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The 1914 season of the American League was the fourteenth 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 Philadelphia Athletics 158 99 53 6 .627 -.- 749 (4.74) 529 (3.35) 0.272 0.342 0.352 2.78 0.966
2 Boston Red Sox 159 91 62 6 .572 8.5 589 (3.70) 510 (3.21) 0.250 0.315 0.338 2.36 0.963
3 Washington Senators 158 81 73 4 .513 19.0 572 (3.62) 519 (3.28) 0.244 0.307 0.320 2.54 0.961
4 Detroit Tigers 157 80 73 4 .510 19.5 615 (3.92) 618 (3.94) 0.258 0.331 0.344 2.86 0.958
5 St. Louis Browns 159 71 82 6 .447 28.5 523 (3.29) 615 (3.87) 0.243 0.301 0.319 2.85 0.952
6 New York Yankees 157 70 84 3 .446 30.0 537 (3.42) 550 (3.50) 0.229 0.309 0.287 2.81 0.962
7 Chicago White Sox 157 70 84 3 .446 30.0 487 (3.10) 560 (3.57) 0.239 0.296 0.311 2.48 0.957
8 Cleveland Naps 157 51 102 4 .325 48.5 538 (3.43) 709 (4.52) 0.245 0.305 0.312 3.21 0.954

[edit] League leaders

Bold indicates league record, Italics indicate all-time record

[edit] Batting

Statistic Leader Team Number
Games Played Del Pratt
Tris Speaker
St. Louis Browns
Boston Red Sox
158
At Bats Eddie Foster Washington Senators 616
Runs Scored Eddie Collins Philadelphia Athletics 122
Hits Tris Speaker Boston Red Sox 193
Doubles Tris Speaker Boston Red Sox 46
Triples Sam Crawford Detroit Tigers 26
Home Runs Frank Baker Philadelphia Athletics 9
Total Bases Tris Speaker Boston Red Sox 287
Runs Batted In Sam Crawford Detroit Tigers 104
Stolen Bases Fritz Maisel New York Yankees 74
Caught Stealing Doc Cook
Eddie Murphy
New York Yankees
Philadelphia Athletics
32
Walks Donie Bush Detroit Tigers 112
Hit by Pitch George Burns
Eddie Murphy
Detroit Tigers
Philadelphia Athletics
12
Strikeouts Gus Williams St. Louis Browns 120
Sacrifice Hits Chick Gandil
Terry Turner
Washington Senators
Cleveland Naps
38
Batting Average Ty Cobb Detroit Tigers 0.368
On-Base Percentage Ty Cobb Detroit Tigers 0.466
Slugging Percentage Ty Cobb Detroit Tigers 0.513
On-Base plus Slugging Ty Cobb Detroit Tigers 0.979
On-Base plus Slugging Plus Ty Cobb Detroit Tigers 190

[edit] Pitching

Statistic Leader Team Number
Wins Walter Johnson Washington Senators 28
Losses Joe Benz Chicago White Sox 19
Win-Loss Percentage Chief Bender Philadelphia Athletics 0.850
Appearances Walter Johnson Washington Senators 51
Games Started Walter Johnson Washington Senators 40
Complete Games Walter Johnson Washington Senators 33
Shutouts Walter Johnson Washington Senators 9
Games Finished George Baumgardner St. Louis Browns 23
Saves Jack Bentley
Hooks Dauss
Red Faber
Roy Mitchell
Jim Shaw
Washington Senators
Detroit Tigers
Chicago White Sox
St. Louis Browns
Washington Senators
4
Innings Pitched Walter Johnson Washington Senators 371.2
Batters Faced Walter Johnson Washington Senators 1438
Hits Allowed Walter Johnson Washington Senators 287
Home Runs Allowed Jack Warhop New York Yankees 8
Base-on-Balls Allowed Jim Shaw Washington Senators 137
Hit Batsmen Hooks Dauss Detroit Tigers 18
Strikeouts Walter Johnson Washington Senators 225
Wild Pitches Walter Johnson
Weldon Wyckoff
Washington Senators
Philadelphia Athletics
14
Balks Red Oldham Detroit Tigers 3
Runs Allowed Willie Mitchell Cleveland Naps 127
Earned Runs Allowed Hooks Dauss Detroit Tigers 96
Earned Run Average Dutch Leonard Boston Red Sox '0.96
Walks plus Hits
per Inning Pitched
Dutch Leonard Boston Red Sox 0.886

[edit] Postseason

In the World Series, the American League champion Philadelphia Athletics were defeated by the National League's Boston Braves, 4 games to 0.

[edit] Award winners

The winner of the league's Chalmers Award, given its Most Valuable Player, was Eddie Collins (collied01), a second baseman with the Philadelphia Athletics. In the award's voting, he had 63 out of a possible 64 points and 7 first place votes.

[edit] Notable events

July 11 Babe Ruth makes major league debut.

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