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.
- Christy Mathewson tops the majors in fewest walks per game -- an incredible 0.62.
- 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.
- Nap Lajoie hits .335, his last .300 season.
- 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).
- Frank Chance is hired to manage the Highlanders.
- 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.
To learn more about baseball, see: