Year In Review : 1905 National League

Off the field...

The "Industrial Workers of the World" (IWW) was founded in Chicago with the hopes of giving more control to unions. The aim of the IWW was to unite in one body all skilled and unskilled workers for the purpose of overthrowing capitalism by using direct action, propaganda, the boycott, and the strike. The IWW was also opposed the use of sabotage, arbitration, collective bargaining, and political affiliation. Unfortunately, recurring controversy during both World Wars along with accusations of treason caused dissention in the ranks from the top-down. From a probable strength of at least 30,000 in 1912, the membership later fell to less than 10,000 in 1930 and in the mid-1990s remained at less than 1,000.

In the American League...

A committee of Washington writers voted for "Nationals" as the new American League team nickname, but the "Senators" continued as the majority fan favorite.

New York Highlanders first baseman Hal Chase set a Major League record on August 5 th with thirty-eight putouts during a doubleheader sweep (3-1, 6-5) versus the visiting St. Louis Browns.

In the National League...

On April 26 th , Chicago Cubs outfielder Jack McCarthy tied a Major League record after starting three double plays to preserve a 2-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates. Jackson Nelson had originally set the DP record in 1887.

Brooklyn Dodgers shortstop Phil Lewis earned his paycheck and tied a National League record on July 20 th , after having eighteen chances for seven assists, six putouts and five errors en route to a 2-1 win over the Cincinnati Reds.

Pittsburgh Pirates catcher Dave Brain became the first player in National League history to hit three triples in a single game — twice in one season (vs. St. Louis and vs. Boston).

Boston Braves first baseman Fred Tenney completed the season with a National League record one-hundred fifty-two assists. The mark stood until 1986, when Sid Bream of the Pittsburgh Pirates topped it with one-hundred sixty-six.

Around the League...

New York Giants owner John T. Brush, who refused to play the American League pennant winners in 1904, proposed a new set of rules governing future World Series. Later known as the "Brush Rules," these guidelines relating to the on-field play and off-field finances of the Series are still used to this day.

The National League Board of Directors acquitted St. Louis Cardinal right-hander Jack Taylor on the charges of throwing games. Despite the verdict, Taylor was still fined $300 for using poor judgment and practicing bad conduct.

On May 30 th , both leagues posted record attendance figures for the Memorial Day holiday. Due to several doubleheaders, 80,963 attended eight American League games and 67,806 witnessed seven National League events.

Baseball Almanac Top Quote

"Look (Johnny) Evers, if you and I talk to each other, we're only going to be fighting all the time so don't talk to me, and I won't talk to you. You play your position, and I'll play mine, and let it go at that." - Joe Tinker

1905 National League Player Review

Hitting Statistics League Leaderboard

Base on Balls
Cincinnati
103
Batting Average
Cincinnati
.377
Doubles
Cincinnati
40
Hits
Cincinnati
219
Home Runs
Cincinnati
9
On Base Percentage
Chicago
.450
RBI
Cincinnati
121
Runs
New York
124
Slugging Average
Cincinnati
.325
Stolen Bases
New York
59
Chicago
Total Bases
Cincinnati
325
Triples
Cincinnati
21

1905 National League Pitcher Review

Pitching Statistics League Leaderboard

Complete Games
Boston
41
ERA
New York
1.28
Games
New York
46
Philadelphia
Saves
New York
6
Shutouts
New York
8
Strikeouts
New York
206
Winning Percentage
Pittsburgh
.800
Wins
New York
31

1905 National League

Team Standings

New York Giants 105 48 .686 0
Pittsburgh Pirates 96 57 .627 9
Chicago Cubs 92 61 .601 13
Philadelphia Phillies 83 69 .546 21½
Cincinnati Reds 79 74 .516 26
St. Louis Cardinals 58 96 .377 47½
Boston Beaneaters 51 103 .331 54½
Brooklyn Superbas 48 104 .316 56½

1905 National League Team Review

Hitting Statistics League Leaderboard

Base on Balls
New York
517
Batting Average
New York
.273
Doubles
New York
191
Hits
Cincinnati
1,401
Home Runs
New York
39
On Base Percentage
New York
.351
Runs
New York
780
Slugging Average
New York
.368
Stolen Bases
New York
291
Triples
Cincinnati
101

1905 National League Team Review

Pitching Statistics League Leaderboard

Complete Games
Boston
139
ERA
Chicago
2.04
Fewest Hits Allowed
Chicago
1,135
Fewest Home Runs Allowed
Pittsburgh
12
Fewest Walks Allowed
New York
364
Saves
New York
15
Shutouts
Chicago
23
Strikeouts
New York
760
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On May 30, 1905, which was Memorial Day, both leagues posted record marks for attendance. The National League lead the majors with an amazing 67,806 fans attending seven doubleheaders.

On June 13, 1905, Mordecai Brown and Christy Mathewson each tossed eight innings of no-hit baseball. "Three Finger" lost his gem in the ninth, but "Big Six" took his the distance and recorded his second career no-hitter .

On September 14, 1905, Johnny Evers and Joe Tinker had a serious fight on the playing field. The next day, Tinker said, "Look Evers, if you and I talk to each other, we're only going to be fighting all the time so don't talk to me, and I won't talk to you. You play your position, and I'll play mine, and let it go at that." Evers replied, "Suits me." and according to historians, the two did not speak to each other for thirty-three years.

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