1903 Washington Senators season

1903 Washington Senators season

Template:MLB yearly infobox-pre1969 The 1903 Washington Senators won 43 games, lost 94, and finished in eighth place in the American League. They were managed by Tom Loftus and played home games at National Park.

Washington had finished in sixth place in each of the previous two seasons (the first two seasons of the American League's existence). However, they fell to eighth and last in 1903. Their only star player, Big Ed Delahanty, got drunk and fell off a bridge into Niagara Falls midway through the season.

The Senators' pitching had always been bad, and indeed, they would allow the most runs in the AL, but without Delahanty the offense sputtered to a halt. Their collective batting average was .231, bad even for the dead-ball era, and no one drove in more than 49 runs.

Regular season

Season standings

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Notable transactions

Roster

1903 Washington Senators
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
C Kittridge, MalachiMalachi Kittridge 60 192 41 .214 0 16
1B Clarke, BoileryardBoileryard Clarke 126 465 111 .239 2 38
3B Coughlin, BillBill Coughlin 125 473 116 .245 1 31
SS Moran, CharlesCharles Moran 98 373 84 .225 1 24
OF Lee, WattyWatty Lee 75 231 48 .208 0 13
OF Ryan, JimmyJimmy Ryan 114 437 109 .249 7 46
OF Selbach, KipKip Selbach 140 533 134 .251 3 49

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
Carey, ScoopsScoops Carey 48 183 37 .202 0 23
Delahanty, EdEd Delahanty 42 156 52 .333 1 21
Drill, LewLew Drill 51 154 39 .253 0 23
Martin, JoeJoe Martin 35 119 27 .227 0 27
Holmes, DuckyDucky Holmes 21 71 16 .225 1 8

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
Patten, CaseyCasey Patten 36 300 11 22 3.60 133
Orth, AlAl Orth 36 279.2 10 22 4.34 88
Wilson, HighballHighball Wilson 30 242.1 7 18 3.31 56
Lee, WattyWatty Lee 22 166.2 8 12 3.08 70
Dunkle, DaveyDavey Dunkle 14 108.1 5 9 4.24 51

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
Townsend, HappyHappy Townsend 20 126.2 2 11 4.76 54

Awards and honors

League top five finishers

Al Orth

  • AL leader in earned runs allowed (135)
  • #2 in AL in losses (22)
  • #2 in AL in hits allowed (326)

Casey Patten

  • AL leader in home runs allowed (11)
  • #2 in AL in losses (22)
  • #3 in AL in earned runs allowed (120)
  • #4 in AL in hits allowed (313)
  • #4 in AL in walks allowed (80)

Notes

References

  • 1903 Washington Senators at Baseball-Reference
  • 1903 Washington Senators team page at www.baseball-almanac.com