1917 MLB season
LeagueMajor League Baseball
DurationApril 11 – October 15, 1917
Number of games154
Number of teams16
Pennant Winners
AL championsChicago White Sox
  AL runners-upBoston Red Sox
NL championsNew York Giants
  NL runners-upPhiladelphia Phillies
World Series
ChampionsChicago White Sox
  Runners-upNew York Giants
MLB seasons

The 1917 Major League Baseball season was contested from April 11 to October 15, 1917. The New York Giants and Chicago White Sox were the regular season champions of the National League and American League, respectively. The While Sox then defeated the Giants in the World Series, four games to two.

Statistical leaders

  American League National League
Type Name Stat Name Stat
AVG Ty Cobb DET .383 Edd Roush CIN .341
HR Wally Pipp NYY 9 Gavvy Cravath PHP
Dave Robertson NYG
RBI Bobby Veach DET 103 Heinie Zimmerman NYG 102
Wins Eddie Cicotte CHW 28 Grover Cleveland Alexander PHP 30
ERA Eddie Cicotte CHW 1.53 Fred Anderson NYG 1.44
SO Walter Johnson WSH 188 Grover Cleveland Alexander PHP 200
SV Dave Danforth CHW 9 Slim Sallee NYG 4
SB Ty Cobb DET 55 Max Carey PIT 46




  World Series
  AL Chicago White Sox 4
  NL New York Giants 2


American League

Team Manager Comments
Boston Red Sox Jack Barry
Chicago White Sox Pants Rowland
Cleveland Indians Lee Fohl
Detroit Tigers Hughie Jennings
New York Yankees Bill Donovan
Philadelphia Athletics Connie Mack
St. Louis Browns Fielder Jones
Washington Senators Clark Griffith

National League

Team Manager Comments
Boston Braves George Stallings
Brooklyn Robins Wilbert Robinson
Chicago Cubs Fred Mitchell
Cincinnati Reds Christy Mathewson
New York Giants John McGraw
Philadelphia Phillies Pat Moran
Pittsburgh Pirates Nixey Callahan, Honus Wagner and Hugo Bezdek
St. Louis Cardinals Miller Huggins