What pitcher led the American League in saves in 1917?
"Dauntless" Dave Danforth of the Chicago White Sox led the American League with 9 saves in 1917.
He also led the league in games that year with 50 and games finished with 26.
Saves weren't official baseball statistics until the 1970-'s or so. Otherwise, nobody led in saves in the 1910s.
Danforth is the correct answer.
With the Red Sox (1914-1919), Babe was primarily a pitcher. His six season record was 89-46 with a 2.28 ERA, started 148 games, completed 107 games, and threw 17 shutouts. He led the American League in ERA and shutouts in 1916 and in complete games in 1917. He also pitched a 14 inning complete game victory in the 1916 World Series which, to this day, is the MLB record for longest complete game in World…