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1914 Philadelphia Athletics season

1914 Philadelphia Athletics
1914 AL Champions
Major League affiliations
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Owner(s) Connie Mack, Benjamin Shibe, Tom Shibe and John Shibe
Manager(s) Connie Mack
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The 1914 Philadelphia Athletics season was a season in American baseball. It involved the A's finishing first in the American League with a record of 99 wins and 53 losses. They went on to face the Boston Braves in the 1914 World Series, which they lost in four straight games.

After the season, Connie Mack sold his best players off to other teams due to his frustration with the Federal League. The A's would then post seven consecutive last place finishes in the American League and would not win another pennant until 1929.

Regular season

The franchise took a downturn in 1914. The heavily favored Athletics lost the 1914 World Series to the "Miracle" Boston Braves in a four-game sweep. Miracles often have two sides, and for a few years this "miracle" wrought disaster on the A's. Mack traded, sold or released most of the team's star players soon after, and the team fell into a lengthy slump.

Season standings

American League W L Pct. GB Home Road
Philadelphia Athletics 99 53 0.651 51–24 48–29
Boston Red Sox 91 62 0.595 44–31 47–31
Washington Senators 81 73 0.526 19 40–33 41–40
Detroit Tigers 80 73 0.523 19½ 42–35 38–38
St. Louis Browns 71 82 0.464 28½ 42–36 29–46
Chicago White Sox 70 84 0.455 30 43–37 27–47
New York Yankees 70 84 0.455 30 36–40 34–44
Cleveland Naps 51 102 0.333 48½ 32–47 19–55


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
3B Baker, FrankFrank Baker 150 570 182 .319 9 89

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
Walsh, JimmyJimmy Walsh 68 216 51 .236 3 36
Thompson, ShagShag Thompson 16 29 5 .172 0 2
Orr, BillyBilly Orr 10 24 4 .167 0 1
Davis, HarryHarry Davis 5 7 3 .429 0 2
Crane, SamSam Crane 2 6 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
Bender, ChiefChief Bender 28 179 17 3 2.26 107
Houck, ByronByron Houck 3 11 0 0 3.27 4
Jensen, WillieWillie Jensen 1 9 0 1 2.00 1
Coombs, JackJack Coombs 2 8 0 1 4.50 1

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
Bush, JoeJoe Bush 38 206 16 12 3.06 109
Pennock, HerbHerb Pennock 28 151.2 11 4 2.79 90
Bressler, RubeRube Bressler 29 147.2 10 4 1.77 96
Brown, BoardwalkBoardwalk Brown 15 66 1 5 4.09 20

Relief pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts
Player G W L SV ERA SO
Boardman, CharlieCharlie Boardman 2 0 0 0 4.91 2
Worden, FredFred Worden 1 0 0 0 18.00 1

1914 World Series

Boston Braves (4) vs Philadelphia Athletics (0)
Game Score Date Location Attendance
1 Braves - 7, Athletics - 1 October 9 Shibe Park 20,562
2 Braves - 1, Athletics - 0 October 10 Shibe Park 20,562
3 Athletics - 4, Braves - 5 (12 innings) October 12 Fenway Park 35,520
4 Athletics - 1, Braves - 3 October 13 Fenway Park 34,365

External links

  • 1914 Philadelphia Athletics team page at Baseball Reference
  • 1914 Philadelphia Athletics team page at www.baseball-almanac.com


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