1907 Baseball Season Highlights
- The Cubs repeat as National League champs.
Al Spalding created a
commission to unearth
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.
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