1901 was Frank Selee’s 12th and last year as manager. This also marked what has become known as the modern era of baseball. The American League came onto the scene. Of course, all was not friendly. It did however provide the basic structure of baseball as we know it today.
The Boston Beaneaters (the Braves) finished fifth that year. Their record was an even 69-69. They were 20 1/2 games behind.
This year they also had some competition for Boston fans. The cities new American League team was the Somersets. Wasn’t that lovely? Beaneaters and Somersets.