American League of Baseball (Division Two)

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First Season: 1882
Formal Known As: American Baseball Association (1895-1900), North East Baseball Association (1885-1894) & New England Baseball Association (1882-1884)
League Level: Division Two – Major League (1901 – current), Minor League (1882-1900)
Most Championships: 7 – Syracuse Bisons
Most Eastern Division Pennants (Since 1901): 2 – New Haven Knights
Most Western Division Pennants (Since 1901): 1 – Columbus Red Birds, Detroit Wolves, Pittsburgh Rebels & St. Louis Lions
Highest Win Pct: .572 (879-658) – Syracuse Bisons
Lowest Win Pct: .294 (40-96) – Baltimore Cannons

 

LEAGUE CAREER RECORDS:

BATTERS
Batting Average (min 3,000 PA): .347 (3,103 PA) – Nap Lajoie (1896-current)
Games: 1,236 – John J McGraw (1891-current)
Hits: 1,462 – John J McGraw (1891-current)
RBI’s: 640 – John J McGraw (1891-current)
Runs: 728 – John J McGraw (1891-current)
Home Runs: 50 – Hugh Duffy (1888-1898)
Stolen Bases: 349 – Sammy Strang (1896-current)

PITCHERS
ERA (min 1,500 IP): 2.50 (1,593.0 IP) – Noodles Hahn (1899-1904)
Wins: 201 – Ed Knouff (1885-1901 & 1903)
Games Pitched: 426 – Ed Knouff (1885-1901 & 1903)
Games Started: 367 – Ed Knouff (1885-1901 & 1903)
Complete Games: 278 – Ed Knouff (1885-1901 & 1903)
Strikeouts: 1,401 – Ed Knouff (1885-1901 & 1903)
Innings Pitched: 3,219.0 – Ed Knouff (1885-1901 & 1903)

 

LEAGUE SINGLE SEASON RECORDS:

BATTERS
Batting Average: .376 – Ed Delahanty (1894)
On-Base Pct: .482 – Billy Hamilton (1894)
Hits: 191 – Tim Jordan (1901)
RBI’s: 107 – Mike Dolin(1901)
Runs: 113 – Tim Jordan (1901)
Home Runs: 17 – Lou Pratt (1902)
Stolen Bases: 71 – Josh Clarke (1901)
WAR: 8.4 – Tim Jordan (1903)

PITCHERS
ERA: 1.48 – Noddles Hahn (1904)
Wins: 25 – Ned Garvin (1901) & Noddles Hahn (1904)
Saves: 6 – Barney Wolfe (1903)
Games Pitched: 40 – Ed Knouff, Roy Evans (1903) & Lew Moren (1904)
Games Started: 37 – Togie Pittinger (1904)
Strikeouts: 280 – Bruce Mason (1904)
Shutouts: 9 – Joe Corbett (1904)
WAR: 9.3 – Bruce Mason (1904)

 

SEASON BY SEASON CHAMPIONS:

ALB Champions

 

HITTER & PITCHER OF YEAR AWARDS:

ALB Hitter-Pitcher Awards

GOLD GLOVE AWARD WINNERS (Started 1882):

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