1915 Season News

On May 6th, an "up-and-coming" pitcher for the Boston Red Sox nicknamed "The Babe" hit his first major league homerun off the Yankees Jack Warhop at New York's Polo Grounds.

On June 23rd, Detroit's Ty Cobb stole home again) for the fifth time in the month en route to a 4-2 Tiger victory over the St. Louis Browns. "The Georgia Peach" would finish the season with ninety-six.

Making his National League debut, St. Louis Cardinals right-hander Lee Meadows became the first player to wear glasses regularly on the field. Later that season, Carmen Hill of the Pittsburgh Pirates became the second.

After a lengthy contract dispute instigated by the Federal League's high salary structures, "Home Run" Baker announced his early retirement from the Philadelphia Athletics at the tender age of twenty-eight. Manager Connie Mack also experienced salary problems with several other players including Chief Bender, Eddie Plank, and Jack Coombs. Refusing to compete with the rival league's higher pay scale, Mack decided to release the stars and sell Baker to the Yankees after the 1915 season.

In December, organized baseball agreed to a formal "peace treaty" with the Federal League ending a two-year political war. The Federals agreed to disband after the American and National Leagues both agreed to pay an enormous sum of $600,000 for distribution to owners, absorb two franchises one American League and one National League) and recognize all former players as eligible picks at a Fed-controlled auction.
1915 American League
Team Record GB
Boston Red Sox 101-50 -
Detroit Tigers 100-54 2.5
Chicago White Sox 93-61 9.5
Washington Senators 85-68 17.0
New York Yankees 69-83 32.5
St. Louis Browns 63-91 39.5
Cleveland Indians 57-95 44.5
Philadelphia Athletics 43-109 58.5
1915 National League
Team Record GB
Philadelphia Phillies 90-62 -
Boston Braves 83-69 7.0
Brooklyn Robins 80-72 10.0
Chicago Cubs 73-80 17.5
Pittsburgh Pirates 73-81 18.0
St. Louis Cardinals 72-81 18.5
Cincinnati Reds 71-83 20.0
New York Giants 69-83 21.0
1915 Federal League
Team Record GB
Chicago Whales 86-66 -
St. Louis Terriers 87-67 -
Pittsburgh Rebels 86-67 0.5
Kansas City Packers 81-72 5.5
Newark Pepper 80-72 6.0
Buffalo Blues 74-78 12.0
Brooklyn Tip-Tops 70-82 16.0
Baltimore Terrapins 47-107 40.0
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 101 50 0.669 669 4.43 499 3.30 14 18 0.260 0.331 0.339 2.39 446 634 0.964 95
Detroit Tigers 100 54 0.649 778 5.05 597 3.88 23 14 0.268 0.353 0.358 2.86 492 550 0.961 107
Chicago White Sox 93 61 0.604 717 4.66 509 3.31 25 14 0.258 0.337 0.348 2.43 350 635 0.965 95
Washington Senators 85 68 0.556 569 3.72 491 3.21 12 12 0.244 0.307 0.312 2.31 455 715 0.964 101
New York Yankees 69 83 0.454 584 3.84 588 3.87 31 41 0.233 0.312 0.305 3.06 517 559 0.966 118
St. Louis Browns 63 91 0.409 521 3.38 680 4.42 19 21 0.246 0.309 0.315 3.04 612 566 0.949 144
Cleveland Indians 57 95 0.375 539 3.55 670 4.41 20 18 0.240 0.308 0.317 3.13 518 610 0.957 82
Philadelphia Athletics 43 109 0.283 545 3.59 888 5.84 16 22 0.237 0.297 0.311 4.29 827 588 0.947 118
National League Team Stats
Team W L PCT RS RS/G RA RA/G HR HRA AVG OBP SLG ERA BBA SOA FPCT DP
Philadelphia Phillies 90 62 0.592 589 3.88 463 3.05 58 26 0.247 0.312 0.340 2.17 342 652 0.966 99
Boston Braves 83 69 0.546 582 3.83 545 3.59 17 23 0.240 0.315 0.319 2.57 366 630 0.966 115
Brooklyn Robins 80 72 0.526 536 3.53 560 3.68 14 29 0.248 0.291 0.317 2.66 473 499 0.963 96
Chicago Cubs 73 80 0.477 570 3.73 620 4.05 53 28 0.244 0.298 0.342 3.11 480 657 0.958 94
Pittsburgh Pirates 73 81 0.474 557 3.62 520 3.38 24 21 0.246 0.303 0.334 2.60 384 544 0.966 100
St. Louis Cardinals 72 81 0.471 590 3.86 601 3.93 20 30 0.254 0.315 0.333 2.89 402 538 0.964 109
Cincinnati Reds 71 83 0.461 516 3.35 585 3.80 15 28 0.253 0.301 0.331 2.84 497 572 0.966 148
New York Giants 69 83 0.454 582 3.83 628 4.13 24 40 0.251 0.294 0.329 3.11 325 637 0.960 119
Federal League Team Stats
Team W L PCT RS RS/G RA RA/G HR HRA ERA BBA SOA FPCT DP
Chicago Whales 86 66 0.566 640 4.21 538 3.54 50 33 2.64 402 576 0.963 102
St. Louis Terriers 87 67 0.565 634 4.12 527 3.42 23 22 2.73 396 698 0.968 111
Pittsburgh Rebels 86 67 0.562 592 3.87 524 3.42 20 37 2.79 441 517 0.971 98
Kansas City Packers 81 72 0.529 547 3.58 551 3.60 28 29 2.82 390 526 0.962 96
Newark Pepper 80 72 0.526 585 3.85 562 3.70 17 15 2.60 453 581 0.963 124
Buffalo Blues 74 78 0.487 574 3.78 634 4.17 40 35 3.38 553 594 0.964 112
Brooklyn Tip-Tops 70 82 0.461 647 4.26 673 4.43 36 27 3.37 536 467 0.955 103
Baltimore Terrapins 47 107 0.305 550 3.57 760 4.94 36 52 3.96 466 570 0.957 140