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U.S. President Woodrow Wilson throws out the ball on opening day of baseball season, 1916

The 1916 Major League Baseball season.

1916 MLB season
LeagueMajor League Baseball
SportBaseball
DurationApril 12 – October 12, 1916
Pennant Winners
AL championsBoston Red Sox
  AL runners-upChicago White Sox
NL championsBrooklyn Robins
  NL runners-upPhiladelphia Phillies
World Series
ChampionsBoston Red Sox
  Runners-upBrooklyn Robins
MLB seasons

Statistical leadersEdit

  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 PHP 33
ERA Babe Ruth BSR 1.75 Pete Alexander PHP 1.55
SO Walter Johnson WSH 228 Pete Alexander PHP 167
SV Bob Shawkey NYY 8 Red Ames SLC 8
SB Ty Cobb DET 68 Max Carey PIT 63

Major league baseball final standingsEdit

American League final standingsEdit

American League W L Pct. GB Home Road
Boston Red Sox 91 63 0.591 49–28 42–35
Chicago White Sox 89 65 0.578 2 49–28 40–37
Detroit Tigers 87 67 0.565 4 49–28 38–39
New York Yankees 80 74 0.519 11 46–31 34–43
St. Louis Browns 79 75 0.513 12 45–32 34–43
Cleveland Indians 77 77 0.500 14 44–33 33–44
Washington Senators 76 77 0.497 14½ 49–28 27–49
Philadelphia Athletics 36 117 0.235 54½ 23–53 13–64

National League final 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


ManagersEdit

Notable eventsEdit

World SeriesEdit

The Red Sox defeated the Robins, four games to one.

External linksEdit

  Media related to 1916 in Major League Baseball at Wikimedia Commons

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Paschal, John. "Once Upon A Time: When Hall of Famers Go One-And-Done". fangraphs.com. Retrieved April 2, 2019.