1913 Baseball Season

More 1913 Baseball Season Highlights

Impressive stats, management changes, and a possible third league all added to the excitement of the 1913 baseball season. See more highlights from the year below:
  • The Federal League begins rumblings that it will become a third major league by the 1914 season.
  • Walter Johnson's ERA is a microscopic 1.14, easily the best in the majors.
  • New manager George Stallings lifts Braves to fifth place, their highest finish since 1902.
  • Idled by arm trouble, Joe Wood tumbles to just 11 wins for the Red Sox.
  • Honus Wagner likewise has his last .300 season, as he hits .300 on the nose.
  • Mathewson, Marquard, and Jeff Tesreau all win 20-plus games for the Giants.
  • Three members of the Athletics' $100,000 infield hit .326 or better (Jack Barry does not).
  • Doc Miller of the Phils collects 20 pinch hits, a new record.
  • Washington rookie Mel Acosta, age 17, becomes the youngest player to get a pinch hit in American League history.
  • Phils Cravath, Fred Luderus, and Sherry Magee finish one-two-four in the National League in homers.
  • Ed Cicotte, Reb Russell, and Jim Scott of the White Sox finish two-three-four in ERA in the American League.
  • Philly's Chief Bender saves an American League record 13 games.
  • Three-year vet Vean Gregg of Cleveland wins 20 games for the third straight year.
  • Joe Tinker is sent to the Reds by the Cubs and becomes Cincinnati's manager.
  • Baker leads the American League in homers (12) and RBI (117).
  • Detroit adds big-hitter Bobby Veach to its outfield of Cobb and Sam Crawford.
  • Ebbets Field opens on April 9, Brooklyn losing 1-0 to the Phils.

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