All-Decade Team

1900s All-Decade Team

This is when the modern game, the one we know today consisting of the American and National League was born. It was 1901 when Ban Johnson made the AL a serious competitor of its big brother the NL. They quickly learned that not only was it better to play nice but they found they could thrive. The World Series was initiated and became a hit. With very few exceptions the game was dominated by the men on the mound. Honus Wagner might be the sole hitting star who played for the entire decade. We saw the beginnings of all-time great careers like Ty Cobb, Walter Johnson, and Christy Mathewson. This decade is the initial chapter in a story that is still being written.

  • Catcher, Roger Bresnahan


  • Roger Bresnahan Batting Statistics
    WAR G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    27.8 772 2,555 449 737 130 33 14 292 123 440 227 .288 .403 .382 .785

    • First Base, Frank Chance


    • Frank Chance Batting Statistics
      WAR G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
      39.2 981 3,399 621 1,019 163 60 17 488 351 446 256 .300 .396 .398 .794

      • Second Base, Nap Lajoie


      • Nap Lajoie Batting Statistics
        WAR G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
        65.1 1,122 4,344 711 1,509 328 75 40 701 180 253 155 .347 .391 .485 .876

        • Third Base, Art Devlin


        • Art Devlin Batting Statistics
          WAR G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
          30.3 874 3,013 412 812 106 37 8 347 229 392 240 .269 .366 .337 .703

          • Shortstop, Honus Wagner


          • Honus Wagner Batting Statistics
            WAR G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
            79.3 1,256 4,727 907 1,646 327 126 47 856 449 477 321 .348 .415 .501 .915

            • Outfield, Mike Donlin


            • Mike Donlin Batting Statistics
              WAR G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
              25.0 725 2,803 516 950 133 75 29 395 162 236 205 .339 .394 .471 .865

              • Outfield, Elmer Flick


              • Elmer Flick Batting Statistics
                WAR G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
                38.0 1,060 4,046 657 1,231 196 123 26 460 240 403 460 .304 .375 .433 .808

                • Outfield, Sam Crawford


                • Sam Crawford Batting Statistics
                  WAR G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
                  43.2 1,309 5,082 745 1,576 248 152 50 743 176 362 329 .310 .358 .448 .806

                  • Starting Pitcher, Christy Mathewson


                  • Christy Mathewson Pitching Statistics
                    WAR G GS W L ERA IP CG SHO SV R ER BB SO SO/9 WHIP
                    68.0 383 344 236 109 1.94 2,941 281 61 16 920 635 624 1,784 5.5 1.028

                    • Starting Pitcher, Mordecai Brown


                    • Mordecai Brown Pitching Statistics
                      WAR G GS W L ERA IP CG SHO SV R ER BB SO SO/9 WHIP
                      38.6 246 195 144 65 1.63 1,827.2 170 41 19 517 331 356 799 3.9 0.984

                      • Starting Pitcher, Addie Joss


                      • Addie Joss Pitching Statistics
                        WAR G GS W L ERA IP CG SHO SV R ER BB SO SO/9 WHIP
                        43.5 273 248 155 92 1.87 2,219.2 225 44 5 695 461 346 871 3.5 0.963

                        • Starting Pitcher, Cy Young


                        • Cy Young Pitching Statistics
                          WAR G GS W L ERA IP CG SHO SV R ER BB SO SO/9 WHIP
                          69.4 362 331 211 127 2.02 3,022.2 305 41 9 982 680 358 1,450 4.3 0.983

                          • Starting Pitcher, Rube Waddell


                          • Rube Waddell Pitching Statistics
                            WAR G GS W L ERA IP CG SHO SV R ER BB SO SO/9 WHIP
                            55.4 356 306 175 126 2.09 2,626.2 235 47 3 904 611 717 2,121 7.3 1.098

                            Honorable Mention

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