1903 Philadelphia Phillies
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Owner(s)James Potter
Manager(s)Chief Zimmer
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The 1903 Philadelphia Phillies season was a season in American baseball. The team finished seventh in the National League with a record of 49–86, 39+12 games behind the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Regular season

On August 8, 1903, a balcony collapsed at Baker Bowl during a game against Boston. The New York Times reported the following day that four were killed and 125 injured.[1] The Phillies temporarily called Columbia Park home while Baker Bowl was repaired.[2] They played sixteen games at Columbia Park in August and September 1903.[3]

Season standings

National League W L Pct. GB Home Road
Pittsburgh Pirates 91 49 0.650 46–24 45–25
New York Giants 84 55 0.604 41–27 43–28
Chicago Cubs 82 56 0.594 8 45–28 37–28
Cincinnati Reds 74 65 0.532 16½ 41–35 33–30
Brooklyn Superbas 70 66 0.515 19 40–33 30–33
Boston Beaneaters 58 80 0.420 32 31–35 27–45
Philadelphia Phillies 49 86 0.363 39½ 25–33 24–53
St. Louis Cardinals 43 94 0.314 46½ 22–45 21–49

Record vs. opponents


Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8]
Team BOS BR CHC CIN NYG PHI PIT STL
Boston 9–11 7–13–1 7–13 8–12 10–8–1 5–15 12–8
Brooklyn 11–9 8–12 10–10 7–12–2 11–8–1 9–11 14–4–1
Chicago 13–7–1 12–8 9–11 8–12 12–6 12–8 16–4
Cincinnati 13–7 10–10 11–9 12–10 12–8–2 4–16 12–7
New York 12–8 12–7–2 12–8 8–12 15–5 10–10 15–5–1
Philadelphia 8–10–1 8–11–1 6–12 8–12–2 5–15 4–16–1 10–10
Pittsburgh 15–5 11–9 8–12 16–4 10–10 16–4–1 15–5
St. Louis 8–12 4–14–1 4–16 7–12 5–15–1 10–10 5–15


Notable transactions

Roster

1903 Philadelphia Phillies
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 Frank Roth 68 220 60 .273 0 22
1B Klondike Douglass 105 377 96 .255 1 36
2B Kid Gleason 106 412 117 .284 1 49
SS Rudy Hulswitt 138 519 128 .247 1 58
3B Harry Wolverton 123 494 152 .308 0 53
OF Roy Thomas 130 477 156 .327 1 27
OF Bill Keister 100 400 128 .320 3 63
OF Shad Barry 138 550 152 .276 1 60

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
John Titus 72 280 80 .286 2 34
Bill Hallman 63 198 42 .212 0 17
Red Dooin 62 188 41 .218 0 14
Chief Zimmer 37 118 26 .220 1 19
Roy Brashear 20 75 17 .227 0 4
John Walsh 1 3 0 .000 0 0
Dutch Rudolph 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
Bill Duggleby 36 264.1 13 16 3.75 57
Chick Fraser 31 250.0 12 17 4.50 104
Tully Sparks 28 248.0 11 15 2.72 85
Fred Mitchell 28 227.0 11 16 4.48 69
Jack McFetridge 14 103.0 1 11 4.89 31
Libe Washburn 4 35.0 0 4 4.37 9
Pop Williams 2 18.0 1 1 3.00 8

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
Fred Burchell 6 44.0 0 3 2.86 12
Warren McLaughlin 3 23.0 0 3 7.04 3

Notes

  1. ^ "Grand Stand Falls; 4 Killed, 125 Injured" (PDF). New York Times. August 9, 1903.
  2. ^ Macht, Norman L.; Connie Mack, III (2007). Connie Mack and the Early Years of Baseball. University of Nebraska Press. p. 316. ISBN 0-8032-3263-2. Retrieved May 22, 2009.
  3. ^ "Alternate Site Games Since 1901". Retrosheet. Archived from the original on May 27, 2009. Retrieved May 22, 2009.
  4. ^ a b Pop Williams page at Baseball-Reference

References