1914 MLB season
LeagueMajor League Baseball
DurationApril 13 – October 13, 1914
Number of games154
Number of teams24
Regular Season
Season MVPAL: Eddie Collins (PHA)
NL: Johnny Evers (BSN)
AL championsPhiladelphia Athletics
  AL runners-upBoston Red Sox
NL championsBoston Braves
  NL runners-upNew York Giants
FL championsIndianapolis Hoosiers
  FL runners-upChicago Federals
World Series
ChampionsBoston Braves
  Runners-upPhiladelphia Athletics
MLB seasons

The 1914 Major League Baseball season was contested from April 13 to October 13, 1914. The Federal League declared itself as a "third major league" for the 1914 season, with its own eight teams, in competition with the established National and American Leagues.

The Boston Braves and Philadelphia Athletics were the regular season champions of the National League and American League, respectively. The Braves then defeated the Athletics in the World Series, four games to none. Meanwhile, the Indianapolis Hoosiers won the 1914 Federal League pennant.

This was the last 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 of the established National and American Leagues.

Awards and honors

Statistical leaders

  American League National League
Type Name Stat Name Stat
AVG Ty Cobb DET .368 Jake Daubert BKN .329
HR Home Run Baker PHA 9 Gavvy Cravath PHP 19
RBIs Sam Crawford DET 104 Sherry Magee PHP 103
Wins Walter Johnson WSH 28 Pete Alexander PHP 27
ERA Dutch Leonard BSR 0.96 Bill Doak SLC 1.72
SO Walter Johnson WSH 225 Pete Alexander PHP 214
SV Roy Mitchell SLB
Red Faber CHW
Jack Bentley WSH
Jim Shaw WSH
4 Slim Sallee SLC
Red Ames CIN
SB Fritz Maisel NYY 74 George Burns NYG 62


Federal League

Federal League W L Pct. GB Home Road
Indianapolis Hoosiers 88 65 0.575 53–23 35–42
Chicago Federals 87 67 0.565 43–34 44–33
Baltimore Terrapins 84 70 0.545 53–26 31–44
Buffalo Buffeds 80 71 0.530 7 47–29 33–42
Brooklyn Tip-Tops 77 77 0.500 11½ 47–32 30–45
Kansas City Packers 67 84 0.444 20 37–36 30–48
Pittsburgh Rebels 64 86 0.427 22½ 37–37 27–49
St. Louis Terriers 62 89 0.411 25 32–43 30–46



World Series
AL Philadelphia Athletics 0
NL Boston Braves 4


American League

Team Manager Comments
Boston Red Sox Bill Carrigan
Chicago White Sox Nixey Callahan
Cleveland Naps Joe Birmingham
Detroit Tigers Hughie Jennings
New York Yankees Frank Chance and Roger Peckinpaugh
Philadelphia Athletics Connie Mack
St. Louis Browns Branch Rickey
Washington Senators Clark Griffith

National League

Team Manager Comments
Boston Braves George Stallings
Brooklyn Robins Wilbert Robinson
Chicago Cubs Hank O'Day
Cincinnati Reds Buck Herzog
New York Giants John McGraw
Philadelphia Phillies Red Dooin
Pittsburgh Pirates Fred Clarke
St. Louis Cardinals Miller Huggins

Federal League

Team Manager Comments
Baltimore Terrapins Otto Knabe
Brooklyn Tip-Tops Bill Bradley
Buffalo Buffeds Larry Schlafly
Chicago Federals Joe Tinker
Indianapolis Hoosiers Bill Phillips
Kansas City Packers George Stovall
Pittsburgh Rebels Doc Gessler and Rebel Oakes
St. Louis Terriers Mordecai Brown and Fielder Jones



  1. ^ Pellowski, Michael J (2007). The Little Giant Book of Baseball Facts. United States: Sterling Publishing Co. pp. 352. ISBN 9781402742736.