1906 Chicago White Sox season

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1906 Chicago White Sox
American League Champions
World Series Champions
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Owner(s) Charles Comiskey
Manager(s) Fielder Jones
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The 1906 season was the seventh season overall for the Chicago White Sox, and their sixth season in the major leagues. The Sox won their third American League pennant and their first World Series championship. The Sox won 93 games, a plateau they would not reach again until the 1915 season.

Regular season[edit]

The 1906 White Sox team became known as the Hitless Wonders when they won the American League pennant despite posting the lowest team batting average in the league.[1][2] The team had been in fourth place by the end of July, 7½ games behind the defending champion Philadelphia Athletics, when they went on a 19-game winning streak that drove them into first place.[1] No American League team would match the 19-game winning streak for almost 100 years.[1] The team made up for their lack of hitting prowess by leading the league in walks, hit batsmen and sacrifice hits.[1] The White Sox pitching staff had a league-leading 32 shutouts and the second lowest earned run average in the league.[2][3] The White Sox then defeated their cross-town rivals, the heavily favored Chicago Cubs in the 1906 World Series.[4]

Season standings[edit]

American League W L Pct. GB Home Road
Chicago White Sox 93 58 0.616 54–23 39–35
New York Highlanders 90 61 0.596 3 53–23 37–38
Cleveland Naps 89 64 0.582 5 47–30 42–34
Philadelphia Athletics 78 67 0.538 12 48–23 30–44
St. Louis Browns 76 73 0.510 16 40–34 36–39
Detroit Tigers 71 78 0.477 21 42–34 29–44
Washington Senators 55 95 0.367 37½ 33–41 22–54
Boston Americans 49 105 0.318 45½ 22–54 27–51



Roster[edit]

1906 Chicago White Sox
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Player stats[edit]

Batting[edit]

Starters by position[edit]

Note: Pos = Position; G = Games played; AB = At Bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting Average; HR = Home Runs; RBI = Runs Batted In

Pos Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
C Sullivan, BillyBilly Sullivan 118 387 83 .214 2 33
1B Donahue, JiggsJiggs Donahue 154 556 143 .257 1 57
2B Isbell, FrankFrank Isbell 143 549 153 .279 0 57
SS Davis, GeorgeGeorge Davis 133 484 134 .277 0 80
3B Tannehill, LeeLee Tannehill 116 378 69 .183 0 33
OF Hahn, EdEd Hahn 130 484 110 .227 0 27
OF Jones, FielderFielder Jones 144 496 114 .230 2 34
OF O'Neill, BillBill O'Neill 94 330 82 .248 1 21

Other batters[edit]

Note: G = Games played; AB = At Bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting Average; HR = Home Runs; RBI = Runs Batted In

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
Roth, FrankFrank Roth 16 51 10 .196 0 7
Quillen, LeeLee Quillen 4 9 3 .333 0 0

Pitching[edit]

Starting pitchers[edit]

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned Run Average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Owen, FrankFrank Owen 42 293 22 13 2.33 66
Altrock, NickNick Altrock 38 287.2 20 13 2.06 99
Walsh, EdEd Walsh 41 278.1 17 13 1.88 171
White, DocDoc White 28 219.1 18 6 1.52 95
Patterson, RoyRoy Patterson 21 142 10 7 2.09 45

Other pitchers[edit]

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned Run Average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Smith, FrankFrank Smith 20 122 5 5 3.39 53
Fiene, LouLou Fiene 6 31 1 1 2.90 12

Relief pitchers[edit]

Note: G = Games pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned Run Average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Isbell, FrankFrank Isbell 1 0 0 0 0.00 2

1906 World Series[edit]

Main article: 1906 World Series

AL Chicago White Sox (4) vs NL Chicago Cubs (2)

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "The Hitless Wonders". thisgreatgame.com. Retrieved November 20, 2011. 
  2. ^ a b "1906 Chicago White Sox". Baseball-reference.com. Retrieved November 19, 2011. 
  3. ^ "1906 American League pitching statistics". Baseball-reference.com. Retrieved November 19, 2011. 
  4. ^ "1906 World Series". Baseball-reference.com. Retrieved November 19, 2011.