1915 Chicago Whales

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1915 Chicago Whales / BR Team Page[edit]

Record: 86-66, Finished 1st in Federal League (1915 FL)

Won FL Pennant

Managed by Joe Tinker

Ballpark: Weeghman Park

History, Comments, Contributions[edit]

After narrowly losing the Federal League pennant in 1914, the 1915 Chicago Whales won it in an even closer race. Star outfielder Dutch Zwilling hit 13 home runs and drove in a league-leading 94 runs. Pitcher George McConnell won a league-high 25 games, and future Hall of Famer Three Finger Brown notched 17 victories. After the season, Whales owner Charles Weeghman was allowed to purchase the Chicago Cubs, and he took many of the Whales stars with him.

Further Reading[edit]

  • Mark S. Sternman: "The last best day: When Chicago had three first-place teams", in Stuart Shea, ed.: North Side, South Side, All Around Town, The National Pastime, SABR, 2015. ISBN 978-1-93359987-8
  • Stew Thornley: "Regular Season Showdowns", Baseball Research Journal, SABR, Vol. 47, Nr. 1 (spring 2018), pp. 85-90.