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Series Wrapup

Story

The Pittsburgh Pirates won their second straight National League pennant in 1902, establishing a new N.L.

Batting

TM G AB R H RBI AVG 2B 3B HR SB CS TB OBP SLG OPSLG GIDP SF SH
BRO 1312 4845 564 1242 476 .216 147 49 19 145 1544 .337 .257 .616 118
BSN 1327 4730 571 1178 452 .212 142 39 14 189 1440 .340 .290 .662 131
CHN 1317 4802 529 1200 423 .207 131 40 6 222 1429 .307 .260 .589 153
CIN 1315 4908 632 1383 531 .232 188 77 18 131 1779 .325 .298 .660 98
NY1 1325 4571 401 1088 336 .185 147 34 8 188 0 1327 .294 .221 .540 108
PHI 1311 4616 484 1139 389 .206 110 43 5 108 0 1350 .315 .231 .571 0 0 122
PIT 1311 4926 774 1410 660 .281 189 95 18 222 1843 .348 .366 .728 118
SLN 1336 4751 517 1226 402 .225 116 37 10 158 1446 .333 .267 .622 107

Pitching

Team G W L IP SO BB BF H HR ERA ER R GC SH SV WP BK
BRO 151 75 63 1256 536 363 1599 1113 10 20.080 376 519 131 14 3 27 0
BSN 159 73 63 1259 523 372 3386 1233 16 31.990 365 515 124 14 4 29 0
CHN 150 68 69 1275 437 279 1721 1234 7 32.240 313 501 132 16 2 26 1
CIN 154 70 70 1239 430 352 1887 1228 15 64.530 368 566 130 9 1 23 0
NY1 160 48 88 1228 501 332 1783 1193 16 43.800 384 589 118 10 1 32 2
PHI 159 56 81 1212 504 334 1607 1323 12 74.870 471 649 118 8 3 31 3
PIT 151 102 36 1264 564 250 2418 1142 4 22.350 323 440 131 21 3 19 1
SLN 169 56 78 1227 400 338 706 1399 16 50.880 474 695 112 7 4 19 0

Fielding

Team ID G TC PO A E Fld% InOuts SB CS CS% PB
BRO 1297 5760 3765 1720 275 .947 0 0 0 0 20
BSN 1304 5827 3775 1812 240 .943 0 0 0 0 14
CHN 1311 6073 3823 1923 327 .921 0 0 0 0 20
CIN 1298 5891 3712 1857 322 .912 0 0 0 0 27
NY1 1300 5819 3675 1814 330 .925 0 0 0 0 26
PHI 1288 5697 3628 1764 305 .893 0 0 0 0 16
PIT 1306 5828 3790 1791 247 .945 0 0 0 0 20
SLN 1302 5952 3677 1939 336 .932 0 0 0 0 17

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Series Wrapup

Story

The war between the American and National Leagues intensified in 1902, with the main battles taking place in Baltimore, Philadelphia, and St. Louis.  John McGraw’s career in the junior circuit ended almost before it began, as the pugnacious Baltimore Orioles player-manager and noted umpire-baiter clashed repeatedly with Ban Johnson over on-field behavior the A.L.

Batting

TM G AB R H RBI AVG 2B 3B HR SB CS TB OBP SLG OPSLG GIDP SF SH
BLA 1317 4760 715 1318 598 .242 202 107 33 189 1833 .353 .325 .695 117
BOS 1300 4878 664 1357 572 .240 195 95 42 132 1868 .315 .340 .687 100
CHA 1297 4654 675 1248 537 .197 170 50 14 265 1560 .315 .237 .578 154
CLE 1293 4840 686 1401 582 .259 248 68 33 140 1884 .337 .316 .673 120
DET 1293 4644 566 1167 488 .195 141 55 22 130 0 1484 .288 .240 .557 83
PHA 1276 4762 775 1369 673 .217 235 67 38 201 1852 .324 .283 .656 118
SLA 1307 4736 619 1254 520 .261 208 61 29 137 1671 .338 .325 .663 104
WS1 1279 4734 707 1338 606 .276 261 66 47 121 0 1872 .353 .355 .708 81

