St. Paul's 1903 Championship Season
February 25, 2012
Two weeks ago I released Vol. 10, No. 1 of the Almanac on the subject of the 1903 championship season of the St. Paul Saints. This 56-page edition contains the following principal sections:
1. An overview on the formation of the American Association dating back to its organizational meeting in November of 1901;
2. A section dealing with the queston of the relevance of major league experience on the part of the players of the 1903 St. Paul Saints, esp. in comparison with its upriver rival, the Minneapolis Millers;
3. A description of St. Paul's Downtown Park, a freshly constructed baseball facility which earned the ignominious nickname of "Pillbox Park" owing to its limited dimensions and its impact on the pennant drive of the Saints that year;
4. An overview of the St. Paul pitching staff in 1903;
5. An overview of the St. Paul position players of 1903;
6. A detailed chronology of games played by the Saints in 1903;
7. St. Paul's head-to-head results vs. the seven other entrants of the American Association;
8. A listing of general patterns comparing home vs. road performance statistics such as longest winning streaks, most runs allowed, runs scored, scoring differentials, etc.
9. A necrology of players from the American Association through 1952.
The text is accompanied by a small sampling of tables and selections from Sporting Life, a national magazine which covered the 1903 American Association campaign in 1903. Endnotes are supplied. References for this edition are contained on this website. Total length of content roughly 28,000 words.
Copies are available for $10 plus $2 shipping; contact Rex Hamann at email@example.com for information on senior and group discounts.