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The 1916 season of the American League was the sixteenth season of the league.

Contents

[edit] Season summary

[edit] Standings

Bold indicates league champion, Italics indicates World Series champion
Rank Team G W L T WPCT GB RS (RS/G) RA (RA/G) AVG OBP SLG ERA FPCT
1 Boston Red Sox 156 91 63 2 .583 -.- 550 (3.53) 480 (3.08) 0.248 0.312 0.318 2.48 0.972
2 Chicago White Sox 155 89 65 1 .574 2.0 601 (3.88) 497 (3.21) 0.251 0.312 0.339 2.36 0.968
3 Detroit Tigers 155 87 67 1 .561 4.0 670 (4.32) 595 (3.84) 0.264 0.334 0.350 2.97 0.968
4 New York Yankees 156 80 74 2 .513 11.0 577 (3.70) 561 (3.60) 0.246 0.314 0.326 2.77 0.967
5 St. Louis Browns 158 79 75 4 .500 12.0 588 (3.72) 545 (3.45) 0.245 0.326 0.307 2.58 0.963
6 Cleveland Indians 157 77 77 3 .490 14.0 630 (4.01) 602 (3.83) 0.250 0.320 0.331 2.90 0.965
7 Washington Senators 159 76 77 6 .478 14.5 536 (3.37) 543 (3.42) 0.242 0.314 0.306 2.67 0.964
8 Philadelphia Athletics 154 36 117 1 .234 54.5 447 (2.90) 776 (5.04) 0.242 0.299 0.313 3.92 0.952

[edit] League leaders

Bold indicates league record, Italics indicate all-time record

[edit] Batting

Statistic Leader Team Number
Games Played Eddie Foster
Del Pratt
Washington Senators
St. Louis Browns
158
At Bats Burt Shotton St. Louis Browns 614
Runs Scored Ty Cobb Detroit Tigers 113
Hits Tris Speaker Cleveland Indians 211
Doubles Jack Graney
Tris Speaker
Cleveland Indians
Cleveland Indians
41
Triples Joe Jackson Chicago White Sox 21
Home Runs Wally Pipp New York Yankees 12
Total Bases Joe Jackson Chicago White Sox 293
Runs Batted In Del Pratt St. Louis Browns 103
Stolen Bases Ty Cobb Detroit Tigers 68
Caught Stealing Burt Shotton St. Louis Browns 28
Walks Burt Shotton St. Louis Browns 110
Hit by Pitch Jack Barry Boston Red Sox 17
Strikeouts Wally Pipp New York Yankees 82
Sacrifice Hits Buck Weaver Chicago White Sox 44
Batting Average Tris Speaker Cleveland Indians 0.386
On-Base Percentage Tris Speaker Cleveland Indians 0.470
Slugging Percentage Tris Speaker Cleveland Indians 0.502
On-Base plus Slugging Tris Speaker Cleveland Indians 0.972
On-Base plus Slugging Plus Tris Speaker Cleveland Indians 185

[edit] Pitching

Statistic Leader Team Number
Wins Walter Johnson Washington Senators 25
Losses Joe Bush Philadelphia Athletics 24
Win-Loss Percentage Bernie Boland Detroit Tigers 0.769
Appearances Dave Davenport St. Louis Browns 59
Games Started Babe Ruth Boston Red Sox 41
Complete Games Walter Johnson Washington Senators 36
Shutouts Babe Ruth Boston Red Sox 9
Games Finished Bob Shawkey New York Yankees 23
Saves Bob Shawkey New York Yankees 8
Innings Pitched Walter Johnson Washington Senators 369.2
Batters Faced Walter Johnson Washington Senators 1449
Hits Allowed Walter Johnson Washington Senators 290
Home Runs Allowed Allan Russell New York Yankees 8
Base-on-Balls Allowed Elmer Myers Philadelphia Athletics 168
Hit Batsmen Hooks Dauss Detroit Tigers 16
Strikeouts Walter Johnson Washington Senators 228
Wild Pitches Joe Bush Philadelphia Athletics 15
Balks Dave Danforth Chicago White Sox 3
Runs Allowed Elmer Myers Philadelphia Athletics 169
Earned Runs Allowed Elmer Myers Philadelphia Athletics 128
Earned Run Average Babe Ruth Boston Red Sox 1.75
Walks plus Hits
per Inning Pitched
Reb Russell Chicago White Sox 0.942

[edit] Postseason

In the World Series, the American League champion Boston Red Sox defeated the National League's Brooklyn Robins, 4 games to 1.

[edit] Notable events

[edit] Further reading

  • Paul Batesel: Major League Baseball Players of 1916: A Biographical Dictionary, McFarland, Jefferson, NC, 2007.
  • Paul G. Zinn and John G. Zinn: The Major League Pennant Races of 1916: The Most Maddening Baseball Melee in HIstory, McFarland, Jefferson, NC, 2009. ISBN 978-0-7864-3630-9


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