Pitching

Team G W L IP SO BB BF H HR ERA ER R GC SH SV WP BK
BLA 162 50 87 1210 258 354 1876 1531 30 74.840 582 850 119 3 1 26 0
BOS 154 77 60 1238 431 326 3130 1217 27 61.440 416 600 123 6 1 16 1
CHA 160 74 60 1221 346 331 94 1269 30 46.040 463 602 116 11 0 31 0
CLE 160 69 67 1205 361 411 1536 1199 26 79.120 439 667 116 16 3 37 1
DET 159 52 83 1190 245 370 1402 1267 20 45.430 471 657 116 9 3 29 1
PHA 162 83 53 1216 455 368 2656 1292 33 45.960 444 636 114 5 2 29 4
SLA 161 77 58 1243 348 343 2721 1273 36 39.690 461 607 120 7 2 20 1
WS1 146 61 75 1208 300 312 2765 1403 56 26.880 585 790 130 2 1 22 2

Fielding

Team ID G TC PO A E Fld% InOuts SB CS CS% PB
BLA 1315 5742 3622 1763 357 .916 0 0 0 0 26
BOS 1278 5850 3710 1877 263 .884 0 0 0 0 24
CHA 1279 5767 3654 1854 259 .940 0 0 0 0 23
CLE 1267 5773 3609 1877 287 .945 0 0 0 0 29
DET 1280 5794 3568 1894 332 .907 0 0 0 0 15
PHA 1272 5735 3646 1819 270 .878 0 0 0 0 13
SLA 1311 5892 3728 1890 274 .890 0 0 0 0 27
WS1 1278 5765 3622 1827 316 .934 0 0 0 0 22

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Series Wrapup

Story

Offensive numbers suffered throughout the National League in 1901, after the senior circuit elected to count foul balls as strikes (before the count reached two strikes) for the first time.  Total runs dropped by almost 800, and the league batting average fell from .279 to .267.  Even stolen base totals were adversely affected, as at-bats were shortened and strikeout totals skyrocketed.

Batting

TM G AB R H RBI AVG 2B 3B HR SB CS TB OBP SLG OPSLG GIDP SF SH
BRO 1294 4879 744 1399 633 .242 206 93 32 178 1887 .322 .299 .635 80
BSN 1310 4746 533 1180 449 .211 135 36 28 158 1471 .279 .272 .552 135
CHN 1308 4844 578 1250 481 .235 153 61 18 204 1579 .360 .288 .661 67
CIN 1334 4914 561 1232 476 .182 173 70 38 137 1659 .281 .227 .539 113
NY1 1350 4839 544 1225 458 .195 167 46 19 133 1541 .279 .243 .546 73
PHI 1301 4793 668 1275 552 .270 194 58 24 199 1657 .394 .331 .725 126
PIT 1315 4913 777 1407 636 .224 182 92 29 203 1860 .338 .289 .639 117
SLN 1355 5039 792 1430 657 .254 187 94 39 190 1922 .350 .347 .713 122

Pitching

Team G W L IP SO BB BF H HR ERA ER R GC SH SV WP BK
BRO 163 79 57 1214 583 435 1563 1244 18 34.390 424 600 111 7 5 28 1
BSN 153 69 69 1262 558 349 5115 1196 29 14.860 407 556 128 11 0 29 2
CHN 149 53 86 1242 586 324 1099 1348 27 21.800 460 698 131 2 0 33 2
CIN 160 52 87 1264 542 365 1971 1469 51 78.050 587 818 126 4 0 31 0
NY1 165 52 85 1232 542 377 3379 1389 24 120.160 530 755 118 10 1 48 3
PHI 156 83 57 1247 480 259 1254 1221 19 35.590 397 543 125 14 2 24 2
PIT 161 90 49 1245 505 244 2535 1198 20 33.770 357 534 119 15 4 21 2
SLN 171 76 64 1269 445 332 1647 1333 39 58.960 519 689 118 5 5 37 1

