1907 MLB season
LeagueAmerican League (AL)
National League (NL)
SportBaseball
DurationRegular season:
  • April 11 – October 6, 1907
World Series:
  • October 8 – October 12, 1907
Number of games154
Number of teams16 (8 per league)
Pennant Winners
AL championsDetroit Tigers
  AL runners-upPhiladelphia Athletics
NL championsChicago Cubs
  NL runners-upPittsburgh Pirates
World Series
ChampionsChicago Cubs
  Runners-upDetroit Tigers
MLB seasons
Locations of teams for the 1904–1907 American League seasons
American League

The 1907 major league baseball season began on April 11, 1907. The regular season ended on October 6, with the Chicago Cubs and Detroit Tigers as regular season champions of the National League and American League, respectively. The postseason began with Game 1 of the fourth modern World Series on October 8 and ended with Game 5 on October 12. The Cubs defeated the Tigers, four games to none (with one tie).

The Philadelphia Phillies set a Major League record for the fewest at bats by a team in a season—4,725.[1] to October 8, 1907. The Boston Beaneaters renamed as the Boston Doves.

Schedule

See also: Major League Baseball schedule

The 1907 schedule consisted of 154 games 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 continued the format put in place for the 1904 season. This format would last until 1919.

Opening Day took place on April 11 with all but the Brooklyn Superbas and Boston Doves playing. The final day of the regular season was on October 6. The World Series took place between October 8 and October 12.

Teams

League Team City Stadium Capacity Manager
American League Boston Americans Boston, Massachusetts Huntington Avenue Grounds 11,500 Cy Young, George Huff, Bob Unglaub, Deacon McGuire
Chicago White Sox Chicago, Illinois South Side Park 15,000 Fielder Jones
Cleveland Naps Cleveland, Ohio League Park 9,000 Nap Lajoie
Detroit Tigers Detroit, Michigan Bennett Park 8,500 Hughie Jennings
New York Highlanders New York, New York Hilltop Park 16,000 Clark Griffith
Philadelphia Athletics Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Columbia Park 13,600 Connie Mack
St. Louis Browns St. Louis, Missouri Sportsman's Park 8,000 Jimmy McAleer
Washington Senators Washington, D.C. National Park Unknown Joe Cantillon
National League Boston Doves Boston, Massachusetts South End Grounds 2,300 Fred Tenney
Brooklyn Superbas New York, New York Washington Park 18,800 Patsy Donovan
Chicago Cubs Chicago, Illinois West Side Park 16,000 Frank Chance
Cincinnati Reds Cincinnati, Ohio Palace of the Fans 6,000 Ned Hanlon
New York Giants New York, New York Polo Grounds 16,000 John McGraw
Philadelphia Phillies Philadelphia, Pennsylvania National League Park 18,000 Billy Murray
Pittsburgh Pirates Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Exposition Park 16,000 Fred Clarke
St. Louis Cardinals St. Louis, Missouri Robison Field Unknown John McCloskey

Standings

American League[edit]

American League
Team W L Pct. GB Home Road
Detroit Tigers 92 58 .613 50‍–‍27 42‍–‍31
Philadelphia Athletics 88 57 .607 50‍–‍20 38‍–‍37
Chicago White Sox 87 64 .576 48‍–‍29 39‍–‍35
Cleveland Naps 85 67 .559 8 46‍–‍31 39‍–‍36
New York Highlanders 70 78 .473 21 32‍–‍41 38‍–‍37
St. Louis Browns 69 83 .454 24 36‍–‍40 33‍–‍43
Boston Americans 59 90 .396 32½ 34‍–‍41 25‍–‍49
Washington Senators 49 102 .325 43½ 26‍–‍48 23‍–‍54

National League[edit]

National League
Team W L Pct. GB Home Road
Chicago Cubs 107 45 .704 54‍–‍19 53‍–‍26
Pittsburgh Pirates 91 63 .591 17 47‍–‍29 44‍–‍34
Philadelphia Phillies 83 64 .565 21½ 45‍–‍30 38‍–‍34
New York Giants 82 71 .536 25½ 45‍–‍30 37‍–‍41
Brooklyn Superbas 65 83 .439 40 37‍–‍38 28‍–‍45
Cincinnati Reds 66 87 .431 41½ 43‍–‍36 23‍–‍51
Boston Doves 58 90 .392 47 31‍–‍42 27‍–‍48
St. Louis Cardinals 52 101 .340 55½ 31‍–‍47 21‍–‍54

Postseason

Bracket

World Series
   
AL Detroit Tigers 0
NL Chicago Cubs 4

Note: Game 1 ended in a tie.

Managerial changes

Off-season

Team Former Manager New Manager
Boston Americans Chick Stahl Cy Young
Detroit Tigers Bill Armour Hughie Jennings
Philadelphia Phillies Hugh Duffy Billy Murray
Washington Senators Jake Stahl Joe Cantillon

In-season

Team Former Manager New Manager
Boston Americans Cy Young George Huff
Boston Americans George Huff Bob Unglaub
Boston Americans Bob Unglaub Deacon McGuire

League leaders

American League

National League

Home field attendance

Team name Wins Home attendance Per game
Chicago White Sox[2] 87 -6.5% 666,307 13.9% 8,434
Philadelphia Athletics[3] 88 12.8% 625,581 27.9% 8,570
New York Giants[4] 82 -14.6% 538,350 33.6% 6,992
Boston Americans[5] 59 20.4% 436,777 6.5% 5,600
Chicago Cubs[6] 107 -7.8% 422,550 -35.4% 5,560
St. Louis Browns[7] 69 -9.2% 419,025 7.7% 5,513
Cleveland Naps[8] 85 -4.5% 382,046 17.3% 4,659
New York Highlanders[9] 70 -22.2% 350,020 -19.5% 4,667
Philadelphia Phillies[10] 83 16.9% 341,216 15.8% 4,550
Pittsburgh Pirates[11] 91 -2.2% 319,506 -19.1% 4,149
Cincinnati Reds[12] 66 3.1% 317,500 -3.8% 3,920
Brooklyn Superbas[13] 65 -1.5% 312,500 12.7% 4,058
Detroit Tigers[14] 92 29.6% 297,079 70.7% 3,760
Washington Senators[15] 49 -10.9% 221,929 70.8% 2,959
Boston Doves[16] 58 18.4% 203,221 41.8% 2,746
St. Louis Cardinals[17] 52 0.0% 185,377 -34.7% 2,347

Events


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