1905 in baseball

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The following are the baseball events of the year 1905 throughout the world.  

Champions

Awards and honors

MLB statistical leaders

Elmer Flick
American League National League
AVG Elmer Flick CLE .308 Cy Seymour CIN .377
HR Harry Davis PHA 8 Fred Odwell CIN 9
RBI Harry Davis PHA 83 Cy Seymour CIN 121
Wins Rube Waddell PHA 27 Christy Mathewson NYG 31
ERA Rube Waddell PHA 1.48   Christy Mathewson NYG 1.28  
Ks Rube Waddell PHA 287 Christy Mathewson NYG 206

Major league baseball final standings

American League final standings

American League W L Pct. GB Home Road
Philadelphia Athletics 92 56 0.622 51–22 41–34
Chicago White Sox 92 60 0.605 2 50–29 42–31
Detroit Tigers 79 74 0.516 15½ 45–30 34–44
Boston Americans 78 74 0.513 16 44–32 34–42
Cleveland Naps 76 78 0.494 19 41–36 35–42
New York Highlanders 71 78 0.477 21½ 40–35 31–43
Washington Senators 64 87 0.424 29½ 33–42 31–45
St. Louis Browns 54 99 0.353 40½ 34–42 20–57


National League final standings

National League W L Pct. GB Home Road
New York Giants 105 48 0.686 54–21 51–27
Pittsburgh Pirates 96 57 0.627 9 49–28 47–29
Chicago Cubs 92 61 0.601 13 54–25 38–36
Philadelphia Phillies 83 69 0.546 21½ 39–36 44–33
Cincinnati Reds 79 74 0.516 26 50–28 29–46
St. Louis Cardinals 58 96 0.377 47½ 32–45 26–51
Boston Beaneaters 51 103 0.331 54½ 29–46 22–57
Brooklyn Superbas 48 104 0.316 56½ 29–47 19–57


Events

  • April 26 - Chicago Cubs outfielder Jack McCarthy ties a major league record by starting three double plays in one game from the outfield.
  • August 9 - Mistaking her husband for a burglar, the mother of minor league outfielder Ty Cobb shoots and kills him, an incident that will be cited as the reason for Cobb's intense desire to succeed. He will make his major league debut with the Tigers later this month.

Births

January

February

March

April

May

June

July

August

September

October

November

December

Deaths

  • January 18 - Fergy Malone, 63, Irish catcher and manager in a career that spanned fourteen years from 1871 to 1884.
  • February 6 - Ned Cuthbert, 59, outfielder who hit .254 with five teams between 1871 and 1884.
  • February 13 - Bill Eagan, 35, second baseman for three teams from 1891 to 1898.
  • March 18 - Dick Higham, 53, English right fielder and catcher who led National League in doubles in its 1876 first season, in runs and doubles in 1878; later an umpire, barred from the sport in 1882.
  • April 25 - Jackie Hayes, 43, catcher/outfielder for seven different teams from 1882 to 1990.
  • May 22 - George Zettlein, 60, pitcher who won 125 games in the National Association and ended Cincinnati's 84-game winning streak in 1870.
  • September 10 - Pete Browning, 44, legendary outfielder who helped to create the Louisville Slugger baseball bat and hit a .341 lifetime for the second-highest mark among right-handed hitters, who also won three batting titles and hit for the cycle twice, in a career that spanned from 1882 to 1894.
  • November 14 - John Connor, 44, pitcher for three teams from 1884-1885.
  • December 6 - Jack Leary, 48, outfielder, infielder, and pitcher for five seasons from 1880 to 1884.
  • December 31 - Frank Bonner, 36, infielder who played from 1894 through 1903.









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