1907 Baseball Season Highlights
The 1907 baseball season is also known as the "Year of Cobb." In just one season, Ty Cobb drove in 119 runs, collected 212 hits and stole 49 bases. Below, you will find highlights from the 1907 baseball season:
- The Cubs repeat as National League champs.
Al Spalding created a
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the origins of baseball.
- Al Spalding creates a commission to unearth the origins of baseball.
- The Tigers win their first American League flag.
- The Cubs are the first to sweep a World Series (though one of the games is a tie).
- The Cubs limit the Tigers to six runs in a five-game Series.
- The Cubs are so pitcher-rich that 18-game winner Carl Lundgren (1.17 ERA) isn't even needed in the Series.
- Chicago's Harry Steinfeldt leads all Series hitters with a .471 BA.
- Ty Cobb wins his first batting crown (.350) and first steals crown (49).
- Honus Wagner easily tops the National League in BA (.350), SA (.513), total bases (264), and steals (61).
- Christy Mathewson leads the National League in wins (24) and strikeouts (178).
- Cards rookie Stoney McGlynn leads the National League in innings (352), CGs (33), and losses (25).
- Jack Pfiester tops the National League in ERA (1.15), as the Cubs have four of the loop's top five in ERA.
- Cleveland's Addie Joss ties for the lead in wins (27) and is third in ERA (1.83).
- Chicago's Ed Walsh hurls 422 innings and leads the American League in CGs (37) and ERA (1.60).
- Rube Waddell wins his seventh, and last, American League strikeout crown (232).
- Chick Stahl, Boston American League player/manager, commits suicide during spring training.
- Walter Johnson debuts with Washington.
- Cy Young, now 40, wins 22 games and posts a 1.99 ERA.
- Philly's Harry Davis wins the last of his four consecutive American League homer crowns, as he cracks eight.
- The Pirates top the National League with a .254 BA., the lowest ever by an National League leader.
- Catching for New York in the American League, Branch Rickey allows a record 13 stolen bases to Washington on June 28.
- After owning the Braves since 1877, Arthur Soden sells them to the Dovey brothers.
- Big Jeff Pfeffer of Boston National League no-hits Cincinnati on May 8.
- Nick Maddox of Pirates no-hits Brooklyn on Sept. 20.
- On August 11, Ed Karger of the Cards pitches a seven-inning perfect game.
- The Boston American League team is first called the "Red Sox."
- A rule is put in that any appearance by a player in a game counts as a game played.
- Jim Price of the New York Press revives the practice of recording RBI.
- Claude Ritchey tops National League second basemen in FA for a record sixth consecutive year.
- Traded to the Braves, Ginger Beaumont returns to the National League top spot in hits (187).
- Cobb's 119 RBI top the major league by 27, as American League runner-up Socks Seybold has 92.
- Wild Bill Donovan of Detroit leads the American League in win pct. (.862).
- Cleveland refuses a trade offered by the Tigers -- Elmer Flick for Cobb even up.
- Cincinnati manager Ned Hanlon is fired after a sixth-place finish and never again manages in majors.
- Braves outfielder Cozy Dolan dies of typhoid fever.
- George Mullin loses 20 games for Detroit, even though the Tigers lose just 58 all year.
- Jake Beckley becomes the first to play 20 years in the major league without ever playing on a pennant winner.
To learn more about baseball, see:
- 1906 Baseball Season
- 1908 Baseball Season
- Baseball History
- How Baseball Works
- How the Baseball Hall of Fame Works
- How Minor League Baseball Teams Work
- Babe Ruth