1910 Leaders & Numbers

Ty Cobb began a remarkable four-year stretch where he would bat .402—while the rest of the AL dragged along at .257. Nap Lajoie, Cobb’s rival for the famed Chalmers 30, saw his numbers return to superstar form a year after doubling as the Naps’ manager. That Sherry Magee’s NL-best average paled to Cobb and Lajoie was a minor surprise given that the senior circuit was playing with a livelier ball. Honus Wagner was just happy to be alive, having escaped serious injury from a car crash in May. Ed Konetchy began a decade in which he would dominate defensively at first base—and his hitting wasn’t all that bad, either. Christy Mathewson led the NL in wins for the fourth and last time in his career. Only by partnering with the pathetic White Sox offense could a pitcher like Ed Walsh lead the league in ERA—and losses. Jack Coombs exploded on the pitching mound after four years of yielding average rate of returns for the A’s. Russ Ford, who discovered the scuffball by accident, set a rookie mark for wins that would be short-lived thanks to Pete Alexander. Like Ford, King Cole was a merry ol’ soul in his inaugural year, setting personal bests in a career that would promptly go downhill. Walter Johnson overcame a start so underwhelming, the local press lobbied the Senators to trade him. Earl Moore completed a comeback from a late 1900s downturn largely of his own making (i.e., holdouts).

The Ten Best National League Hitters, 1910
Name Team G BA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB HB SB
1. Sherry Magee Philadelphia 154 .331 519 110 172 39 17 6 123 94 12 49
2. Solly Hofman Chicago 136 .325 477 83 155 24 16 3 86 65 0 29
3. Honus Wagner Pittsburgh 150 .320 556 90 178 34 8 4 81 59 5 24
4. Ed Konetchy St. Louis 144 .302 520 87 157 23 16 3 78 78 4 18
5. Johnny Bates Philadelphia 135 .305 498 91 152 26 11 3 61 61 4 31
6. Fred Snodgress New York 123 .321 396 69 127 22 8 2 44 71 13 33
7. Larry Doyle New York 151 .285 575 97 164 21 14 8 69 71 5 39
8. Bobby Byrne Pittsburgh 148 .296 602 101 178 43 12 2 52 66 1 36
9. Wildfire Schulte Chicago 151 .301 559 93 168 29 15 10 68 39 3 22
10. Red Murray New York 149 .277 553 78 153 27 8 4 87 52 6 57
The Ten Best American League Hitters, 1910
Name Team G BA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB HB SB
1. Ty Cobb Detroit 140 .383 506 106 194 35 13 8 91 64 4 65
2. Nap Lajoie Cleveland 159 .384 591 94 227 51 7 4 76 60 5 26
3. Eddie Collins Philadelphia 153 .324 581 81 188 16 15 3 81 49 6 81
4. Tris Speaker Boston 141 .283 538 92 183 20 14 7 65 52 6 35
5. Sam Crawford Detroit 154 .289 588 83 170 26 19 5 120 37 1 20
6. Jake Stahl Boston 144 .271 531 68 144 19 16 10 77 42 8 22
7. Birdie Cree New York 134 .287 467 58 134 19 16 4 73 40 8 28
8. Frank Baker Philadelphia 146 .283 561 83 159 25 15 2 74 34 4 21
9. Danny Murphy Philadelphia 151 .300 560 70 168 28 18 4 64 31 1 18
10. Rube Oldring Philadelphia 134 .308 546 79 168 27 14 4 57 23 4 17
The Ten Best National League Pitchers, 1910
Name Team ERA W L PCT SV G GS IP TB ER BB WP HB BK
1. Christy Mathewson New York 1.89 27 9 .750 0 38 35 318.1 307 67 60 8 3 0
2. Three Finger Brown Chicago 1.86 25 14 .641 7 46 31 295.1 265 61 64 6 4 0
3. Babe Adams Pittsburgh 2.24 18 9 .667 0 34 30 245 229 61 60 1 6 0
4. George Suggs Cincinnati 2.40 20 12 .625 3 35 30 266 266 71 48 3 14 2
5. King Cole Chicago 1.80 20 4 .833 1 33 29 239.2 180 48 130 9 9 0
6. George McQuillan Philadelphia 1.60 9 6 .600 1 24 17 152.1 115 27 50 2 3 0
7. Earl Moore Philadelphia 2.58 22 15 .595 0 46 35 283 243 81 121 5 10 0
8. Nap Rucker Brooklyn 2.58 17 18 .486 0 41 39 320.1 308 92 84 5 9 0
9. George Bell Brooklyn 2.64 10 27 .270 1 44 36 310 283 91 82 1 4 0
10. Red Ames New York 2.22 12 11 .522 0 33 23 190.1 170 47 63 9 6 0
The Ten Best American League Pitchers, 1910
Name Team ERA W L PCT SV G GS IP TB ER BB WP HB BK
1. Ed Walsh Chicago 1.27 18 20 .474 5 45 36 369.2 257 52 61 6 4 2
2. Walter Johnson Washington 1.36 25 17 .595 1 45 42 370 265 56 76 21 13 0
3. Jack Coombs Philadelphia 1.31 31 9 .775 1 45 38 353 248 51 115 10 7 0
4. Russ Ford New York 1.65 26 6 .813 1 36 33 299.2 206 55 70 5 8 1
5. Chief Bender Philadelphia 1.58 23 5 .821 0 30 28 250 185 44 47 7 10 0
6. Cy Morgan Philadelphia 1.55 18 12 .600 0 36 34 290.2 214 50 117 14 18 0
7. Ray Collins Boston 1.62 13 11 .542 1 35 26 244.2 208 44 41 1 1 1
8. Smoky Joe Wood Boston 1.69 12 13 .480 0 35 17 196.2 164 37 56 5 10 0
9. Eddie Plank Philadelphia 2.01 16 10 .615 2 38 32 250.1 218 56 55 5 8 0
10. George Mullin Detroit 2.87 21 12 .636 0 38 32 289 281 92 102 4 14 0

Brown type indicates league leader.
Notes: Walks (BB) do not include intentional walks (IB). For pitchers, caught stealing (CS) also includes pickoffs.
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