1904 Major League Baseball season

1904 MLB season
League Major League Baseball
Sport Baseball
Duration April 14 – October 10, 1904
Pennant Winners
AL champions Boston Americans
  AL runners-up New York Highlanders
NL champions New York Giants
  NL runners-up Chicago Cubs

The 1904 Major League Baseball season. No World Series was held this season. The St. Louis Browns played eleven consecutive games against the Detroit Tigers at Bennett Park in Detroit — the longest regular season homestand in Major League history.[1]

Final standings

American League
RankClubWinsLossesWin %  GB
1stBoston Americans9559.617   
2ndNew York Highlanders9259.6091.5
3rdChicago White Sox8965.5786.0
4thCleveland Naps8665.5707.5
5thPhiladelphia Athletics8170.53612.5
6thSt. Louis Browns6587.42829.0
7thDetroit Tigers6290.40832.0
8thWashington Senators38113.25255.5
National League
RankClubWinsLossesWin %  GB
1stNew York Giants10647.693   
2ndChicago Cubs9360.608 13.0
3rdCincinnati Reds8865.575 18.0
4thPittsburgh Pirates8766.56919.0
5thSt. Louis Cardinals7579.48731.5
6thBrooklyn Superbas5697.36650.0
7thBoston Beaneaters5598.35951.0
8thPhiladelphia Phillies52100.31453.5

League leaders

 American LeagueNational League
AVGNap Lajoie.376Honus Wagner.349
HRHarry Davis10Harry Lumley9
RBINap Lajoie102Bill Dahlen80
WinsJack Chesbro41Joe McGinnity35
ERAAddie Joss1.59Joe McGinnity1.61

No Hitters

  • May 5 – Cy Young
  • June 11 – Bob Witch
  • August 17 – Jesse Tann


No postseason was held this year.


American League

Team Manager Comments
Boston Americans Jimmy Collins
Chicago White Stockings Nixey Callahan
Fielder Jones
Cleveland Bluebirds Bill Armour
Detroit Tigers Ed Barrow and Bobby Lowe
New York Highlanders Clark Griffith
Philadelphia Athletics Connie Mack
St. Louis Browns Jimmy McAleer
Washington Senators Malachi Kittridge and Patsy Donovan

National League

Team Manager Comments
Boston Beaneaters Al Buckenberger
Brooklyn Superbas Ned Hanlon
Chicago Cubs Frank Selee
Cincinnati Reds Joe Kelley
New York Giants John McGraw
Philadelphia Phillies Hugh Duffy
Pittsburgh Pirates Fred Clarke
St. Louis Cardinals Kid Nichols



  1. "Games Played by Teams Record Book". Baseball-Almanac.com. Retrieved May 14, 2012.
  2. Pellowski, Michael J (2007). The Little Giant Book of Baseball Facts. United States: Sterling Publishing Co. p. 352. ISBN 9781402742736.

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