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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 team was managed by Jimmy Collins and played at Huntington Avenue Grounds.

Season summaryEdit

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.

Regular seasonEdit

Opening Day LineupEdit

Patsy Dougherty LF
Jimmy Collins 3B
Chick Stahl CF
Buck Freeman RF
Freddy Parent SS
Candy LaChance 1B
Hobe Ferris 2B
Duke Farrell C
George Winter P

Season standingsEdit

Template:1903 American League Standings

RosterEdit

1903 Boston Americans roster
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Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

Manager

Player statsEdit

BattingEdit

Starters by positionEdit

Note: Pos = position; G = Games played; AB = At Bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting Average; HR = Home Runs; RBI = Runs Batted In

Pos Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
C Criger, LouLou Criger 96 317 61 .192 3 31
1B LaChance, CandyCandy LaChance 141 522 134 .257 1 53
2B Ferris, HobeHobe Ferris 141 525 132 .251 9 66
3B Collins, JimmyJimmy Collins 130 540 160 .296 5 72
SS Parent, FreddyFreddy Parent 139 560 170 .304 4 80
OF Freeman, BuckBuck Freeman 141 567 163 .287 13 104
OF Dougherty, PatsyPatsy Dougherty 139 590 195 .331 4 59
OF Stahl, ChickChick Stahl 77 299 82 .274 2 44

Other battersEdit

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
O'Brien, JackJack O'Brien 96 338 71 .210 3 38
Stahl, JakeJake Stahl 40 92 22 .239 2 8
Farrell, DukeDuke Farrell 17 52 21 .404 0 8
Smith, AleckAleck Smith 11 33 10 .303 0 4
Gleason, HarryHarry Gleason 6 13 2 .154 0 2
Stone, GeorgeGeorge Stone 2 2 0 .000 0 0

PitchingEdit

Starting pitchers Edit

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Young, CyCy Young 40 341.7 28 9 2.08 176
Dinneen, BillBill Dinneen 37 299 21 13 2.26 148
Hughes, TomTom Hughes 33 244.7 20 7 2.57 112
Gibson, NorwoodNorwood Gibson 24 183.3 13 9 3.19 76
Winter, GeorgeGeorge Winter 24 178.3 9 8 3.08 64
Altrock, NickNick Altrock 1 8 0 1 9.00 3

World SeriesEdit

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Huntington Avenue Grounds before the first modern World Series game vs. Pittsburgh

Main article: 1903 World Series
Game Date Visitor Score Home Score Record

(BOS-PIT)

Attendance
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

ReferencesEdit

Template:1903 MLB season by team Template:Boston Red Sox

Preceded by:
Philadelphia Athletics
1902
American League Champions
Boston Americans

1903
Succeeded by:
Boston Americans
1904
Preceded by:
First World Series
World Series Champions Champions
Boston Americans

1903
Succeeded by:
New York Giants
1905

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