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1908 Major League Baseball season

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1908 MLB season
LeagueMajor League Baseball
DurationApril 14 – October 14, 1908
Number of games154
Number of teams16
Pennant Winners
AL championsDetroit Tigers
  AL runners-upCleveland Naps
NL championsChicago Cubs
  NL runners-upNew York Giants
World Series
ChampionsChicago Cubs
  Runners-upDetroit Tigers
 MLB seasons

The 1908 Major League Baseball season was contested from April 14 to October 14, 1908. The Chicago Cubs and Detroit Tigers were the regular season champions of the National League and American League, respectively. In a rematch of the prior year's postseason, the Cubs then defeated the Tigers in the World Series, four games to one.

Statistical leaders

American League National League
AVG Ty Cobb DET .324 Honus Wagner PIT .354
HR Sam Crawford DET 7 Tim Jordan BKN 12
RBIs Ty Cobb DET 108 Honus Wagner PIT 109
Wins Ed Walsh CHW 40 Christy Mathewson NYG 37
ERA Addie Joss CLE 1.16   Christy Mathewson NYG 1.43  
Ks Ed Walsh CHW 269 Christy Mathewson NYG 259




World Series
AL Detroit Tigers 1
NL Chicago Cubs 4



American League

Team Manager Comments
Boston Red Sox Deacon McGuire and Fred Lake
Chicago White Sox Fielder Jones Finished 3rd
Cleveland Naps Nap Lajoie
Detroit Tigers Hughie Jennings Won 2nd straight AL pennant
New York Highlanders Clark Griffith
Kid Elberfeld
Philadelphia Athletics Connie Mack Finished 2nd
St. Louis Browns Jimmy McAleer
Washington Senators Joe Cantillon

National League

Team Manager Comments
Boston Doves Joe Kelley
Brooklyn Superbas Patsy Donovan
Chicago Cubs Frank Chance Won 2nd straight NL pennant and World Series
Cincinnati Reds John Ganzel
New York Giants John McGraw Finished tied for 2nd
Philadelphia Phillies Billy Murray
Pittsburgh Pirates Fred Clarke Finished tied for 2nd
St. Louis Cardinals John McCloskey


  1. ^ Pellowski, Michael J (2007). The Little Giant Book of Baseball Facts. United States: Sterling Publishing Co. pp. 352. ISBN 9781402742736.
  2. ^ "Runs Scored – Season Records". Retrieved June 6, 2012.


  • Anderson, David W. (2000). More Than Merkle: A History of the Best and Most Exciting Baseball Season in Human History. Lincoln, Nebraska: University of Nebraska Press. ISBN 0-8032-1056-6.
  • Fleming, G.H. (1981). The Unforgettable Season: The Most Exciting & Calamitous Pennant Race of All Time. New York: Holt, Rinehart & Winston. ISBN 0-03-056221-X.
  • Murphy, Cait. (2007). Crazy '08: How a Cast of Cranks, Rogues, Boneheads, and Magnates Created the Greatest Year in Baseball History. New York: HarperCollins/Smithsonian Books. ISBN 0-06-088937-3.

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