1901 MLB season
LeagueMajor League Baseball
DurationApril 18 – October 6, 1901
Number of games140
Number of teams16
Pennant Winners
AL championsChicago White Stockings
  AL runners-upBoston Americans
NL championsPittsburgh Pirates
  NL runners-upPhiladelphia Phillies
MLB seasons

The 1901 Major League Baseball season was contested from April 18 through October 6, 1901. It was the inaugural season for the American League (AL), with the Chicago White Stockings finishing first in league standings. In the National League (NL), in operation since 1876, the Pittsburgh Pirates finished atop league standings. There was no postseason.

Each league consisted of eight teams, with each team scheduled to play the other seven teams in the same league 20 times apiece, for a 140-game season.

League leaders

American League

National League





Original teams of the American League

The original eight teams of the American League were:

Team name in 1901 Current team name
Baltimore Orioles New York Yankees
Boston Americans Boston Red Sox
Chicago White Stockings Chicago White Sox
Cleveland Blues Cleveland Indians
Detroit Tigers Detroit Tigers
Milwaukee Brewers Baltimore Orioles
Philadelphia Athletics Oakland Athletics
Washington Senators Minnesota Twins