The Boston Braves finished fifth in 1913. It was the year for the “Big Train” (a life long player for the Washington Senators. Walter Johnson went 36-7 and won the “pitching triple crown”. Walter has been thought of as the greatest right hander ever. It was the best season of his career.
In addition to going 36-7, he led the AL in wins, had an ERA of 1.09, strikeouts of 243. He is one of only six AL pitchers to win the triple crown. His ERA is the third lowest of all time. He had 11 shutouts and 55 2/3 consecutive scoreless innings.