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1903 Boston Americans season

1903 Boston Americans
1903 World Series champions
1903 American League Champions
Major League affiliations
Location
  • Huntington Avenue Grounds (since 1901)
  • Boston, Massachusetts (since 1901)
  • Other information
    Owner(s) Henry Killilea
    Manager(s) Jimmy Collins
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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

    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

    File:WorldSeries1903-640.jpg
    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

    References

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