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The 1903 Boston Americans season was a season in American baseball. It involved the Americans finishing 1st in the American League with a record of 91 wins and 47 losses. They won the 1903 World Series in 8 games over the Pittsburgh Pirates.
The 1903 Boston Americans won the American League championship by finishing 14½ games up on the Philadelphia Athletics. The Americans were led by Buck Freeman, who hit 13 home runs and drove in 104 runs, his third straight 100 RBI campaign for the Boston club. Meanwhile, they won 10 straight games in early June to put themselves in the AL lead for good. They met the Pittsburgh Pirates in the first modern World Series, an agreement between the AL and the NL as a post-season tournament. The "Amerks" won the series in 8 games, winning the 8th game at Huntington Avenue Grounds to clinch the championship.
Opening Day LineupEdit
1903 Boston Americans roster
Starters by positionEdit
Note: Pos = position; G = Games played; AB = At Bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting Average; HR = Home Runs; RBI = Runs Batted In
Starting pitchers Edit
Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts
- Main article: 1903 World Series
|1||October 1||Pittsburgh Pirates||7||Boston Americans||3||0-1||16,242|
|2||October 2||Pittsburgh Pirates||0||Boston Americans||3||1-1||9,415|
|3||October 3||Pittsburgh Pirates||4||Boston Americans||2||1-2||18,801|
|4||October 6||Boston Americans||4||Pittsburgh Pirates||5||1-3||7,600|
|5||October 7||Boston Americans||11||Pittsburgh Pirates||2||2-3||12,322|
|6||October 8||Boston Americans||6||Pittsburgh Pirates||3||3-3||11,556|
|7||October 10||Boston Americans||7||Pittsburgh Pirates||3||4-3||17,038|
|8||October 13||Pittsburgh Pirates||0||Boston Americans||3||5-3||7,455|
- 1903 Boston Americans team page at Baseball Reference
- 1903 Boston Americans season at baseball-almanac.com
|American League Champions|
First World Series
|World Series Champions Champions|
New York Giants