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The 1916 season of the National League was the forty-first 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 Brooklyn Robins 156 94 60 2 .603 -.- 585 (3.75) 471 (3.02) 0.261 0.308 0.345 2.12 0.965
2 Philadelphia Phillies 154 91 62 1 .591 2.5 581 (3.77) 489 (3.18) 0.250 0.305 0.341 2.36 0.963
3 Boston Braves 158 89 63 6 .563 4.0 542 (3.43) 453 (2.87) 0.233 0.294 0.307 2.19 0.967
4 New York Giants 155 86 66 3 .555 7.0 597 (3.85) 504 (3.25) 0.253 0.302 0.343 2.60 0.966
5 Chicago Cubs 156 67 86 3 .429 26.5 520 (3.33) 541 (3.47) 0.239 0.293 0.325 2.65 0.957
6 Pittsburgh Pirates 157 65 89 3 .414 29.0 484 (3.08) 586 (3.73) 0.240 0.291 0.316 2.76 0.959
7 St. Louis Cardinals 153 60 93 0 .392 33.5 476 (3.11) 629 (4.11) 0.243 0.290 0.318 3.14 0.957
8 Cincinnati Reds 155 60 93 2 .387 33.5 505 (3.26) 617 (3.98) 0.254 0.302 0.331 3.10 0.965

[edit] League leaders

Bold indicates league record, Italics indicate all-time record

[edit] Batting

Statistic Leader Team Number
Games Played Ed Konetchy Boston Braves 158
At Bats George Burns New York Giants 623
Runs Scored George Burns New York Giants 105
Hits Hal Chase Cincinnati Reds 184
Doubles Bert Niehoff Philadelphia Phillies 42
Triples Bill Hinchman Pittsburgh Pirates 16
Home Runs Dave Robertson
Cy Williams
New York Giants
Chicago Cubs
12
Total Bases Zack Wheat Brooklyn Robins 262
Runs Batted In Heinie Zimmerman Chicago Cubs/New York Giants 83
Stolen Bases Max Carey Pittsburgh Pirates 63
Caught Stealing Buck Herzog Cincinnati Reds/New York Giants 28
Walks Heinie Groh Cincinnati Reds 84
Hit by Pitch Art Fletcher New York Giants 14
Strikeouts Gavvy Cravath Philadelphia Phillies 89
Sacrifice Hits Max Flack Chicago Cubs 39
Batting Average Hal Chase Cincinnati Reds 0.339
On-Base Percentage Gavvy Cravath Philadelphia Phillies 0.379
Slugging Percentage Zack Wheat Brooklyn Robins 0.461
On-Base plus Slugging Cy Williams Chicago Cubs 0.831
On-Base plus Slugging Plus Hal Chase Cincinnati Reds 154

[edit] Pitching

Statistic Leader Team Number
Wins Pete Alexander Philadelphia Phillies 33
Losses Lee Meadows St. Louis Cardinals 23
Win-Loss Percentage Tom Hughes Boston Braves 0.842
Appearances Lee Meadows St. Louis Cardinals 51
Games Started Pete Alexander Philadelphia Phillies 45
Complete Games Pete Alexander Philadelphia Phillies 38
Shutouts Pete Alexander Philadelphia Phillies 16
Games Finished Steamboat Williams St. Louis Cardinals 21
Saves Red Ames St. Louis Cardinals 8
Innings Pitched Pete Alexander Philadelphia Phillies 389.0
Batters Faced Pete Alexander Philadelphia Phillies 1500
Hits Allowed Pete Alexander Philadelphia Phillies 323
Home Runs Allowed Pol Perritt New York Giants 11
Base-on-Balls Allowed Al Mamaux Pittsburgh Pirates 136
Hit Batsmen Jeff Pfeffer Brooklyn Robins 17
Strikeouts Pete Alexander Philadelphia Phillies 167
Wild Pitches Larry Cheney Brooklyn Robins 15
Balks Al Mamaux Pittsburgh Pirates 6
Runs Allowed Al Mamaux Pittsburgh Pirates 123
Earned Runs Allowed Al Mamaux
Jeff Tesreau
Pittsburgh Pirates
New York Giants
87
Earned Run Average Pete Alexander Philadelphia Phillies 1.55
Walks plus Hits
per Inning Pitched
Pete Alexander Philadelphia Phillies 0.959

[edit] Postseason

In the World Series, the National League champion Brooklyn Robins were defeated by the American League's Boston Red Sox, 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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