YEAR IN REVIEW : 1901 American League

Off the field...

As President William McKinley began his second term, he was fatally shot by anarchist Leon Czolgosz. Czolgosz stated that the President was "an enemy of good working people" and was later judged to be sane and executed. The chief event of McKinley's administration was the war with Spain, which resulted in the United States' acquisition of the Philippines and other islands. Theodore Roosevelt was promptly sworn in as his successor and embarked on a wide-ranging program of governmental reform and conservation of natural resources.

In the American League...

On April 28 th , Cleveland Indians rookie pitcher Charles Baker surrendered an American League record twenty-three singles in a 13-1 loss to the Chicago White Stockings.

In May, White Stockings Herm McFarland and Dummy Hoy set one of the first American League records (most homeruns in a game) with two grand slams during Chicago's 19-9 win over the Detroit Tigers. Detroit also set a Major League mark of their own with twelve errors (ten by the infield) that was amazingly matched by the White Stockings in 1903 — against the Tigers.

With two outs in the ninth, Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Bill Reidy set a Major League record after surrendering ten consecutive hits for a 13-2 loss to the Boston Somersets on June 2 nd .

In the National League...

Cincinnati Reds ace Noodles Hahn struck out sixteen Boston Brave batters on May 22 nd for a 4-3 victory and a record that would stand until Jim Maloney matched it in 1963.

On June 20t th , Honus Wagner became the first twentieth century player to steal home twice in a single game, as the Pittsburgh Pirates blanked the New York Giants, 7-0.

The Brooklyn Dodgers tied their highest score of the century (May 20, 1896) after beating the Cincinnati Reds 25-6 in a September 23 rd outing at League Park II.

Around the League...

The American League formally organized with the Baltimore Orioles, Philadelphia Athletics, Boston Somersets, Washington Nationals, Cleveland Blues, Detroit Tigers, Milwaukee Brewers, and Chicago White Stockings. Three of the leagues original clubs in Indianapolis, Minneapolis, and Buffalo were dropped. The player limit was set at fourteen per team, and the inaugural schedule was set at one-hundred forty games.

The National League Rules Committee decreed that all foul balls are to count as strikes, except after two, catchers must play within ten feet of the batter, a ball will be called if the pitcher does not throw to a ready and waiting batter within twenty seconds, and that the umpire will remove all players using indecent language.

At the December league meeting, the Milwaukee Brewers franchise was officially dropped from the American League and replaced by the St. Louis Browns.

Baseball Almanac Top Quote

"Second baseman Napoleon Lajoie was one of the most graceful performers of his or any era." - National Baseball Hall of Fame

1901 American League Player Review

Hitting Statistics League Leaderboard

Chicago
86
Philadelphia
.426
Philadelphia
48
Philadelphia
232
Philadelphia
14
Philadelphia
.463
Philadelphia
125
Philadelphia
145
Philadelphia
.643
Chicago
52
Philadelphia
350
Baltimore
21

1901 American League Pitcher Review

Pitching Statistics League Leaderboard

Baltimore
39
Boston
1.62
Baltimore
48
Cleveland
3
Chicago
5
Boston
Boston
158
Chicago
.774
Boston
33

1901 American League

Team Standings

Chicago White Stockings 83 53 .610 0
Boston Americans 79 57 .581 4
Detroit Tigers 74 61 .548
Philadelphia Athletics 74 62 .544 9
Baltimore Orioles 68 65 .511 13½
Washington Senators 61 72 .459 20½
Cleveland Blues 54 82 .397 29
Milwaukee Brewers 48 89 .350 35½

1901 American League Team Review

Hitting Statistics League Leaderboard

Chicago
475
Baltimore
.294
Philadelphia
239
Philadelphia
1,409
Boston
37
Baltimore
.353
Chicago
819
Baltimore
.397
Chicago
280
Baltimore
111

1901 American League Team Review

Pitching Statistics League Leaderboard

Philadelphia
124
Chicago
2.98
Fewest Hits Allowed
Boston
1,178
Fewest Home Runs Allowed
Philadelphia
20
Fewest Walks Allowed
Washington
284
Cleveland
4
Milwaukee
Chicago
11
Boston
396
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On April 24, 1901, the Chicago White Stockings beat the Cleveland Blues 8-2 in the first ever "official" American League game.

On April 29, 1901, the Washington Senators played their home opener in Washington D.C. One of the prominent fans who attended was Admiral George Dewey who observed the Senators defeat the Orioles 5-2.

On May 23, 1901, Nap Lajoie of Philadelphia was intentionally walked with the bases loaded. This was the first such instance and an amazing record that few players in Major League history have ever even tied.

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