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1903 Boston Americans season

 

1903 Boston Americans season

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The Boston Americans finished first in the American League with a record of 91 wins and 47 losses. They went on to participate in the first World Series held between the American League and National League champions. They won the 1903 World Series in 8 games over the Pittsburgh Pirates.

The team was managed by Jimmy Collins and played their home games at Huntington Avenue Grounds.

Regular season

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Season summary

The 1903 Boston Americans won the American League championship by finishing 14½ games ahead of 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 lineup

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 standings

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Roster

1903 Boston Americans
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

Manager

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 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 batters

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

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
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 series

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

References

  • 1903 Boston Americans team page at Baseball Reference
  • 1903 Boston Americans season at baseball-almanac.com

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Preceded by
Philadelphia Athletics
1902
American League Champions
Boston Americans

1903
Succeeded by
Boston Americans
1904
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