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The 1914 season of the Federal League was the first season of the league, under that name. The league had played in 1913 as the Columbia League.

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[edit] Season summary

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It wasn't until the last day of the season that the Indianapolis Hoosiers secured the flag over the Chicago Whales. The Hoosiers lineup featured star outfielder Benny Kauff, who led the league in hitting (.370) and stolen bases (75). Dutch Zwilling hit a league leading 15 home runs for the Whales, and his teammate Claude Hendrix led the circuit with 29 victories.

[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 Indianapolis Hoosiers 157 88 65 4 .561 -.- 762 (4.85) 622 (3.96) 0.285 0.344 0.383 3.06 0.957
2 Chicago Chi-Feds 157 87 67 3 .554 1.5 621 (3.96) 517 (3.29) 0.258 0.326 0.352 2.44 0.962
3 Baltimore Terrapins 160 84 70 6 .525 4.5 645 (4.03) 628 (3.93) 0.268 0.332 0.357 3.13 0.960
4 Buffalo Buffeds 155 80 71 4 .516 7.0 620 (4.00) 602 (3.88) 0.250 0.308 0.336 3.16 0.962
5 Brooklyn Tip-Tops 157 77 77 3 .490 11.5 662 (4.22) 677 (4.31) 0.269 0.321 0.368 3.33 0.956
6 Kansas City Packers 154 67 84 3 .435 20.0 644 (4.18) 683 (4.44) 0.267 0.320 0.364 3.41 0.957
7 Pittsburgh Rebels 154 64 86 4 .416 22.5 605 (3.93) 698 (4.53) 0.262 0.317 0.352 3.56 0.960
8 St. Louis Terriers 154 62 89 3 .403 25.0 565 (3.67) 697 (4.53) 0.247 0.315 0.326 3.59 0.957

[edit] League leaders

Bold indicates league record, Italics indicate all-time record

[edit] Batting

Statistic Leader Team Number
Games Played Harry Swacina Baltimore Terrapins 158
At Bats Harry Swacina Baltimore Terrapins 617
Runs Scored Benny Kauff Indianapolis Hoosiers 120
Hits Benny Kauff Indianapolis Hoosiers 211
Doubles Benny Kauff Indianapolis Hoosiers 44
Triples Jimmy Esmond
Steve Evans
Indianapolis Hoosiers
Brooklyn Tip-Tops
15
Home Runs Dutch Zwilling Chicago Chi-Feds 16
Total Bases Benny Kauff Indianapolis Hoosiers 305
Runs Batted In Frank LaPorte Indianapolis Hoosiers 107
Stolen Bases Benny Kauff Indianapolis Hoosiers 75
Walks Al Wickland Chicago Chi-Feds 81
Hit by Pitch Vern Duncan
Bill Kenworthy
Tex Wisterzil
Baltimore Terrapins
Kansas City Packers
Brooklyn Tip-Tops
11
Strikeouts Grover Gilmore Kansas City Packers 108
Sacrifice Hits Bill McKechnie Indianapolis Hoosiers 36
Batting Average Benny Kauff Indianapolis Hoosiers '0.370
On-Base Percentage Benny Kauff Indianapolis Hoosiers '0.447
Slugging Percentage Steve Evans Brooklyn Tip-Tops '0.556
On-Base plus Slugging Benny Kauff Indianapolis Hoosiers '0.981
On-Base plus Slugging Plus Steve Evans Brooklyn Tip-Tops 176

[edit] Pitching

Statistic Leader Team Number
Wins Claude Hendrix Chicago Chi-Feds 29
Losses Bob Groom
Henry Keupper
St. Louis Terriers
St. Louis Terriers
20
Win-Loss Percentage Russ Ford Buffalo Buffeds '0.778
Appearances Cy Falkenberg
Claude Hendrix
Indianapolis Hoosiers
Chicago Chi-Feds
49
Games Started Cy Falkenberg Indianapolis Hoosiers 43
Complete Games Claude Hendrix Chicago Chi-Feds 34
Shutouts Cy Falkenberg Indianapolis Hoosiers 9
Games Finished Kaiser Wilhelm Baltimore Terrapins 18
Saves Russ Ford Buffalo Buffeds 6
Innings Pitched Cy Falkenberg Indianapolis Hoosiers 377.1
Batters Faced Cy Falkenberg Indianapolis Hoosiers 1502
Hits Allowed Jack Quinn Baltimore Terrapins 335
Home Runs Allowed Russ Ford Buffalo Buffeds 11
Base-on-Balls Allowed Ed Lafitte Brooklyn Tip-Tops 127
Hit Batsmen George Kaiserling Indianapolis Hoosiers 17
Strikeouts Cy Falkenberg Indianapolis Hoosiers 236
Wild Pitches Mysterious Walker Pittsburgh Rebels 12
Balks Dwight Stone Kansas City Packers 2
Runs Allowed Earl Moseley Indianapolis Hoosiers 149
Earned Runs Allowed Earl Moseley Indianapolis Hoosiers 122
Earned Run Average Claude Hendrix Chicago Chi-Feds '1.69
Walks plus Hits
per Inning Pitched
Russ Ford Buffalo Buffeds '0.934

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