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The following are the baseball events of the year 1901 throughout the world.  

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See also
Sources

ChampionsEdit

Major League BaseballEdit

Other championsEdit

Statistical leadersEdit

  American League National League
Type Name Stat Name Stat
AVG Nap Lajoie1 PHA .426 Jesse Burkett STL .376
HR Nap Lajoie PHA 14 Sam Crawford CIN 16
RBI Nap Lajoie PHA 125Honus Wagner PIT 126
Wins Cy Young BOS 33 Bill Donovan BRO 25
ERA Cy Young BOS 1.62 Jesse Tannehill PIT 2.18
Strikeouts Cy Young BOS 158 Noodles Hahn CIN 239

1Modern (post-1900) single season batting average record

Notable seasonsEdit

  • Nap Lajoie of the Philadelphia Athletics hits .426, an AL batting average record that still stands today. This record is also the modern or post-1900 batting average record and is often cited as the highest batting average of all time. The true all-time batting average leader is Hugh Duffy, who hit .440 in 1894.
  • Cy Young of the Boston Americans leads the AL in ERA at 1.62 and wins 33 games, 41.8% of the Pilgrims' total.

Major League Baseball final standingsEdit

American League final standingsEdit

Note: The Baltimore Orioles of 1901 became the New York Highlanders in 1903. The Milwaukee Brewers of 1901 became the St. Louis Browns in 1902.

American League
Rank Club Wins Losses Win %   GB
1st Chicago White Stockings 83   53 .610    --
2nd Boston Americans 79   57 .581   4
3rd Detroit Tigers 74   61 .548   8.5
4th Philadelphia Athletics 74   62 .544   9.0
5th Baltimore Orioles 68   65 .511 13.5
6th Washington Senators 61   72 .459 20.5
7th Cleveland Blues 54   82 .397 29.0
8th Milwaukee Brewers 48   89 .350 35.5

National League final standingsEdit

National League
Rank Club Wins Losses Win %   GB
1st Pittsburgh Pirates 90   49 .647    --
2nd Philadelphia Phillies 83   57 .593   7.5
3rd Brooklyn Superbas 79   57 .581   9.5
4th St. Louis Cardinals 76   64 .543   14.5
5th Boston Beaneaters 69   69 .500 20.5
6th Chicago Orphans 53   86 .381 37.0
7th New York Giants 52 85 .380 37.0
8th Cincinnati Reds 52 87 .374 38.0

EventsEdit

JanuaryEdit

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MarchEdit

AprilEdit

MayEdit

JuneEdit

  • June 9 - 17,000 fans attend the Reds-Giants game. The Giants are up, 15-4, after six innings, when the fans begin to overflow the field. Over the next two and a half innings, 19 runs score as ground-rule doubles multiply. As the crowd enters the infield, with the Giants leading 25-13, umpire Bob Emslie forfeits the game to the Giants. The game ends with a record 31 hits and 13 doubles.
  • June 20 - Honus Wagner of the Pittsburgh Pirates steals home twice in one game as the Pirates beat the Giants 7-0.

JulyEdit

AugustEdit

SeptemberEdit

October–DecemberEdit

  • October 20 - The St. Louis Cardinals roster was devastated when seven players jumped to the American League's new St. Louis franchise.
  • December 3 - The American League officially approved the transfer of the Milwaukee franchise to St. Louis. The nickname changes from the Brewers to the Browns.

BirthsEdit

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