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1911 Philadelphia Athletics season

The 1911 Philadelphia Athletics season was a season in American baseball. The A's finished first in the American League with a record of 101 wins and 50 losses, then went on to defeat the New York Giants in the 1911 World Series, four games to two, for their second straight World Championship.

1911 Philadelphia Athletics
1911 World Series Champions
1911 American League Champions
1911 Philadelphia Athletics team photo.jpeg
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Owner(s)Benjamin Shibe, Tom Shibe, John Shibe, Connie Mack, Sam Jones, Frank Hough
Manager(s)Connie Mack
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Starting in 1911, the team was known for its "$100,000 infield", consisting of John "Stuffy" McInnis (first base), Eddie Collins (second base), Jack Barry (shortstop), and Frank "Home Run" Baker (third base) as well as pitchers Eddie Plank and Charles "Chief" Bender.[1]

Regular seasonEdit

 
L to R: outfielders Bris Lord, Rube Oldring, Danny Murphy in 1911.

Season standingsEdit

American League W L Pct. GB Home Road
Philadelphia Athletics 101 50 0.669 54–20 47–30
Detroit Tigers 89 65 0.578 13½ 51–25 38–40
Cleveland Naps 80 73 0.523 22 46–30 34–43
Boston Red Sox 78 75 0.510 24 39–37 39–38
Chicago White Sox 77 74 0.510 24 40–37 37–37
New York Highlanders 76 76 0.500 25½ 36–40 40–36
Washington Senators 64 90 0.416 38½ 39–38 25–52
St. Louis Browns 45 107 0.296 56½ 25–53 20–54

Record vs. opponentsEdit

1911 American League Records

Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8]
Team BOS CWS CLE DET NY PHI STL WSH
Boston 11–11 11–11 10–12 12–10 9–13 12–9 13–9
Chicago 11–11 6–15–2 8–14 13–9 9–11–1 17–5 13–9
Cleveland 11–11 15–6–2 6–16 14–8–1 5–17 15–7 14–8
Detroit 12–10 14–8 16–6 7–15 12–10 14–8 14–8
New York 10–12 9–13 8–14–1 15–7 6–15 16–5 12–10
Philadelphia 13–9 11–9–1 17–5 10–12 15–6 20–2 15–7
St. Louis 9–12 5–17 7–15 8–14 5–16 2–20 9–13
Washington 9–13 9–13 8–14 8–14 10–12 7–15 13–9

RosterEdit

1911 Philadelphia Athletics
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 Ira Thomas 103 297 81 .273 0 39
1B Stuffy McInnis 126 468 150 .321 3 77
2B Eddie Collins 132 493 180 .365 3 73
3B Frank Baker 148 592 198 .334 11 115
SS Jack Barry 127 442 117 .265 1 63
OF Bris Lord 134 574 178 .310 3 55
OF Rube Oldring 121 495 147 .297 3 59
OF Danny Murphy 141 508 167 .329 6 66

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
Amos Strunk 74 215 55 .256 1 21
Harry Davis 57 183 36 .197 1 22
Jack Lapp 68 167 59 .353 1 26
Claud Derrick 36 100 23 .230 0 5
Paddy Livingston 27 71 17 .239 0 8
Topsy Hartsel 25 38 9 .237 0 1
Chester Emerson 7 18 4 .222 0 0
Willie Hogan 7 19 2 .105 0 2
Earle Mack 2 4 0 .000 0 0

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
Jack Coombs 47 336.2 28 12 3.53 185
Eddie Plank 40 256.2 23 8 2.10 149
Cy Morgan 38 249.2 15 7 2.70 136
Chief Bender 31 216.1 17 5 2.16 114
Harry Krause 27 169 11 8 3.04 85

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
Doc Martin 11 38 1 1 4.50 21
Dave Danforth 14 33.2 4 1 3.74 21
Lefty Russell 7 31.2 0 3 7.67 7
Elmer Leonard 5 19 2 2 2.84 10
Boardwalk Brown 2 12 0 1 4.50 6

Relief pitchersEdit

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

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Dave Danforth 14 4 1 1 3.74 21
Allan Collamore 2 0 1 0 36.00 1
Howard Armstrong 1 0 1 0 0.00 0

1911 World SeriesEdit

 
Philadelphia Athletics on field at the Polo Grounds, 1911 World Series

AL Philadelphia Athletics (4) vs. NL New York Giants (2)

Game Score Date Location Attendance
1 Athletics – 1, Giants – 2 October 14 Polo Grounds 38,281
2 Giants – 1, Athletics – 3 October 16 Shibe Park 26,286
3 Athletics – 3, Giants – 2 (11 innings) October 17 Polo Grounds 37,216
4 Giants – 2, Athletics – 4 October 24 Shibe Park 24,355
5 Athletics – 3, Giants – 4 (10 innings) October 25 Polo Grounds 33,228
6 Giants – 2, Athletics – 13 October 26 Shibe Park 20,485

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