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The following are the baseball events of the year 1915 throughout the world.  

Contents

Champions

Inter-league playoff: Boston (AL) declined challenge by Chicago (FL)

Inter-league playoff: Philadelphia (NL) declined challenge by Chicago (FL)

Awards and honors

Statistical leaders

American League National League Federal League
AVG Ty Cobb DET .369 Larry Doyle NYG .320 Benny Kauff IND .342
HR Braggo Roth BOS 7 Gavvy Cravath PHI 24 Hal Chase BUF 17
RBIs Sam Crawford DET &
Bobby Veach
112 Gavvy Cravath PHI 115 Dutch Zwilling CHI 94
Wins Walter Johnson WSH 27 Grover Alexander PHI 31 George McConnell CHI 25
ERA Joe Wood BOS 1.49 Grover Alexander PHI 1.22 Earl Moseley NEW 1.91
Ks Walter Johnson WSH 203 Grover Alexander PHI 241 Dave Davenport SLM 229

Major league baseball final standings

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American League final standings

American League
Club Wins Losses Win %   GB
Boston Red Sox 101 50 .669 --
Detroit Tigers 100 54 .649 2.5
Chicago White Sox 93 61 .604 9.5
Washington Senators 85 68 .556 17
New York Yankees 69 83 .454 32.5
St. Louis Browns 63 91 .409 39.5
Cleveland Indians 57 95 .375 44.5
Philadelphia Athletics 43 109 .283 58.5

National League final standings

National League
Club Wins Losses Win %   GB
Philadelphia Phillies 90 62 .592 --
Boston Braves 83 69 .546 7
Brooklyn Robins 80 72 .526 10
Chicago Cubs 73 80 .477 17.5
Pittsburgh Pirates 73 81 .474 18
St. Louis Cardinals 72 81 .471 18.5
Cincinnati Reds 71 83 .461 20
New York Giants 69 83 .454 21

Federal League final standings

Federal League
Club Wins Losses Win %   GB
Chicago Whales 86 66 .566 --
St. Louis Terriers 87 67 .565 --
Pittsburgh Rebels 86 67 .562 .5
Kansas City Packers 81 72 .529 5.5
Newark Peppers 80 72 .526 6
Buffalo Buffeds 74 78 .487 12
Brooklyn Tip-Tops 70 82 .461 16
Baltimore Terrapins 47 107 .305 40

Events

Births

January-March

April-June

July-September

October-December

Deaths

  • January 27 - John Coleman, 74, pitcher for the 1890 Philadelphia Phillies
  • February 5 - Ross Barnes, 64, star second baseman of the 1870s who batted .359 lifetime, winning first NL batting title with .429 mark, also leading league in runs, hits, doubles, triples and walks
  • February 24 - Adonis Terry, 50, pitcher for Brooklyn, Pittsburgh and Chicago who won 197 games, including two no-hitters
  • June 4 - Tim Hurst, 49, umpire for nine NL seasons between 1891 and 1903, and in the AL from 1905-09; officiated in Temple Cup series of 1894-95, managed 1898 Browns; colorful figure known for his combative relations with players
  • June 6 - Tom Berry, 72, appeared in one game for the 1871 Philadelphia Athletics.
  • August 21 - Blaine Thomas, 27, pitched briefly for the 1911 Boston Red Sox
  • August 30 - William Coon, 60, cather/right fielder for the 1975-1876 Philadelphia Athletics.
  • September 9 - Albert Goodwill Spalding, 65, pitcher who led league in wins every season from 1871-1876, retiring at age 27 with 253 victories; also batted .313 lifetime, managed Chicago to 1876 pennant in NL's first season and guided team to three pennants as team president from 1882-1891; staged sport's first world tour in 1888
  • September 23 - Brickyard Kennedy, 47, pitcher who won 20 games four times for Brooklyn, pitched in 1903 World Series for Pirates
  • September 26 - Ed Cushman, 63, pitcher for 6 seasons, threw no-hitter on September 28, 1884.
  • October 2 - Tommy Beals, 65, outfielder/second baseman for 6 seasons, 5 in the National Association.
  • October 19 - Russ McKelvy, 61, right fielder for the 1882 Indianapolis Blues, also played one game for the Alleghenys.
  • November 14 - Art McGovern, 33, Canadian catcher who played for the 1905 Boston Americans
  • December 31 - Tip O'Neill, 57, Canadian left fielder for the St. Louis Browns who batted .326 lifetime, winning batting titles in 1887 and 1888

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