1905 Season News

April 26 - Chicago Cubs outfielder Jack McCarthy ties a record by starting 3 double plays in 1 game from the outfield.

June 29 - In the 8th inning of the New York Giants' 11-1 victory at Brooklyn, Archibald "Moonlight" Graham enters the game as the Giants' right fielder, his only major league appearance. He will not get to bat, but the event will be immortalized in Field of Dreams.

Brooklyn Dodgers shortstop Phil Lewis earned his paycheck and tied a National League record on July 20th, after having eighteen chances for seven assists, six putouts and five errors en route to a 2-1 win over the Cincinnati Reds.

Pittsburgh Pirates catcher Dave Brain became the first player in National League history to hit three triples in a single game — twice in one season (vs. St. Louis and vs. Boston).

Boston Braves first baseman Fred Tenney completed the season with a National League record one-hundred fifty-two assists. The mark stood until 1986, when Sid Bream of the Pittsburgh Pirates topped it with one-hundred sixty-six.
1905 American League
Team Record GB
Philadelphia Athletics 92-56 -
Chicago White Sox 92-60 2.0
Detroit Tigers 79-74 15.5
Boston Americans 78-74 16.0
Cleveland Naps 76-78 19.0
New York Highlanders 71-78 21.5
Washington Senators 64-87 29.5
St. Louis Browns 54-99 40.5
1905 National League
Team Record GB
New York Giants 105-48 -
Pittsburgh Pirates 96-57 9.0
Chicago Cubs 92-61 13.0
Philadelphia Phillies 83-69 21.5
Cincinnati Reds 79-74 26.0
St. Louis Cardinals 58-96 47.5
Boston Beaneaters 51-103 54.5
Brooklyn Superbas 48-104 56.5
American League Team Stats
Team W L PCT RS RS/G RA RA/G HR HRA AVG OBP SLG ERA BBA SOA FPCT DP
Philadelphia Athletics 92 56 0.622 623 4.21 492 3.32 24 21 0.255 0.305 0.338 2.19 409 895 0.957 95
Chicago White Sox 92 60 0.605 612 4.03 451 2.97 11 11 0.237 0.297 0.304 1.99 329 613 0.968 64
Detroit Tigers 79 74 0.516 512 3.35 602 3.93 13 11 0.243 0.296 0.311 2.83 474 578 0.957 80
Boston Americans 78 74 0.513 579 3.81 564 3.71 29 33 0.234 0.301 0.311 2.84 292 652 0.953 75
Cleveland Naps 76 78 0.494 567 3.68 587 3.81 18 23 0.255 0.294 0.334 2.85 334 555 0.963 84
New York Highlanders 71 78 0.477 586 3.93 622 4.17 23 26 0.248 0.299 0.319 2.93 396 642 0.952 88
Washington Senators 64 87 0.424 559 3.70 623 4.13 22 12 0.224 0.267 0.302 2.87 385 539 0.950 76
St. Louis Browns 54 99 0.353 511 3.34 608 3.97 16 19 0.232 0.282 0.289 2.74 389 633 0.956 78
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 105 48 0.686 780 5.10 505 3.30 39 25 0.273 0.340 0.368 2.39 364 760 0.960 93
Pittsburgh Pirates 96 57 0.627 692 4.52 570 3.73 22 12 0.266 0.316 0.350 2.86 389 512 0.961 112
Chicago Cubs 92 61 0.601 667 4.36 442 2.89 12 14 0.245 0.305 0.314 2.04 385 627 0.962 99
Philadelphia Phillies 83 69 0.546 708 4.66 602 3.96 16 21 0.260 0.313 0.336 2.81 411 516 0.957 99
Cincinnati Reds 79 74 0.516 735 4.80 698 4.56 27 22 0.269 0.325 0.354 3.01 439 547 0.953 122
St. Louis Cardinals 58 96 0.377 535 3.47 734 4.77 20 28 0.248 0.301 0.321 3.59 367 411 0.957 83
Boston Beaneaters 51 103 0.331 468 3.04 733 4.76 17 36 0.234 0.277 0.293 3.52 433 533 0.951 89
Brooklyn Superbas 48 104 0.316 506 3.33 807 5.31 29 24 0.246 0.292 0.317 3.76 476 556 0.937 101