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The 1926 season of the American League was the twenty-sixth 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 New York Yankees 155 91 63 1 .587 -.- 847 (5.46) 713 (4.60) 0.289 0.367 0.437 3.86 0.966
2 Cleveland Indians 154 88 66 0 .571 3.0 738 (4.79) 612 (3.97) 0.289 0.345 0.386 3.40 0.972
3 Philadelphia Athletics 150 83 67 0 .553 6.0 677 (4.51) 570 (3.80) 0.269 0.338 0.383 3.00 0.972
4 Washington Senators 152 81 69 2 .533 8.0 802 (5.28) 761 (5.01) 0.292 0.360 0.401 4.34 0.969
5 Chicago White Sox 155 81 72 2 .523 9.5 730 (4.71) 665 (4.29) 0.289 0.357 0.390 3.74 0.974
6 Detroit Tigers 157 79 75 3 .503 12.0 793 (5.05) 830 (5.29) 0.291 0.363 0.398 4.41 0.969
7 St. Louis Browns 155 62 92 1 .400 29.0 682 (4.40) 845 (5.45) 0.276 0.331 0.394 4.66 0.963
8 Boston Red Sox 154 46 107 1 .299 44.5 562 (3.65) 835 (5.42) 0.256 0.317 0.343 4.72 0.971

[edit] League leaders

Bold indicates league record, Italics indicate all-time record

[edit] Batting

Statistic Leader Team Number
Games Played Jackie Tavener Detroit Tigers 156
At Bats Sam Rice Washington Senators 641
Runs Scored Babe Ruth New York Yankees 139
Hits George Burns
Sam Rice
Cleveland Indians
Washington Senators
216
Doubles George Burns Cleveland Indians 64
Triples Lou Gehrig New York Yankees 20
Home Runs Babe Ruth New York Yankees 47
Total Bases Babe Ruth New York Yankees 365
Runs Batted In Babe Ruth New York Yankees 150
Stolen Bases Johnny Mostil Chicago White Sox 35
Caught Stealing Sam Rice Washington Senators 23
Walks Babe Ruth New York Yankees 144
Hit by Pitch Johnny Mostil Chicago White Sox 10
Strikeouts Tony Lazzeri New York Yankees 96
Sacrifice Hits Freddy Spurgeon Cleveland Indians 35
Batting Average Heinie Manush Detroit Tigers 0.378
On-Base Percentage Babe Ruth New York Yankees 0.516
Slugging Percentage Babe Ruth New York Yankees 0.737
On-Base plus Slugging Babe Ruth New York Yankees 1.253
On-Base plus Slugging Plus Babe Ruth New York Yankees 227

[edit] Pitching

Statistic Leader Team Number
Wins George Uhle Cleveland Indians 27
Losses Milt Gaston
Paul Zahniser
St. Louis Browns
Boston Red Sox
18
Win-Loss Percentage George Uhle Cleveland Indians 0.711
Appearances Firpo Marberry Washington Senators 64
Games Started George Uhle Cleveland Indians 36
Complete Games George Uhle Cleveland Indians 32
Shutouts Ed Wells Detroit Tigers 4
Games Finished Firpo Marberry Washington Senators 47
Saves Firpo Marberry Washington Senators 22
Innings Pitched George Uhle Cleveland Indians 318.1
Batters Faced George Uhle Cleveland Indians 1367
Hits Allowed George Uhle Cleveland Indians 300
Home Runs Allowed Tom Zachary St. Louis Browns 14
Base-on-Balls Allowed George Uhle Cleveland Indians 118
Hit Batsmen George Uhle Cleveland Indians 13
Strikeouts Lefty Grove Philadelphia Athletics 194
Wild Pitches Win Ballou
George Uhle
St. Louis Browns
Cleveland Indians
8
Balks Walter Beall
Rip Collins
New York Yankees
Detroit Tigers
3
Runs Allowed Earl Whitehill Detroit Tigers 136
Earned Runs Allowed Earl Whitehill Detroit Tigers 112
Earned Run Average Lefty Grove Philadelphia Athletics 2.51
Walks plus Hits
per Inning Pitched
Herb Pennock New York Yankees 1.265

[edit] Postseason

In the World Series, the American League champion New York Yankees were defeated by the National League's St. Louis Cardinals, 4 games to 3.

[edit] Award winners

The winner of the league's League Award, given its Most Valuable Player, was George Burns (burnsge02), a first baseman with the Cleveland Indians. In the award's voting, he had 63 out of a possible 64 points.

[edit] Notable events

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