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1916 Brooklyn Robins season

The 1916 Brooklyn Robins won their first National League pennant in 16 years and advanced to the first World Series in franchise history, where they lost to Babe Ruth and the Boston Red Sox in five games.

1916 Brooklyn Robins
1916 National League Champions
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Owner(s)Charles Ebbets, Ed McKeever, Stephen McKeever
Manager(s)Wilbert Robinson
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Contents

OffseasonEdit

Regular seasonEdit

Season standingsEdit

National League W L Pct. GB Home Road
Brooklyn Robins 94 60 0.610 50–27 44–33
Philadelphia Phillies 91 62 0.595 50–29 41–33
Boston Braves 89 63 0.586 4 41–31 48–32
New York Giants 86 66 0.566 7 47–30 39–36
Chicago Cubs 67 86 0.438 26½ 37–41 30–45
Pittsburgh Pirates 65 89 0.422 29 37–40 28–49
St. Louis Cardinals 60 93 0.392 33½ 36–40 24–53
Cincinnati Reds 60 93 0.392 33½ 32–44 28–49


Record vs. opponentsEdit

1916 National League Records

Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8]
Team BOS BR CHC CIN NYG PHI PIT STL
Boston 13–9 14–7–2 13–9–1 11–10–1 11–11–1 14–8–1 13–9
Brooklyn 9–13 15–7–1 15–7–1 15–7 11–11 14–8 15–7
Chicago 7–14–2 7–15–1 9–13 10–12 8–14 12–10 14–8
Cincinnati 9–13–1 7–15–1 13–9 5–16 5–17 13–9 8–14
New York 10–11–1 7–15 12–10 16–5 9–13 17–5–2 15–7
Philadelphia 11–11–1 11–11 14–8 17–5 13–9 13–9 12–9
Pittsburgh 8–14–1 8–14 10–12 9–13 5–17–2 9–13 16–6
St. Louis 9–13 7–15 8–14 14–8 7–15 9–12 6–16


Notable transactionsEdit

RosterEdit

1916 Brooklyn Robins
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Player statsEdit

BattingEdit

Starters by positionEdit

Note: Pos = Position; G = Games played; AB = At bats; R = runs; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in; SB = Stolen bases

Pos Player G AB R H Avg. HR RBI SB
C Chief Meyers 80 239 21 59 .247 0 21 2
1B Jake Daubert 127 478 75 151 .316 3 33 21
2B George Cutshaw 154 581 58 151 .260 2 63 27
3B Mike Mowrey 144 495 57 121 .244 0 60 16
SS Ivy Olson 108 351 29 89 .254 1 38 14
OF Zack Wheat 149 568 76 177 .312 9 73 19
OF Casey Stengel 127 462 66 129 .279 8 53 11
OF Jimmy Johnston 118 425 58 107 .252 1 26 22

Other battersEdit

Note: G = Games played; AB = At bats; R = runs; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in; SB = Stolen bases

Player G AB R H Avg. HR RBI SB
Hy Myers 113 412 54 108 .262 3 36 17
Otto Miller 73 216 16 55 .255 1 17 6
Ollie O'Mara 72 193 18 39 .202 0 15 10
Lew McCarty 55 150 17 47 .313 0 13 4
Gus Getz 40 96 9 21 .219 0 8 9
Fred Merkle 23 69 6 16 .232 0 2 2
Jim Hickman 9 5 3 1 .200 0 0 1
Red Smyth 2 5 0 0 .000 0 0 0
John Kelleher 2 3 0 0 .000 0 0 0
Hack Miller 3 3 0 1 .333 0 1 0
Bunny Fabrique 2 2 0 0 .000 0 0 0
Al Nixon 1 2 0 2 1.000 0 0 0
Mack Wheat 2 2 0 0 .000 0 0 0
Artie Dede 1 1 0 0 .000 0 0 0

PitchingEdit

Starting pitchersEdit

Note: G = Games pitched; CG = Complete games; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; BB = Bases on balls; SO = Strikeouts

Player G GS CG IP W L ERA BB SO
Jeff Pfeffer 41 36 30 328.2 25 11 1.92 63 128
Larry Cheney 41 32 15 253 18 12 1.92 105 166
Jack Coombs 27 19 10 159 13 8 2.66 44 47

Other pitchersEdit

Note: G = Games pitched; CG = Complete games; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; BB = Bases on balls; SO = Strikeouts

Player G GS CG IP W L ERA BB SO
Sherry Smith 36 25 15 219 14 10 2.34 45 67
Rube Marquard 36 21 15 205 13 6 1.58 38 107
Wheezer Dell 32 16 9 155 8 9 2.26 43 76
Ed Appleton 14 3 2 47 1 2 3.06 18 14
Nap Rucker 9 4 1 37.1 2 1 1.69 7 14

Relief pitchersEdit

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned run average; BB = Bases on balls; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L SV ERA BB SO
Duster Mails 11 17.1 0 1 0 3.63 9 13
Leon Cadore 1 6 0 0 0 4.50 0 2

1916 World SeriesEdit

Game 1Edit

October 7, 1916, at Braves Field in Boston, Massachusetts

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Brooklyn 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 4 5 10 4
Boston 0 0 1 0 1 0 3 1 x 6 8 1
W: Ernie Shore (1–0)  L: Rube Marquard (0–1) S: Carl Mays (1)

Game 2Edit

October 9, 1916, at Braves Field in Boston, Massachusetts

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 R H E
Brooklyn 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 6 2
Boston 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 7 1
W: Babe Ruth (1–0)  L: Sherry Smith (0–1)
HR: BROHy Myers (1)

Game 3Edit

October 10, 1916, at Ebbets Field in Brooklyn, New York

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Boston 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 3 7 1
Brooklyn 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 x 4 10 0
W: Jack Coombs (1–0)  L: Carl Mays (0–1) S: Jeff Pfeffer (1)
HR: BOSLarry Gardner (1)

Game 4Edit

October 11, 1916, at Ebbets Field in Brooklyn, New York

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Boston 0 3 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 6 10 1
Brooklyn 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 5 4
W: Dutch Leonard (1–0)  L: Rube Marquard (0–2)
HR: BOSLarry Gardner (2)

Game 5Edit

October 12, 1916, at Braves Field in Boston, Massachusetts

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Brooklyn 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 3
Boston 0 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 x 4 7 2
W: Ernie Shore (2–0)  L: Jeff Pfeffer (0–1)

Awards and honorsEdit

League top five finishersEdit

Larry Cheney

  • #2 in NL in strikeouts (166)

Jake Daubert

  • #2 in NL in batting average (.316)
  • #4 in NL in on-base percentage (.371)

Rube Marquard

  • #2 in NL in ERA (1.58)

Jeff Pfeffer

  • #2 in NL in wins (25)
  • #2 in NL in complete games (30)

Zach Wheat

  • Led NL in slugging percentage (.461)
  • #2 in NL in doubles (32)

NotesEdit

ReferencesEdit

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