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The 1917 season of the American League was the seventeenth 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 Chicago White Sox 156 100 54 2 .641 -.- 656 (4.21) 464 (2.97) 0.253 0.323 0.326 2.16 0.968
2 Boston Red Sox 157 90 62 5 .573 9.0 555 (3.54) 454 (2.89) 0.246 0.310 0.319 2.20 0.972
3 Cleveland Indians 156 88 66 2 .564 12.0 584 (3.74) 543 (3.48) 0.245 0.320 0.322 2.52 0.964
4 Detroit Tigers 154 78 75 1 .506 21.5 639 (4.15) 577 (3.75) 0.259 0.323 0.344 2.56 0.964
5 Washington Senators 157 74 79 4 .471 25.5 543 (3.46) 566 (3.61) 0.241 0.308 0.304 2.75 0.961
6 New York Yankees 155 71 82 2 .458 28.5 524 (3.38) 558 (3.60) 0.239 0.306 0.308 2.66 0.965
7 St. Louis Browns 155 57 97 1 .368 43.0 510 (3.29) 687 (4.43) 0.246 0.301 0.315 3.20 0.957
8 Philadelphia Athletics 154 55 98 1 .357 44.5 529 (3.44) 691 (4.49) 0.254 0.312 0.323 3.27 0.961

[edit] League leaders

Bold indicates league record, Italics indicate all-time record

[edit] Batting

Statistic Leader Team Number
Games Played Everett Scott Boston Red Sox 157
At Bats Ty Cobb Detroit Tigers 588
Runs Scored Donie Bush Detroit Tigers 112
Hits Ty Cobb Detroit Tigers 225
Doubles Ty Cobb Detroit Tigers 44
Triples Ty Cobb Detroit Tigers 24
Home Runs Wally Pipp New York Yankees 9
Total Bases Ty Cobb Detroit Tigers 335
Runs Batted In Bobby Veach Detroit Tigers 103
Stolen Bases Ty Cobb Detroit Tigers 55
Walks Jack Graney Cleveland Indians 94
Hit by Pitch Elmer Miller
Wally Schang
Tubby Spencer
Bobby Veach
New York Yankees
Philadelphia Athletics
Detroit Tigers
Detroit Tigers
9
Strikeouts Braggo Roth Cleveland Indians 73
Sacrifice Hits Ray Chapman Cleveland Indians 67
Batting Average Ty Cobb Detroit Tigers 0.383
On-Base Percentage Ty Cobb Detroit Tigers 0.444
Slugging Percentage Ty Cobb Detroit Tigers 0.570
On-Base plus Slugging Ty Cobb Detroit Tigers 1.014
On-Base plus Slugging Plus Ty Cobb Detroit Tigers 209

[edit] Pitching

Statistic Leader Team Number
Wins Eddie Cicotte Chicago White Sox 28
Losses Bob Groom
Allen Sothoron
St. Louis Browns
St. Louis Browns
19
Win-Loss Percentage Ed Klepfer Cleveland Indians 0.778
Appearances Dave Danforth Chicago White Sox 50
Games Started Dave Davenport St. Louis Browns 39
Complete Games Babe Ruth Boston Red Sox 35
Shutouts Stan Coveleski Cleveland Indians 9
Games Finished Dave Danforth Chicago White Sox 26
Saves Dave Danforth Chicago White Sox 9
Innings Pitched Eddie Cicotte Chicago White Sox 346.2
Batters Faced Babe Ruth Boston Red Sox 1313
Hits Allowed Jim Bagby Cleveland Indians 277
Home Runs Allowed Ray Caldwell New York Yankees 8
Base-on-Balls Allowed Jim Shaw Washington Senators 123
Hit Batsmen Carl Mays Boston Red Sox 14
Strikeouts Walter Johnson Washington Senators 188
Wild Pitches Dave Davenport St. Louis Browns 11
Balks Eddie Cicotte
Jim Shaw
Chicago White Sox
Washington Senators
2
Runs Allowed Dave Davenport St. Louis Browns 137
Earned Runs Allowed Elmer Myers Philadelphia Athletics 99
Earned Run Average Eddie Cicotte Chicago White Sox 1.53
Walks plus Hits
per Inning Pitched
Eddie Cicotte Chicago White Sox 0.912

[edit] Postseason

In the World Series, the American League champion Chicago White Sox defeated the National League's New York Giants, 4 games to 2.

[edit] Notable events

Seasons of the American League
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