1904 Season News

Boston Americans (Red Sox) shortstop Bill O'Neill set an unwanted Major League record and became the only player in the twentieth century to record six errors during a thirteen-inning, 5-3 loss to the St. Louis Browns.

After pitching a record setting season with forty-one wins and four-hundred fifty-four innings in fifty-five games, New York Highlanders (Yankees) ace Jack Chesbro "crashed and burned" after losing control of a spitball that sailed over his catcher's head and allowed the American League pennant losing run to score from third.

New York Giants' Dan McGann stole five bases on May 27th during 3-1 win over the cross-town rival Brooklyn Dodgers. The record stood for seventy years until Davey Lopes of the Los Angeles Dodgers matched the mark in August of 1974. Atlanta Braves outfielder Otis Nixon eventually topped the feat with six steals (against the Montreal Expos) in 1991.

In October, St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Jack Taylor tossed his thirty-ninth consecutive complete game of the season setting a modern Major League record. The streak started on April 15th and finished with an astounding three-hundred fifty-two innings pitched.
1904 American League
Team Record GB
Boston Americans 95-59 -
New York Highlanders 92-59 1.5
Chicago White Sox 89-65 6.0
Cleveland Naps 86-65 7.5
Philadelphia Athletics 81-70 12.5
St. Louis Browns 65-87 29.0
Detroit Tigers 62-90 32.0
Washington Senators 38-113 55.5
1904 National League
Team Record GB
New York Giants 106-47 -
Chicago Cubs 93-60 13.0
Cincinnati Reds 88-65 18.0
Pittsburgh Pirates 87-66 19.0
St. Louis Cardinals 75-79 31.5
Brooklyn Superbas 56-97 50.0
Boston Beaneaters 55-98 51.0
Philadelphia Phillies 52-100 53.5
American League Team Stats
Team W L PCT RS RS/G RA RA/G HR HRA AVG OBP SLG ERA BBA SOA FPCT DP
Boston Americans 95 59 0.617 608 3.95 466 3.03 26 31 0.247 0.294 0.340 2.12 233 612 0.963 83
New York Highlanders 92 59 0.609 598 3.96 526 3.48 27 29 0.259 0.301 0.347 2.57 311 684 0.958 90
Chicago White Sox 89 65 0.578 600 3.90 482 3.13 14 13 0.242 0.294 0.316 2.30 303 550 0.964 95
Cleveland Naps 86 65 0.570 647 4.28 482 3.19 27 10 0.260 0.302 0.354 2.22 285 627 0.959 86
Philadelphia Athletics 81 70 0.536 557 3.69 503 3.33 31 13 0.249 0.292 0.336 2.35 366 887 0.959 67
St. Louis Browns 65 87 0.428 481 3.16 604 3.97 10 25 0.239 0.284 0.294 2.83 333 577 0.960 78
Detroit Tigers 62 90 0.408 505 3.32 627 4.13 11 16 0.231 0.278 0.292 2.77 433 556 0.959 92
Washington Senators 38 113 0.252 437 2.89 743 4.92 10 19 0.227 0.267 0.288 3.62 347 533 0.951 97
National League Team Stats
Team W L PCT RS RS/G RA RA/G HR HRA AVG OBP SLG ERA BBA SOA FPCT DP
New York Giants 106 47 0.693 744 4.86 476 3.11 31 36 0.262 0.319 0.344 2.17 349 707 0.956 93
Chicago Cubs 93 60 0.608 599 3.92 517 3.38 22 16 0.248 0.289 0.315 2.30 402 618 0.954 89
Cincinnati Reds 88 65 0.575 695 4.54 547 3.58 21 13 0.255 0.307 0.338 2.34 343 502 0.954 81
Pittsburgh Pirates 87 66 0.569 675 4.41 592 3.87 15 13 0.258 0.311 0.338 2.89 379 455 0.955 93
St. Louis Cardinals 75 79 0.487 602 3.91 595 3.86 24 23 0.253 0.300 0.327 2.64 319 529 0.952 83
Brooklyn Superbas 56 97 0.366 497 3.25 614 4.01 15 27 0.232 0.291 0.295 2.70 414 453 0.945 87
Boston Beaneaters 55 98 0.359 491 3.21 749 4.90 24 25 0.237 0.281 0.300 3.43 500 544 0.945 91
Philadelphia Phillies 52 100 0.342 571 3.76 784 5.16 23 22 0.248 0.300 0.316 3.39 425 469 0.937 93