1908 Major League Baseball season

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1908 MLB season
League Major League Baseball
Sport Baseball
Duration April 14 – October 14, 1908
Pennant Winners
AL champions Detroit Tigers
  AL runners-up Cleveland Naps
NL champions Chicago Cubs
  NL runners-up New York Giants
World Series
Champions Chicago Cubs
  Runners-up Detroit Tigers
MLB seasons

The 1908 Major League Baseball season. The Chicago Cubs defeated the Detroit Tigers 4–1 to win the World Series.

Statistical leaders

American League National League
AVG Ty Cobb DET .324 Honus Wagner PIT .354
HR Sam Crawford DET 7 Tim Jordan BKN 12
RBI Ty Cobb DET 108 Honus Wagner PIT 109
Wins Ed Walsh CWS 40 Christy Mathewson NYG 37
ERA Addie Joss CLE 1.16   Christy Mathewson NYG 1.43  
Ks Ed Walsh CWS 269 Christy Mathewson NYG 259

Major league baseball final standings

American League final standings

American League
Club Wins Losses Win %   GB
Detroit Tigers 90 63 .588
Cleveland Naps 90 64 .584 0.5
Chicago White Sox 88 64 .579 1.5
St. Louis Browns 83 69 .546 6.5
Boston Red Sox 75 79 .487 15.5
Philadelphia Athletics 68 85 .444 22.0
Washington Senators 67 85 .441 22.5
New York Highlanders 51 103 .331 39.5

National League final standings

National League
Club Wins Losses Win %   GB
Chicago Cubs 99 55 .643
New York Giants 98 56 .636 1.0
Pittsburgh Pirates 98 56 .636 1.0
Philadelphia Phillies 83 71 .539 16.0
Cincinnati Reds 73 81 .474 26.0
Boston Doves 63 91 .409 36.0
Brooklyn Superbas 53 101 .344 46.0
St. Louis Cardinals 49 105 .318 50.0

1908 World Series

Events

Managers

American League

Team Manager Comments
Boston Red Sox Deacon McGuire and Fred Lake
Chicago White Sox Fielder Jones
Cleveland Naps Nap Lajoie
Detroit Tigers Hughie Jennings
New York Highlanders Clark Griffith
Kid Elberfeld
Philadelphia Athletics Connie Mack
St. Louis Browns Jimmy McAleer
Washington Senators Joe Cantillon

National League

Team Manager Comments
Boston Doves Joe Kelley
Brooklyn Superbas Patsy Donovan
Chicago Orphans Frank Chance
Cincinnati Reds John Ganzel
New York Giants John McGraw
Philadelphia Phillies Billy Murray
Pittsburgh Pirates Fred Clarke
St. Louis Cardinals John McCloskey

References

  1. ^ Pellowski, Michael J (2007). The Little Giant Book of Baseball Facts. United States: Sterling Publishing Co. p. 352. ISBN 9781402742736.
  2. ^ "Runs Scored – Season Records". baseball-almanac.com. Retrieved June 6, 2012.

Bibliography

  • Anderson, David W. (2000). More Than Merkle: A History of the Best and Most Exciting Baseball Season in Human History. Lincoln, Nebraska: University of Nebraska Press. ISBN 0-8032-1056-6.
  • Fleming, G.H. (1981). The Unforgettable Season: The Most Exciting & Calamitous Pennant Race of All Time. New York: Holt, Rinehart & Winston. ISBN 0-03-056221-X.
  • Murphy, Cait. (2007). Crazy '08: How a Cast of Cranks, Rogues, Boneheads, and Magnates Created the Greatest Year in Baseball History. New York: Harper Collins/Smithsonian Books. ISBN 0-06-088937-3.

External links

  • 1908 Major League Baseball season schedule at Baseball Reference
  • 1908 in baseball history from ThisGreatGame.com
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