1915 MLB season
LeagueMajor League Baseball
DurationApril 10 – October 13, 1915
Number of games154
Number of teams24
Pennant Winners
AL championsBoston Red Sox
  AL runners-upDetroit Tigers
NL championsPhiladelphia Phillies
  NL runners-upBoston Braves
FL championsChicago Whales
  FL runners-upSt. Louis Terriers
World Series
ChampionsBoston Red Sox
  Runners-upPhiladelphia Phillies
MLB seasons

The 1915 Major League Baseball season was contested from April 10 to October 13, 1915.

The Federal League brought an antitrust lawsuit against the National and American Leagues prior to the 1915 season. The parties eventually reached a settlement and the Federal League disbanded after the season.

The Philadelphia Phillies and Boston Red Sox were the regular season champions of the National League and American League, respectively. The Red Sox then defeated the Phillies in the World Series, four games to one. Meanwhile, the Chicago Whales won the 1915 Federal League pennant.

Statistical leaders

  American League National League
Type Name Stat Name Stat
AVG Ty Cobb DET .369 Larry Doyle NYG .320
HR Braggo Roth CHW &
7 Gavvy Cravath PHP 24
RBIs Bobby Veach DET
Sam Crawford DET
112 Gavvy Cravath PHP 115
Wins Walter Johnson WSH 27 Pete Alexander PHP 31
ERA Smoky Joe Wood BSR 1.49 Pete Alexander PHP 1.22
SO Walter Johnson WSH 203 Pete Alexander PHP 241
SV Carl Mays BSR 7 Tom Hughes BSB 9
SB Ty Cobb DET 96 Max Carey PIT 36


Federal League

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



World Series
AL Boston Red Sox 4
NL Philadelphia Phillies 1


American League

Team Manager Comments
Boston Red Sox Bill Carrigan Won World Series
Chicago White Sox Pants Rowland Finished 3rd
Cleveland Indians Joe Birmingham and Lee Fohl
Detroit Tigers Hughie Jennings Finished 2nd
New York Yankees Bill Donovan
Philadelphia Athletics Connie Mack
St. Louis Browns Branch Rickey
Washington Senators Clark Griffith

National League

Team Manager Comments
Boston Braves George Stallings Finished 2nd
Brooklyn Robins Wilbert Robinson Finished 3rd
Chicago Cubs Roger Bresnahan
Cincinnati Reds Buck Herzog
New York Giants John McGraw
Philadelphia Phillies Pat Moran Won 1st NL pennant
Pittsburgh Pirates Fred Clarke
St. Louis Cardinals Miller Huggins

Federal League

Team Manager Comments
Baltimore Terrapins Otto Knabe
Brooklyn Tip-Tops Lee Magee and John Ganzel
Buffalo Buffeds Larry Schlafly, Walter Blair and Harry Lord
Chicago Federals Joe Tinker Won league title by percentage point
Indianapolis Hoosiers George Stovall
Kansas City Packers Bill Phillips and Bill McKechnie
Pittsburgh Rebels Rebel Oakes Finished 3rd
St. Louis Terriers Fielder Jones Finished 2nd by percentage point



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