1913 Season News

The New York Yankees became the first team to practice outside the United States after they traveled to Bermuda for spring training.

On May 14th, Walter "The Big Train" Johnson topped Jack Coombs with a record of fifty-six straight scoreless innings as his Washington Senators beat the St. Louis Browns 10-5 at Sportsman's Park III.

Philadelphia Phillies ace Erskine Mayer set an unwanted National League mark on August 18th after surrendering nine consecutive hits to the Chicago Cubs (all in the ninth-inning) en route to a 10-4 loss. The following day, teammate Grover Cleveland Alexander matched the unfortunate effort.

In September, Pittsburgh Pirate Honus Wagner was presented with a commemorative bat carved from a piece of wood taken from naval hero Oliver Perry's flagship Niagara (which had sunk in Lake Erie one-hundred years before). Wagner had been the first player ever to have his signature scrawled on a Louisville Slugger (1905).

American League President Ban Johnson and Detroit Tigers President Frank Navin both voiced complaints on the extensive length of the games, which were taking up to two hours to play. Both blamed several rules and regulations including the location of the "coachers boxes" and proposed that they be moved back so that the catcher could relay the pitcher his signals more quickly.
1913 American League
Team Record GB
Philadelphia Athletics 96-57 -
Washington Senators 90-64 6.5
Cleveland Naps 86-66 9.5
Boston Red Sox 79-71 15.5
Chicago White Sox 78-74 17.5
Detroit Tigers 66-87 30.0
New York Yankees 57-94 38.0
St. Louis Browns 57-96 39.0
1913 National League
Team Record GB
New York Giants 101-51 -
Philadelphia Phillies 88-63 12.5
Chicago Cubs 88-65 13.5
Pittsburgh Pirates 78-71 21.5
Boston Braves 69-82 31.5
Brooklyn Dodgers 65-84 34.5
Cincinnati Reds 64-89 37.5
St. Louis Cardinals 51-99 49.0
American League Team Stats
Team W L PCT RS RS/G RA RA/G HR HRA AVG OBP SLG ERA BBA SOA FPCT DP
Philadelphia Athletics 96 57 0.627 794 5.19 592 3.87 33 24 0.280 0.349 0.375 3.19 532 630 0.966 108
Washington Senators 90 64 0.584 596 3.87 561 3.64 19 35 0.252 0.312 0.326 2.73 465 758 0.960 122
Cleveland Naps 86 66 0.566 633 4.16 536 3.53 16 19 0.268 0.325 0.348 2.54 502 689 0.962 124
Boston Red Sox 79 71 0.527 631 4.21 610 4.07 17 6 0.269 0.331 0.364 2.94 442 710 0.961 84
Chicago White Sox 78 74 0.513 488 3.21 498 3.28 24 10 0.236 0.294 0.311 2.33 438 602 0.960 104
Detroit Tigers 66 87 0.431 624 4.08 716 4.68 24 13 0.265 0.331 0.355 3.38 504 468 0.954 105
New York Yankees 57 94 0.377 529 3.50 668 4.42 8 31 0.237 0.312 0.292 3.27 455 530 0.953 94
St. Louis Browns 57 96 0.373 528 3.45 642 4.20 18 21 0.237 0.300 0.312 3.06 454 476 0.954 125
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 101 51 0.664 684 4.50 515 3.39 30 38 0.273 0.330 0.361 2.42 315 651 0.961 107
Philadelphia Phillies 88 63 0.583 693 4.59 636 4.21 73 40 0.265 0.314 0.382 3.15 512 667 0.968 112
Chicago Cubs 88 65 0.575 720 4.71 630 4.12 59 39 0.257 0.331 0.369 3.13 478 556 0.959 106
Pittsburgh Pirates 78 71 0.523 673 4.52 585 3.93 35 26 0.263 0.314 0.356 2.90 434 590 0.964 94
Boston Braves 69 82 0.457 641 4.25 690 4.57 32 37 0.256 0.321 0.335 3.19 419 597 0.957 82
Brooklyn Dodgers 65 84 0.436 595 3.99 613 4.11 39 33 0.270 0.318 0.363 3.13 439 548 0.961 125
Cincinnati Reds 64 89 0.418 607 3.97 717 4.69 27 40 0.261 0.321 0.347 3.46 456 522 0.961 104
St. Louis Cardinals 51 99 0.340 528 3.52 755 5.03 15 57 0.247 0.310 0.316 4.23 477 465 0.965 113