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The 1903 season of the National League was the twenty-eighth season of the league.

Contents

[edit] Season summary

[edit] Standings

Bold indicates league champion, Italics indicates World Series champion
Rank Team G W L T WPCT GB RS (RS/G) RA (RA/G) AVG OBP SLG ERA FPCT
1 Pittsburgh Pirates 141 91 49 1 .645 -.- 793 (5.62) 613 (4.35) 0.286 0.335 0.393 2.91 0.951
2 New York Giants 142 84 55 3 .592 6.5 729 (5.13) 567 (3.99) 0.272 0.326 0.344 2.95 0.951
3 Chicago Cubs 139 82 56 1 .590 8.0 695 (5.00) 599 (4.31) 0.275 0.334 0.347 2.77 0.943
4 Cincinnati Reds 141 74 65 2 .525 16.5 765 (5.43) 656 (4.65) 0.288 0.343 0.390 3.07 0.946
5 Brooklyn Superbas 139 70 66 3 .504 19.0 667 (4.80) 682 (4.91) 0.265 0.341 0.339 3.44 0.951
6 Boston Beaneaters 140 58 80 2 .414 32.0 578 (4.13) 699 (4.99) 0.245 0.304 0.318 3.34 0.938
7 Philadelphia Phillies 139 49 86 4 .353 39.5 617 (4.44) 738 (5.31) 0.268 0.317 0.341 3.96 0.947
8 St. Louis Cardinals 139 43 94 2 .309 46.5 505 (3.63) 795 (5.72) 0.251 0.293 0.313 3.67 0.943

[edit] League leaders

Bold indicates league record, Italics indicate all-time record

[edit] Batting

Statistic Leader Team Number
Games Played Ginger Beaumont
George Browne
Pittsburgh Pirates
New York Giants
141
At Bats Ginger Beaumont Pittsburgh Pirates 613
Runs Scored Ginger Beaumont Pittsburgh Pirates 137
Hits Ginger Beaumont Pittsburgh Pirates 209
Doubles Fred Clarke
Sam Mertes
Harry Steinfeldt
Pittsburgh Pirates
New York Giants
Cincinnati Reds
32
Triples Honus Wagner Pittsburgh Pirates 19
Home Runs Jimmy Sheckard Brooklyn Superbas 9
Total Bases Ginger Beaumont Pittsburgh Pirates 272
Runs Batted In Sam Mertes New York Giants 104
Stolen Bases Frank Chance
Jimmy Sheckard
Chicago Cubs
Brooklyn Superbas
67
Walks Roy Thomas Philadelphia Phillies 107
Hit by Pitch Charlie Babb New York Giants 22
Sacrifice Hits Dan McGann New York Giants 30
Batting Average Honus Wagner Pittsburgh Pirates 0.355
On-Base Percentage Roy Thomas Philadelphia Phillies 0.453
Slugging Percentage Fred Clarke Pittsburgh Pirates 0.532
On-Base plus Slugging Fred Clarke Pittsburgh Pirates 0.946
On-Base plus Slugging Plus Fred Clarke Pittsburgh Pirates 165

[edit] Pitching

Statistic Leader Team Number
Wins Joe McGinnity New York Giants 31
Losses Togie Pittinger Boston Beaneaters 22
Win-Loss Percentage Sam Leever Pittsburgh Pirates 0.781
Appearances Joe McGinnity New York Giants 55
Games Started Joe McGinnity New York Giants 48
Complete Games Joe McGinnity New York Giants 44
Shutouts Sam Leever Pittsburgh Pirates 7
Games Finished Jack Cronin
Clarence Currie
New York Giants
St. Louis Cardinals/Chicago Cubs
8
Saves Carl Lundgren
Roscoe Miller
Chicago Cubs
New York Giants
3
Innings Pitched Joe McGinnity New York Giants 434.0
Batters Faced Joe McGinnity New York Giants 1814
Hits Allowed Togie Pittinger Boston Beaneaters 396
Home Runs Allowed Togie Pittinger Boston Beaneaters 12
Base-on-Balls Allowed Togie Pittinger Boston Beaneaters 143
Hit Batsmen Henry Schmidt Brooklyn Superbas 21
Strikeouts Christy Mathewson New York Giants 267
Wild Pitches Christy Mathewson New York Giants 18
Balks Chappie McFarland St. Louis Cardinals 2
Runs Allowed Togie Pittinger Boston Beaneaters 205
Earned Runs Allowed Togie Pittinger Boston Beaneaters 136
Earned Run Average Sam Leever Pittsburgh Pirates 2.06
Walks plus Hits
per Inning Pitched
Deacon Phillippe Pittsburgh Pirates 1.030

[edit] Postseason

In the first World Series, the National League champion Pittsburgh Pirates were defeated by the American League's Boston Pilgrims, 5 games to 3.

[edit] Notable events

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