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The 1918 season of the American League was the eighteenth season of the league.

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[edit] Season summary

After the United States became involved in World War I, the government ordered Major League Baseball to finish its regular season by Labor Day, September 2, curtailing the season to around 130 games.

[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 126 75 51 0 .595 -.- 474 (3.76) 380 (3.02) 0.249 0.318 0.327 2.31 0.971
2 Cleveland Indians 129 73 54 2 .566 2.5 504 (3.91) 447 (3.47) 0.260 0.338 0.341 2.64 0.962
3 Washington Senators 130 72 56 2 .554 4.0 461 (3.55) 412 (3.17) 0.256 0.314 0.315 2.14 0.960
4 New York Yankees 126 60 63 3 .476 13.5 493 (3.91) 475 (3.77) 0.257 0.316 0.330 3.00 0.970
5 St. Louis Browns 123 58 64 1 .472 15.0 426 (3.46) 448 (3.64) 0.259 0.325 0.320 2.75 0.963
6 Chicago White Sox 124 57 67 0 .460 17.0 457 (3.69) 446 (3.60) 0.256 0.318 0.321 2.73 0.967
7 Detroit Tigers 128 55 71 2 .430 20.0 476 (3.72) 557 (4.35) 0.249 0.321 0.318 3.40 0.960
8 Philadelphia Athletics 130 52 76 2 .400 24.0 412 (3.17) 538 (4.14) 0.243 0.299 0.308 3.22 0.959

[edit] League leaders

Bold indicates league record, Italics indicate all-time record

[edit] Batting

Statistic Leader Team Number
Games Played George Burns
Joe Judge
Philadelphia Athletics
Washington Senators
130
At Bats Eddie Foster Washington Senators 519
Runs Scored Ray Chapman Cleveland Indians 84
Hits George Burns Philadelphia Athletics 178
Doubles Tris Speaker Cleveland Indians 33
Triples Ty Cobb Detroit Tigers 14
Home Runs Babe Ruth
Tilly Walker
Boston Red Sox
Philadelphia Athletics
11
Total Bases George Burns Philadelphia Athletics 236
Runs Batted In Bobby Veach Detroit Tigers 78
Stolen Bases George Sisler St. Louis Browns 45
Walks Ray Chapman Cleveland Indians 84
Hit by Pitch George Burns
Joe Gedeon
Braggo Roth
Philadelphia Athletics
St. Louis Browns
Cleveland Indians
8
Strikeouts Babe Ruth Boston Red Sox 58
Sacrifice Hits Dave Shean Boston Red Sox 36
Batting Average Ty Cobb Detroit Tigers 0.382
On-Base Percentage Ty Cobb Detroit Tigers 0.440
Slugging Percentage Babe Ruth Boston Red Sox 0.555
On-Base plus Slugging Babe Ruth Boston Red Sox 0.966
On-Base plus Slugging Plus Babe Ruth Boston Red Sox 194

[edit] Pitching

Statistic Leader Team Number
Wins Walter Johnson Washington Senators 23
Losses Eddie Cicotte
Scott Perry
Chicago White Sox
Philadelphia Athletics
19
Win-Loss Percentage Sam Jones Boston Red Sox 0.762
Appearances Jim Bagby
George Mogridge
Cleveland Indians
New York Yankees
45
Games Started Scott Perry Philadelphia Athletics 36
Complete Games Carl Mays
Scott Perry
Boston Red Sox
Philadelphia Athletics
30
Shutouts Walter Johnson
Carl Mays
Washington Senators
Boston Red Sox
8
Games Finished George Mogridge New York Yankees 23
Saves George Mogridge New York Yankees 7
Innings Pitched Scott Perry Philadelphia Athletics 332.1
Batters Faced Scott Perry Philadelphia Athletics 1342
Hits Allowed Scott Perry Philadelphia Athletics 295
Home Runs Allowed Happy Finneran Detroit Tigers/New York Yankees 7
Base-on-Balls Allowed Slim Love New York Yankees 116
Hit Batsmen Willie Adams Philadelphia Athletics 12
Strikeouts Walter Johnson Washington Senators 162
Wild Pitches Harry Harper Washington Senators 13
Balks Jim Shaw Washington Senators 3
Runs Allowed Jim Bagby Cleveland Indians 108
Earned Runs Allowed Willie Adams
Hooks Dauss
Philadelphia Athletics
Detroit Tigers
83
Earned Run Average Walter Johnson Washington Senators 1.27
Walks plus Hits
per Inning Pitched
Walter Johnson Washington Senators 0.954

[edit] Postseason

In the World Series, the American League champion Boston Red Sox defeated the National League's Chicago Cubs, 4 games to 2.

[edit] Notable events

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