Fielding

Team ID G TC PO A E Fld% InOuts SB CS CS% PB
BRO 1280 5578 3636 1661 281 .934 0 0 0 0 31
BSN 1284 5817 3785 1750 282 .888 0 0 0 0 15
CHN 1304 5871 3724 1811 336 .935 0 0 0 0 30
CIN 1314 5951 3790 1806 355 .893 0 0 0 0 13
NY1 1326 5921 3690 1885 346 .881 0 0 0 0 48
PHI 1298 5751 3730 1759 262 .956 0 0 0 0 37
PIT 1303 5761 3728 1748 285 .905 0 0 0 0 23
SLN 1326 6026 3809 1912 305 .931 0 0 0 0 29

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Silver Slugger

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Series Wrapup

Story

The American League experienced its inaugural season in 1901, with league president Ban Johnson and his financier friends forming the junior circuit to provide competition to the more established National League.  Although the two leagues eventually learned to coexist peacefully, a considerable amount of animosity existed initially between the two coalitions, with Johnson and the A.L.

Batting

TM G AB R H RBI AVG 2B 3B HR SB CS TB OBP SLG OPSLG GIDP SF SH
BLA 1264 4589 761 1348 633 .254 179 111 24 207 1821 .352 .338 .705 101
BOS 1294 4866 759 1353 632 .250 183 104 37 157 1855 .384 .318 .748 105
CHA 1286 4725 819 1303 656 .253 173 89 32 280 0 1750 .369 .345 .733 0 0 135
CLE 1284 4833 666 1311 523 .210 197 68 12 125 1680 .304 .260 .608 76
DET 1281 4676 742 1303 611 .256 180 80 29 204 1730 .357 .334 .692 135
MLA 1342 4795 641 1250 513 .229 192 66 26 176 1652 .327 .297 .625 122
PHA 1267 4882 805 1409 665 .225 239 87 35 173 0 1927 .311 .290 .634 0 0 85
WS1 1287 4772 683 1282 561 .230 191 83 33 127 1738 .341 .308 .649 80

Pitching

Team G W L IP SO BB BF H HR ERA ER R GC SH SV WP BK
BLA 155 68 64 1159 271 344 3024 1313 21 39.690 480 750 115 4 3 29 0
BOS 153 79 57 1216 396 294 2739 1178 33 48.170 411 608 123 7 1 12 0
CHA 165 83 53 1218 394 312 0 1250 27 38.840 403 632 110 11 2 32 1
CLE 157 54 82 1181 334 464 1603 1365 22 58.450 541 831 122 7 4 43 4
DET 155 73 61 1190 307 313 349 1328 22 24.870 436 696 118 8 2 18 0
MLA 173 48 89 1217 376 395 0 1383 32 25.660 549 828 107 3 4 34 0
PHA 151 74 62 1201 350 374 2604 1346 20 72.960 534 760 124 6 1 40 0
WS1 158 61 72 1183 308 284 1448 1396 51 20.670 538 771 118 8 2 13 0

Fielding

Team ID G TC PO A E Fld% InOuts SB CS CS% PB
BLA 1253 5433 3472 1560 401 .913 0 0 0 0 20
BOS 1282 5863 3649 1877 337 .904 0 0 0 0 23
CHA 1275 5854 3653 1856 345 .881 0 0 0 0 23
CLE 1277 5628 3543 1756 329 .908 0 0 0 0 35
DET 1265 5898 3560 1928 410 .883 0 0 0 0 16
MLA 1317 5925 3647 1885 393 .918 0 0 0 0 30
PHA 1264 5841 3600 1904 337 .873 0 0 0 0 23
WS1 1285 5659 3542 1794 323 .920 0 0 0 0 15

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Awards

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Series Wrapup

Story

Inferior working conditions and relatively low pay continued to cause acrimony among major league players as the 1900 campaign got underway.  Poor treatment of players by National League owners helped facilitate the establishment of a rival American League the following year, enabling many of the game’s top stars to offer their talents to the highest bidder.  But, at least for one more season, the National League functioned as a single entity in major league baseball, serving as the only channel through which players could earn a living.

