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1905 Philadelphia Athletics season

1905 Philadelphia Athletics
1905 AL Champions
Major League affiliations
Location
  • Columbia Park (since 1901)
  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (since 1901)
  • Other information
    Owner(s) Benjamin Shibe, Tom Shibe, John Shibe, Connie Mack, Sam Jones, Frank Hough
    Manager(s) Connie Mack
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    The 1905 Philadelphia Athletics season was a season in American baseball. The team finished first in the American League with a record of 92 wins and 56 losses, winning their first pennant. They went on to face the New York Giants in the 1905 World Series, losing 4 games to 1.

    The pitching staff featured three future Hall of Famers: Rube Waddell, Eddie Plank, and Chief Bender. Waddell easily won the pitching triple crown in 1905, with 27 wins, 287 strikeouts, and a 1.48 earned run average.

    Regular season

    The A's offense scored the most runs in the league. Slugger Harry Davis led all players in home runs, runs scored, and runs batted in.

    Season standings

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    Birth of the Elephant mascot

    After New York Giants' manager John McGraw told reporters that Philadelphia manufacturer Ben Shibe, who owned the controlling interest in the Athletics, had a "white elephant on his hands," manager Connie Mack defiantly adopted the white elephant as the team mascot, and presented McGraw with a stuffed toy elephant at the start of the 1905 World Series. McGraw and Mack had known each other for years, and McGraw accepted it graciously.

    Roster

    1905 Philadelphia Athletics
    Roster
    Pitchers Catchers

    Infielders

    Outfielders 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 Schreckengost, OsseeOssee Schreckengost 123 420 114 .271 0 45
    1B Davis, HarryHarry Davis 150 607 173 .285 8 83
    2B Murphy, DannyDanny Murphy 151 537 149 .277 6 71
    3B Cross, LaveLave Cross 147 587 156 .266 0 77
    SS Knight, JohnJohn Knight 88 325 66 .203 3 29
    LF Hartsel, TopsyTopsy Hartsel 150 538 148 .275 0 28
    CF Hoffman, DannyDanny Hoffman 120 459 120 .261 1 35
    RF Seybold, SocksSocks Seybold 133 492 135 .274 6 59

    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
    Cross, MonteMonte Cross 79 252 67 .266 0 24
    Lord, BrisBris Lord 66 238 57 .239 0 13
    Powers, DocDoc Powers 40 121 18 .149 0 10
    Barton, HarryHarry Barton 29 60 10 .167 0 3

    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
    Plank, EddieEddie Plank 41 346.2 24 12 2.26 210
    Waddell, RubeRube Waddell 46 328.2 27 10 1.48 287
    Coakley, AndyAndy Coakley 35 255 18 8 1.84 145
    Henley, WeldonWeldon Henley 25 183.2 4 11 2.60 82
    Myers, JosephJoseph Myers 1 5 0 0 3.60 5

    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
    Bender, ChiefChief Bender 35 229 18 11 2.83 142
    Dygert, JimmyJimmy Dygert 6 35.1 1 4 4.33 24

    1905 World Series

    Main article: 1905 World Series

    NL New York Giants (4) vs AL Philadelphia Athletics (1)

    Game Score Date Location Attendance
    1 Giants – 3, Athletics – 0 October 9 Columbia Park 17,995
    2 Athletics – 3, Giants – 0 October 10 Polo Grounds 24,992
    3 Giants – 9, Athletics – 0 October 12 Columbia Park 10,991
    4 Athletics – 0, Giants – 1 October 13 Polo Grounds 13,598
    5 Athletics – 0, Giants – 2 October 14 Polo Grounds 24,187

    Awards and honors

    American League top five finishers

    Andy Coakley

    • #4 earned run average (1.84)

    Lave Cross

    • #2 runs batted in (77)

    Harry Davis

    • #1 runs batted in (83)
    • #1 home runs (8)
    • #1 runs scored (93)
    • #4 slugging percentage (.422)

    Topsy Hartsel

    • #1 on-base percentage (.409)
    • #4 runs scored (88)
    • #4 stolen bases (37)

    Danny Hoffman

    • #1 in stolen bases (46)

    Eddie Plank

    • #2 wins (24)
    • #2 strikeouts (210)

    Rube Waddell

    • #1 wins (27)
    • #1 earned run average (1.48)
    • #1 strikeouts (287)
    • #2 shutouts (7)

    Notes

    References