1906 in baseball

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The following are the baseball events of the year 1906 throughout the world.  

Champions[edit]

Inter-league playoff: Chicago (AL) declined challenge by New York Giants.

Awards and honors[edit]

Statistical leaders[edit]

American League National League
AVG George Stone SLB .358 Honus Wagner PIT .339
HR Harry Davis PHA 12 Tim Jordan BRO 12
RBI Harry Davis PHA 96 Jim Nealon PIT &
Harry Steinfeldt CHC
83
Wins Al Orth NYY 27 Joe McGinnity NYG 27
ERA Doc White CWS 1.52   Mordecai Brown CHC 1.04  
Ks Rube Waddell PHA 196 Fred Beebe STL 171

Major league baseball final standings[edit]

American League final 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



National League final standings[edit]

National League W L Pct. GB Home Road
Chicago Cubs 116 36 0.763 56–21 60–15
New York Giants 96 56 0.632 20 51–24 45–32
Pittsburgh Pirates 93 60 0.608 23½ 49–27 44–33
Philadelphia Phillies 71 82 0.464 45½ 37–40 34–42
Brooklyn Superbas 66 86 0.434 50 31–44 35–42
Cincinnati Reds 64 87 0.424 51½ 36–40 28–47
St. Louis Cardinals 52 98 0.347 63 28–48 24–50
Boston Beaneaters 49 102 0.325 66½ 28–47 21–55


Events[edit]

  • July 4 – Mordecai Brown of the Chicago Cubs defeats Lefty Leifield of the Pittsburgh Pirates 1-0, in the first game of a doubleheader, in which both pitchers throw a 1-hitter. Leifield collects the Pirates only hit off Brown and loses his own bid for a no-hitter by giving up a single in the 9th inning that ends up scoring the only run of the game.
  • August 1 – Brooklyn Superbas pitcher Harry McIntire would not allow a hit to the Pittsburgh Pirates through 10 innings, only to allow a single with two outs in the 11th inning. McIntire would allow three more hits before the Pirates outlasted the Superbas, 1-0, in 13 innings.
  • August 3 – At Sportsman's Park, Long Tom Hughes of the Washington Senators and Fred Glade of the St. Louis Browns entered the 10th inning with a scoreless tie, until Hughes decided the game with a solo home run to a 1–0 victory, becoming the first pitcher in major league history to pitch a shutout and hit a home run which accounted for the only run in the game.

Births[edit]

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Deaths[edit]

  • January 26 – Fred Underwood, 37, pitcher for the 1894 Brooklyn Grooms;
  • February 16 – Yale Murphy, 36, shortstop and outfielder who played from 1894 through 1897 for the New York Giants.
  • February 27 – John Peltz, 44, outfielder who played with the Hoosiers, Orioles, Gladiators, Stars and Maunees between the 1884 and 1890 seasons.
  • March 25 – Joe Cassidy, 23, shortstop for the Senators since 1904 who led AL with 19 triples as a rookie, led league in assists in 1905.
  • March 27 – Toad Ramsey, 41, pitcher for Louisville who topped 35 wins in both 1886 and 1887, with strikeout totals of 499 and 355.
  • June 14 – Mike Sullivan, 39, pitcher who posted a 54–65 record and a 5.04 ERA with eight teams from 1889 to 1899.
  • June 24 – Joe Strauss, 47, left fielder/catcher/pitcher for the Colonels/Cowboys/Grays from 1884 to 1886.
  • October 20 – Buck Ewing, 47, catcher, most notably for the New York Giants, who batted .303 lifetime and led NL in home runs and triples once each; captain of 1888–89 NL champions batted .346 in 1888. championship series; in 1883 was one of first two players to hit 10 home runs in a season; led NL in assists three times and double plays twice, was later Cincinnati manager.
  • August 31 – Alex Voss, 48, utility for the Nationals and Cowboys in the 1884 season.
  • September 22 – George Davies, 38, pitcher who posted an 18–24 record and a 3.32 ERA for the Spiders, Brewers and Giants from 1891 to 1893.
  • November 22 – Tom Cotter, 40, catcher who played six games for the 1891 Boston Reds.
  • October 25 – Marty Swandell, 65, infielder/outfielder for the Eckfords and Resolutes from 1872 to 1873.
  • November 22 – Tom Cotter, 40, catcher for the 1891 Champions Boston Reds.
  • November 27 – Julius Willigrod, 49, outfielder/shortstop who played with the Wolverines and Blues in the 1882 season.
  • December 19 – Ed Pinkham, 60, third baseman for the 1871 Chicago White Stockings.
  • December 30 – Henry Porter, 48, pitcher for three teams in the 1880s, who set a major league record for an 18-strikeout game for a losing pitcher in 1884 and also threw a no-hitter in 1888.