1902 Major League Baseball season

The 1902 Major League Baseball season was contested from April 17 through October 5, 1902 with each team schedule to play the other seven teams in their league 20 times for a 140-game season. It was the second season for the American League (AL), with the Philadelphia Athletics finishing first in league standings. In the National League (NL), in operation since 1876, the Pittsburgh Pirates finished atop league standings for the second consecutive season. There was no postseason.

1902 MLB season
LeagueMajor League Baseball
DurationApril 17 – October 5, 1902
Number of games140
Number of teams16
Pennant Winners
AL championsPhiladelphia Athletics
  AL runners-upSt. Louis Browns
NL championsPittsburgh Pirates
  NL runners-upBrooklyn Superbas
MLB seasons

Prior to the season, the Milwaukee Brewers moved and became the St. Louis Browns; the franchise would remain in St. Louis through 1953, and in 1954 moved again to become the Baltimore Orioles.



League leadersEdit


  American League National League
Type Name Stat Name Stat
AVG Ed Delahanty (WAS) .376 Ginger Beaumont (PIT) .376
HR Socks Seybold (PHA) 16 Tommy Leach (PIT) 6
RBI Buck Freeman (BOS) 125 Honus Wagner (PIT) 91
R Topsy Hartsel (PHA)
Dave Fultz (PHA)
109 Honus Wagner (PIT) 105
H Charlie Hickman (BOS/CLE)) 193 Ginger Beaumont 193
SB Topsy Hartsel 47 Honus Wagner (PIT) 42
WAR Ed Delahanty 6.8 Honus Wagner (PIT) 7.3


League leadersEdit

  American League National League
Type Name Stat Name Stat
W Cy Young (BOS) 32 Jack Chesbro (PIT) 28
L Bill Dinneen Boston (BOS) 21 Stan Yerkes (StL) 21
ERA Ed Siever (DET) 1.91 Jack Taylor (CHC) 1.29
K Rube Waddell (PHA) 210 Vic Willis (BSN) 225
IP Cy Young (BOS) 384.2 Vic Willis (BSN) 410
SV Jack Powell (SLB) 2 Vic Willis (BSN) 3
WAR Cy Young (BOS) 10.1 Jack Taylor (CHC) 9.4

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