1914 Philadelphia Athletics season

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1914 Philadelphia Athletics
1914 AL Champions
Major League affiliations
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Owner(s) Connie Mack, Benjamin Shibe, Tom Shibe and John Shibe
Manager(s) Connie Mack
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The 1914 Philadelphia Athletics season was a season in American baseball. It involved the A's finishing first in the American League with a record of 99 wins and 53 losses. They went on to face the Boston Braves in the 1914 World Series, which they lost in four straight games.

After the season, Connie Mack sold his best players off to other teams due to his frustration with the Federal League. The A's would then post seven consecutive last place finishes in the American League and would not win another pennant until 1929.

Regular season

The franchise took a downturn in 1914. The heavily favored Athletics lost the 1914 World Series to the "Miracle" Boston Braves in a four-game sweep. Miracles often have two sides, and for a few years this "miracle" wrought disaster on the A's. Mack traded, sold or released most of the team's star players soon after, and the team fell into a lengthy slump.

Season standings

American League W L Pct. GB Home Road
Philadelphia Athletics 99 53 0.651 51–24 48–29
Boston Red Sox 91 62 0.595 44–31 47–31
Washington Senators 81 73 0.526 19 40–33 41–40
Detroit Tigers 80 73 0.523 19½ 42–35 38–38
St. Louis Browns 71 82 0.464 28½ 42–36 29–46
Chicago White Sox 70 84 0.455 30 43–37 27–47
New York Yankees 70 84 0.455 30 36–40 34–44
Cleveland Naps 51 102 0.333 48½ 32–47 19–55


Record vs. opponents

1914 American League Records

Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8]
Team BOS CWS CLE DET NYY PHI STL WSH
Boston 13–9 16–6 15–7–1 11–11 12–9–3 13–9–2 11–11
Chicago 9–13 13–9 6–16 12–10–1 5–17 13–9–1 12–10–1
Cleveland 6–16 9–13 6–16 8–14–1 3–19 8–13–2 11–11–1
Detroit 7–15–1 16–6 16–6 13–9–1 9–12–1 9–13 10–12–1
New York 11–11 10–12–1 14–8–1 9–13–1 8–14 11–11 7–15
Philadelphia 9–12–3 17–5 19–3 12–9–1 14–8 15–7–1 13–9–1
St. Louis 9–13–2 9–13–1 13–8–2 13–9 11–11 7–15–1 9–13
Washington 11–11 10–12–1 11–11–1 12–10–1 15–7 9–13–1 13–9


Roster

1914 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
C Wally Schang 107 307 88 .287 3 45
1B Stuffy McInnis 149 576 181 .314 1 95
2B Eddie Collins 152 526 181 .344 2 85
SS Jack Barry 140 467 113 .242 0 42
3B Frank Baker 150 570 182 .319 9 89
OF Rube Oldring 119 466 129 .277 3 49
OF Amos Strunk 122 404 111 .275 2 45
OF Eddie Murphy 148 573 156 .272 3 43

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
Jimmy Walsh 68 216 51 .236 3 36
Jack Lapp 69 199 46 .231 0 19
Tom Daley 28 86 22 .256 0 7
Larry Kopf 37 69 13 .188 0 12
Chick Davies 19 46 11 .239 0 5
Shag Thompson 16 29 5 .172 0 2
Billy Orr 10 24 4 .167 0 1
Press Cruthers 4 15 3 .200 0 0
Wickey McAvoy 8 16 2 .125 0 0
Harry Davis 5 7 3 .429 0 2
Sam Crane 2 6 0 .000 0 0

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
Bob Shawkey 38 237 15 8 2.73 89
Chief Bender 28 179 17 3 2.26 107
Byron Houck 3 11 0 0 3.27 4
Willie Jensen 1 9 0 1 2.00 1
Jack Coombs 2 8 0 1 4.50 1

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
Joe Bush 38 206 16 12 3.06 109
Herb Pennock 28 151.2 11 4 2.79 90
Rube Bressler 29 147.2 10 4 1.77 96
Boardwalk Brown 15 66 1 5 4.09 20

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
Charlie Boardman 2 0 0 0 4.91 2
Fred Worden 1 0 0 0 18.00 1

1914 World Series

Boston Braves (4) vs Philadelphia Athletics (0)

Game Score Date Location Attendance
1 Braves – 7, Athletics – 1 October 9 Shibe Park 20,562
2 Braves – 1, Athletics – 0 October 10 Shibe Park 20,562
3 Athletics – 4, Braves – 5 (12 innings) October 12 Fenway Park 35,520
4 Athletics – 1, Braves – 3 October 13 Fenway Park 34,365

External links

  • 1914 Philadelphia Athletics team page at Baseball Reference
  • 1914 Philadelphia Athletics team page at www.baseball-almanac.com


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