1905 Major League Baseball season

1905 MLB season
League Major League Baseball
Sport Baseball
Duration April 14 – October 14, 1905
Pennant Winners
AL champions Philadelphia Athletics
  AL runners-up Chicago White Sox
NL champions New York Giants
  NL runners-up Pittsburgh Pirates
World Series
Champions New York Giants
  Runners-up Philadelphia Athletics

The 1905 Major League Baseball season, had the second modern World Series. The New York Giants defeated the Philadelphia Athletics to win the World Series.

Final standings

American League
RankClubWinsLossesWin %  GB
1stPhiladelphia Athletics9256.622   
2ndChicago White Sox9260.6052.0
3rdDetroit Tigers7974.51615.5
4thBoston Americans7874.51316.0
5thCleveland Naps7678.49419.0
6thNew York Highlanders7178.47721.5
7thWashington Senators6487.42432.0
8thSt. Louis Browns5499.35340.5
National League
RankClubWinsLossesWin %  GB
1stNew York Giants10548.686   
2ndPittsburgh Pirates9657.627 9.0
3rdChicago Cubs9261.601 13.0
4thPhiladelphia Phillies8369.54621.5
5thCincinnati Reds7974.51626.0
6thSt. Louis Cardinals5896.37747.5
7thBoston Beaneaters51103.33154.5
8thBrooklyn Superbas48104.31456.5

League leaders

American League National League
AVGElmer Flick CLE.308Cy Seymour CIN.377
HRHarry Davis PHA8Fred Odwell CIN9
RBIHarry Davis PHA83Cy Seymour CIN121
WinsRube Waddell PHA27Christy Mathewson NYG31
ERARube Waddell PHA1.48  Christy Mathewson NYG1.28  
KsRube Waddell PHA287Christy Mathewson NYG206


The Athletics won the AL with a record of 92–56, and took on the 105–48 Giants in the Second World Series. The Giants took the series 4–1.


American League

Team Manager Comments
Boston Americans Jimmy Collins
Chicago White Sox Fielder Jones
Cleveland Bluebirds Bill Bradley
Nap Lajoie
Detroit Tigers Bill Armour
New York Highlanders Clark Griffith
Philadelphia Athletics Connie Mack
St. Louis Browns Jimmy McAleer
Washington Senators Jake Stahl

National League

Team Manager Comments
Boston Beaneaters Fred Tenney
Brooklyn Superbas Ned Hanlon
Chicago Cubs Frank Selee
Frank Chance
Cincinnati Reds Joe Kelley
New York Giants John McGraw
Philadelphia Phillies Hugh Duffy
Pittsburgh Pirates Fred Clarke
St. Louis Cardinals Kid Nichols, Jimmy Burke and Stanley Robison


For the first time in Major League history, two teams with over 100 losses played each other, when the Brooklyn Superbas (100 losses) and Boston Beaneaters (100 losses) met in their final series of the season.[1]


  1. "Elias Says..." ESPN.com. Retrieved October 9, 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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