1913 Leaders & Numbers

How incredible was Walter Johnson? He didn’t allow an earned run until May 14, a full month into the season. Three White Sox pitchers—future Black Soxer Eddie Cicotte, Reb Russell and Jim Scott—finished second, third and fourth behind Johnson in the AL ERA race to offset the Ed Walsh’s sudden dead arm. Accurate as ever, Christy Mathewson piled up more wins than walks. Tom Seaton, arguably the NL’s first knuckleballer, looked every bit as good as teammate Pete Alexander before making a wrong turn into the Federal League. After scraping the .500 mark for years, Cy Falkenberg finally got a breakthrough in Cleveland—though some credited an illegal emery ball for his success. A late bloomer at 32, Gavvy Cravath took over for Wildfire Schulte as baseball’s pre-Ruth super-slugger. Joe Jackson, who never won a batting title, finished second behind Ty Cobb for the third straight year. Steady Eddie Collins, who amazingly never copped a batting crown of his own, still impressed with yet another .340-something effort. Brooklyn’s Jake Daubert won the first of two NL batting titles and a Chalmers auto, given to the NL MVP—all despite his team’s sixth-place finish. With an uncanny resemblance to Honus Wagner—he was even nicknamed Honus—Hans Lobert put up numbers that nearly evoked those of the Flying Dutchman. Max Carey won the first of his ten basestealing titles as his success rate jumped out among the typical lot stuck at 50%.

The Ten Best National League Hitters, 1913
Name Team G BA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB HB SB CS
1. Gavvy Cravath Philadelphia 147 .341 525 78 179 34 14 19 128 55 3 10 11
2. Vic Saier Chicago 149 .289 519 94 150 15 21 14 92 62 5 26 20
3. Sherry Magee Philadelphia 138 .306 470 92 144 36 6 11 70 38 9 23 8
4. Heinie Zimmerman Chicago 127 .313 447 69 140 28 12 9 95 41 6 18 19
5. Jim Viox Pittsburgh 137 .317 492 86 156 32 8 2 65 64 3 14 14
6. Hans Lobert Philadelphia 150 .300 573 98 172 28 11 7 55 42 5 41 21
7. Max Carey Pittsburgh 154 .277 620 99 172 23 10 5 49 55 3 61 17
8. Tommy Leach Pittsburgh 131 .287 456 99 131 23 10 6 32 77 1 21 10
9. Larry Doyle New York 132 .280 482 67 135 25 6 5 73 59 5 38 14
10. Jake Daubert Brooklyn 139 .350 508 76 178 17 7 2 52 44 3 25 21
The Ten Best American League Hitters, 1913
Name Team G BA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB HB SB
1. Frank Baker Philadelphia 149 .337 564 116 190 34 9 12 117 63 10 34
2. Joe Jackson Cleveland 148 .373 528 109 197 39 17 7 71 80 5 26
3. Ty Cobb Detroit 122 .390 428 70 167 18 16 4 67 58 4 51
4. Tris Speaker Boston 141 .363 520 94 189 35 22 3 71 65 7 46
5. Eddie Collins Philadelphia 148 .345 534 125 184 23 13 3 73 85 7 55
6. Sam Crawford Detroit 153 .317 609 78 193 32 23 9 83 52 0 13
7. Clyde Milan Washington 154 .301 579 92 174 18 9 3 54 58 3 75
8. Stuffy McInnis Philadelphia 148 .324 543 79 176 30 4 4 90 45 6 16
9. Rube Oldring Philadelphia 137 .283 538 101 152 27 9 5 71 34 2 40
10. Burt Shotton St. Louis 147 .297 549 105 163 23 8 1 28 99 1 43
The Ten Best National League Pitchers, 1913
Name Team ERA W L PCT SV G GS IP TB ER BB WP HB BK
1. Christy Mathewson New York 2.06 25 11 .694 2 40 35 306 315 70 21 3 0 0
2. Babe Adams Pittsburgh 2.15 21 10 .677 0 43 37 313.2 295 75 49 5 0 0
3. Rube Marquard New York 2.50 23 10 .697 3 42 33 288 278 80 49 3 3 1
4. Jeff Tesreau New York 2.17 22 13 .629 0 41 38 282 243 68 119 4 7 1
5. Tom Seaton Philadelphia 2.60 27 12 .692 1 52 35 322.1 280 93 136 9 10 0
6. Al Demaree New York 2.21 13 4 .765 2 31 25 199.2 188 49 38 2 5 0
7. Hank Robinson Pittsburgh 2.38 14 9 .609 0 43 22 196.1 190 52 41 1 7 0
8. Larry Cheney Chicago 2.57 21 14 .600 11 54 36 305 292 87 98 19 8 0
9. Pete Alexander Philadelphia 2.79 22 8 .733 2 47 36 306.1 315 95 75 3 3 0
10. Ad Brennan Philadelphia 2.39 14 12 .538 1 40 24 207 219 55 46 0 6 0
The Ten Best American League Pitchers, 1913
Name Team ERA W L PCT SV G GS IP TB ER BB WP HB BK
1. Walter Johnson Washington 1.14 36 7 .837 2 48 36 346 259 44 38 3 9 0
2. Reb Russell Chicago 1.90 22 16 .579 4 52 36 316.2 256 67 79 4 8 4
3. Jim Scott Chicago 1.90 20 20 .500 1 48 38 312.1 258 66 86 3 9 0
4. Eddie Cicotte Chicago 1.58 18 12 .600 1 41 30 268 230 47 73 5 2 0
5. Chief Bender Philadelphia 2.21 21 10 .677 13 48 21 236.2 214 58 59 7 3 0
6. Cy Falkenberg Cleveland 2.22 23 10 .697 0 39 36 276 244 68 88 13 6 0
7. Eddie Plank Philadelphia 2.60 18 10 .643 4 41 30 242.2 220 70 57 4 6 2
8. Willie Micthell Cleveland 1.91 14 8 .636 0 35 22 217 156 46 88 6 8 0
9. Ray Collins Boston 2.63 19 8 .704 0 30 30 246.2 251 72 37 0 2 1
10. Vean Gregg Cleveland 2.24 20 13 .606 3 44 34 285.2 264 71 124 9 14 2

Brown type indicates league leader.
Notes: Walks (BB) do not include intentional walks (IB). For pitchers, caught stealing (CS) also includes pickoffs.
How does This Great Game determine the best hitters and pitchers? Find out here.


Forward to 1914 Leaders & Numbers


Back to 1912 Leaders & Numbers


share this page with a friendShare this page with a friend.

Have a comment, question or request? Contact us at This Great Game.

© 2016 This Great Game.