1915 Philadelphia Athletics season: Wikis

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1915 Philadelphia Athletics
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1915 Information
Owner(s) Benjamin Shibe and Connie Mack
Manager(s) Connie Mack
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The Philadelphia Athletics' 1915 season involved the A's finishing 8th in the American League with a record of 43 wins and 109 losses.

The Federal League had been formed to begin play in 1914. As the A.L. had done 13 years before, the new league raided existing A.L. and N.L. teams for players. Athletics owner Connie Mack refused to match the offers of the F.L. teams, preferring to let the "prima donnas" go and rebuild with younger (and less expensive) players. The result was a swift and near-total collapse, a "first-to-worst" situation. The Athletics went from a 99–53 (.651) record and a pennant in 1914 to a record of 43–109 (.283) and 8th (last) place in 1915. At the time, it was the third-worst winning percentage in American League history.

Contents

Offseason

Regular season

  • June 23, 1915: Athletics pitcher Bruno Haas set an American League record by walking 16 Yankees in one game.[3]
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Season standings

American League W L Pct. GB
Boston Red Sox 101 50 .669 --
Detroit Tigers 100 54 .649
Chicago White Sox 93 61 .604
Washington Senators 85 68 .556 17
New York Yankees 69 83 .454 32½
St. Louis Browns 63 91 .409 39½
Cleveland Indians 57 95 .375 44½
Philadelphia Athletics 43 109 .283 58½

Roster

1915 Philadelphia Athletics 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
C Lapp, JackJack Lapp 112 312 85 .272 2 31
1B McInnis, StuffyStuffy McInnis 119 456 143 .314 0 49
2B Lajoie, NapNap Lajoie 129 490 137 .280 1 61
OF Oldring, RubeRube Oldring 107 408 101 .248 6 42

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
Murphy, EddieEddie Murphy 68 260 60 .231 0 17
Thompson, ShagShag Thompson 17 33 11 .333 0 2
Seibold, SocksSocks Seibold 10 26 3 .115 0 2
Haas, BrunoBruno Haas 12 18 1 .056 0 0
Lear, FredFred Lear 2 2 0 .000 0 0

Pitching

Starting pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Wyckoff, WeldonWeldon Wyckoff 43 276 10 22 3.52 157
Bush, JoeJoe Bush 25 145.2 5 15 4.14 89
Crowell, CapCap Crowell 10 54.1 2 6 5.47 15
Turner, TinkTink Turner 1 2 0 1 22.50 0
Cone, BobBob Cone 1 0.2 0 0 40.50 0

Other pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Bressler, RubeRube Bressler 32 178.1 4 17 5.20 69
Ancker, WalterWalter Ancker 4 17.2 0 0 3.57 4
Haas, BrunoBruno Haas 6 14.1 0 1 11.93 7
Ray, CarlCarl Ray 2 7.1 0 1 4.91 6

Relief pitchers

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Davis, BudBud Davis 18 0 2 0 4.05 18
Harper, JackJack Harper 3 0 0 0 3.12 3
Pillion, SquizSquiz Pillion 2 0 0 0 6.75 0

Awards and honors

League top ten finishers

Rube Bressler

  • #2 in AL in earned runs allowed (103)

Bullet Joe Bush

  • #3 in AL in wild pitches (10)

Rube Oldring

  • #2 in AL in home runs (6)

Weldon Wyckoff

  • AL leader in losses (22)
  • AL leader in earned runs allowed (108)
  • AL leader in walks allowed (165)
  • AL leader in wild pitches (14)
  • #3 in AL in strikeouts (157)

Notes

  1. ^ Eddie Collins page at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ Nap Lajoie page at Baseball Reference
  3. ^ Great Baseball Feats, Facts and Figures, 2008 Edition, p.25, David Nemec and Scott Flatow, A Signet Book, Penguin Group, New York, NY, ISBN 978-0-451-22363-0

References


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