1907 Cleveland Naps season

The 1907 Cleveland Naps season was a season in American baseball. The team finished fourth in the American League with a record of 85–67, 8 games behind the Detroit Tigers.

1907 Cleveland Naps
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s)Charles Somers
Manager(s)Nap Lajoie
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OffseasonEdit

In March 1907, Detroit Tigers manager Hughie Jennings offered Ty Cobb to the Cleveland Naps in exchange for Elmer Flick.[1] The Naps refused the deal. Cobb went on to win the first of nine consecutive batting titles, and the Tigers won the AL pennant.

Regular seasonEdit

Season standingsEdit

American League W L Pct. GB Home Road
Detroit Tigers 92 58 0.613 50–27 42–31
Philadelphia Athletics 88 57 0.607 50–20 38–37
Chicago White Sox 87 64 0.576 48–29 39–35
Cleveland Naps 85 67 0.559 8 46–31 39–36
New York Highlanders 70 78 0.473 21 32–41 38–37
St. Louis Browns 69 83 0.454 24 36–40 33–43
Boston Americans 59 90 0.396 32½ 34–41 25–49
Washington Senators 49 102 0.325 43½ 26–48 23–54

Record vs. opponentsEdit


Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8]
Team BOS CWS CLE DET NYH PHA SLB WSH
Boston 10–11–3 8–13 6–16 8–12–1 8–14–2 10–12 9–12
Chicago 11–10–3 10–11–1 13–9–1 12–10 10–12–1 16–6 15–6
Cleveland 13–8 11–10–1 11–11–1 15–7 8–14 12–10–2 15–7–2
Detroit 16–6 9–13–1 11–11–1 13–8 11–8–1 14–8 18–4
New York 12–8–1 10–12 7–15 8–13 10–9–1 8–14–1 15–7–1
Philadelphia 14–8–2 12–10–1 14–8 8–11–1 9–10–1 14–6 17–4
St. Louis 12–10 6–16 10–12–2 8–14 14–8–1 6–14 13–9
Washington 12–9 6–15 7–15–2 4–18 7–15–1 4–17 9–13

RosterEdit

1907 Cleveland Naps
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Player statsEdit

BattingEdit

Starters by positionEdit

Note: Pos = Position; G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

Pos Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
C Nig Clarke 120 390 105 .269 3 33
1B George Stovall 124 466 110 .236 1 36
2B Nap Lajoie 137 509 152 .299 2 63
3B Bill Bradley 139 498 111 .223 0 34
SS Terry Turner 140 524 127 .242 0 46
OF Elmer Flick 147 549 166 .302 3 58
OF Bill Hinchman 152 514 117 .228 1 50
OF Joe Birmingham 137 476 112 .235 1 33

Other battersEdit

Note: G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
Harry Bemis 65 172 43 .250 0 19
Pete O'Brien 43 145 33 .228 0 6
Harry Bay 34 95 17 .179 0 7
Pete Lister 22 65 18 .277 0 4
Frank Delahanty 15 52 9 .173 0 4
Harry Hinchman 15 51 11 .216 0 9
Rabbit Nill 12 43 12 .279 0 2
Howard Wakefield 26 37 5 .135 0 3
Bunk Congalton 9 22 4 .182 0 2

PitchingEdit

Starting pitchersEdit

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Addie Joss 42 338.2 27 11 1.83 127
Glenn Liebhardt 38 280.1 18 14 2.05 110
Bob Rhoads 35 275.0 15 14 2.29 76
Jake Thielman 20 166.0 11 8 2.33 56
Otto Hess 17 93.1 6 6 2.89 36

Other pitchersEdit

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Walter Clarkson 17 90.2 4 6 1.99 32
Heinie Berger 14 87.1 3 3 2.99 50
Bill Bernhard 8 42.0 0 4 3.21 19
Earl Moore 3 19.1 1 1 4.66 7

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Crazy '08: How a cast of Cranks, Rogues, Boneheads and Magnates created the Greatest Year in Baseball History, p. 164, by Cait Murphy, Smithsonian Books, a Division of Harper Collins, 2007, ISBN 978-0-06-088937-1