1915 Detroit Tigers
1915 Detroit Tigers / Franchise: Detroit Tigers / BR Team Page
Managed by Hughie Jennings
History, Comments, Contributions
The Tigers had a great April but played under .600 ball in May and June, thus putting them in third place for much of July. They played .767 ball in August, however, and finished fairly strongly in September and October to win 100 games total.
They handily beat every team in the league except for Boston, who won 14 of the 22 match-ups with the Tigers.
The Tigers, playing in a hitters' park, had a typically great performance from Ty Cobb, who won the batting title and the OBP title and finished second in slugging percentage. He led the league in runs, hits, stolen bases and total bases, and was second in walks and doubles and third in RBI.
Sam Crawford and Bobby Veach, the other two outfielders, each had 112 RBI to tie for the league lead. In addition to Cobb, they drove in Ossie Vitt, who had 116 runs scored, and Donie Bush, who had 99 runs scored. Veach led the league in doubles while Crawford led the league in triples. Vitt tied Cobb for second in the league in walks.
The team would not finish as high as second again until 1923.
|Boston Red Sox||101||50||.669||--|
|Chicago White Sox||93||61||.604||9½|
|New York Yankees||69||83||.454||32½|
|St. Louis Browns||63||91||.409||39½|