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The 1908 season of the American League was the 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 Detroit Tigers 154 90 63 1 .584 -.- 647 (4.20) 547 (3.55) 0.263 0.307 0.347 2.40 0.953
2 Cleveland Naps 157 90 64 3 .573 0.5 568 (3.62) 457 (2.91) 0.239 0.290 0.309 2.02 0.962
3 Chicago White Sox 156 88 64 4 .564 1.5 537 (3.44) 470 (3.01) 0.224 0.290 0.271 2.22 0.966
4 St. Louis Browns 155 83 69 3 .535 6.5 544 (3.51) 483 (3.12) 0.245 0.292 0.310 2.15 0.964
5 Boston Red Sox 155 75 79 1 .484 15.5 564 (3.64) 513 (3.31) 0.245 0.286 0.312 2.28 0.954
6 Philadelphia Athletics 157 68 85 4 .433 22.0 486 (3.10) 562 (3.58) 0.223 0.276 0.292 2.56 0.957
7 Washington Senators 155 67 85 3 .432 22.5 479 (3.09) 539 (3.48) 0.235 0.287 0.296 2.34 0.958
8 New York Highlanders 155 51 103 1 .329 39.5 459 (2.96) 713 (4.60) 0.236 0.277 0.292 3.16 0.947

[edit] League leaders

Bold indicates league record, Italics indicate all-time record

[edit] Batting

Statistic Leader Team Number
Games Played Nap Lajoie Cleveland Naps 157
At Bats Sam Crawford Detroit Tigers 591
Runs Scored Matty McIntyre Detroit Tigers 105
Hits Ty Cobb Detroit Tigers 188
Doubles Ty Cobb Detroit Tigers 36
Triples Ty Cobb Detroit Tigers 20
Home Runs Sam Crawford Detroit Tigers 7
Total Bases Ty Cobb Detroit Tigers 276
Runs Batted In Ty Cobb Detroit Tigers 108
Stolen Bases Patsy Dougherty Chicago White Sox 47
Walks Topsy Hartsel Philadelphia Athletics 93
Hit by Pitch Jake Stahl New York Highlanders/Boston Red Sox 23
Sacrifice Hits Bill Bradley Cleveland Naps 60
Batting Average Ty Cobb Detroit Tigers 0.324
On-Base Percentage Doc Gessler Boston Red Sox 0.394
Slugging Percentage Ty Cobb Detroit Tigers 0.475
On-Base plus Slugging Ty Cobb Detroit Tigers 0.842
On-Base plus Slugging Plus Ty Cobb Detroit Tigers 169

[edit] Pitching

Statistic Leader Team Number
Wins Ed Walsh Chicago White Sox 40
Losses Joe Lake New York Highlanders 22
Win-Loss Percentage Ed Walsh Chicago White Sox 0.727
Appearances Ed Walsh Chicago White Sox 66
Games Started Ed Walsh Chicago White Sox 49
Complete Games Ed Walsh Chicago White Sox 42
Shutouts Ed Walsh Chicago White Sox 11
Games Finished Rube Vickers Philadelphia Athletics 17
Saves Ed Walsh Chicago White Sox 6
Innings Pitched Ed Walsh Chicago White Sox 464.0
Batters Faced Ed Walsh Chicago White Sox 1799
Hits Allowed Ed Walsh Chicago White Sox 343
Home Runs Allowed Cy Morgan Boston Red Sox 7
Base-on-Balls Allowed Jimmy Dygert Philadelphia Athletics 97
Hit Batsmen Ed Summers Detroit Tigers 20
Strikeouts Ed Walsh Chicago White Sox 269
Wild Pitches Eddie Cicotte Boston Red Sox 14
Balks Fred Burchell Boston Red Sox 3
Runs Allowed Joe Lake New York Highlanders 157
Earned Runs Allowed George Mullin Detroit Tigers 100
Earned Run Average Addie Joss Cleveland Naps 1.16
Walks plus Hits
per Inning Pitched
Addie Joss Cleveland Naps 0.806

[edit] Postseason

In the World Series, the American League champion Detroit Tigers were defeated by the National League's Chicago Cubs, 4 games to 1.

[edit] Notable events

[edit] Further reading

  • Cait Murphy: Crazy '08: How a cast of cranks, rogues, boneheads and magnates created the greatest year in baseball history, Smithsonian Books, Washington, DC, 2007.
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