1916 Philadelphia Athletics season

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1916 Philadelphia Athletics
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Owner(s) Connie Mack, Benjamin Shibe, Tom Shibe and John Shibe
Manager(s) Connie Mack
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The 1916 Philadelphia Athletics season involved the A's finishing 8th in the American League with a record of 36 wins and 117 losses. The 1916 team is often considered by baseball historians the worst team in American League history,[1] and its .235 winning percentage is still the lowest ever for a modern (post-1900) big-league team.

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

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


Roster[edit]

1916 Philadelphia Athletics
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

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
OF Strunk, AmosAmos Strunk 150 544 172 .316 3 49
OF Walsh, JimmyJimmy Walsh 114 390 91 .233 1 27

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
King, LeeLee King 42 144 27 .188 0 8
Haley, RichardRichard Haley 34 108 25 .231 0 4
Grover, RoyRoy Grover 20 77 21 .273 0 7
Brown, JimJim Brown 14 42 10 .238 1 5
Lanning, RedRed Lanning 19 33 6 .182 0 1
Thompson, ShagShag Thompson 15 17 0 .000 0 0
Johnson, BillBill Johnson 4 15 4 .267 0 1
Crane, SamSam Crane 2 4 1 .250 0 0
Davis, HarryHarry Davis 1 1 0 .000 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
Myers, ElmerElmer Myers 44 315 14 23 3.66 182
Bush, JoeJoe Bush 40 286.2 15 24 2.57 157
Nabors, JackJack Nabors 40 212.2 1 20 3.47 74
Johnson, JingJing Johnson 12 84.1 2 8 3.74 25
Parnham, RubeRube Parnham 4 24.2 2 1 4.01 8

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
Sheehan, TomTom Sheehan 38 188 1 16 3.69 54
Crowell, CapCap Crowell 9 39.2 0 5 4.99 15
Hesselbacher, GeorgeGeorge Hesselbacher 6 26 0 4 7.27 6
Lanning, RedRed Lanning 6 24.1 0 3 8.14 9
Seibold, SocksSocks Seibold 3 21.2 1 2 4.15 5
Bressler, RubeRube Bressler 4 15 0 2 6.60 8
Ray, CarlCarl Ray 3 9.1 0 1 4.82 5

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
Driscoll, MichaelMichael Driscoll 1 0 1 0 5.40 0
Lindstrom, AxelAxel Lindstrom 1 0 0 0 4.50 1
Morrisette, BillBill Morrisette 1 0 0 0 6.75 2
Richardson, JackJack Richardson 1 0 0 0 40.50 1

Awards and honors[edit]

League top five finishers[edit]

  • Joe Bush: #4 in AL in strikeouts (157)
  • Joe Bush: #3 in AL in shutouts (8)
  • Joe Bush: #3 in AL in complete games (25)
  • Joe Bush: MLB leader in losses (24)
  • Joe Bush: MLB leader in wild pitches (15)
  • Joe Bush: #2 in AL in walks allowed (130)
  • Elmer Myers: #2 in AL in strikeouts (182)
  • Elmer Myers: #2 in AL in complete games (31)
  • Elmer Myers: #2 in AL in losses (23)
  • Elmer Myers: MLB leader in earned runs allowed (128)
  • Elmer Myers: #2 in AL in hits allowed (280)
  • Elmer Myers: MLB leader in walks allowed (168)
  • Elmer Myers: #2 in AL in home runs allowed (7)
  • Elmer Myers: #2 in AL in wild pitches (13)
  • Elmer Myers: #2 in AL in hit batsmen (14)
  • Jack Nabors: #3 in AL in losses (20)
  • Amos Strunk: #4 in AL in batting average (.316)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Pahigian, Josh (2010). The Seventh Inning Stretch: Baseball's Most Essential and Inane Debates. Guilford, CT: Globe Pequot Press. ISBN 978-1-59921-805-2. p. 151

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