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1906 Major League Baseball season

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

1906 MLB season
LeagueAmerican League (AL)
National League (NL)
SportBaseball
DurationRegular season:
  • April 14 – October 7, 1906 (AL)
  • April 12 – October 7, 1906 (NL)
World Series:
  • October 9 – October 13, 1906
Number of games154
Number of teams16 (8 per league)
Pennant Winners
AL championsChicago White Sox
  AL runners-upNew York Highlanders
NL championsChicago Cubs
  NL runners-upNew York Giants
World Series
ChampionsChicago White Sox
  Runners-upChicago Cubs
 MLB seasons
Locations of teams for the 1904–1907 American League seasons
American League

The 1906 major league baseball season began on April 12, 1906. The regular season ended on October 7, with the Chicago Cubs and Chicago White Sox as regular season champions of the National League and American League, respectively. The postseason began with Game 1 of the third modern World Series on October 9 and ended with Game 6 on October 14. The White Sox defeated the Cubs, four games to two.

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Teams

League Team City Stadium Capacity Manager
American League Boston Americans Boston, Massachusetts Huntington Avenue Grounds 11,500 Jimmy Collins, Chick Stahl
Chicago White Sox Chicago, Illinois South Side Park 15,000 Fielder Jones
Cleveland Naps Cleveland, Ohio League Park 9,000 Nap Lajoie
Detroit Tigers Detroit, Michigan Bennett Park 8,500 Bill Armour
New York Highlanders New York, New York Hilltop Park 16,000 Clark Griffith
Philadelphia Athletics Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Columbia Park 13,600 Connie Mack
St. Louis Browns St. Louis, Missouri Sportsman's Park 8,000 Jimmy McAleer
Washington Senators Washington, D.C. National Park Unknown Jake Stahl
National League Boston Beaneaters Boston, Massachusetts South End Grounds 2,300 Fred Tenney
Brooklyn Superbas New York, New York Washington Park 18,800 Patsy Donovan
Chicago Cubs Chicago, Illinois West Side Park 16,000 Frank Chance
Cincinnati Reds Cincinnati, Ohio Palace of the Fans 6,000 Ned Hanlon
New York Giants New York, New York Polo Grounds 16,000 John McGraw
Philadelphia Phillies Philadelphia, Pennsylvania National League Park 18,000 Hugh Duffy
Pittsburgh Pirates Allegheny, Pennsylvania Exposition Park 16,000 Fred Clarke
St. Louis Cardinals St. Louis, Missouri Robison Field Unknown John McCloskey

Schedule

The 1906 schedule consisted of 154 games for all teams in the American League and National League, each of which had eight teams. Each team was scheduled to play 22 games against the other seven teams of their respective league. This continued the format put in place for the 1904 season. This format would last until 1919.

National League Opening Day took place on April 12 with all teams playing, while American League Opening Day did not take place until April 14 with four teams playing. The final day of the regular season was on October 7. The World Series took place between October 9 and October 14.

Standings

Postseason

Bracket

World Series
   
AL Chicago White Sox 4
NL Chicago Cubs 2

Managerial changes

Off-season

Team Former Manager New Manager
Brooklyn Superbas Ned Hanlon Patsy Donovan
Cincinnati Reds Joe Kelley Ned Hanlon
St. Louis Cardinals Stanley Robison John McCloskey

In-season

Team Former Manager New Manager
Boston Americans Jimmy Collins Chick Stahl

League leaders

American League

National League

Milestones

The Chicago Cubs won a record 116 games while losing only 36. Their .763 winning percentage remains the highest in the modern (two-league) era.[1] They were led offensively by third baseman Harry Steinfeldt whose 176 hits, .327 batting average and 83 RBIs were all a team-best; Steinfeldt also had 29 stolen bases. The Cubs' pitching staff consisted of Ed Reulbach, Carl Lundgren, Mordecai Brown and left-hander Jack Pfiester.

Home field attendance

Team name Wins Home attendance Per game
Chicago Cubs[2] 116 26.1% 654,300 28.3% 8,282
Chicago White Sox[3] 93 1.1% 585,202 -14.9% 7,408
Philadelphia Athletics[4] 78 -15.2% 489,129 -11.8% 6,700
New York Highlanders[5] 90 26.8% 434,700 40.6% 5,720
Boston Americans[6] 49 -37.2% 410,209 -12.5% 5,327
New York Giants[7] 96 -8.6% 402,850 -27.1% 5,371
Pittsburgh Pirates[8] 93 -3.1% 394,877 7.0% 5,128
St. Louis Browns[9] 76 40.7% 389,157 14.8% 5,120
Cincinnati Reds[10] 64 -19.0% 330,056 5.1% 4,231
Cleveland Naps[11] 89 17.1% 325,733 3.0% 4,123
Philadelphia Phillies[12] 71 -14.5% 294,680 -7.3% 3,827
St. Louis Cardinals[13] 52 -10.3% 283,770 -3.1% 3,685
Brooklyn Superbas[14] 66 37.5% 277,400 21.7% 3,650
Detroit Tigers[15] 71 -10.1% 174,043 -10.0% 2,231
Boston Beaneaters[16] 49 -3.9% 143,280 -4.5% 1,885
Washington Senators[17] 55 -14.1% 129,903 -48.5% 1,732

Events

References

  1. ^ Kramer, Daniel; Adler, David (June 13, 2020). "The best season in every club's history". MLB.com. Retrieved October 9, 2020.
  2. ^ "Chicago Cubs Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved March 28, 2024.
  3. ^ "Chicago White Sox Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved March 28, 2024.
  4. ^ "Oakland Athletics Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved March 28, 2024.
  5. ^ "New York Yankees Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved March 28, 2024.
  6. ^ "Boston Red Sox Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved March 28, 2024.
  7. ^ "San Francisco Giants Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved March 28, 2024.
  8. ^ "Pittsburgh Pirates Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved March 28, 2024.
  9. ^ "Baltimore Orioles Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved March 28, 2024.
  10. ^ "Cincinnati Reds Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved March 28, 2024.
  11. ^ "Cleveland Guardians Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved March 28, 2024.
  12. ^ "Philadelphia Phillies Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved March 28, 2024.
  13. ^ "St. Louis Cardinals Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved March 28, 2024.
  14. ^ "Los Angeles Dodgers Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved March 28, 2024.
  15. ^ "Detroit Tigers Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved March 28, 2024.
  16. ^ "Atlanta Braves Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved March 28, 2024.
  17. ^ "Minnesota Twins Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved March 28, 2024.
  18. ^ "July 4, 1906 boxscore of double one-hitter from Retrosheet". retrosheet.org. Retrieved September 17, 2023.
  19. ^ "Today in Baseball History – September 26th". nationalpastime.com/site. Retrieved September 26, 2015.

External links

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