1909 Philadelphia Athletics season

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1909 Philadelphia Athletics
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Owner(s) Benjamin Shibe, Tom Shibe, John Shibe, Connie Mack, Sam Jones, Frank Hough
Manager(s) Connie Mack
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The 1909 Philadelphia Athletics season involved the A's finishing second in the American League with a record of 95 wins and 59 losses. The A's also moved into the majors' first concrete-and-steel ballpark, Shibe Park.[1]

Regular season

Fans in Shibe Park watching the inaugural game in 1909.

In 1909, the A's were wearing an elephant logo on their sweaters.

Season standings

American League W L Pct. GB Home Road
Detroit Tigers 98 54 0.645 57–19 41–35
Philadelphia Athletics 95 58 0.621 49–27 46–31
Boston Red Sox 88 63 0.583 47–28 41–35
Chicago White Sox 78 74 0.513 20 42–34 36–40
New York Highlanders 74 77 0.490 23½ 41–35 33–42
Cleveland Naps 71 82 0.464 27½ 39–37 32–45
St. Louis Browns 61 89 0.407 36 40–37 21–52
Washington Senators 42 110 0.276 56 27–48 15–62


Record vs. opponents

1909 American League Records

Sources:

[1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8]

Team BOS CWS CLE DET NY PHI STL WSH
Boston 13–9–1 14–8 9–13 13–9 10–11 13–7 16–6
Chicago 9–13–1 8–13–1 6–15–2 14–8–1 12–10 10–12–1 19–3–1
Cleveland 8–14 13–8–1 8–14–1 8–14 9–13 14–8 11–11
Detroit 13–9 15–6–2 14–8–1 14–8 8–14 18–3–1 16–6–2
New York 9–13 8–14–1 14–8 8–14 8–14 13–8–1 14–6
Philadelphia 11–10 10–12 13–9 14–8 14–8 14–8 19–3
St. Louis 7–13 12–10–1 8–14 3–18–1 8–13–1 8–14 15–7–1
Washington 6–16 3–19–1 11–11 6–16–2 6–14 3–19 7–15–1


Roster

1909 Philadelphia Athletics
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
1B Davis, HarryHarry Davis 149 530 142 .268 4 75
3B Baker, FrankFrank Baker 148 541 165 .305 4 85
OF Murphy, DannyDanny Murphy 149 541 152 .281 5 69

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
Nicholls, SimonSimon Nicholls 21 71 15 .211 0 3

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
Bender, ChiefChief Bender 34 250 18 8 1.66 161
Coombs, JackJack Coombs 30 205.2 12 11 2.32 97
Atkins, TommyTommy Atkins 1 6 0 0 4.50 4

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

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

Notes

  1. ^ Shibe Park at Ballparks.com

References

  • 1909 Philadelphia Athletics team page at Baseball Reference
  • 1909 Philadelphia Athletics team page at www.baseball-almanac.com


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