1905 Major League Baseball season

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1905 MLB season
League Major League Baseball
Sport Baseball
Duration April 14 – October 14, 1905
Pennant Winners
AL champions Philadelphia Athletics
  AL runners-up Chicago White Sox
NL champions New York Giants
  NL runners-up Pittsburgh Pirates
World Series
Champions New York Giants
  Runners-up Philadelphia Athletics
MLB seasons

The 1905 Major League Baseball season, had the second modern World Series. The New York Giants defeated the Philadelphia Athletics to win the World Series.

Final standings

American League
Rank Club Wins Losses Win %   GB
1st Philadelphia Athletics 92 56 .622     –
2nd Chicago White Sox 92 60 .605 2.0
3rd Detroit Tigers 79 74 .516 15.5
4th Boston Americans 78 74 .513 16.0
5th Cleveland Naps 76 78 .494 19.0
6th New York Highlanders 71 78 .477 21.5
7th Washington Senators 64 87 .424 32.0
8th St. Louis Browns 54 99 .353 40.5
National League
Rank Club Wins Losses Win %   GB
1st New York Giants 105 48 .686     –
2nd Pittsburgh Pirates 96 57 .627  9.0
3rd Chicago Cubs 92 61 .601  13.0
4th Philadelphia Phillies 83 69 .546 21.5
5th Cincinnati Reds 79 74 .516 26.0
6th St. Louis Cardinals 58 96 .377 47.5
7th Boston Beaneaters 51 103 .331 54.5
8th Brooklyn Superbas 48 104 .314 56.5

League leaders

American League National League
AVG Elmer Flick CLE .308 Cy Seymour CIN .377
HR Harry Davis PHA 8 Fred Odwell CIN 9
RBI Harry Davis PHA 83 Cy Seymour CIN 121
Wins Rube Waddell PHA 27 Christy Mathewson NYG 31
ERA Rube Waddell PHA 1.48   Christy Mathewson NYG 1.28  
Ks Rube Waddell PHA 287 Christy Mathewson NYG 206


The Athletics won the AL with a record of 92–56, and took on the 105–48 Giants in the Second World Series. The Giants took the series 4–1.


American League

Team Manager Comments
Boston Americans Jimmy Collins
Chicago White Sox Fielder Jones
Cleveland Bluebirds Bill Bradley
Nap Lajoie
Detroit Tigers Bill Armour
New York Highlanders Clark Griffith
Philadelphia Athletics Connie Mack
St. Louis Browns Jimmy McAleer
Washington Senators Jake Stahl

National League

Team Manager Comments
Boston Beaneaters Fred Tenney
Brooklyn Superbas Ned Hanlon
Chicago Cubs Frank Selee
Frank Chance
Cincinnati Reds Joe Kelley
New York Giants John McGraw
Philadelphia Phillies Hugh Duffy
Pittsburgh Pirates Fred Clarke
St. Louis Cardinals Kid Nichols, Jimmy Burke and Stanley Robison


For the first time in Major League history, two teams with over 100 losses played each other, when the Brooklyn Superbas (100 losses) and Boston Beaneaters (100 losses) met in their final series of the season.[1]


  • ESPN
  1. ^ "Elias Says..." ESPN.com. Retrieved October 9, 2012.
  2. ^ Pellowski, Michael J (2007). The Little Giant Book of Baseball Facts. United States: Sterling Publishing Co. p. 352. ISBN 9781402742736.

External links

  • 1905 in baseball history from ThisGreatGame.com
  • 1905 Major League Baseball season schedule at Baseball Reference

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