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 takes the 1913 Chalmers Award in the American League.
- 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.
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- Branch Rickey is named the Browns' new manager.
- 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.
To learn more about baseball, see:
- 1912 Baseball Season
- 1914 Baseball Season
- Baseball History
- How Baseball Works
- How the Baseball Hall of Fame Works
- How Minor League Baseball Teams Work
- Babe Ruth