1901 Season News

January 28 - The American League formally organizes. The eight original clubs were the Chicago White Stockings, Milwaukee Brewers, Indianapolis Hoosiers, Detroit Tigers, Kansas City Blues, Cleveland Lake Shores, Buffalo Bisons, and Minneapolis Millers. The Hoosiers, Bisons, and Millers are contracted; the Boston Americans, Baltimore Orioles, and Philadelphia Athletics are admitted. Teams are limited to 14 players and will play 140 games per season.

April 25 - History is made in just the second day of play in the new American League. The Milwaukee Brewers are leading the Detroit Tigers 13-4 going into the ninth inning, when the Tigers rally and score 10 runs to win, 14-13. This game is the greatest Opening Day rally in Tigers history.

June 20 - Honus Wagner of the Pittsburgh Pirates steals home twice in one game as the Pirates beat the Giants 7-0.

September 5 - The National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues, which would later become known as Minor League Baseball, was formed at a meeting of minor league executives at the Leland Hotel in Chicago. Patrick T. Powers, president of the Eastern League, became the first president of the NAPBL.
1901 American League
Team Record GB
Chicago White Sox 83-53 -
Boston Americans 79-57 4.0
Detroit Tigers 74-61 8.5
Philadelphia Athletics 74-62 9.0
Baltimore Orioles 68-65 13.5
Washington Senators 61-72 20.5
Cleveland Blues 54-82 29.0
Milwaukee Brewers 48-89 35.5
1901 National League
Team Record GB
Pittsburgh Pirates 90-49 -
Philadelphia Phillies 83-57 7.5
Brooklyn Superbas 79-57 9.5
St. Louis Cardinals 76-64 14.5
Boston Beaneaters 69-69 20.5
Chicago Orphans 53-86 37.0
New York Giants 52-85 37.0
Cincinnati Reds 52-87 38.0
American League Teams Stats
Team W L PCT RS RS/G RA RA/G HR HRA AVG OBP SLG ERA BBA SOA FPCT DP
Chicago White Sox 83 53 0.610 819 6.02 631 4.64 32 27 0.276 0.342 0.370 2.98 312 394 0.941 100
Boston Americans 79 57 0.581 759 5.58 608 4.47 37 33 0.278 0.324 0.381 3.04 294 396 0.943 104
Detroit Tigers 74 61 0.548 741 5.49 694 5.14 29 22 0.279 0.333 0.370 3.30 313 307 0.930 127
Philadelphia Athletics 74 62 0.544 805 5.92 761 5.60 35 20 0.289 0.330 0.395 4.00 374 350 0.943 93
Baltimore Orioles 68 65 0.511 760 5.71 750 5.64 24 21 0.294 0.346 0.397 3.73 344 271 0.926 76
Washington Senators 61 72 0.459 682 5.13 771 5.80 33 51 0.269 0.319 0.364 4.09 284 308 0.943 97
Cleveland Blues 54 82 0.397 667 4.90 831 6.11 12 22 0.271 0.306 0.348 4.12 464 334 0.942 99
Milwaukee Brewers 48 89 0.350 641 4.68 828 6.04 26 32 0.261 0.308 0.345 4.06 395 376 0.934 106
National League Teams Stats
Team W L PCT RS RS/G RA RA/G HR HRA AVG OBP SLG ERA BBA SOA FPCT DP
Pittsburgh Pirates 90 49 0.647 776 5.58 534 3.84 29 20 0.286 0.338 0.379 2.58 244 505 0.950 97
Philadelphia Phillies 83 57 0.593 668 4.77 543 3.88 24 19 0.266 0.326 0.346 2.87 259 480 0.954 65
Brooklyn Superbas 79 57 0.581 744 5.47 600 4.41 32 18 0.287 0.330 0.387 3.14 435 583 0.950 99
St. Louis Cardinals 76 64 0.543 792 5.66 689 4.92 39 39 0.284 0.326 0.381 3.68 332 445 0.949 108
Boston Beaneaters 69 69 0.500 531 3.85 556 4.03 28 29 0.249 0.294 0.310 2.90 349 558 0.951 89
Chicago Orphans 53 86 0.381 578 4.16 699 5.03 18 27 0.258 0.303 0.326 3.33 324 586 0.943 87
New York Giants 52 85 0.380 544 3.97 755 5.51 19 24 0.253 0.297 0.318 3.87 377 542 0.942 81
Cincinnati Reds 52 87 0.374 561 4.04 818 5.88 38 51 0.251 0.297 0.338 4.17 365 542 0.940 102