1903 Cleveland Naps
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Owner(s)Charles Somers
Manager(s)Bill Armour
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The 1903 Cleveland Naps season was the third Major League Baseball season for the Cleveland American League team. After two seasons as the Bluebirds or Blues and also being called the Bronchos (or Broncos) in 1902, beginning with the 1903 season, the team was called the Naps in honor of star second baseman Nap Lajoie. The team finished third in the league with a record of 77–63, 15 games behind the Boston Americans.

Offseason

Regular season

The 1903 Cleveland Naps
The 1903 Cleveland Naps

Season standings

American League W L Pct. GB Home Road
Boston Americans 91 47 0.659 49–20 42–27
Philadelphia Athletics 75 60 0.556 14½ 44–21 31–39
Cleveland Naps 77 63 0.550 15 49–25 28–38
New York Highlanders 72 62 0.537 17 41–26 31–36
Detroit Tigers 65 71 0.478 25 37–28 28–43
St. Louis Browns 65 74 0.468 26½ 38–32 27–42
Chicago White Stockings 60 77 0.438 30½ 41–28 19–49
Washington Senators 43 94 0.314 47½ 29–40 14–54

Record vs. opponents


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Team BOS CWS CLE DET NYH PHA SLB WSH
Boston 14–6 12–8 10–9–1 13–7 13–6 14–6 15–5–2
Chicago 6–14 10–10 10–9 7–11–1 6–14 9–11 12–8
Cleveland 8–12 10–10 9–11 14–6 9–11 11–9 16–4
Detroit 9–10–1 9–10 11–9 10–9 11–9 6–14 9–10
New York 7–13 11–7–1 6–14 9–10 10–8–1 15–5 14–5
Philadelphia 6–13 14–6 11–9 9–11 8–10–1 11–8 16–3–1
St. Louis 6–14 11–9 9–11 14–6 5–15 8–11 12–8
Washington 5–15–2 8–12 4–16 10–9 5–14 3–16–1 8–12

Roster

1903 Cleveland Naps
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

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
C Fred Abbott 77 255 60 .235 1 25
1B Charlie Hickman 131 522 154 .295 12 97
2B Nap Lajoie 125 485 167 .344 7 93
SS John Gochnaur 134 438 81 .185 0 48
3B Bill Bradley 136 536 168 .313 6 68
OF Elmer Flick 140 523 155 .296 2 51
OF Jack McCarthy 108 415 110 .265 0 43
OF Harry Bay 140 579 169 .292 1 35

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
Harry Bemis 92 314 82 .261 1 41
Jack Thoney 32 122 25 .205 1 9
Billy Clingman 21 64 18 .281 0 7
Jack Hardy 5 19 3 .158 0 1
Jack Slattery 4 11 0 .000 0 0
Happy Iott 3 10 2 .200 0 0
Hugh Hill 1 1 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
Addie Joss 32 283.2 18 13 2.19 120
Earl Moore 29 247.2 20 8 1.74 148
Bill Bernhard 20 165.2 14 6 2.12 60
Red Donahue 16 136.2 7 9 2.44 45
Gene Wright 15 101.2 3 10 5.75 42
Ed Killian 9 61.2 3 4 2.48 18
Jesse Stovall 6 57.0 5 1 2.05 12
Bob Rhoads 5 41.0 2 3 5.27 21
Martin Glendon 3 27.2 1 2 0.98 9
Ed Walker 3 12.0 0 1 5.25 4

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
Gus Dorner 12 73.2 3 5 4.52 28
Alex Pearson 4 30.1 1 2 3.56 12

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
Bill Pounds 1 0 0 0 10.80 2

Notes

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