1917 Cleveland Indians
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Owner(s)Jim Dunn
Manager(s)Lee Fohl
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The 1917 Cleveland Indians season was a season in American baseball. The team finished third in the American League with a record of 88–66, 12 games behind the Chicago White Sox.

Regular season

Season standings

American League W L Pct. GB Home Road
Chicago White Sox 100 54 0.649 56–21 44–33
Boston Red Sox 90 62 0.592 9 45–33 45–29
Cleveland Indians 88 66 0.571 12 44–34 44–32
Detroit Tigers 78 75 0.510 21½ 34–41 44–34
Washington Senators 74 79 0.484 25½ 42–35 32–44
New York Yankees 71 82 0.464 28½ 35–40 36–42
St. Louis Browns 57 97 0.370 43 31–46 26–51
Philadelphia Athletics 55 98 0.359 44½ 29–47 26–51

Record vs. opponents

1917 American League Records

Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8]
Team BOS CWS CLE DET NYY PHI STL WSH
Boston 10–12–1 10–12 9–12 13–9–1 18–3–1 17–5–1 13–9–1
Chicago 12–10–1 14–8 16–6 12–10 15–7 16–6 15–7–1
Cleveland 12–10 8–14 12–10 15–7 16–6 14–8 11–11–2
Detroit 12–9 6–16 10–12 13–9–1 12–10 14–8 11–11
New York 9–13–1 10–12 7–15 9–13–1 15–7 13–9 8–13
Philadelphia 3–18–1 7–15 6–16 10–12 7–15 11–11 11–11
St. Louis 5–17–1 6–16 8–14 8–14 9–13 11–11 10–12
Washington 9–13–1 7–15–1 11–11–2 11–11 13–8 11–11 12–10


Roster

1917 Cleveland Indians
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 Steve O'Neill 129 370 68 .184 0 29
1B Joe Harris 112 369 112 .304 0 65
2B Bill Wambsganss 141 499 127 .255 0 43
SS Ray Chapman 156 563 170 .302 2 36
3B Joe Evans 132 385 73 .190 2 33
OF Jack Graney 146 535 122 .228 3 35
OF Braggo Roth 145 495 141 .285 1 72
OF Tris Speaker 142 523 184 .352 2 60

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
Lou Guisto 73 200 37 .185 0 29
Terry Turner 69 180 37 .206 0 15
Elmer Smith 64 161 42 .261 3 22
Josh Billings 66 129 23 .178 0 9
Ivan Howard 27 39 4 .103 0 0
Milo Allison 32 35 5 .143 0 0
Hank DeBerry 25 33 9 .273 0 1
Ray Miller 19 21 4 .190 0 2
Marty Kavanagh 14 14 0 .000 0 0
Ferd Eunick 1 2 0 .000 0 0

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
Jim Bagby 49 320.2 23 13 1.96 83
Stan Coveleski 45 298.1 19 14 1.81 133
Ed Klepfer 41 213 14 4 2.37 66
Red Torkelson 4 22.1 2 1 7.66 10

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
Guy Morton 35 161 10 10 2.74 62
Fritz Coumbe 34 134.1 8 6 2.14 30
Otis Lambeth 26 97.1 7 6 3.14 27
Al Gould 27 94 4 4 3.64 24
Joe Boehling 12 46.1 1 6 4.66 11
Smoky Joe Wood 5 15.2 0 1 3.45 2

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
Pop-Boy Smith 6 0 1 0 8.31 3
George Dickerson 1 0 0 0 0.00 0

References