1906 Major League Baseball season

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1906 MLB season
League Major League Baseball
Sport Baseball
Duration April 12 – October 14, 1906
Pennant Winners
AL champions Chicago White Sox
  AL runners-up New York Highlanders
NL champions Chicago Cubs
  NL runners-up New York Giants
World Series
Champions Chicago White Sox
  Runners-up Chicago Cubs
MLB seasons

The 1906 Major League Baseball season.

Season information

The Chicago Cubs won a record 116 games while losing only 36. Their .763 winning percentage remains the highest in the modern (2-league) era[according to whom?]. They were led offensively by third baseman Harry Steinfeldt whose 176 Hits, .327 BA and 83 RBIs were all a team best; Steinfeldt also stole 29 bases. The Cubs' pitching staff consisted of Ed Reulbach, Carl Lundgren, Mordecai Brown and left-hander Jack Pfiester.

Regular season standings

American League
Rank Club Wins Losses Win %   GB
1st Chicago White Sox 93 58 .616     –
2nd New York Highlanders 90 61 .596 3.0
3rd Cleveland Naps 89 64 .582 5.0
4th Philadelphia Athletics 78 67 .538 16.0
5th St. Louis Browns 76 73 .510 17.0
6th Detroit Tigers 71 78 .477 21.0
7th Washington Senators 55 95 .367 37.5
8th Boston Americans 49 105 .318 46.5
National League
Rank Club Wins Losses Win %   GB
1st Chicago Cubs 116 36 .763     –
2nd New York Giants 96 56 .631 20.0
3rd Pittsburgh Pirates 93 60 .608 23.5
4th Philadelphia Phillies 71 82 .464 45.5
5th Brooklyn Superbas 66 86 .434 50.0
6th Cincinnati Reds 64 87 .424 51.5
7th St. Louis Cardinals 52 98 .347 63.0
8th Boston Beaneaters 49 102 .324 66.5

Events

Managers

American League

Team Manager Comments
Boston Americans Jimmy Collins and Chick Stahl
Chicago White Sox Fielder Jones
Cleveland Naps Nap Lajoie
Detroit Tigers Bill Armour
New York Highlanders Clark Griffith
Philadelphia Athletics Connie Mack
St. Louis Browns Jimmy McAleer
Washington Senators Jake Stahl

National League

Team Manager Comments
Boston Beaneaters Fred Tenney
Brooklyn Superbas Patsy Donovan
Chicago Orphans Frank Chance
Cincinnati Reds Ned Hanlon
New York Giants John McGraw
Philadelphia Phillies Hugh Duffy
Pittsburgh Pirates Fred Clarke
St. Louis Cardinals John McCloskey

1906 World Series

Chicago White Sox beat The Cubs 4 games to 2 in the World Series.

Game Score Date Location Attendance
1 Chicago White Sox – 2, Chicago Cubs – 1 October 9 West Side Park 12,693
2 Chicago Cubs – 7, Chicago White Sox – 1 October 10 South Side Park 12,595
3 Chicago White Sox – 3, Chicago Cubs – 0 October 11 West Side Park 13,667
4 Chicago Cubs – 1, Chicago White Sox – 0 October 12 South Side Park 18,385
5 Chicago White Sox – 8, Chicago Cubs – 6 October 13 West Side Park 23,257
6 Chicago Cubs – 3, Chicago White Sox – 8 October 14 South Side Park 19,249

References

  1. ^ "Today in Baseball History – September 26th". nationalpastime.com/site. Retrieved 26 September 2015.

External links

  • 1906 in baseball history from ThisGreatGame.com
  • 1906 Major League Baseball season schedule at Baseball Reference


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