1908 Detroit Tigers season: Wikis

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1908 Detroit Tigers
1908 American League Champions
Major league affiliations
Location
1908 Information
Owner(s) Frank Navin
Manager(s) Hughie Jennings
Local television none
Local radio none

The Detroit Tigers' 1908 season was a season in American baseball. It involved the Detroit Tigers winning the American League championship and losing to the Chicago Cubs in the 1908 World Series.

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Regular season

The early part of the season was defined in part by Ty Cobb's contract dispute with the Tigers. He claimed that the owners have too much power. Eventually, Cobb settled for a $4,800 contract.[1] After opening day, the Tigers averaged only 4,400 fans per game.

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Season standings

American League W L Pct. GB
Detroit Tigers 90 63 .588 --
Cleveland Naps 90 64 .584 ½
Chicago White Sox 88 64 .579
St. Louis Browns 83 69 .546
Boston Red Sox 75 79 .487 15½
Philadelphia Athletics 68 85 .444 22
Washington Senators 67 85 .441 22½
New York Highlanders 51 103 .331 39½

Roster

1908 Detroit Tigers roster
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
OF Cobb, TyTy Cobb 150 581 188 .324 4 108
OF Crawford, SamSam Crawford 152 591 184 .311 7 80

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
Jones, DavyDavy Jones 56 121 25 .207 0 10
Bush, DonieDonie Bush 20 68 20 .290 0 4
Perry, ClayClay Perry 7 17 2 .118 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
Summers, EdEd Summers 40 301 24 12 1.64 103
Mullin, GeorgeGeorge Mullin 39 290.2 17 13 3.10 121
Donovan, BillBill Donovan 29 242.2 18 7 2.08 141
Killian, EdEd Killian 27 180.2 12 9 2.99 47
Siever, EdEd Siever 11 61.2 2 6 3.50 23
Winter, GeorgeGeorge Winter 7 56.1 1 5 1.60 25

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
Malloy, HermHerm Malloy 3 17 0 2 3.71 8

1908 World Series

Game 1

October 10, 1908 at Bennett Park in Detroit, Michigan

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Chicago (NL) 0 0 4 0 0 0 1 0 5 10 14 2
Detroit (AL) 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 0 6 10 3
W: Mordecai Brown (1-0)  L: Ed Summers (0-1)

Game 2

October 11, 1908 at West Side Park in Chicago, Illinois

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Detroit (AL) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 4 1
Chicago (NL) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 x 6 7 0
W: Orval Overall (1-0)  L: Wild Bill Donovan (0-1)
HR: CHCJoe Tinker (1)

Game 3

October 12, 1908 at West Side Park in Chicago, Illinois

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Detroit (AL) 1 0 0 0 0 5 0 2 0 8 12 4
Chicago (NL) 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 7 0
W: George Mullin (1-0)  L: Jack Pfiester (0-1)

Game 4

October 13, 1908 at Bennett Park in Detroit, Michigan

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Chicago (NL) 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 10 0
Detroit (AL) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 1
W: Mordecai Brown (2-0)  L: Ed Summers (0-2)

Game 5

October 14, 1908 at Bennett Park in Detroit, Michigan

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Chicago (NL) 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 10 0
Detroit 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
W: Orval Overall (2-0)  L: Wild Bill Donovan (0-2)

Notes

  1. ^ Crazy ’08: How a cast of Cranks, Rogues, Boneheads and Magnates created the Greatest Year in Baseball History, p. 71, by Cait Murphy, Smithsonian Books, a Division of Harper Collins, 2007, ISBN 978-0-06-088937-1

References

Preceded by
Detroit Tigers
1907
American League Champions
Detroit Tigers

1908
Succeeded by
Detroit Tigers
1909

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