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The 1901 season of the American League was the first season of the league, as a major league. The American League had played as a minor league in 1900 afer changing its name from the Western League in late 1899.

Contents

[edit] Season summary

[edit] Standings

Bold indicates league champion
Rank Team G W L T WPCT GB RS (RS/G) RA (RA/G) AVG OBP SLG ERA FPCT
1 Chicago White Sox 137 83 53 1 .606 -.- 819 (5.98) 631 (4.61) 0.276 0.342 0.370 2.98 0.941
2 Boston Americans 138 79 57 2 .572 4.0 759 (5.50) 608 (4.41) 0.278 0.324 0.381 3.04 0.943
3 Detroit Tigers 136 74 61 1 .544 8.5 741 (5.45) 694 (5.10) 0.279 0.333 0.370 3.30 0.930
4 Philadelphia Athletics 137 74 62 1 .540 9.0 805 (5.88) 761 (5.55) 0.289 0.330 0.395 4.00 0.943
5 Baltimore Orioles 135 68 65 2 .504 13.5 760 (5.63) 750 (5.56) 0.294 0.346 0.397 3.73 0.926
6 Washington Senators 138 61 72 5 .442 20.5 682 (4.94) 771 (5.59) 0.269 0.319 0.364 4.09 0.943
7 Cleveland Blues 138 54 82 2 .391 29.0 667 (4.83) 831 (6.02) 0.271 0.306 0.348 4.12 0.942
8 Milwaukee Brewers 139 48 89 2 .345 35.5 641 (4.61) 828 (5.96) 0.261 0.308 0.345 4.06 0.934

[edit] League leaders

Bold indicates league record, Italics indicate all-time record

[edit] Batting

Statistic Leader Team Number
Games Played Irv Waldron Milwaukee Brewers/Washington Senators 141
At Bats Irv Waldron Milwaukee Brewers/Washington Senators 598
Runs Scored Nap Lajoie Philadelphia Athletics 145
Hits Nap Lajoie Philadelphia Athletics 232
Doubles Nap Lajoie Philadelphia Athletics 48
Triples Bill Keister
Jimmy Williams
Baltimore Orioles
Baltimore Orioles
21
Home Runs Nap Lajoie Philadelphia Athletics 14
Total Bases Nap Lajoie Philadelphia Athletics 350
Runs Batted In Nap Lajoie Philadelphia Athletics 125
Stolen Bases Frank Isbell Chicago White Sox 52
Walks Dummy Hoy Chicago White Sox 86
Hit by Pitch Dummy Hoy
John McGraw
Chicago White Sox
Baltimore Orioles
14
Sacrifice Hits Doc Nance Detroit Tigers 24
Batting Average Nap Lajoie Philadelphia Athletics '0.426
On-Base Percentage Nap Lajoie Philadelphia Athletics 0.463
Slugging Percentage Nap Lajoie Philadelphia Athletics 0.643
On-Base plus Slugging Nap Lajoie Philadelphia Athletics 1.106
On-Base plus Slugging Plus Nap Lajoie Philadelphia Athletics 200

[edit] Pitching

Statistic Leader Team Number
Wins Cy Young Boston Americans 33
Losses Pete Dowling Milwaukee Brewers/Cleveland Blues 26
Win-Loss Percentage Clark Griffith Chicago White Sox 0.774
Appearances Joe McGinnity Baltimore Orioles 48
Games Started Joe McGinnity Baltimore Orioles 43
Complete Games Joe McGinnity Baltimore Orioles 39
Shutouts Clark Griffith
Cy Young
Chicago White Sox
Boston Americans
5
Games Finished Ned Garvin Milwaukee Brewers 10
Saves Bill Hoffer Cleveland Blues 3
Innings Pitched Joe McGinnity Baltimore Orioles 382.0
Batters Faced Joe McGinnity Baltimore Orioles 1685
Hits Allowed Joe McGinnity Baltimore Orioles 412
Home Runs Allowed Watty Lee
Ted Lewis
Bill Reidy
Washington Senators
Boston Americans
Milwaukee Brewers
14
Base-on-Balls Allowed Chick Fraser Philadelphia Athletics 132
Hit Batsmen Chick Fraser Philadelphia Athletics 32
Strikeouts Cy Young Boston Americans 158
Wild Pitches Ned Garvin
Earl Moore
Eddie Plank
Milwaukee Brewers
Cleveland Blues
Philadelphia Athletics
13
Balks Bill Hart Cleveland Blues 2
Runs Allowed Joe McGinnity Baltimore Orioles 219
Earned Runs Allowed Joe McGinnity Baltimore Orioles 151
Earned Run Average Cy Young Boston Americans 1.62
Walks plus Hits
per Inning Pitched
Cy Young Boston Americans 0.972

[edit] Notable events

[edit] Further Reading

  • Warren N. Wilbert: The Arrival of the American League: Ban Johnson and the 1901 Challenge of the National League Monopoly, McFarland, Jefferson, NC, 2007.
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