1909 Philadelphia Athletics season

The 1909 Philadelphia Athletics season involved the A's finishing second in the American League with a record of 95 wins and 59 losses. The A's also moved into the majors' first concrete-and-steel ballpark, Shibe Park.[1]

1909 Philadelphia Athletics
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s)Benjamin Shibe, Tom Shibe, John Shibe, Connie Mack, Sam Jones, Frank Hough
Manager(s)Connie Mack
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Contents

Regular seasonEdit

 
Fans in Shibe Park watching the inaugural game in 1909.

In 1909, the A's were wearing an elephant logo on their sweaters.

Season standingsEdit

American League W L Pct. GB Home Road
Detroit Tigers 98 54 0.645 57–19 41–35
Philadelphia Athletics 95 58 0.621 49–27 46–31
Boston Red Sox 88 63 0.583 47–28 41–35
Chicago White Sox 78 74 0.513 20 42–34 36–40
New York Highlanders 74 77 0.490 23½ 41–35 33–42
Cleveland Naps 71 82 0.464 27½ 39–37 32–45
St. Louis Browns 61 89 0.407 36 40–37 21–52
Washington Senators 42 110 0.276 56 27–48 15–62

Record vs. opponentsEdit

1909 American League Records

Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8]
Team BOS CWS CLE DET NY PHI STL WSH
Boston 13–9–1 14–8 9–13 13–9 10–11 13–7 16–6
Chicago 9–13–1 8–13–1 6–15–2 14–8–1 12–10 10–12–1 19–3–1
Cleveland 8–14 13–8–1 8–14–1 8–14 9–13 14–8 11–11
Detroit 13–9 15–6–2 14–8–1 14–8 8–14 18–3–1 16–6–2
New York 9–13 8–14–1 14–8 8–14 8–14 13–8–1 14–6
Philadelphia 11–10 10–12 13–9 14–8 14–8 14–8 19–3
St. Louis 7–13 12–10–1 8–14 3–18–1 8–13–1 8–14 15–7–1
Washington 6–16 3–19–1 11–11 6–16–2 6–14 3–19 7–15–1

RosterEdit

1909 Philadelphia Athletics
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Player statsEdit

BattingEdit

Starters by positionEdit

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 Ira Thomas 84 256 57 .223 0 31
1B Harry Davis 149 530 142 .268 4 75
2B Eddie Collins 153 571 198 .347 3 56
SS Jack Barry 124 409 88 .215 1 23
3B Frank Baker 148 541 165 .305 4 85
OF Rube Oldring 90 326 75 .230 1 28
OF Bob Ganley 80 274 54 .197 0 9
OF Danny Murphy 149 541 152 .281 5 69

Other battersEdit

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
Topsy Hartsel 83 267 72 .270 1 18
Heinie Heitmuller 64 210 60 .286 0 15
Paddy Livingston 64 175 41 .234 0 15
Simon Nicholls 21 71 15 .211 0 3
Scotty Barr 22 51 4 .078 0 1
Jack Lapp 21 56 19 .339 0 10
Stuffy McInnis 19 46 11 .239 1 4
Amos Strunk 11 35 4 .114 0 2
Morrie Rath 7 26 7 .269 0 3
Shoeless Joe Jackson 5 17 3 .176 0 3
Ed Larkin 2 6 1 .167 0 1
Doc Powers 1 4 1 .250 0 0
Jim Curry 1 4 1 .250 0 0

PitchingEdit

Starting pitchersEdit

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Eddie Plank 34 265.1 19 10 1.76 132
Chief Bender 34 250 18 8 1.66 161
Cy Morgan 28 228.2 16 11 1.65 81
Jack Coombs 30 205.2 12 11 2.32 97
Tommy Atkins 1 6 0 0 4.50 4

Other pitchersEdit

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Harry Krause 32 213 18 8 1.39 139
Jimmy Dygert 32 137.1 9 5 2.42 79
Rube Vickers 18 55.2 2 2 3.40 25
Biff Schlitzer 4 13.1 0 3 5.40 6

Relief pitchersEdit

Note: G = Games pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G W L SV ERA SO
John Kull 1 1 0 0 3.00 4

NotesEdit

ReferencesEdit