1905 MLB season
LeagueMajor League Baseball
DurationApril 14 – October 14, 1905
Number of games154
Number of teams16
Pennant Winners
AL championsPhiladelphia Athletics
  AL runners-upChicago White Sox
NL championsNew York Giants
  NL runners-upPittsburgh Pirates
World Series
ChampionsNew York Giants
  Runners-upPhiladelphia Athletics
MLB seasons

The 1905 Major League Baseball season was contested from April 14 through October 14, 1905. The New York Giants and the Philadelphia Athletics were the regular season champions of the National League and American League, respectively. The Giants then defeated the Athletics in the second modern World Series, four games to one.




  World Series
  AL Philadelphia Athletics 1
  NL New York Giants 4

League leaders

American League National League
AVG Elmer Flick CLE .308 Cy Seymour CIN .377
HR Harry Davis PHA 8 Fred Odwell CIN 9
RBI Harry Davis PHA 83 Cy Seymour CIN 121
Wins Rube Waddell PHA 27 Christy Mathewson NYG 31
ERA Rube Waddell PHA 1.48   Christy Mathewson NYG 1.28  
Ks Rube Waddell PHA 287 Christy Mathewson NYG 206


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. pp. 352. ISBN 9781402742736.