1911 Cleveland Naps season

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1911 Cleveland Naps
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Owner(s) Charles Somers
Manager(s) Deacon McGuire, George Stovall
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The 1911 Cleveland Naps season was a season in American major league baseball. It involved the Cleveland Naps attempting to win the American League pennant and finishing in third place (22 games back). They had a record of 80 wins and 73 losses.

The Naps played their home games at League Park II.

Regular season[edit]

Season highlights[edit]

In his rookie season, Shoeless Joe Jackson hit .408, which ranked second in the American League. He also finished in the league top 10 in home runs, RBI, runs scored, and stolen bases. Jackson was fourth in the Chalmers MVP Award voting.

Vean Gregg led the starting pitchers of the team in several categories: he had a total of 23 wins and seven losses; he pitched 244⅔ innings, yet maintained a league-leading 1.80 ERA, while striking out 125 batters.

Pitcher Cy Young, 44 years old at the time, played part of his final season with the 1911 Cleveland Naps team. Nap Lajoie, another Hall of Famer, played on this team as well.

Season standings[edit]

American League W L Pct. GB Home Road
Philadelphia Athletics 101 50 0.669 54–20 47–30
Detroit Tigers 89 65 0.578 13½ 51–25 38–40
Cleveland Naps 80 73 0.523 22 46–30 34–43
Boston Red Sox 78 75 0.510 24 39–37 39–38
Chicago White Sox 77 74 0.510 24 40–37 37–37
New York Highlanders 76 76 0.500 25½ 36–40 40–36
Washington Senators 64 90 0.416 38½ 39–38 25–52
St. Louis Browns 45 107 0.296 56½ 25–53 20–54


Record vs. opponents[edit]

1911 American League Records

Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8]
Team BOS CWS CLE DET NY PHI STL WSH
Boston 11–11 11–11 10–12 12–10 9–13 12–9 13–9
Chicago 11–11 6–15–2 8–14 13–9 9–11–1 17–5 13–9
Cleveland 11–11 15–6–2 6–16 14–8–1 5–17 15–7 14–8
Detroit 12–10 14–8 16–6 7–15 12–10 14–8 14–8
New York 10–12 9–13 8–14–1 15–7 6–15 16–5 12–10
Philadelphia 13–9 11–9–1 17–5 10–12 15–6 20–2 15–7
St. Louis 9–12 5–17 7–15 8–14 5–16 2–20 9–13
Washington 9–13 9–13 8–14 8–14 10–12 7–15 13–9


Roster[edit]

1911 Cleveland Naps
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Managers

Player stats[edit]

Batting[edit]

Starters by position[edit]

Note: Pos = Position; G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

Pos Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
C Gus Fisher 70 203 53 .261 0 12
1B George Stovall 126 458 124 .271 0 79
2B Neal Ball 116 412 122 .296 3 45
3B Terry Turner 117 417 105 .252 0 28
SS Ivy Olson 140 545 142 .261 1 50
OF Joe Jackson 147 571 233 .408 7 83
OF Jack Graney 146 527 142 .269 1 45
OF Joe Birmingham 125 447 136 .304 2 51

Other batters[edit]

Note: G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
Nap Lajoie 90 315 115 .365 2 60
Ted Easterly 99 287 93 .324 1 37
Syd Smith 58 154 46 .299 1 21
Hank Butcher 38 133 32 .241 1 11
Grover Land 35 107 15 .140 0 10
Art Griggs 27 68 17 .250 1 7
Bill Lindsay 19 66 16 .242 0 5
Cotton Knaupp 13 39 4 .103 0 0
Steve O'Neill 9 27 4 .148 0 1
Jack Mills 13 17 5 .294 0 1
Dave Callahan 6 16 4 .250 0 0
Tim Hendryx 4 7 2 .286 0 0
Herman Bronkie 2 6 1 .167 0 0
Bert Adams 2 5 1 .200 0 0
Ben Demott 2 4 0 .000 0 0

Pitching[edit]

Starting pitchers[edit]

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned Run Average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Vean Gregg 34 244.2 23 7 1.80 125
Gene Krapp 35 222 13 9 3.41 132
Willie Mitchell 30 177.1 7 14 3.76 78
Cy Falkenberg 15 106.2 8 5 3.29 46
Cy Young 7 46.1 3 4 3.88 20
Bill James 8 51.2 2 4 4.88 21
Earl Yingling 4 22.1 1 0 4.33 6
Ben Demott 1 3.2 0 1 12.27 2

Other pitchers[edit]

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned Run Average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
George Kahler 30 154.1 9 8 3.27 97
Fred Blanding 29 176 7 11 3.68 80
Hi West 13 64.2 3 4 3.76 17
Spec Harkness 12 53.1 2 2 4.22 25
Jim Baskette 4 21.1 1 2 3.38 8
Josh Swindell 4 17.1 0 1 2.08 6
Pat Paige 2 16 1 0 4.50 6
Bugs Reisigl 2 13 0 1 6.23 6

Awards and honors[edit]

League top ten finishers[edit]

Vean Gregg

  • MLB leader in ERA (1.80)
  • #2 in AL in shutouts (5)
  • #4 in AL in wins (23)
  • #8 in AL in complete games (22)

Shoeless Joe Jackson

  • MLB leader in on-base percentage (.468)
  • #2 in AL in batting average (.408)
  • #2 in AL in slugging percentage (.590)
  • #2 in AL in runs scored (126)
  • #2 in AL in hits (233)
  • #2 in AL in doubles (45)
  • #3 in AL in triples (19)
  • #4 in AL in home runs (7)
  • #6 in AL in stolen bases (41)
  • #9 in AL in RBI (83)

Gene Krapp

  • #10 in AL in strikeouts (132)

References[edit]