1925 Season News

Ty Cobb set another one of his many Major League records on May 5th after going six-for-six, (including three home runs) in a Detroit Tiger win over the St. Louis Browns. Cobb's sixteen total bases topped the American League record previously set by Joe Hauser (fourteen) on August 2nd of 1924.

Rookie Ben Paschal of the New York Yankees hit two inside-the-park home runs, in an 11-6 win over the Chicago White Sox on September 22nd. Paschal totaled seven home runs in the month of September setting a franchise record (for rookies) that stood until 1998.

Pittsburgh Pirates shortstop Glenn Wright pulled off the impossible after completing a solo triple play at second base during a 10-9 win over the St. Louis Cardinals on May 7th. Wright ended the game after snagging a Jim Bottomley line drive while simultaneously stepping on the bag before Johnny Cooney could return. Then he tagged Rogers Hornsby who was attempting to retreat after coming down from first base.

At the annual meeting of American League owners, a plan was adopted to alternate the site of future World Series openers by league rather than deciding it by a coin toss. Games 1, 2, 6, and 7 would be played in one park and 3, 4, and 5 would take place in the other.
1925 American League
Team Record GB
Washington Senators 96-55 -
Philadelphia Athletics 88-64 8.5
St. Louis Browns 82-71 15.0
Detroit Tigers 81-73 16.5
Chicago White Sox 79-75 18.5
Cleveland Indians 70-84 27.5
New York Yankees 69-85 28.5
Boston Red Sox 47-105 49.5
1925 National League
Team Record GB
Pittsburgh Pirates 95-58 -
New York Giants 86-66 8.5
Cincinnati Reds 80-73 15.0
St. Louis Cardinals 77-76 18.0
Boston Braves 70-83 25.0
Brooklyn Robins 68-85 27.0
Philadelphia Phillies 68-85 27.0
Chicago Cubs 68-86 27.5
American League Team Stats
Team W L PCT RS RS/G RA RA/G HR HRA AVG OBP SLG ERA BBA SOA FPCT DP
Washington Senators 96 55 0.636 829 5.49 670 4.44 56 49 0.303 0.368 0.411 3.70 543 463 0.972 166
Philadelphia Athletics 88 64 0.579 831 5.47 713 4.69 76 60 0.307 0.361 0.434 3.87 544 495 0.966 148
St. Louis Browns 82 71 0.536 900 5.88 906 5.92 110 99 0.298 0.357 0.439 4.92 675 419 0.964 164
Detroit Tigers 81 73 0.526 903 5.86 829 5.38 50 70 0.302 0.376 0.413 4.61 556 419 0.973 143
Chicago White Sox 79 75 0.513 811 5.27 770 5.00 38 69 0.284 0.364 0.385 4.29 489 374 0.969 162
Cleveland Indians 70 84 0.455 782 5.08 817 5.31 52 41 0.297 0.358 0.399 4.49 493 345 0.966 146
New York Yankees 69 85 0.448 706 4.58 774 5.03 110 78 0.275 0.333 0.410 4.33 505 492 0.974 150
Boston Red Sox 47 105 0.309 639 4.20 922 6.07 41 67 0.266 0.332 0.364 4.97 510 310 0.956 150
National League Team Stats
Team W L PCT RS RS/G RA RA/G HR HRA AVG OBP SLG ERA BBA SOA FPCT DP
Pittsburgh Pirates 95 58 0.621 912 5.96 715 4.67 78 81 0.307 0.366 0.449 3.87 387 386 0.964 171
New York Giants 86 66 0.566 736 4.84 702 4.62 114 73 0.283 0.334 0.415 3.94 408 446 0.968 129
Cincinnati Reds 80 73 0.523 690 4.51 643 4.20 44 35 0.285 0.337 0.387 3.38 324 437 0.968 161
St. Louis Cardinals 77 76 0.503 828 5.41 764 4.99 109 86 0.299 0.353 0.445 4.36 470 428 0.966 156
Boston Braves 70 83 0.458 708 4.63 802 5.24 41 67 0.292 0.342 0.390 4.39 458 351 0.964 145
Brooklyn Robins 68 85 0.444 786 5.14 866 5.66 64 75 0.296 0.348 0.406 4.77 477 518 0.966 130
Philadelphia Phillies 68 85 0.444 812 5.31 930 6.08 100 117 0.295 0.350 0.425 5.02 444 371 0.965 147
Chicago Cubs 68 86 0.442 723 4.69 773 5.02 86 102 0.275 0.325 0.397 4.41 485 435 0.969 161