1917 Baseball Season Highlights
The 1917 baseball season brought World Series victory to the Chicago White Sox -- and the first pennant in over a decade -- even as it saw the New York Giants bungle their way to embarrassing defeat. Read about the highlights of the 1917 baseball season.
- Chicago claims its first American League flag since 1906.
- The Giants return to the top in the National League by a ten-game margin.
- The White Sox win the 1917 World Series in six games.
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- Red Faber wins three games in the 1917 World Series for the Sox.
- Dave Robertson of the Giants collects 11 hits in the 1917 World Series, hitting .500.
- In game six of the 1917 World Series, New York's Heinie Zimmerman botches a run-down, allowing Eddie Collins to score.
- Edd Roush of Cincinnati takes his first National League bat crown (.341).
- Cardinal Rogers Hornsby tops the National League in total bases (253), triples (17), and SA (.484).
- Pete Alexander wins 30 for the third consecutive year.
- Ty Cobb reclaims the American League bat crown with a .383 BA, tops in the majors.
- Cobb leads in hits (225), total bases (336), doubles (44), triples (23), OBP (.444), and SA (.571).
- Eddie Cicotte tops American League in wins (28).
- Cincinnati's Fred Toney and Chicago's Hippo Vaughn pitch double no-hit games on May 2, though Vaughn loses his in the tenth.
- On May 2, Toney beats Vaughn 1-0 in ten innings to break up a double no-hit game.
- Cleveland's Ray Chapman sets a major league record with 67 sacrifice hits.
- In August, the Pirates play a record four consecutive extra-inning games.
- George Mogridge of the Yankees no-hits Boston on April 24.
For more highlights from the 1917 baseball season, check out our final section.
To learn more about baseball, see:
- 1916 Baseball Season
- 1918 Baseball Season
- Baseball History
- How Baseball Works
- How the Baseball Hall of Fame Works
- How Minor League Baseball Teams Work
- Babe Ruth