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The following are the baseball events of the year 1926 throughout the world.  

Contents

Champions

Awards and honors

Statistical leaders

American League National League
AVG Heinie Manush DET .378 Bubbles Hargrave CIN .353
HR Babe Ruth NYY 47 Hack Wilson CHC 21
RBI Babe Ruth NYY 146 Jim Bottomley STL 120
Wins George Uhle CLE 27 Pete Donohue CIN,
Ray Kremer PIT,
Lee Meadows PIT,
& Flint Rhem STL
20
ERA Lefty Grove PHA 2.51     Ray Kremer PIT 2.61
Ks Lefty Grove PHA 194 Dazzy Vance BRO 140

Major league baseball final standings

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American League final standings

American League
Club Wins Losses Win %   GB
New York Yankees 91 63 .591 --
Cleveland Indians 88 66 .571 3
Philadelphia Athletics 83 67 .553 6
Washington Senators 81 69 .540 8
Chicago White Sox 81 72 .529 9.5
Detroit Tigers 79 75 .513 12
St. Louis Browns 62 92 .403 29
Boston Red Sox 46 107 .301 44.5

National League final standings

National League
Club Wins Losses Win %   GB
St. Louis Cardinals 89 65 .578 --
Cincinnati Reds 87 67 .565 2
Pittsburgh Pirates 84 69 .549 4.5
Chicago Cubs 82 72 .532 7
New York Giants 74 77 .490 13.5
Brooklyn Robins 71 82 .464 17.5
Boston Braves 66 86 .434 22
Philadelphia Phillies 58 93 .384 29.5

Negro League Baseball final standings

Negro National League final standings

Negro National League (West)
Club Wins Losses Win %   GB
Kansas City Monarchs 56 19 .747
Chicago American Giants 57 23 .713
St. Louis Stars 49 29 .628
Detroit Stars 46 40 .535
Indianapolis ABCs 43 43 .500
Cuban Stars 16 47 .254
Dayton Marcos 7 32 .179
Cleveland Elite Giants 5 32 .135
  • Kansas City won the first half, Chicago won the second half.
  • Chicago beat Kansas City 5 games to 4 games in a play-off.

Eastern Colored League final standings

Eastern Colored League (East)
Club Wins Losses Win %   GB
Atlantic City Bacharach Giants 63 15 .808
Hilldale 53 34 .630
Harrisburg Giants 25 17 .595
Cuban Stars 22 17 .564
New York Lincoln Giants 23 30 .434
Baltimore Black Sox 23 36 .390
Brooklyn Royal Giants 3 15 .167
Newark Stars 1 10 .091

Homestead Grays

5 1 .833

†Homestead was not in the league, but these games counted in the standings.

Events

  • November 30 - Bill Carrigan, popular Boston Red Sox manager who won World Series pennants for the team in 1915 and 1916, is drafted out of retirement in an attempt to resurrect the moribund Red Sox.

Births

January-March

April-June

July-September

October-December

Deaths

  • January 31 - Lou Bierbauer, 60, second baseman for Philadelphia and Pittsburgh who batted .300 three times, led league in assists five times
  • February 12 - Francis Richter, 72, sportswriter, editor of annual Reach Guides since 1901, revered for his authoritative commentary on the state of the sport; established first newspaper sports department in 1872, founded Sporting Life newspaper in 1883; helped form 1882 American Association, assisted in 1891 merger with NL; declined NL presidency in 1907
  • February 24 - Eddie Plank, 50, pitcher for the Athletics who became the first left-hander to win 200 games, continuing until he had compiled 326 victories; eight-time 20-game winner pitched 2-hit victory in final game of 1913 World Series; 2246 strikeouts ranked sixth all-time upon retirement, 69 shutouts ranked fourth; top left-hander with 410 complete games, held AL career marks for left-handers in games, innings and starts
  • February 27 - Otis Clymer, 50, right fielder for four teams in six seasons from 1905 to 1913.
  • March 27 - John "Kick" Kelly, 69, umpire in the 1880s who officiated in three World Championship Series; played 16 games in 1879 with Syracuse and Troy, also managed Louisville
  • April 18 - George Haddock, 59, pitcher for seven seasons from 1888 to 1894. Won 34 games for the 1891 Boston Reds and 29 for the 1892 Brooklyn Bridegrooms.
  • August 20 - Cal McVey, 75, early star with 1869 Red Stockings who batted .431 in National Association's 1871 debut season, topped .300 mark through 1878; led NA in hits, RBI and total bases twice each, in runs and doubles once
  • October 6 - Holly Hollingshead, 73, center fielder/second baseman from 1872-1873, 1875 and manager in 1875 and 1884. All teams in the Washington, D.C. area.
  • October 10 - Brownie Foreman, 51, 19th century pitcher for the Pittsburgh Pirates and Cincinnati Reds
  • November 10 - John Cattanach, 63, pitcher who played for the Providence Grays and St. Louis Maroons in 1884.
  • December 18 - Dick Conway, 61, 19th century pitcher who played for the Baltimore Orioles and Boston Beaneaters

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