1907 in baseball

1907 in baseball

The following are the baseball events of the year 1907 throughout the world.

Champions

Awards and honors

Statistical leaders

  American League National League
Type Name Stat Name Stat
AVG Ty Cobb .350 Honus Wagner .350
HR Dave Brain 13 Harry Lumley 9
Wins Addie Joss &
Doc White
27 Christy Mathewson 24
ERA Ed Walsh 1.60 Jack Pfiester 1.15

Major league baseball final standings

American League final standings

National League final standings

Events

  • September 20 - One week after recording a shutout in his major league debut, Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Nick Maddox hurled a no-hitter against the Brooklyn Superbas in a 2–1 Pirates win. At the age of 20 years and ten months, Maddox becomes (and still is) the youngest pitcher to throw a no-hitter in major league history.
  • September 25 - Honus Wagner steals four bases, including second base, third base and home plate in the second inning against the New York Giants. Not to be outdone, his teammate Fred Clarke also swipes four bases for the only time in his career.
  • October 12 - In Game 5 of the World Series the Chicago Cubs would win their first World Championship by defeating the Detroit Tigers, 2–0. The Cubs would take the final four games of the series after Game 1 was declared a tie due to darkness with the score knotted at 3–3 in the 12th inning.

Births

January

February

March

April

May

June

July

August

September

October

November

December

Deaths

January–March

  • January 16 - Jake Evans, 50, right fielder who played from 1879 through 1885 with four National League teams
  • March 12 - Pat Hynes, 23, outfielder for the St. Louis Browns/Cardinals from 1903 to 1904
  • March 28 - Chick Stahl, 34, outfielder for Boston teams in the NL and AL, and manager of the Red Sox since August, who batted .305 lifetime; had three triples in 1903 World Series, and led AL in triples in 1904
  • March 29 - Cozy Dolan, 34, right fielder who hit .269 in 830 games for five teams from 1895 to 1906

April–June

  • May 6 - Frank Selman, 55[?], utility player from 1871b through 1875 for five teams of the National Association
  • June 20 - Ezra Sutton, 56, third baseman for Boston who led the National League in hits in 1884, was fifth player to collect 1000 hits, and batted .300 three times in the National Association and four times in the National League

July–September

  • August 14 - Scott Hastings, 60, catcher/outfielder/manager for seven seasons from 1871 to 1877

October–December

  • October 28 - Ted Kennedy, 42, pitcher for the Chicago White Stockings (1885) and Louisville Colonels (1886)
  • November 26 - Eddie Burke, 41, outfielder for the Phillies/Alleghenys/Brewers/Giants from 1890 to 1895, who topped the National League in games played (135) and times hit by pitches (25) in 1893