1906 Philadelphia Phillies
LeagueNational League
BallparkNational League Park
CityPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania
OwnersBill Shettsline
ManagersHugh Duffy
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The 1906 Philadelphia Phillies season was a season in Major League Baseball. The Phillies finished fourth in the National League with a record of 71 wins and 82 losses.

Preseason

The Phillies conducted their spring training in 1906 in Savannah, Georgia where the team practiced and played exhibition games at Bolton Street Park. It was the third successive year the Phillies trained in Savannah.

1906 Philadelphia City Series

The Phillies played five of nine scheduled games against the Philadelphia Athletics for the local championship in the pre-season city series. The Athletics defeated the Phillies, 4 games to 1.

AL Philadelphia Athletics (4) vs. NL Philadelphia Phillies (1)

Game Date Score Location Time Attendance 
1 March 31, 1906 No Game - Rain Philadelphia Ball Park - -[1] 
2 April 2, 1906 Philadelphia Athletics – 1, Philadelphia Athletics – 7 Columbia Park 2:00 5,000[2] 
3 April 3, 1906 Philadelphia Athletics – 3, Philadelphia Phillies – 0 Philadelphia Ball Park 1:45 4,508[3] 
4 April 4, 1906 Philadelphia Phillies – 0, Philadelphia Athletics – 1 Columbia Park - 4,024[4] 
5 April 5, 1906 Philadelphia Athletics – 1, Philadelphia Phillies – 4 Philadelphia Ball Park 1:35 4,175[5] 
6 April 6, 1906 No Game - Cold Columbia Park - -[6] 
7 April 7, 1906 Philadelphia Phillies – 2, Philadelphia Athletics – 7 Columbia Park 1:45 8,211[7] 
8 April 9, 1906 No Game - Rain Philadelphia Ball Park - -[8] 
9 April 10, 1906 No Game - Wet Grounds Philadelphia Ball Park - -[9]

The Phillies moved to 15-18 against the A's after the 1906 series.

Regular season

On May 1, 1906, Phillies pitcher Johnny Lush pitched a no-hitter against Brooklyn at Washington Park. The Phillies won 6–0; Lush struck out 11 batters, walked three, and one batter reached first on a Doolin error.[10]

Season standings

National League W L Pct. GB Home Road
Chicago Cubs 116 36 0.763 56–21 60–15
New York Giants 96 56 0.632 20 51–24 45–32
Pittsburgh Pirates 93 60 0.608 23½ 49–27 44–33
Philadelphia Phillies 71 82 0.464 45½ 37–40 34–42
Brooklyn Superbas 66 86 0.434 50 31–44 35–42
Cincinnati Reds 64 87 0.424 51½ 36–40 28–47
St. Louis Cardinals 52 98 0.347 63 28–48 24–50
Boston Beaneaters 49 102 0.325 66½ 28–47 21–55

Record vs. opponents


Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8]
Team BOS BR CHC CIN NYG PHI PIT STL
Boston 9–13 5–17 11–10–1 6–15 6–16 3–19 9–12
Brooklyn 13–9 6–16 8–14 9–13 8–13 9–13 13–8–1
Chicago 17–5 16–6 18–4 15–7–1 19–3–1 16–5 15–6–1
Cincinnati 10–11–1 14–8 4–18 5–16 11–11 8–14–1 12–9–2
New York 15–6 13–9 7–15–1 16–5 15–7 11–11 19–3
Philadelphia 16–6 13–8 3–19–1 11–11 7–15 8–14 13–9
Pittsburgh 19–3 13–9 5–16 14–8–1 11–11 14–8 17–5
St. Louis 12–9 8–13–1 6–15–1 9–12–2 3–19 9–13 5–17


Roster

1906 Philadelphia Phillies
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Player stats

Batting

Starters by position

Note: Pos = Position; G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

Pos Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
C Red Dooin 113 351 86 .245 0 32
1B Kitty Bransfield 140 524 144 .275 1 60
2B Kid Gleason 135 494 112 .227 0 34
SS Mickey Doolin 154 535 123 .230 1 55
3B Ernie Courtney 116 398 94 .236 0 42
OF Roy Thomas 142 493 125 .254 0 16
OF Sherry Magee 154 563 159 .282 6 67
OF John Titus 145 484 129 .267 1 57

Other batters

Note: G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
Paul Sentell 63 192 44 .229 1 14
Jerry Donovan 61 166 33 .199 0 15
Joe Ward 35 129 38 .295 0 11
Ches Crist 6 11 0 .000 0 0
Harry Huston 2 4 0 .000 0 0
Hugh Duffy 1 1 0 .000 0 0

Pitching

Starting pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Tully Sparks 42 316.2 19 16 2.16 114
Johnny Lush 37 281.0 18 13 2.37 151
Bill Duggleby 42 280.1 13 19 2.25 83
Lew Richie 33 205.2 9 11 2.41 65
Togie Pittinger 20 129.2 8 10 3.40 43

Other pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
John McCloskey 9 41.0 3 2 2.85 6
Walter Moser 6 42.2 0 4 3.59 17
Harry Kane 6 28.0 1 3 3.86 14
Charlie Roy 7 18.1 0 1 4.91 6
Kid Nichols 4 11.0 0 1 9.82 1

References

  1. ^ "Athletics Were on Tap, But Rain Prevented Game". Philadelphia Inquirer. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. April 1, 1906. p. 14.
  2. ^ "Athletics Defeat Phillies in Opening Game, 7 to 1". Philadelphia Inquirer. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. April 3, 1906. p. 10.
  3. ^ "Athletics Win Second Game of Series By Clear Inside Work". Philadelphia Inquirer. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. April 4, 1906. p. 10.
  4. ^ "Another Shutout for the Phillies". Philadelphia Inquirer. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. April 5, 1906. p. 10.
  5. ^ "Phils Take a Game from Gallus Champs". Philadelphia Inquirer. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. April 6, 1906. p. 10.
  6. ^ "Too Frosty for Baseball Games". Philadelphia Inquirer. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. April 7, 1906. p. 10.
  7. ^ "Athletics Cinch the Local Series". Philadelphia Inquirer. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. April 8, 1906. p. 15.
  8. ^ "Base Ball Map is Spotted by Rain". Philadelphia Inquirer. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. April 10, 1906. p. 10.
  9. ^ "Last Local Game was Called Off". Philadelphia Inquirer. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. April 11, 1906. p. 10.
  10. ^ "No Runs or Hits by Lush for the Brooklyn Gang". Philadelphia Inquirer. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. p. 10.