in the 1915 World Series, which the Red Sox won in five games to capture the franchise's third World Series.

1915 Brooklyn Robins season

The 1915 Brooklyn Robins improved enough to finish in third place, just 10 games behind the National League champion Philadelphia Phillies.

1915 Chicago Cubs season

The 1915 Chicago Cubs season was the 44th season of the Chicago Cubs franchise, the 40th in the National League and the 23rd and final at West Side Park. The Cubs finished fourth in the National League with a record of 73–80.

1915 Chicago Whales season

The 1915 Chicago Whales season was a season in American baseball. After not having an official nickname in 1914, the team officially became the Whales for the 1915 season. They finished the season with an 86–66 record, placing them in a statistical tie with the St. Louis Terriers for first place in the Federal League. However, since the Whales had a slightly better winning percentage, they were declared the league champions.

1915 Chicago White Sox season

The 1915 Chicago White Sox season involved the White Sox finishing third in the American League.

With the acquisitions of Eddie Collins (over the winter) and Joe Jackson (in August), Chicago now had the two hitters they needed to win the 1917 and 1919 AL pennants.

1915 Cincinnati Reds season

The 1915 Cincinnati Reds season was a season in American baseball. The team finished seventh in the National League with a record of 71–83, 20 games behind the Philadelphia Phillies.

1915 Cleveland Indians season

The 1915 Cleveland Indians season was a season in American baseball. The team finished seventh in the American League with a record of 57–95, 44½ games behind the Boston Red Sox.

1915 Kansas City Packers season

The 1915 Kansas City Packers finished in 4th place the Federal League, 5½ games behind the Chicago Whales. After the season, both the team and the league folded.

1915 New York Giants season

The 1915 New York Giants season was the franchise's 33rd season. The team finished eighth in the eight-team National League with a record of 69–83, 21 games behind the Philadelphia Phillies.

1915 New York Yankees season

The 1915 New York Yankees season was the 13th season for the Yankees and their 15th overall. The team was under new ownership and new management.

The team finished with a record of 69–83, 32½ games behind the American League champion Boston Red Sox. New York was managed by Bill Donovan. Home games were played at the Polo Grounds.

1915 Philadelphia Athletics season

The 1915 Philadelphia Athletics season was a season in American baseball. After the team won the American League pennant in 1914, the team dropped all the way to last place with a record of 43 wins and 109 losses.

1915 Philadelphia Phillies season

The 1915 Philadelphia Phillies season was a season in American baseball. It involved the Phillies winning the National League, then going on to lose the 1915 World Series to the Boston Red Sox. This was the team's first pennant since joining the league in 1883. They would have to wait another 35 years for their second.

1915 Pittsburgh Rebels season

The 1915 Pittsburgh Rebels' season was a season in American baseball. The Rebels finished in third place in the Federal League, just one-half game behind the Chicago Whales and St. Louis Terriers.

1915 St. Louis Browns season

The 1915 St. Louis Browns season involved the Browns finishing 6th in the American League with a record of 63 wins and 91 losses.

1915 St. Louis Cardinals season

The 1915 St. Louis Cardinals season was the team's 34th season in St. Louis, Missouri and the 24th season in the National League. The Cardinals went 72–81 during the season and finished 6th in the National League. The legendary Rogers Hornsby made his National League debut on September 10.

1915 Washington Senators season

The 1915 Washington Senators won 85 games, lost 68, and finished in fourth place in the American League. They were managed by Clark Griffith and played home games at National Park.

1915 World Series

In the 1915 World Series, the Boston Red Sox beat the Philadelphia Phillies four games to one.

In their only World Series before 1950, the Phillies won Game 1 before being swept the rest of the way. It was 65 years before the Phillies won their next Series game. The Red Sox pitching was so strong in the 1915 series that the young Babe Ruth was not used on the mound and only made a single pinch-hitting appearance.

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