1912 Season News

While playing the Boston Red Sox in their opener at New York's Hilltop Park, the New York Yankees debuted their "soon-to-be" trademark pinstripes.

One of baseball's original cathedrals, Boston's Fenway Park, (built at a cost of $350,000) was formally dedicated as the visiting White Sox beat the Red pair 5-2 before a capacity crowd.

June 28 - Christy Mathewson of the New York Giants becomes the 8th pitcher to record 300 career wins.

The St. Louis Cardinals set a Major League record on April 16th after embarrassing the Chicago Cubs with a 20-5 massacre at Robison Field (The mark would stand until 1922).

In response to the demand for an alternative way to statistically rate pitchers, the National League elected to officially score the Earned Run Average for the first time. Jeff Tesreau of the New York Giants went on to lead the new category with a 1.96 ERA.

In New York, the Giants and Yankees met at the Polo Grounds to play an unscheduled charity game to raise money for the survivors of the Titanic (which had sunk three days earlier, April 14th). The Giants prevailed 11-2.
1912 American League
Team Record GB
Boston Red Sox 105-47 -
Washington Senators 91-61 14.0
Philadelphia Athletics 90-62 15.0
Chicago White Sox 78-76 28.0
Cleveland Naps 75-78 30.5
Detroit Tigers 69-84 36.5
St. Louis Browns 53-101 53.0
New York Highlanders 50-102 55.0
1912 National League
Team Record GB
New York Giants 103-48 -
Pittsburgh Pirates 93-58 10.0
Chicago Cubs 91-59 11.5
Cincinnati Reds 75-78 29.0
Philadelphia Phillies 73-79 30.5
St. Louis Cardinals 63-90 41.0
Brooklyn Dodgers 58-95 46.0
Boston Braves 52-101 52.0
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 Red Sox 105 47 0.691 799 5.26 544 3.58 29 18 0.277 0.349 0.380 2.76 385 712 0.957 88
Washington Senators 91 61 0.599 699 4.60 581 3.82 20 24 0.256 0.319 0.341 2.69 525 828 0.954 92
Philadelphia Athletics 90 62 0.592 779 5.13 658 4.33 22 12 0.282 0.344 0.377 3.32 518 601 0.959 115
Chicago White Sox 78 76 0.506 639 4.15 648 4.21 17 26 0.255 0.311 0.329 3.06 426 698 0.957 102
Cleveland Naps 75 78 0.490 677 4.42 681 4.45 12 15 0.273 0.327 0.353 3.30 523 622 0.954 124
Detroit Tigers 69 84 0.451 720 4.71 777 5.08 19 16 0.268 0.336 0.349 3.77 521 512 0.950 91
St. Louis Browns 53 101 0.344 552 3.58 764 4.96 19 17 0.248 0.309 0.320 3.71 442 547 0.947 127
New York Highlanders 50 102 0.329 630 4.14 842 5.54 18 28 0.259 0.321 0.334 4.13 436 637 0.940 77
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 103 48 0.682 823 5.45 571 3.78 47 36 0.286 0.352 0.395 2.58 338 652 0.955 123
Pittsburgh Pirates 93 58 0.616 751 4.97 565 3.74 39 28 0.284 0.337 0.398 2.85 497 664 0.972 125
Chicago Cubs 91 59 0.607 756 5.04 668 4.45 43 33 0.277 0.349 0.387 3.42 493 554 0.960 125
Cincinnati Reds 75 78 0.490 656 4.29 722 4.72 21 28 0.256 0.320 0.339 3.42 452 561 0.960 102
Philadelphia Phillies 73 79 0.480 670 4.41 688 4.53 43 43 0.267 0.328 0.367 3.25 515 616 0.963 98
St. Louis Cardinals 63 90 0.412 659 4.31 830 5.42 27 31 0.268 0.335 0.352 3.85 560 487 0.957 113
Brooklyn Dodgers 58 95 0.379 651 4.25 754 4.93 32 45 0.268 0.332 0.258 3.64 510 553 0.959 96
Boston Braves 52 101 0.340 693 4.53 861 5.63 35 43 0.273 0.330 0.361 4.17 521 542 0.954 129