The Full Wiki

1916 in baseball: Wikis

Advertisements
  
  

Note: Many of our articles have direct quotes from sources you can cite, within the Wikipedia article! This article doesn't yet, but we're working on it! See more info or our list of citable articles.

Encyclopedia

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The following are the baseball events of the year 1916 throughout the world.  

Woodrow Wilson throws out the ball on opening day.

Contents

Champions

Awards and honors

MLB statistical leaders

  American League National League
Type Name Stat Name Stat
AVG Tris Speaker CLE .386 Hal Chase CIN .339
HR Wally Pipp NYY 12 Dave Robertson NYG &
Cy Williams CHC
12
RBI Del Pratt SLB 103 Heinie Zimmerman CHC & NYG 83
Wins Walter Johnson WSH 25 Pete Alexander PHI 33
ERA Babe Ruth BRS 1.75 Pete Alexander PHI 1.55
Ks Walter Johnson WAS 228 Pete Alexander PHI 167

Major league baseball final standings

Advertisements

American League final standings

American League
Club Wins Losses Win %   GB
Boston Red Sox 91 63 .591 --
Chicago White Sox 89 65 .578 2
Detroit Tigers 87 67 .565 4
New York Yankees 80 74 .519 11
St. Louis Browns 79 75 .513 12
Cleveland Indians 77 77 .500 14
Washington Senators 76 77 .497 14.5
Philadelphia Athletics 36 117 .235 54.5

National League final standings

National League
Club Wins Losses Win %   GB
Brooklyn Robins 94 60 .610 --
Philadelphia Phillies 91 62 .595 2.5
Boston Braves 89 63 .586 4
New York Giants 86 66 .566 7
Chicago Cubs 67 86 .438 26.5
Pittsburgh Pirates 65 89 .422 29
Cincinnati Reds 60 93 .392 33.5
St. Louis Cardinals 60 93 .392 33.5

Events

  • October 12 - The Boston Red Sox defeat the Brooklyn Robins, 4–1, in Game 5 of the World Series to win their second consecutive World Championship and fourth overall. Boston's Babe Ruth pitched 13 shutout innings in Game 2, starting a consecutive scoreless innings streak that would reach 29 in the 1918 Series.
  • December 2 - 1916 - Under pressure from the Players League, the National Commission orders that injured players shall get full pay for the duration of their contracts. The injury clause previously let clubs suspend players after 15 days pay.

Births

January-March

April-June

July-September

October-December

Deaths

  • January 6 - King Cole, 29, pitcher who was 20-4 and led NL in ERA for 1910 Cubs, gave up Babe Ruth's first hit in 1914; inspired Ring Lardner's "Alibi Ike" stories
  • June 10 - Jack Chapman, 73, Right fielder who later managed 11 seasons.
  • April 6 - Fred Mann, 58, center fielder for 5 teams from 1883-1887.
  • October 10 - Dick McBride, 71, pitcher and player-manager for the Philadelphia Athletics of the National Association from 1871-1875, one short season played in the National League for the Boston Red Caps in 1876.
  • October 13 - Cyclone Miller, 57, pitcher for four teams in his two year career, 1884 and 1886.
  • October 31 - Nicholas Young, 76, president of the National League from 1885 to 1902, league secretary from 1876-1902; managed Washington team in the National Association, also umpiring in that league
  • December 19 - Doug Allison, 70, catcher for the undefeated 1869 Cincinnati Red Stockings. Later played 10 seasons during the period of 1871 to 1883.

Advertisements






Got something to say? Make a comment.
Your name
Your email address
Message