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The 1926 season of the National League was the fifty-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 St. Louis Cardinals 156 89 65 2 .571 -.- 817 (5.24) 678 (4.35) 0.286 0.345 0.415 3.67 0.969
2 Cincinnati Reds 157 87 67 3 .554 2.0 747 (4.76) 651 (4.15) 0.290 0.346 0.400 3.42 0.972
3 Pittsburgh Pirates 157 84 69 4 .535 4.5 769 (4.90) 689 (4.39) 0.285 0.339 0.396 3.67 0.965
4 Chicago Cubs 155 82 72 1 .529 7.0 682 (4.40) 602 (3.88) 0.278 0.335 0.390 3.26 0.974
5 New York Giants 151 74 77 0 .490 13.5 663 (4.39) 668 (4.42) 0.278 0.322 0.384 3.77 0.970
6 Brooklyn Robins 155 71 82 2 .458 17.5 623 (4.02) 705 (4.55) 0.263 0.325 0.358 3.82 0.963
7 Boston Braves 153 66 86 1 .431 22.0 624 (4.08) 719 (4.70) 0.277 0.331 0.350 4.01 0.967
8 Philadelphia Phillies 152 58 93 1 .382 29.5 687 (4.52) 900 (5.92) 0.281 0.335 0.390 5.03 0.964

[edit] League leaders

Bold indicates league record, Italics indicate all-time record

[edit] Batting

Statistic Leader Team Number
Games Played Kiki Cuyler Pittsburgh Pirates 157
At Bats Sparky Adams Chicago Cubs 624
Runs Scored Kiki Cuyler Pittsburgh Pirates 113
Hits Eddie Brown Boston Braves 201
Doubles Jim Bottomley St. Louis Cardinals 40
Triples Paul Waner Pittsburgh Pirates 22
Home Runs Hack Wilson Chicago Cubs 21
Total Bases Jim Bottomley St. Louis Cardinals 305
Runs Batted In Jim Bottomley St. Louis Cardinals 120
Stolen Bases Kiki Cuyler Pittsburgh Pirates 35
Walks Hack Wilson Chicago Cubs 69
Hit by Pitch Ray Blades St. Louis Cardinals 11
Strikeouts Bernie Friberg Philadelphia Phillies 77
Sacrifice Hits Taylor Douthit St. Louis Cardinals 37
Batting Average Bubbles Hargrave Cincinnati Reds 0.353
On-Base Percentage Cuckoo Christensen Cincinnati Reds 0.426
Slugging Percentage Cy Williams Philadelphia Phillies 0.568
On-Base plus Slugging Cy Williams Philadelphia Phillies 0.986
On-Base plus Slugging Plus Cy Williams Philadelphia Phillies 158

[edit] Pitching

Statistic Leader Team Number
Wins Pete Donohue
Ray Kremer
Lee Meadows
Flint Rhem
Cincinnati Reds
Pittsburgh Pirates
Pittsburgh Pirates
St. Louis Cardinals
20
Losses Jesse Petty
Charley Root
Brooklyn Robins
Chicago Cubs
17
Win-Loss Percentage Ray Kremer Pittsburgh Pirates 0.769
Appearances Jack Scott New York Giants 50
Games Started Pete Donohue Cincinnati Reds 38
Complete Games Carl Mays Cincinnati Reds 24
Shutouts Pete Donohue Cincinnati Reds 5
Games Finished Chick Davies New York Giants 29
Saves Chick Davies New York Giants 6
Innings Pitched Pete Donohue Cincinnati Reds 285.2
Batters Faced Pete Donohue Cincinnati Reds 1191
Hits Allowed Pete Donohue Cincinnati Reds 298
Home Runs Allowed Kent Greenfield New York Giants 17
Base-on-Balls Allowed Sheriff Blake Chicago Cubs 92
Hit Batsmen Don Songer Pittsburgh Pirates 11
Strikeouts Dazzy Vance Brooklyn Robins 140
Wild Pitches Jimmy Ring
Claude Willoughby
New York Giants
Philadelphia Phillies
9
Balks 16 players tied 1
Runs Allowed Wayland Dean Philadelphia Phillies 136
Earned Runs Allowed Wayland Dean
Claude Willoughby
Philadelphia Phillies
Philadelphia Phillies
111
Earned Run Average Ray Kremer Pittsburgh Pirates 2.61
Walks plus Hits
per Inning Pitched
Pete Alexander Chicago Cubs/St. Louis Cardinals 1.108

[edit] Postseason

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

[edit] Award winners

The winner of the league's League Award, given its Most Valuable Player, was Bob O'Farrell, a catcher with the St. Louis Cardinals. In the award's voting, he had 79 out of a possible 80 points.

[edit] Notable events

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