1910 Philadelphia Athletics

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1910 Philadelphia Athletics / Franchise: Oakland Athletics / BR Team Page[edit]

Record: 102-48, Finished 1st in American League (1910 AL)

World Series Champs

Managed by Connie Mack

Ballpark: Shibe Park

History, Comments, Contributions[edit]

The 1910 Philadelphia Athletics were the first team in the history of the American League to win 100 games in a season, finishing at 102-48. It was their third pennant overall, and their first since 1905. Pitchers Jack Coombs and Chief Bender combined to go 54-11, with a 2.04 ERA in 603 innings, making up one the best one-two punches in history.

The pair of Coombs and Bender were the only two pitchers used by Connie Mack in the World Series, against the Chicago Cubs: Bender won Game 1, Coombs then pitched back-to-back complete game wins in Games 2 and 3 even though he wasn't particularly sharp in either win. After Bender lost Game 4 in extra innings, Coombs returned for Game 5 and pitched another complete game in a 7-2 win. For all the focus on the pitchers, it was Philly's hitters that brought them the first title in franchise history: they hit .322 as a team against the Cubs, hit 19 doubles and scored an average of 7 runs per game. Eddie Collins, Frank Baker and Danny Murphy all hit over .400, the latter driving in at least one run in each game, ending up with 9 RBIs in 5 games.

Standings[edit]

American League W L Pct. GB
Philadelphia Athletics 102 48 .680 --
New York Highlanders 88 63 .583 14½
Detroit Tigers 86 68 .558 18
Boston Red Sox 81 72 .529 22½
Cleveland Naps 71 81 .467 32
Chicago White Sox 68 85 .444 35½
Washington Senators 66 85 .437 36½
St. Louis Browns 47 107 .305 57

World Series[edit]

Main article: 1910 World Series
Game Score Date Location Attendance
1 Cubs - 1, Athletics - 4 October 17 Shibe Park 26,891
2 Cubs - 3, Athletics - 9 October 18 Shibe Park 24,597
3 Athletics - 12, Cubs - 5 October 20 West Side Park 26,210
4 Athletics - 3, Cubs - 4 (10 innings) October 22 West Side Park 19,150
5 Athletics - 7, Cubs - 2 October 23 West Side Park 27,374

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