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1901 Chicago White Stockings season

1901 Chicago White Stockings
1901 American League Champions
Major League affiliations
Location
  • South Side Park (since 1900)
  • Chicago, Illinois (since 1900)
  • Other information
    Owner(s) Charles Comiskey
    Manager(s) Clark Griffith
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    The 1901 Chicago White Stockings season was their first season as a major league team, and their second season in Chicago. It was also the inaugural season of American League as a major league.

    The White Stockings had a very balanced lineup, which was led by outfielders Dummy Hoy and Fielder Jones, and scored the most runs in the AL. They relied primarily on speed, as Frank Isbell, Sam Mertes, and Jones finished 1–2–3 in stolen bases. The pitching staff was anchored by Clark Griffith, who went 24–7 with a 2.67 ERA.

    The White Stockings finished 83–53. They won the pennant by four games.

    Offseason

    • In 1900, the Western League changed its name to the American League. It was still officially a minor league, subject to the governing National Agreement and an underling of the National League. The NL actually gave permission to the AL to put a team in Chicago, and Comiskey moved his St. Paul club to Chicago's South Side. After the season, the AL declined to renew its membership in the National Agreement, and the war was on. After acquiring a number of stars from the older league, including pitcher and manager Clark Griffith, the White Stockings also captured the AL's first major-league pennant the next year, in 1901.

    Regular season

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    The 1901 Chicago White Stockings
    • May 9, 1901: Earl Moore of the Cleveland Blues threw the first no-hitter in the history of the American League against the White Stockings.[1] Chicago beat the Blues by a score of 4–2 despite not having one hit.

    Season standings

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    Roster

    1901 Chicago White Stockings
    Roster
    Pitchers Catchers

    Infielders

    Outfielders Manager

    Game log

    Player stats

    Batting

    Starters by position

    Note: Pos = position; G = Games played; AB = At Bats; R = Runs scored; H = Hits; 2B = Doubles; 3B = Triples; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in; AVG = Batting average; SB = Stolen bases

    Pos Player G AB R H 2B 3B Avg. HR RBI SB
    C Sullivan, BillyBilly Sullivan 98 367 54 90 15 6 .245 4 56 12
    1B Isbell, FrankFrank Isbell 137 556 93 143 15 8 .257 3 70 52
    2B Mertes, SamSam Mertes 137 545 94 151 16 17 .277 5 98 46
    3B Hartman, FredFred Hartman 120 473 77 147 23 13 .309 3 89 31
    SS Shugart, FrankFrank Shugart 107 415 62 104 9 12 .251 2 47 12
    LF McFarland, HermHerm McFarland 132 473 83 130 21 9 .275 4 59 33
    CF Hoy, DummyDummy Hoy 132 527 112 155 28 11 .294 2 60 27
    RF Jones, FielderFielder Jones 133 521 120 162 16 3 .311 2 65 38

    Other batters

    Note: G = Games played; AB = At Bats; R = Runs scored; H = Hits; 2B = Doubles; 3B = Triples; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in; AVG = Batting average; SB = Stolen bases

    Player G AB R H 2B 3B Avg. HR RBI SB
    Sugden, JoeJoe Sugden 48 153 21 42 7 1 .275 0 19 4
    Burke, JimmyJimmy Burke 42 148 20 39 5 0 .264 0 21 11
    Foster, PopPop Foster 12 35 4 10 2 2 .286 1 6 0
    Brain, DaveDave Brain 5 20 2 7 1 0 .350 0 5 0

    Pitching

    Starting pitchers

    Note: G = Games pitched; GS = Games started; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; BB = Walks allowed; K = Strikeouts

    Player G GS IP W L ERA BB K
    Patterson, RoyRoy Patterson 41 35 312.1 20 16 3.37 62 127
    Griffith, ClarkClark Griffith 35 30 266.2 24 7 2.67 50 67
    Katoll, JackJack Katoll 27 25 208 11 10 2.81 53 59
    Callahan, NixeyNixey Callahan 27 22 215.1 15 8 2.42 50 70
    Skopec, JohnJohn Skopec 9 9 68.1 6 3 3.16 45 24
    Piatt, WileyWiley Piatt 7 6 51.2 4 2 2.79 14 19
    Dupee, FrankFrank Dupee 1 1 0 0 1 3 0

    Other pitchers

    Note: G = Games pitched; GS = Games started; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned run average; BB = Walks allowed; K = Strikeouts

    Player G GS IP W L SV ERA BB K
    Harvey, ZazaZaza Harvey 16 9 92 3 6 1 3.62 59 37

    Relief pitchers

    Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned run average; BB = Walks allowed; K = Strikeouts

    Player G IP W L SV ERA BB K
    McAleese, JackJack McAleese 1 3 0 0 0 9.00 1 1
    Isbell, FrankFrank Isbell 1 1 0 0 0 9.00 0 0

    Individual league top five finishes

    Nixey Callahan

    • #2 in AL in earned run average (2.42)

    Clark Griffith

    • AL leader in shutouts (5)
    • #3 in AL in wins (24)
    • #4 in AL in earned run average (2.67)

    Dummy Hoy

    • #4 in AL in runs scored (112)
    • #4 in AL in on-base percentage (.407)

    Frank Isbell

    • MLB leader in stolen bases (52)

    Fielder Jones

    • #2 in AL in runs scored (120)
    • #2 in AL in on-base percentage (.412)
    • #3 in AL in stolen bases (38)
    • #4 in AL in runs batted in (98)

    Sam Mertes

    • #2 in AL in stolen bases (46)

    Roy Patterson

    • #2 in AL in strikeouts (127)
    • #3 in AL in shutouts (4)

    References

    1. Great Baseball Feats, Facts and Figures, 2008 Edition, p.144, David Nemec and Scott Flatow, A Signet Book, Penguin Group, New York, NY, ISBN 978-0-451-22363-0