1911 MLB season
LeagueMajor League Baseball
DurationApril 12 – October 26, 1911
Number of games154
Number of teams16
Regular Season
Season MVPAL: Ty Cobb (DET)
NL: Frank Schulte (CHC)
AL championsPhiladelphia Athletics
  AL runners-upDetroit Tigers
NL championsNew York Giants
  NL runners-upChicago Cubs
World Series
ChampionsPhiladelphia Athletics
  Runners-upNew York Giants
MLB seasons
Philadelphia Athletics on field at Shibe Park, 1911 World Series
Philadelphia Athletics on field at Shibe Park, 1911 World Series

The 1911 Major League Baseball season was contested from April 12 to October 26, 1911. The New York Giants and Philadelphia Athletics were the regular season champions of the National League and American League, respectively. The Athletics then defeated the Giants in the World Series, four games to two.

This was the first of four seasons that the Chalmers Award, a precursor to the Major League Baseball Most Valuable Player Award (introduced in 1931), was given to a player in each league.

This is the most recent major league season from which no stadiums remain in use. The Boston Red Sox have used Fenway Park as their home field since the 1912 season.

Awards and honors

Statistical leaders

  American League National League
Type Name Stat Name Stat
AVG Ty Cobb DET .420 Honus Wagner PIT .334
HR Home Run Baker PHA 11 Frank Schulte CHC 21
RBIs Ty Cobb DET 127 Chief Wilson PIT
Frank Schulte CHC
Wins Jack Coombs PHA 28 Pete Alexander PHP 28
ERA Vean Gregg CLE 1.80 Christy Mathewson NYG 1.99
SO Ed Walsh CHW 255 Rube Marquard NYG 237
SV Eddie Plank PHA
Charley Hall BRS
Ed Walsh CHW
4 Mordecai Brown CHC 13
SB Ty Cobb DET 83 Bob Bescher CIN 81




  World Series
  AL Philadelphia Athletics 4
  NL New York Giants 2



American League

Team Manager Comments
Boston Red Sox Patsy Donovan
Chicago White Sox Hugh Duffy
Cleveland Naps Deacon McGuire and George Stovall
Detroit Tigers Hughie Jennings
New York Highlanders Hal Chase
Philadelphia Athletics Connie Mack
St. Louis Browns Bobby Wallace
Washington Senators Jimmy McAleer

National League

Team Manager Comments
Boston Rustlers Fred Tenney
Brooklyn Trolley Dodgers Bill Dahlen
Chicago Cubs Frank Chance
Cincinnati Reds Clark Griffith
New York Giants John McGraw
Philadelphia Phillies Red Dooin
Pittsburgh Pirates Fred Clarke
St. Louis Cardinals Roger Bresnahan


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