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The 1912 season of the American League was the twelfth 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 Boston Red Sox 154 105 47 2 .682 -.- 799 (5.19) 544 (3.53) 0.277 0.349 0.380 2.76 0.957
2 Washington Senators 154 91 61 2 .591 14.0 699 (4.54) 581 (3.77) 0.256 0.319 0.341 2.69 0.954
3 Philadelphia Athletics 153 90 62 1 .588 15.0 779 (5.09) 658 (4.30) 0.282 0.344 0.377 3.32 0.959
4 Chicago White Sox 158 78 76 4 .494 28.0 639 (4.04) 648 (4.10) 0.255 0.311 0.329 3.06 0.957
5 Cleveland Naps 155 75 78 2 .484 30.5 677 (4.37) 681 (4.39) 0.273 0.327 0.353 3.30 0.954
6 Detroit Tigers 154 69 84 1 .448 36.5 720 (4.68) 777 (5.05) 0.268 0.336 0.349 3.77 0.950
7 St. Louis Browns 157 53 101 3 .338 53.0 552 (3.52) 764 (4.87) 0.248 0.309 0.320 3.71 0.947
8 New York Highlanders 153 50 102 1 .327 55.0 630 (4.12) 842 (5.50) 0.259 0.321 0.334 4.13 0.940

[edit] League leaders

Bold indicates league record, Italics indicate all-time record

[edit] Batting

Statistic Leader Team Number
Games Played Morrie Rath Chicago White Sox 157
At Bats Eddie Foster Washington Senators 618
Runs Scored Eddie Collins Philadelphia Athletics 137
Hits Ty Cobb
Joe Jackson
Detroit Tigers
Cleveland Naps
226
Doubles Tris Speaker Boston Red Sox 53
Triples Joe Jackson Cleveland Naps 26
Home Runs Frank Baker
Tris Speaker
Philadelphia Athletics
Boston Red Sox
10
Total Bases Joe Jackson Cleveland Naps 331
Runs Batted In Frank Baker Philadelphia Athletics 130
Stolen Bases Clyde Milan Washington Senators 88
Walks Donie Bush Detroit Tigers 117
Hit by Pitch Bert Daniels New York Highlanders 18
Sacrifice Hits Duffy Lewis Boston Red Sox 31
Batting Average Ty Cobb Detroit Tigers 0.409
On-Base Percentage Tris Speaker Boston Red Sox 0.464
Slugging Percentage Ty Cobb Detroit Tigers 0.584
On-Base plus Slugging Ty Cobb Detroit Tigers 1.040
On-Base plus Slugging Plus Ty Cobb Detroit Tigers 200

[edit] Pitching

Statistic Leader Team Number
Wins Joe Wood Boston Red Sox 34
Losses Russ Ford New York Highlanders 21
Win-Loss Percentage Joe Wood Boston Red Sox 0.872
Appearances Ed Walsh Chicago White Sox 62
Games Started Ed Walsh Chicago White Sox 41
Complete Games Joe Wood Boston Red Sox 35
Shutouts Joe Wood Boston Red Sox 10
Games Finished Ed Walsh Chicago White Sox 18
Saves Ed Walsh Chicago White Sox 10
Innings Pitched Ed Walsh Chicago White Sox 393.0
Batters Faced Ed Walsh Chicago White Sox 1564
Hits Allowed Ed Walsh Chicago White Sox 332
Home Runs Allowed Russ Ford New York Highlanders 10
Base-on-Balls Allowed George Kahler Cleveland Naps 121
Hit Batsmen Ed Willett Detroit Tigers 17
Strikeouts Walter Johnson Washington Senators 303
Wild Pitches Jean Dubuc Detroit Tigers 16
Balks Ed Walsh Chicago White Sox 5
Runs Allowed Russ Ford New York Highlanders 165
Earned Runs Allowed Russ Ford New York Highlanders 115
Earned Run Average Walter Johnson Washington Senators 1.39
Walks plus Hits
per Inning Pitched
Walter Johnson Washington Senators 0.908

[edit] Postseason

In the World Series, the American League champion Boston Red Sox defeated the National League's New York Giants, 4 games to 3with one tie.

[edit] Award winners

The winner of the league's Chalmers Award, given its Most Valuable Player, was Tris Speaker, an outfielder with the Boston Red Sox. In the award's voting, he had 59 out of a possible 64 points.

[edit] Notable events

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