1907 Detroit Tigers season

1907 Detroit Tigers Season

1907 Detroit Tigers season

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The Detroit Tigers won the American League pennant with a record of 92-58, but lost to the Chicago Cubs in the 1907 World Series, four games to none (with one tie). The season was their 7th since they entered the American League in 1901.


In March 1907, Detroit manager Hughie Jennings actually offered Ty Cobb to the Cleveland Naps in exchange for Elmer Flick. The Naps refused the deal.

Regular season

Season summary

The 1907 season was the first year the Tigers won the American League pennant. Their 1907 record of 92-58 was the team's best record to that point. Led by Ty Cobb, who led the American League in batting average (Cobb's first batting crown), RBIs, and slugging percentage, and Sam Crawford, who led the league in runs scored and extra base hits, they scored 89 more runs than any other team in the American League and outscored their opponents 694 to 532. They finished 1½ games ahead of the A's.

The 1907 Tigers' winning percentage ranks as the 9th best in team history, as follows:

The players

Catchers: Boss Schmidt and Fred Payne

Catching duties were split between Boss Schmidt (67 games), Fred Payne (46 games), and Jimmy Archer (17 games).

Schmidt hit .244 in 1907. As a young man, Schmidt worked in the coal...
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