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1916 in baseball

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The following are the baseball events of the year 1916 throughout the world.

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Champions

MLB statistical leaders

American League National League
Stat Player Total Player Total
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) 128
Wins Walter Johnson (WSH) 25 Grover Cleveland Alexander1 (PHP) 33
ERA Babe Ruth (BRS) 1.75 Grover Cleveland Alexander1 (PHP) 1.55
K Walter Johnson (WSH) 228 Grover Cleveland Alexander1 (PHP) 167

1 National League Triple Crown pitching winner

Major league baseball final standings

Events

Births

January

February

March

April

May

June

July

August

September

October

November

December

Deaths

January–February

  • January 1 – Jake Drauby, 52, third baseman who hit .206 in ten games for the Washington Senators of the National League in 1892.
  • January 6 – King Cole, 29, pitcher who was 20–4 and led National League in ERA for the 1910 Chicago Cubs; gave up Babe Ruth's first hit in 1914, and inspired Ring Lardner's "Alibi Ike" stories.
  • January 20 – Emmet Heidrick, 39, centerfielder for four teams in the National and American leagues between 1898 and 1908, who collected a .300 average and 186 stolen bases in 757 career games.
  • February 5 – Ed Irwin, 34, third baseman who played one game for the 1912 Detroit Tigers of the American League.
  • February 14 – Pat Carroll, 62, Union Association catcher and right fielder for the Altoona Mountain City and the Philadelphia Keystones in the 1884 season.
  • February 25 – Art Allison, 67, outfielder-first baseman who hit .254 for five teams between 1871 and 1876.

March–April

  • March 4 – Abe Wolstenholme, 55, catcher for the 1883 Philadelphia Quakers of the National League.
  • March 7 – Fred Donovan, 51, catcher for the Cleveland Spiders of the National League in 1895.
  • March 23 – Frank Graves, 55, catcher for the 1886 St. Louis Maroons of the National League.
  • March 28 – Eddie Hohnhorst, 51, first baseman for the Cleveland Naps of the American League in the 1910 and 1912 seasons.
  • April 6 – Fred Mann, 58, centerfielder who hit .262 and scored 388 runs in 577 games for five clubs from 1882 to 1887.
  • April 8 – Bill Moran, 46, National League catcher who hit a .147 average in 39 games with the St. Louis Browns (1892) and the Chicago Colts (1895).
  • April 16 – Jim McTamany, 52, center fielder for four teams from 1885 to 1891, who led the American Association in runs (140) and walks (112) in 1890, while collecting 255 stolen bases and a .371 on-base percentage in 813 career-games.
  • April 26 – Skyrocket Smith, first baseman who hit a .238 average with a .349 on-base percentage for the Louisville Colonels of the American Association in 1888.
  • April 27 – Jul Kustus, 33, outfielder who hit .145 in x games for the 1909 Brooklyn Superbas of the National League.

May–June

  • May 31 – Bud Sharpe, 34, National League who hit .222 in parts of two seasons for the Boston Beaneaters (1905) and Pittsburgh Pirates (1910).
  • June 10 – Jack Chapman, 73, one of the foremost players of the early 1860s, who became famous for his many long running catches at right field, receiving the colorful nickname ″Death to Flying Things″; later a highly respected manager from 1876 to 1892, winning one championship in 1890 with the Louisville Colonels of the American Association.
  • June 19 – John Dodge, 27, National League third baseman for the 1912 Philadelphia Phillies and the 1913 Cincinnati Reds, who died after being hit in the head by a pitch during a minor league game.

July–August

  • July 15 – Ira Belden, 42, American Association outfielder for the Cleveland Spiders in 1897.
  • July 22 – George Ziegler, 44[?], who pitched one game for the 1890 Pittsburgh Alleghenys of the National League.
  • August 15 – John Dyler, 64, left fielder for the Louisville Eclipse American Association team in 1882.
  • August 23 – Bill George, 51, pitcher/outfielder who played from 1887 through 1889 for the New York Giants (National League) and Columbus Solons (American Association).

