1914 Indianapolis Hoosiers season

1914 Indianapolis Hoosiers season

The 1914 Indianapolis Hoosiers season was a season in American baseball. The Hoosiers won the inaugural Federal League championship, finishing 88-65, 1½ games ahead of the Chicago Federals.

Offseason

Regular season

The offensive star of the team was outfielder Benny Kauff, who led the league in batting average (.370), runs scored (120), and stolen bases (75). Future Hall of Famers Edd Roush and Bill McKechnie also saw significant playing time, and Indianapolis scored a league-high 762 runs. Their rotation ace, Cy Falkenberg, went 25-16 with a 2.22 earned run average; he topped the circuit with 236 strikeouts.

Season standings

Federal League W L Pct. GB
Indianapolis Hoosiers 88 65 .575 --
Chicago Federals 87 67 .565
Baltimore Terrapins 84 70 .545
Buffalo Buffeds 80 71 .530 7
Brooklyn Tip-Tops 77 77 .500 11½
Kansas City Packers 67 84 .444 20
Pittsburgh Rebels 64 86 .427 22½
St. Louis Terriers 62 89 .411 25

Roster

1914 Indianapolis Hoosiers
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
3B McKechnie, BillBill McKechnie 149 570 173 .304 2 38
OF Kauff, BennyBenny Kauff 154 571 211 .370 8 95

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
Roush, EddEdd Roush 74 166 54 .325 1 30
Textor, GeorgeGeorge Textor 22 57 10 .175 0 4
Warren, BillBill Warren 26 50 12 .240 0 5
Booe, EverittEveritt Booe 20 31 7 .226 0 6

Pitching

Starting pitchers

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

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Falkenberg, CyCy Falkenberg 49 377.1 25 16 2.22 236
Moseley, EarlEarl Moseley 43 316.2 19 18 3.47 205
Kaiserling, GeorgeGeorge Kaiserling 37 275.1 17 10 3.11 75
Keifer, KatsyKatsy Keifer 1 9 1 0 2.00 2

Other pitchers

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

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Mullin, GeorgeGeorge Mullin 36 203 14 10 2.70 74
Billiard, HarryHarry Billiard 32 125.2 8 7 3.72 45
McConnaughey, RalphRalph McConnaughey 7 26 0 2 4.85 7
Whitehouse, CharlieCharlie Whitehouse 8 26 2 0 4.85 10
Harter, FrankFrank Harter 6 24.2 1 2 4.01 8
Henderson, EdEd Henderson 2 10 1 0 4.50 1

Relief pitchers

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

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Woods, ClarenceClarence Woods 2 0 0 1 4.50 1

Notes

References

  • 1914 Indianapolis Hoosiers at Baseball Reference
Preceded by
First Season
Federal League Championship Season
1914
Succeeded by
Chicago Whales
1915