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1911 Cleveland Naps season

The 1911 Cleveland Naps season was a season in American major league baseball. It involved the Cleveland Naps attempting to win the American League pennant and finishing in third place (22 games back). They had a record of 80 wins and 73 losses.

The Naps played their home games at League Park II.

Regular season

Season highlights

In his rookie season, Shoeless Joe Jackson hit .408, which ranked second in the American League. He also finished in the league top 10 in home runs, RBI, runs scored, and stolen bases. Jackson was fourth in the Chalmers MVP Award voting.

Vean Gregg led the starting pitchers of the team in several categories: he had a total of 23 wins and seven losses; he pitched 244⅔ innings, yet maintained a league-leading 1.80 ERA, while striking out 125 batters.

Pitcher Cy Young, 44 years old at the time, played part of his final season with the 1911 Cleveland Naps team. Nap Lajoie, another Hall of Famer, played on this team as well.

Season standings


Roster

1911 Cleveland Naps
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Managers

Player stats

Batting

Starters by position

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 Fisher, GusGus Fisher 70 203 53 .261 0 12
1B Stovall, GeorgeGeorge Stovall 126 458 124 .271 0 79
2B Ball, NealNeal Ball 116 412 122 .296 3 45
3B Turner, TerryTerry Turner 117 417 105 .252 0 28
SS Olson, IvyIvy Olson 140 545 142 .261 1 50
OF Jackson, JoeJoe Jackson 147 571 233 .408 7 83
OF Graney, JackJack Graney 146 527 142 .269 1 45
OF Birmingham, JoeJoe Birmingham 125 447 136 .304 2 51

Other batters

Note: G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
Lajoie, NapNap Lajoie 90 315 115 .365 2 60
Easterly, TedTed Easterly 99 287 93 .324 1 37
Smith, SydSyd Smith 58 154 46 .299 1 21
Butcher, HankHank Butcher 38 133 32 .241 1 11
Land, GroverGrover Land 35 107 15 .140 0 10
Griggs, ArtArt Griggs 27 68 17 .250 1 7
Lindsay, BillBill Lindsay 19 66 16 .242 0 5
Knaupp, CottonCotton Knaupp 13 39 4 .103 0 0
O'Neill, SteveSteve O'Neill 9 27 4 .148 0 1
Mills, JackJack Mills 13 17 5 .294 0 1
Callahan, DaveDave Callahan 6 16 4 .250 0 0
Hendryx, TimTim Hendryx 4 7 2 .286 0 0
Bronkie, HermanHerman Bronkie 2 6 1 .167 0 0
Adams, BertBert Adams 2 5 1 .200 0 0
Demott, BenBen Demott 2 4 0 .000 0 0

Pitching

Starting pitchers

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

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Gregg, VeanVean Gregg 34 244.2 23 7 1.80 125
Krapp, GeneGene Krapp 35 222 13 9 3.41 132
Mitchell, WillieWillie Mitchell 30 177.1 7 14 3.76 78
Falkenberg, CyCy Falkenberg 15 106.2 8 5 3.29 46
Young, CyCy Young 7 46.1 3 4 3.88 20
James, BillBill James 8 51.2 2 4 4.88 21
Yingling, EarlEarl Yingling 4 22.1 1 0 4.33 6
Demott, BenBen Demott 1 3.2 0 1 12.27 2

Other pitchers

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

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Kahler, GeorgeGeorge Kahler 30 154.1 9 8 3.27 97
Blanding, FredFred Blanding 29 176 7 11 3.68 80
West, HiHi West 13 64.2 3 4 3.76 17
Harkness, SpecSpec Harkness 12 53.1 2 2 4.22 25
Baskette, JimJim Baskette 4 21.1 1 2 3.38 8
Swindell, JoshJosh Swindell 4 17.1 0 1 2.08 6
Paige, PatPat Paige 2 16 1 0 4.50 6
Reisigl, BugsBugs Reisigl 2 13 0 1 6.23 6

Awards and honors

League top ten finishers

Vean Gregg

  • MLB leader in ERA (1.80)
  • #2 in AL in shutouts (5)
  • #4 in AL in wins (23)
  • #8 in AL in complete games (22)

Shoeless Joe Jackson

  • MLB leader in on-base percentage (.468)
  • #2 in AL in batting average (.408)
  • #2 in AL in slugging percentage (.590)
  • #2 in AL in runs scored (126)
  • #2 in AL in hits (233)
  • #2 in AL in doubles (45)
  • #3 in AL in triples (19)
  • #4 in AL in home runs (7)
  • #6 in AL in stolen bases (41)
  • #9 in AL in RBI (83)

Gene Krapp

  • #10 in AL in strikeouts (132)

References

  • 1911 Cleveland Naps season at Baseball Reference
  • Baseball-Almanac
  • Game log at Baseball-Reference
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