Batting

TM G AB R H RBI AVG 2B 3B HR SB CS TB OBP SLG OPSLG GIDP SF SH
BRO 1354 4860 816 1423 676 .253 199 81 26 274 1862 .375 .312 .717 78
BSN 1382 4952 778 1403 676 .242 163 68 48 182 1846 .333 .315 .665 107
CHN 1370 4907 635 1276 519 .205 202 51 33 189 1679 .320 .257 .605 130
CIN 1376 5026 703 1335 591 .249 178 83 33 183 1778 .319 .326 .646 108
NY1 1352 4724 713 1317 564 .232 177 61 23 236 1685 .333 .289 .636 80
PHI 1337 4969 810 1439 694 .274 187 82 29 205 1877 .361 .339 .700 113
PIT 1349 4817 733 1312 602 .223 185 100 26 174 1775 .317 .345 .707 110
SLN 1353 4877 744 1420 602 .234 141 81 36 243 1831 .357 .298 .681 80

Pitching

Team G W L IP SO BB BF H HR ERA ER R GC SH SV WP BK
BRO 181 81 54 1225 300 405 1645 1370 30 42.070 530 722 104 8 4 22 2
BSN 171 66 72 1240 340 463 962 1263 59 38.920 513 739 116 8 2 36 4
CHN 155 65 75 1270 357 324 98 1375 21 30.850 456 751 137 9 1 25 0
CIN 171 62 77 1274 399 404 0 1383 28 26.120 543 745 118 9 1 31 1
NY1 172 60 78 1208 277 442 158 1423 26 37.610 531 823 113 4 0 32 4
PHI 169 75 63 1249 284 402 0 1506 29 47.190 573 792 116 7 3 23 2
PIT 170 79 60 1230 415 295 1812 1232 24 67.450 418 612 114 11 1 28 1
SLN 167 65 74 1218 325 299 1325 1373 37 39.350 508 748 117 12 0 23 2

Fielding

Team ID G TC PO A E Fld% InOuts SB CS CS% PB
BRO 1340 5824 3672 1849 303 .939 0 0 0 0 29
BSN 1336 5808 3720 1815 273 .939 0 0 0 0 49
CHN 1353 6206 3808 1980 418 .916 0 0 0 0 38
CIN 1347 6190 3822 2027 341 .907 0 0 0 0 46
NY1 1328 6084 3617 2028 439 .869 0 0 0 0 37
PHI 1325 6029 3744 1955 330 .923 0 0 0 0 57
PIT 1321 5839 3685 1832 322 .911 0 0 0 0 43
SLN 1322 5813 3648 1834 331 .904 0 0 0 0 32

West

Central

East

Awards

Silver Slugger

Gold Glove

Series Wrapup

Story

The American League experienced its inaugural season in 1901, with league president Ban Johnson and his financier friends forming the junior circuit to provide competition to the more established National League.  Although the two leagues eventually learned to coexist peacefully, a considerable amount of animosity existed initially between the two coalitions, with Johnson and the A.L.

Batting

TM G AB R H RBI AVG 2B 3B HR SB CS TB OBP SLG OPSLG GIDP SF SH
BLA 1264 4589 761 1348 633 .254 179 111 24 207 1821 .352 .338 .705 101
BOS 1294 4866 759 1353 632 .250 183 104 37 157 1855 .384 .318 .748 105
CHA 1286 4725 819 1303 656 .253 173 89 32 280 0 1750 .369 .345 .733 0 0 135
CLE 1284 4833 666 1311 523 .210 197 68 12 125 1680 .304 .260 .608 76
DET 1281 4676 742 1303 611 .256 180 80 29 204 1730 .357 .334 .692 135
MLA 1342 4795 641 1250 513 .229 192 66 26 176 1652 .327 .297 .625 122
PHA 1267 4882 805 1409 665 .225 239 87 35 173 0 1927 .311 .290 .634 0 0 85
WS1 1287 4772 683 1282 561 .230 191 83 33 127 1738 .341 .308 .649 80

