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The 1918 Major League Baseball season featured a reduced schedule due to American participation in World War I.[1]

1918 MLB season
LeagueMajor League Baseball
SportBaseball
DurationApril 15 – September 11, 1918
Pennant Winners
AL championsBoston Red Sox
  AL runners-upCleveland Indians
NL championsChicago Cubs
  NL runners-upNew York Giants
World Series
ChampionsBoston Red Sox
  Runners-upChicago Cubs
MLB seasons

Contents

Statistical leadersEdit

  American League National League
Type Name Stat Name Stat
AVG Ty Cobb DET .382 Zack Wheat BKN .335
HR Babe Ruth BSR
Tillie Walker
12 Gavvy Cravath PHP 8
RBI Bobby Veach DET 78 Sherry Magee CIN 76
Wins Walter Johnson WSH 23 Claude Hendrix CHC 20
ERA Walter Johnson WSH 1.27 Hippo Vaughn CHC 1.74
SO Walter Johnson WSH 162 Hippo Vaughn CHC 148
SV George Mogridge NYY 7 Joe Oeschger PHP
Wilbur Cooper PIT
Fred Anderson NYG
Fred Toney CIN/NYG
3
SB George Sisler SLB 45 Max Carey PIT 58

Major league baseball final standingsEdit

American League final standingsEdit

American League W L Pct. GB Home Road
Boston Red Sox 75 51 0.595 49–21 26–30
Cleveland Indians 73 54 0.575 38–22 35–32
Washington Senators 72 56 0.562 4 41–32 31–24
New York Yankees 60 63 0.488 13½ 37–29 23–34
St. Louis Browns 58 64 0.475 15 23–30 35–34
Chicago White Sox 57 67 0.460 17 30–26 27–41
Detroit Tigers 55 71 0.437 20 28–29 27–42
Philadelphia Athletics 52 76 0.406 24 35–32 17–44

National League final standingsEdit

National League W L Pct. GB Home Road
Chicago Cubs 84 45 0.651 49–25 35–20
New York Giants 71 53 0.573 10½ 35–21 36–32
Cincinnati Reds 68 60 0.531 15½ 46–24 22–36
Pittsburgh Pirates 65 60 0.520 17 42–28 23–32
Brooklyn Robins 57 69 0.452 25½ 33–21 24–48
Philadelphia Phillies 55 68 0.447 26 27–29 28–39
Boston Braves 53 71 0.427 28½ 23–29 30–42
St. Louis Cardinals 51 78 0.395 33 32–40 19–38


ManagersEdit

World SeriesEdit

The Red Sox defeated the Cubs, four games to two.

Notable eventsEdit

  • September 2 - In the last game of the season, against the Chicago White Sox, Detroit Tigers centrefielder Ty Cobb fields at third base and also pitches, yielding three hits and one run in two innings.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://www.thisgreatgame.com/1918-baseball-history.html
  2. ^ Paschal, John. "Once Upon A Time: When Hall of Famers Go One-And-Done". tht.fangraphs.com. Retrieved April 2, 2019.

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