1909 Major League Baseball season

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1909 MLB season
League Major League Baseball
Sport Baseball
Duration April 12 – October 16, 1909
Pennant Winners
NL champions Pittsburgh Pirates
  NL runners-up Chicago Cubs
AL champions Detroit Tigers
  AL runners-up Philadelphia Athletics
World Series
Champions Pittsburgh Pirates
  Runners-up Detroit Tigers
MLB seasons
The 1909 Pirates in a poster celebrating their National League pennant. Frank Chance of the Chicago Cubs and John McGraw of the New York Giants, two teams the Pirates beat for the pennant, are being made to walk the plank.

The 1909 Major League Baseball season. The Pittsburgh Pirates defeated the Detroit Tigers 4–3 to win the World Series.

MLB statistical leaders[edit]

American League National League
AVG Ty Cobb DET .377 Honus Wagner PIT .339
HR Ty Cobb DET 9 Red Murray NYG 7
RBIs Ty Cobb DET 107 Honus Wagner PIT 100
Wins George Mullin DET 29 Mordecai Brown CHC 27
ERA Harry Krause PHA 1.39 Christy Mathewson NYG 1.14
Ks Frank Smith CWS 177 Orval Overall CHC 205

Major league baseball final standings[edit]

American League final standings[edit]

American League
Club Wins Losses Win %   GB
Detroit Tigers 98 54 .645
Philadelphia Athletics 95 58 .621 3.5
Boston Red Sox 88 63 .583 9.5
Chicago White Sox 78 74 .513 20.0
New York Highlanders 74 77 .490 23.5
Cleveland Naps 71 82 .464 27.5
St. Louis Browns 61 89 .407 36.0
Washington Senators 42 110 .276 56.0

National League final standings[edit]

National League
Club Wins Losses Win %   GB
Pittsburgh Pirates 110 42 .724
Chicago Cubs 104 49 .680 6.5
New York Giants 92 61 .601 18.5
Cincinnati Reds 77 76 .503 33.5
Philadelphia Phillies 74 79 .484 36.5
Brooklyn Superbas 55 98 .359 55.5
St. Louis Cardinals 54 98 .355 56.0
Boston Doves 45 108 .294 65.5

1909 World Series[edit]

Game Score Date Location Attendance
1 Detroit Tigers – 1, Pittsburgh Pirates – 4 October 8 Forbes Field 29,624
2 Detroit Tigers – 7, Pittsburgh Pirates – 2 October 9 Forbes Field 30,915
3 Pittsburgh Pirates – 8, Detroit Tigers – 6 October 11 Bennett Park 18,277
4 Pittsburgh Pirates – 0, Detroit Tigers – 5 October 12 Bennett Park 17,036
5 Detroit Tigers – 4, Pittsburgh Pirates – 8 October 13 Forbes Field 21,706
6 Pittsburgh Pirates – 4, Detroit Tigers – 5 October 14 Bennett Park 10,535
7 Pittsburgh Pirates – 8, Detroit Tigers – 0 October 16 Bennett Park 17,562

Managers[edit]

American League[edit]

Team Manager Comments
Boston Red Sox Fred Lake
Chicago White Sox Billy Sullivan
Cleveland Naps Nap Lajoie
Deacon McGuire
Detroit Tigers Hughie Jennings
New York Highlanders George Stallings
Philadelphia Athletics Connie Mack
St. Louis Browns Jimmy McAleer
Washington Senators Joe Cantillon

National League[edit]

Team Manager Comments
Boston Doves Harry Smith
Frank Bowerman
Brooklyn Superbas Harry Lumley
Chicago Orphans Frank Chance
Cincinnati Reds Clark Griffith
New York Giants John McGraw
Philadelphia Phillies Billy Murray
Pittsburgh Pirates Fred Clarke
St. Louis Cardinals Roger Bresnahan

Events[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Pellowski, Michael J (2007). The Little Giant Book of Baseball Facts. United States: Sterling Publishing Co. p. 352. ISBN 9781402742736. 

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