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The following are the baseball events of the year 1906 throughout the world.  

Contents

Champions

Inter-league playoff: Chicago (AL) declined challenge by Philadelphia Giants.

Awards and honors

Statistical leaders

American League National League
AVG George Stone SLB .358 Honus Wagner PIT .339
HR Harry Davis PHA 12 Tim Jordan BRO 12
RBI Harry Davis PHA 96 Jim Nealon PIT &
Harry Steinfeldt CHC
83
Wins Al Orth NYY 27 Joe McGinnity NYG 27
ERA Doc White CWS 1.52   Mordecai Brown CHC 1.04  
Ks Rube Waddell PHA 196 Fred Beebe STL 171

Major league baseball final standings

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American League final standings

American League
Club Wins Losses Win %   GB
Chicago White Sox 93 58 .616 --
New York Highlanders 90 61 .596 3
Cleveland Naps 89 64 .582 5
Philadelphia Athletics 78 67 .538 12
St. Louis Browns 76 73 .510 16
Detroit Tigers 71 78 .477 21
Washington Senators 55 95 .367 37.5
Boston Americans 49 105 .318 45.5

National League final standings

National League
Club Wins Losses Win %   GB
Chicago Cubs 116 36 .763 --
New York Giants 96 56 .632 20
Pittsburgh Pirates 93 60 .608 23.5
Philadelphia Phillies 71 82 .464 45.5
Brooklyn Superbas 66 86 .434 50
Cincinnati Reds 64 87 .424 51.5
St. Louis Cardinals 52 98 .347 63
Boston Beaneaters 49 102 .325 66.5

Events

  • July 4 - Mordecai Brown of the Chicago Cubs defeats Lefty Leifield of the Pittsburgh Pirates 1-0, in the first game of a doubleheader, in which both pitchers throw a 1-hitter. Leifield collects the Pirates only hit off Brown and loses his own bid for a no-hitter by giving up a single in the 9th inning that ends up scoring the only run of the game.
  • August 1 - Brooklyn Superbas pitcher Harry McIntire would not allow a hit to the Pittsburgh Pirates through 10 innings, only to allow a single with two outs in the 11th inning. McIntire would allow three more hits before the Pirates outlasted the Superbas, 1-0, in 13 innings.
  • August 3 - At Sportsman's Park, Long Tom Hughes of the Washington Senators and Fred Glade of the St. Louis Browns entered the 10th inning with a scoreless tie, until Hughes decided the game with a solo home run to a 1–0 victory, becoming the first pitcher in major league history to pitch a shutout and hit a home run which accounted for the only run in the game.

Births

January-March

April-June

July-September

October-December

Deaths

  • February 27 - John Peltz, 44, outfielder.
  • March 25 - Joe Cassidy, 23, shortstop for the Senators since 1904 who led AL with 19 triples as a rookie, led league in assists in 1905.
  • March 27 - Toad Ramsey, 41, pitcher for Louisville who topped 35 wins in both 1886 and 1887, with strikeout totals of 499 and 355.
  • June 15 - Sandy Nava, 56, catcher and first known Mexican American to play in the Majors.
  • August 16 - Tom Carey, 60, 19th century infielder and player-manager.
  • October 20 - Buck Ewing, 47, catcher, most notably for the New York Giants, who batted .303 lifetime and led NL in home runs and triples once each; captain of 1888-89 NL champions batted .346 in 1888 championship series; in 1883 was one of first two players to hit 10 home runs in a season; led NL in assists three times and double plays twice, was later Cincinnati manager.
  • September - Matthew Porter, 47, player-manager for the 1884 Kansas City Cowboys of the Union Association.
  • November 22 - Tom Cotter, 40, catcher who played six games for the 1891 Boston Reds.
  • December 30 - Henry Porter, 48, pitcher for three teams in the 1880s, who set a major league record with 18 strikeouts for a losing pitcher in 1884 and also threw a no-hitter in 1888

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