1911 Major League Baseball season
The 1911 Major League Baseball season was contested from April 12 to October 26, 1911. The New York Giants and Philadelphia Athletics were the regular season champions of the National League and American League, respectively. The Athletics then defeated the Giants in the World Series, four games to two.
|1911 MLB season|
|League||Major League Baseball|
|Duration||April 12 – October 26, 1911|
|Number of games||154|
|Number of teams||16|
|Season MVP||AL: Ty Cobb (DET)|
NL: Frank Schulte (CHC)
|AL champions||Philadelphia Athletics|
|AL runners-up||Detroit Tigers|
|NL champions||New York Giants|
|NL runners-up||Chicago Cubs|
|Runners-up||New York Giants|
This was the first of four seasons that the Chalmers Award, a precursor to the Major League Baseball Most Valuable Player Award (introduced in 1931), was given to a player in each league.
Awards and honorsEdit
|NL||New York Giants||2|
- June 27 – Stuffy McInnis of the Philadelphia Athletics hits a warm-up pitch by Boston Red Sox pitcher Ed Karger for an inside-the-park home run.
- July 12 – Ty Cobb of the Detroit Tigers steals second, third and home on consecutive pitches by Philadelphia Athletics pitcher Harry Krause.
- July 24 – In the Addie Joss Benefit Game, a team of American League all-stars defeats the Cleveland Naps, 5-3, and raise $12,914 for Joss's widow.
- "The Surprise Home Run That Stunned the Red Sox". www.rsnstats.com. Retrieved September 26, 2015.
- "THT Live". hardballtimes.com. Retrieved July 17, 2012.
- 1911 Major League Baseball season schedule at Baseball Reference Fetched January 14, 2018
- 1911 in baseball history from ThisGreatGame.com