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1903 Detroit Tigers season

 

1903 Detroit Tigers season

1903 Detroit Tigers
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Owner(s) Samuel F. Angus
Manager(s) Ed Barrow
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1903 was the third year for the Detroit Tigers in the still-new American League. The team finished in fifth place with a record or 65-71 (.478), 25 games behind the Boston Americans. The 1903 Tigers outscored their opponents 567 to 539. The team's attendance at Bennett Park was 224,523, sixth out of the eight teams in the AL.

Contents

  • Regular season 1
    • Season standings 1.1
    • Roster 1.2
  • Player stats 2
    • Batting 2.1
      • Starters by position 2.1.1
      • Other batters 2.1.2
    • Pitching 2.2
      • Starting pitchers 2.2.1
  • Awards and honors 3
    • League top five finishers 3.1
  • References 4

Regular season

The 1903 Detroit Tigers

Season standings

American League W L Pct. GB Home Road
Boston Americans 91 47 0.659 49–20 42–27
Philadelphia Athletics 75 60 0.556 14½ 44–21 31–39
Cleveland Naps 77 63 0.550 15 49–25 28–38
New York Highlanders 72 62 0.537 17 41–26 31–36
Detroit Tigers 65 71 0.478 25 37–28 28–43
St. Louis Browns 65 74 0.468 26½ 38–32 27–42
Chicago White Stockings 60 77 0.438 30½ 41–28 19–49
Washington Senators 43 94 0.314 47½ 29–40 14–54


Roster

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 McGuire, DeaconDeacon McGuire 72 248 62 .250 0 21
1B Carr, CharlieCharlie Carr 135 548 154 .281 2 79
2B Smith, HeinieHeinie Smith 93 336 75 .223 1 22
3B Yeager, JoeJoe Yeager 109 402 103 .256 0 43
SS McAllister, SportSport McAllister 78 265 69 .260 0 22
OF Crawford, SamSam Crawford 137 550 184 .335 4 89
OF Barrett, JimmyJimmy Barrett 136 517 163 .315 2 31
OF Billy Lush 119 423 116 .274 1 33

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
Long, HermanHerman Long 69 239 53 .222 0 23
Buelow, FritzFritz Buelow 63 192 41 .214 1 13
Elberfeld, KidKid Elberfeld 35 132 45 .341 0 19
Gessler, DocDoc Gessler 29 105 25 .238 0 12
Courtney, ErnieErnie Courtney 23 74 17 .230 0 6
Burns, JackJack Burns 11 37 10 .270 0 3
Murphy, JohnJohn Murphy 5 22 4 .182 0 1
Nicholls, SimonSimon Nicholls 2 8 3 .375 0 0
Greene, PaddyPaddy Greene 1 3 0 .000 0 0

Note: pitchers' batting statistics not included

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
Mullin, GeorgeGeorge Mullin 41 320.7 19 15 2.25 170
Donovan, BillBill Donovan 35 307.0 17 16 2.29 187
Kitson, FrankFrank Kitson 31 257.7 15 162 2.58 102
Kisinger, RubeRube Kisinger 16 118.7 7 9 2.96 33
Deering, JohnJohn Deering 10 60.7 3 4 3.86 14
Eason, MalMal Eason 7 56.3 2 5 3.36 21
Skopec, JohnJohn Skopec 6 39.3 2 2 3.43 14
Kane, HarryHarry Kane 3 18 0 2 8.50 10
Yeager, JoeJoe Yeager 1 9 0 1 4.00 1
Jones, AlexAlex Jones 2 8.7 0 1 12.46 2

Awards and honors

League top five finishers

Jimmy Barrett

  • AL leader in on-base percentage (.407)
  • AL leader in bases on balls (74)
  • AL leader in times on base (243)
  • #4 in AL in batting average (.315)
  • #3 in AL in runs scored (95)
  • #3 in AL in plate appearances (615)
  • #4 in AL in singles (138)

Sam Crawford

  • AL leader in runs created (98)
  • MLB leader in triples (25)
  • #2 in AL in batting average (.335)
  • #2 in AL in hits (184)
  • #2 in AL in total bases (269)
  • #3 in AL in OPS (.855)
  • #3 in AL in times on base (211)
  • #4 in AL in slugging percentage (.489)
  • #4 in AL in sacrifice hits (25)
  • #5 in AL in RBIs (89)

Bill Donovan

  • #2 in AL in strikeouts (187)
  • #2 in MLB in hits allowed per 9 innings pitched (7.24)
  • #2 in AL in strikeouts per 9 innings pitched (5.48)
  • #2 in AL in bases on balls allowed (95)
  • #5 in AL in wild pitches (7)

Harry "Candy" Kane

  • 2nd youngest player in AL (19)

Frank Kitson

  • #4 in AL in home runs allowed (8)

Billy Lush

  • MLB leader in sacrifice hits (34)
  • #2 in AL in bases on balls (70)
  • #3 in on-base percentage (.379)

Deacon McGuire

  • 2nd oldest player in the AL (39)

George Mullin

  • AL leader in saves (2)
  • AL leader in bases on balls allowed (106)
  • #2 in AL in shutouts (6)
  • #2 in games (41)
  • #3 in AL in batters faced (1345)
  • #5 in AL in strikeouts per 9 innings pitched (4.77)
  • #5 in AL in strikeouts (170)
  • #6 in AL in ERA (2.26)

Joe Yeager

  • #4 in AL in times hit by pitch (9)

References

  • 1903 Detroit Tigers Regular Season Statistics
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