1913 Baseball Season

1913 Baseball Season Highlights

The 1913 baseball season was marked by a drop in the number of runs scored -- more than 1,000 fewer than the previous season -- and the Philadelphia A's' second triumph over the New York Giants as 1913 World Series champions. Here are highlights of the 1913 baseball season:
  • The A's return to the top in the American League.
  • New York again triumphs in the National League.
  • In the 1913 World Series, the Giants hit just .201 and lose in five games.
  • Christy Mathewson's shutout win in game two of the 1913 World Series is the lone New York bright spot.
  • Home Run Baker hits a two-run homer in game one, leads all 1913 World Series players in hits (nine) and RBI (seven).
  • Brooklyn's Jake Daubert is voted the winner of the 1913 National League Chalmers Award.
  • Walter Johnson hurls a record (since broken) 55.2 consecutive scoreless innings.
  • Mathewson hurls a National League record 68 consecutive innings without giving up a walk.
  • Burt Shotton of the Browns scores a major league record 19.9 percent of his team's runs.

    1813 Baseball Season Highlights
    Branch Rickey's official
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    St. Louis Browns.

  • Daubert takes the National League bat crown (.350) but leads in no other department.
  • Philly's Gavvy Cravath, the 1913 MVP runner-up, is considered by most historians to be the true MVP.
  • Ty Cobb again tops the American League in BA with a .390 mark.
  • Cravath tops the National League in hits (179), homers (19), total bases (298), SA (.568), and RBI (128).
  • Johnson leads the majors with 36 wins, and also leads in CGs (29), innings (346), and strikeouts (243).
  • Tom Seaton of the Phils tops the National League with 27 wins.
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