The modern day MLB originated when a minor league called the Western League renamed itself the American League and joined the professional ranks of the National League. No championship game was agreed upon due to an AL-NL war over player contracts.

AL

TeamWLPctGB
1901 Chicago White Sox LogoChicago 8353.610-
1901 Boston Americans LogoBoston 7957.5814.0
1901 Detroit Tigers LogoDetroit 7461.5488.5
1901 Philadelphia Athletics LogoPhiladelphia 7462.5449.0
1901 Baltimore Orioles LogoBaltimore 6865.51113.5
1901 Washington Senators LogoWashington 6172.45920.5
1901 Cleveland Blues LogoCleveland 5482.39729.0
1901 Milwaukee Brewers LogoMilwaukee 4889.35035.5

NL

1901 Pittsburg Pirates LogoPittsburg 9049.647-
1901 Philadelphia Phillies LogoPhiladelphia 8357.5937.5
1901 Brooklyn Superbas LogoBrooklyn 7957.5819.5
1901 St. Louis Cardinals LogoSt. Louis 7664.54314.5
1901 Boston Beaneaters LogoBoston 6969.50020.5
1901 Chicago Orphans LogoChicago 5386.38137.0
1901 New York Giants LogoNew York 5285.38037.0
1901 Cincinnati Reds LogoCincinnati 5287.37438.0

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