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The 1909 season of the American League was the ninth 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 158 98 54 6 .620 -.- 666 (4.22) 493 (3.12) 0.267 0.320 0.342 2.26 0.960
2 Philadelphia Athletics 153 95 58 0 .621 3.5 605 (3.95) 408 (2.67) 0.256 0.313 0.343 1.93 0.961
3 Boston Red Sox 152 88 63 1 .579 9.5 597 (3.93) 550 (3.62) 0.263 0.311 0.333 2.59 0.955
4 Chicago White Sox 159 78 74 7 .491 20.0 492 (3.09) 463 (2.91) 0.221 0.284 0.275 2.05 0.964
5 New York Highlanders 153 74 77 2 .484 23.5 590 (3.86) 587 (3.84) 0.248 0.305 0.311 2.65 0.948
6 Cleveland Naps 155 71 82 2 .458 27.5 493 (3.18) 532 (3.43) 0.241 0.281 0.313 2.40 0.957
7 St. Louis Browns 154 61 89 4 .396 36.0 441 (2.86) 575 (3.73) 0.232 0.280 0.279 2.88 0.958
8 Washington Senators 156 42 110 4 .269 56.0 380 (2.44) 656 (4.21) 0.223 0.270 0.275 3.04 0.957

[edit] League leaders

Bold indicates league record, Italics indicate all-time record

[edit] Batting

Statistic Leader Team Number
Games Played Donie Bush Detroit Tigers 157
At Bats Roy Hartzell St. Louis Browns 595
Runs Scored Ty Cobb Detroit Tigers 116
Hits Ty Cobb Detroit Tigers 216
Doubles Sam Crawford Detroit Tigers 35
Triples Frank Baker Philadelphia Athletics 19
Home Runs Ty Cobb Detroit Tigers 9
Total Bases Ty Cobb Detroit Tigers 296
Runs Batted In Ty Cobb Detroit Tigers 107
Stolen Bases Ty Cobb Detroit Tigers 76
Walks Donie Bush Detroit Tigers 88
Hit by Pitch Dave Altizer Chicago White Sox 16
Sacrifice Hits Donie Bush Detroit Tigers 52
Batting Average Ty Cobb Detroit Tigers 0.377
On-Base Percentage Ty Cobb Detroit Tigers 0.431
Slugging Percentage Ty Cobb Detroit Tigers 0.517
On-Base plus Slugging Ty Cobb Detroit Tigers 0.948
On-Base plus Slugging Plus Ty Cobb Detroit Tigers 194

[edit] Pitching

Statistic Leader Team Number
Wins George Mullin Detroit Tigers 29
Losses Bob Groom Washington Senators 26
Win-Loss Percentage George Mullin Detroit Tigers 0.784
Appearances Frank Smith Chicago White Sox 51
Games Started Frank Smith Chicago White Sox 40
Complete Games Frank Smith Chicago White Sox 37
Shutouts Ed Walsh Chicago White Sox 8
Games Finished Frank Arellanes Boston Red Sox 15
Saves Frank Arellanes Boston Red Sox 8
Innings Pitched Frank Smith Chicago White Sox 365.0
Batters Faced Frank Smith Chicago White Sox 1427
Hits Allowed Frank Smith Chicago White Sox 278
Home Runs Allowed Charlie Smith Washington Senators/Boston Red Sox 6
Base-on-Balls Allowed Bob Groom Washington Senators 105
Hit Batsmen Jack Warhop New York Highlanders 26
Strikeouts Frank Smith Chicago White Sox 177
Wild Pitches Heinie Berger Cleveland Naps 13
Balks Bill Burns
Ed Walsh
Washington Senators/Chicago White Sox
Chicago White Sox
3
Runs Allowed Dolly Gray Washington Senators 123
Earned Runs Allowed Dolly Gray Washington Senators 87
Earned Run Average Harry Krause Philadelphia Athletics 1.39
Walks plus Hits
per Inning Pitched
Ed Walsh Chicago White Sox 0.938

[edit] Postseason

In the World Series, the American League champion Detroit Tigers were defeated by the National League's Pittsburgh Pirates, 4 games to 3.

[edit] Notable events

Seasons of the American League
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