1904 MLB season
LeagueAmerican League (AL)
National League (NL)
SportBaseball
DurationApril 14 – October 10, 1904 (AL)
April 14 – October 9, 1904 (NL)
Number of games154
Number of teams16 (8 per league)
Pennant Winners
AL championsBoston Americans
  AL runners-upNew York Highlanders
NL championsNew York Giants
  NL runners-upChicago Cubs
MLB seasons
Locations of teams for the 1904–1907 American League seasons
American League

The 1904 major league baseball season was contested from April 14 to October 10, 1904. The Boston Americans and New York Giants finished atop the standings for the American League and National League, respectively. There was no postseason, as the Giants declined to meet the Americans in a World Series.

The St. Louis Browns and Detroit Tigers played 11 consecutive games against each other in September—the first six in Detroit and the final five in St. Louis[1]—the most games played consecutively between two teams in major league history.[2] The Chicago White Stockings shortened their name to the Chicago White Sox.

Teams

League Team City Stadium Capacity Manager
American League Boston Americans Boston, Massachusetts Huntington Avenue Grounds 11,500 Jimmy Collins
Chicago White Sox Chicago, Illinois South Side Park 15,000 Jimmy Callahan, Fielder Jones
Cleveland Naps Cleveland, Ohio League Park 9,000 Bill Armour
Detroit Tigers Detroit, Michigan Bennett Park 8,500 Ed Barrow, Bobby Lowe
New York Highlanders New York, New York Hilltop Park 16,000 Clark Griffith
Philadelphia Athletics Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Columbia Park 9,500 Connie Mack
St. Louis Browns St. Louis, Missouri Sportsman's Park 8,000 Jimmy McAleer
Washington Senators Washington, D.C. American League Park Unknown Malachi Kittridge, Patsy Donovan
National League Boston Beaneaters Boston, Massachusetts South End Grounds 2,300 Al Buckenberger
Brooklyn Superbas New York, New York Washington Park 18,800 Ned Hanlon
Chicago Cubs Chicago, Illinois West Side Park 16,000 Frank Selee
Cincinnati Reds Cincinnati, Ohio Palace of the Fans 6,000 Joe Kelley
New York Giants New York, New York Polo Grounds 16,000 John McGraw
Philadelphia Phillies Philadelphia, Pennsylvania National League Park 18,000 Hugh Duffy
Pittsburgh Pirates Allegheny, Pennsylvania Exposition Park 16,000 Fred Clarke
St. Louis Cardinals St. Louis, Missouri Robison Field Unknown Kid Nichols

Schedule

See also: Major League Baseball schedule

The 1904 schedule consisted of 154 games (an increase from 140 from the previous season) for all teams in the American League and National League, each of which had eight teams. Each team was scheduled to play 22 games against the other seven teams of their respective league. This format was an adjustment to the 140-game, 20-games-each format that had been in place from the 1901 season. This format would last until 1919.

Opening Day took place on April 14 with all but the Pittsburgh Pirates and St. Louis Cardinals playing. The National League and American League would see their final day of the regular season on October 9 & 10, respectively.

Standings

Postseason

No postseason was held this year.

Further information: 1904 World Series

Managerial changes

Off-season

Team Former Manager New Manager
Philadelphia Phillies Chief Zimmer Hugh Duffy
St. Louis Cardinals Patsy Donovan Kid Nichols
Washington Senators Tom Loftus Malachi Kittridge

In-season

Team Former Manager New Manager
Chicago White Stockings Jimmy Callahan Fielder Jones
Detroit Tigers Ed Barrow Bobby Lowe
Washington Senators Malachi Kittridge Patsy Donovan

League leaders

American League

National League

Home field attendance

Team name Wins Home attendance Per game
Boston Americans[3] 95 4.4% 623,295 64.3% 7,695
New York Giants[4] 106 26.2% 609,826 5.2% 7,260
Chicago White Stockings[5] 89 48.3% 557,123 94.7% 7,143
Philadelphia Athletics[6] 81 8.0% 512,294 21.3% 6,485
Chicago Cubs[7] 93 13.4% 439,100 13.7% 5,629
New York Highlanders[8] 92 27.8% 438,919 107.2% 5,852
Cincinnati Reds[9] 88 18.9% 391,915 11.4% 4,961
St. Louis Cardinals[10] 75 74.4% 386,750 70.7% 5,089
Pittsburgh Pirates[11] 87 -4.4% 340,615 4.2% 4,367
St. Louis Browns[12] 65 0.0% 318,108 -16.4% 4,078
Cleveland Naps[13] 86 11.7% 264,749 -14.9% 3,394
Brooklyn Superbas[14] 56 -20.0% 214,600 -4.5% 2,824
Detroit Tigers[15] 62 -4.6% 177,796 -20.8% 2,251
Philadelphia Phillies[16] 52 6.1% 140,771 -7.2% 1,928
Boston Beaneaters[17] 55 -5.2% 140,694 -1.7% 1,781
Washington Senators[18] 38 -11.6% 131,744 2.2% 1,689

No-hitters

Events

References

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