September–October

  • September 2 – Chick Evans, 26, National League pitcher who posted a 1–4 record and a 4.96 ERA in 17 games for the Boston Doves in the 1909 and 1910 seasons, who also hurled a perfect game in the minors in which not a single batter hit a ball out of the infield.
  • September 23 – Monk Cline, 58, American Association outfielder who hit .261 in 232 games with the Baltimore Orioles, Kansas City Cowboys and the Louisville Eclipse/Colonels between 1882 and 1891.
  • October 10 – Dick McBride, 71, pitcher-manager for the Philadelphia Athletics of the National Association from 1871 to 1875, who also played for the 1876 Boston Red Caps of the National League.
  • October 11 – Harry Luff, 64, infielder/outfielder/pitcher who played between 1875 and 1884 for six clubs in four different leagues.
  • October 13 – Cyclone Miller, 57, pitcher who posted a 14–11 record and a 3.04 ERA in 27 games with four teams in the 1884 and 1886 seasons.
  • October 16 – Henry Killeen, 44, pitcher for the 1891 Cleveland Spiders of the National League.
  • October 24 – Hi Ebright, 57, catcher who hit .254 for the Washington Senators of the National League in 1889.
  • October 31 – Nicholas Young, 76, president of the National League (1885–1902) and league secretary (1876–1902), who also managed the Washington team in the National Association and umpired in that league.

November–December

  • November 2 – Richard Johns, 67, National Association umpire
  • November 12 – Mike Roach, 46, catcher for the 1899 Washington Senators of the National League.
  • November 12 – Will Foley, 60, third baseman who played between 1875 and 1884 for five clubs in three different leagues.
  • November 15 – Jack Farrell 60, center fielder who hit .385 in three games with the 1874 Hartford Dark Blues of the National Association.
  • November 29 – Bob Unglaub, 35, American League infielder for the New York Highlanders, Boston Americans and Washington Senators between 1904 and 1910, who also managed the Americans in the 1907 season.
  • December 3 – Reddy Mack, 50, Irish second baseman who played in the American Association for the Louisville Colonels (1886–1888) and Baltimore Orioles (1889–1890).
  • December 5 – John Cuff, 52, catcher for the 1884 Baltimore Monumentals of the Union Association.
  • December 17 – Scoops Carey, 46, a .271 career-hitter with four clubs, who led first basemen in fielding average in both the National League (1895) and American League (1902).
  • December 17 – Elias Peak, 57, second baseman who hit a combined .202 average with the Boston Reds and Philadelphia Keystones in the 1884 season.
  • December 19 – Doug Allison, 70, catcher who played from 1868 through 1883 for ten different teams, including for the undefeated 1869 Cincinnati Red Stockings, who is the earliest known player to use a glove, when he donned buckskin mittens to protect his hands in 1870.
  • December 19 – John McGuinness, 60[?], Irish first baseman and a .244 career hitter in 162 games with the New York Mutuals (1876), Syracuse Stars (1879), and Philadelphia Keystones (1884).
  • December 23 – Erve Beck, 38, second baseman for four different teams in the American and National Leagues between 1899 and 1902; his 71 doubles in 1900 for minor-league Toledo stood as an Organized Baseball record for 23 years.
  • December 23 – Howard Earl, 47, outfielder who hit .248 with eight homers and 68 RBI for the 1890 Chicago Colts and the 1890 Milwaukee Brewers.
  • December 25 – Bill Moriarty, 33, backup shortstop for the 1909 Cincinnati Reds.
  • December 29 – Ed Doheny, 43, pitcher who played from 1895 through 1903 for the New York Giants and Pittsburgh Pirates, compiling a 75–83 and a 3.73 ERA in 75 games, while allowing only 13 home runs in 1405 innings for a .083 HR/9 average, 16th on all-time list.

References

  1. ^ "Sports: Lannin Sells Grays to Draper". The Boston Daily Globe. January 25, 1916.
  2. ^ "Jersey City Club Sold". The New York Times. February 19, 1916.


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