1915 Chicago Whales
Federal League Champions
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s)Charles Weeghman
Manager(s)Joe Tinker
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The 1915 Chicago Whales season was a season in American baseball. After not having an official nickname in 1914, the team officially became the Whales for the 1915 season. They finished the season with an 86–66 record, placing them in a statistical tie with the St. Louis Terriers for first place in the Federal League. However, since the Whales had a slightly better winning percentage, they were declared the league champions.

Regular season

The 1915 Chicago Whales
The 1915 Chicago Whales

Season standings

Federal League W L Pct. GB Home Road
Chicago Whales 86 66 0.566 44–32 42–34
St. Louis Terriers 87 67 0.565 43–34 44–33
Pittsburgh Rebels 86 67 0.562 ½ 45–31 41–36
Kansas City Packers 81 72 0.529 46–31 35–41
Newark Peppers 80 72 0.526 6 40–39 40–33
Buffalo Blues 74 78 0.487 12 37–40 37–38
Brooklyn Tip-Tops 70 82 0.461 16 34–40 36–42
Baltimore Terrapins 47 107 0.305 40 24–51 23–56

Record vs. opponents


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Team BAL BR BUF CHI KC NEW PIT STL
Baltimore 7–15 8–14 9–13 4–18 6–16 5–17 8–14
Brooklyn 15–7 9–11 7–15 11–11 12–10 9–13 7–15–1
Buffalo 14–8 11–9 8–14 11–11 11–11 9–13 10–12–1
Chicago 13–9 15–7 14–8 11–11 10–10–1 12–10–1 11–11–1
Kansas City 18–4 11–11 11–11 11–11 11–11 8–13 11–11
Newark 16–6 10–12 11–11 10–10–1 11–11 12–10–1 10–12–1
Pittsburgh 17–5 13–9 13–9 10–12–1 13–8 10–12–1 10–12–1
St. Louis 14–8 15–7–1 12–10–1 11–11–1 11–11 12–10–1 12–10–1


Roster

1915 Chicago Whales
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Player stats

Batting

Starters by position

Note: Pos = Position; G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

Pos Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
C Art Wilson 96 269 82 .305 7 31
1B Fred Beck 121 373 83 .223 5 38
2B Rollie Zeider 129 494 112 .227 0 34
SS Jimmy Smith 95 318 69 .217 4 30
3B Tex Wisterzil 49 164 40 .244 0 14
OF Les Mann 135 470 144 .306 4 58
OF Dutch Zwilling 150 548 157 .286 13 94
OF Max Flack 141 523 164 .314 3 45

Other batters

Note: G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
William Fischer 105 292 96 .329 4 50
Harry Fritz 79 236 59 .250 3 26
Jack Farrell 70 222 48 .216 0 14
Charlie Hanford 77 179 43 .240 0 22
Bill Jackson 50 98 16 .163 1 12
Al Wickland 30 86 21 .244 1 5
Mickey Doolin 24 86 23 .267 0 9
Joe Weiss 29 85 19 .224 0 11
Joe Tinker 31 67 18 .269 0 9
Arnold Hauser 23 54 11 .204 0 4
Charlie Pechous 18 51 9 .176 0 4
Clem Clemens 11 22 3 .136 0 3

Pitching

Starting pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
George McConnell 44 303 25 10 2.20 151
Claude Hendrix 40 285 16 15 3.00 107
Mike Prendergast 42 253.2 14 12 2.48 95
Mordecai Brown 35 236.1 17 8 2.09 95
Ad Brennan 19 106 3 9 3.74 40
Bill Bailey 5 33.1 3 1 2.16 24

Other pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Dave Black 25 121.1 6 7 2.45 43
Rankin Johnson 11 57 2 4 4.42 19

Relief pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Hans Rasmussen 2 0 0 0 13.50 2

References

Preceded byIndianapolis Hoosiers 1914 Federal League Championship Season 1915 Succeeded byLeague folded