Pitching

Team G W L IP SO BB BF H HR ERA ER R GC SH SV WP BK
BLA 155 68 64 1159 271 344 3024 1313 21 39.690 480 750 115 4 3 29 0
BOS 153 79 57 1216 396 294 2739 1178 33 48.170 411 608 123 7 1 12 0
CHA 165 83 53 1218 394 312 0 1250 27 38.840 403 632 110 11 2 32 1
CLE 157 54 82 1181 334 464 1603 1365 22 58.450 541 831 122 7 4 43 4
DET 155 73 61 1190 307 313 349 1328 22 24.870 436 696 118 8 2 18 0
MLA 173 48 89 1217 376 395 0 1383 32 25.660 549 828 107 3 4 34 0
PHA 151 74 62 1201 350 374 2604 1346 20 72.960 534 760 124 6 1 40 0
WS1 158 61 72 1183 308 284 1448 1396 51 20.670 538 771 118 8 2 13 0

Fielding

Team ID G TC PO A E Fld% InOuts SB CS CS% PB
BLA 1253 5433 3472 1560 401 .913 0 0 0 0 20
BOS 1282 5863 3649 1877 337 .904 0 0 0 0 23
CHA 1275 5854 3653 1856 345 .881 0 0 0 0 23
CLE 1277 5628 3543 1756 329 .908 0 0 0 0 35
DET 1265 5898 3560 1928 410 .883 0 0 0 0 16
MLA 1317 5925 3647 1885 393 .918 0 0 0 0 30
PHA 1264 5841 3600 1904 337 .873 0 0 0 0 23
WS1 1285 5659 3542 1794 323 .920 0 0 0 0 15

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Awards

Silver Slugger

Gold Glove

INCONSISTENCIES IN MVP VOTING

INCONSISTENCIES IN MVP VOTING

INCONSISTENCIES IN MVP VOTING

As I point out in my soon-to-be-released book MVP, one of the things that has always baffled me as a baseball fan is the inconsistency displayed through the years by the members of the BBWAA in their annual MVP voting. In some years, the writers seem to pay little attention to statistics in their assessment of the various candidates before casting their ballots. Instead, they give top priority to less tangible qualities such as fielding, baserunning, and leadership skills, and, also, to the final placement in the standings of a particular player's team. By Bob_Cohen

Tuesday, 3 May 2011

Remembering Jackie Robinson

Remembering Jackie Robinson

Remembering Jackie Robinson

When Robinson took the field for the Brooklyn Dodgers on April 15, 1947, he blazed a trail for African American ballplayers. That legacy lives on today. In the last ten seasons, 15 of the 20 league Most Valuable Player Awards have been awarded to African American or Latino ballplayers.

"I know he thought hard about what might happen if he failed," Robinson's daughter Sharon told the Hall of Fame last year. "He had to resist the temptation to lash out at the abuse he was fed. It was [something] Mr. Rickey insisted on."

By The Baseball Page
Friday, 15 Apr 2011

The Streak Comes To An End

The Streak Comes To An End

The Streak Comes To An End

Two spectacular plays by an underrated third baseman, a bad hop at short, two pitchers who combined for just 21 victories in 1941 and even a taxi cab driver were responsible for the end of Joe DiMaggio's 56-game hitting streak in Cleveland on July 17.

By John Valerino
Friday, 15 Apr 2011

It was a match made in baseball heaven

It was a match made in baseball heaven

It was a match made in baseball heaven

For 19 seasons (1977-95), second baseman Lou Whitaker and shortstop Alan Trammell of the Detroit Tigers played side-by-side to form Major League Baseball’s longest-running keystone combination.

A “keystone combination” is an old baseball term that refers to the second baseman and shortstop, the anchors – or “keystone” – of a team’s defense. Both players must have great range and arms.

By John Valerino
Thursday, 14 Apr 2011