1916 Major League Baseball season

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U.S. President Woodrow Wilson throws out the ball on opening day of baseball season, 1916
1916 MLB season
LeagueMajor League Baseball
SportBaseball
DurationApril 12 – October 12, 1916
Pennant Winners
AL championsBoston Red Sox
  AL runners-upChicago White Sox
NL championsBrooklyn Robins
  NL runners-upPhiladelphia Phillies
World Series
ChampionsBoston Red Sox
  Runners-upBrooklyn Robins
MLB seasons

The 1916 Major League Baseball season.

Statistical leaders[edit]

  American League National League
Type Name Stat Name Stat
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 2TM 83
Wins Walter Johnson WSH 25 Pete Alexander PHI 33
ERA Babe Ruth BOS 1.75 Pete Alexander PHI 1.55
SO Walter Johnson WSH 228 Pete Alexander PHI 167
SV Bob Shawkey NYY 8 Red Ames STL 8
SB Ty Cobb DET 68 Max Carey PIT 63

Major league baseball final standings[edit]

American League final 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


National League final standings[edit]

National League W L Pct. GB Home Road
Brooklyn Robins 94 60 0.610 50–27 44–33
Philadelphia Phillies 91 62 0.595 50–29 41–33
Boston Braves 89 63 0.586 4 41–31 48–32
New York Giants 86 66 0.566 7 47–30 39–36
Chicago Cubs 67 86 0.438 26½ 37–41 30–45
Pittsburgh Pirates 65 89 0.422 29 37–40 28–49
St. Louis Cardinals 60 93 0.392 33½ 36–40 24–53
Cincinnati Reds 60 93 0.392 33½ 32–44 28–49


Managers[edit]

American League[edit]

Team Manager Comments
Boston Red Sox Bill Carrigan
Chicago White Sox Pants Rowland
Cleveland Indians Lee Fohl
Detroit Tigers Hughie Jennings
New York Yankees Bill Donovan
Philadelphia Athletics Connie Mack
St. Louis Browns Fielder Jones
Washington Senators Clark Griffith

National League[edit]

Team Manager Comments
Boston Braves George Stallings
Brooklyn Robins Wilbert Robinson
Chicago Cubs Joe Tinker
Cincinnati Reds Buck Herzog, Ivey Wingo and Christy Mathewson
New York Giants John McGraw
Philadelphia Phillies Pat Moran
Pittsburgh Pirates Nixey Callahan
St. Louis Cardinals Miller Huggins

World Series[edit]

The Red Sox defeated the Robins, four games to one.

External links[edit]

Media related to 1916 in Major League Baseball at Wikimedia Commons