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1901 Chicago White Stockings season

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Owner(s)  Charles Comiskey
Manager(s)  Clark Griffith
1901 Chicago White Stockings season

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.

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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

  • 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. Chicago beat the Blues by a score of 4–2 despite not having one hit.
  • 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

    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

    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

    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

    Relief pitchers

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

    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

    1901 Chicago White Stockings season Wikipedia


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