1916 Cleveland Indians
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Owner(s)Jim Dunn
Manager(s)Lee Fohl
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The 1916 Cleveland Indians season was a season in American baseball. The team finished sixth in the American League with a record of 77–77, 14 games behind the Boston Red Sox.

Regular season

Season standings

American League W L Pct. GB Home Road
Boston Red Sox 91 63 0.591 49–28 42–35
Chicago White Sox 89 65 0.578 2 49–28 40–37
Detroit Tigers 87 67 0.565 4 49–28 38–39
New York Yankees 80 74 0.519 11 46–31 34–43
St. Louis Browns 79 75 0.513 12 45–32 34–43
Cleveland Indians 77 77 0.500 14 44–33 33–44
Washington Senators 76 77 0.497 14½ 49–28 27–49
Philadelphia Athletics 36 117 0.235 54½ 23–53 13–64

Record vs. opponents


Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8]
Team BOS CWS CLE DET NYY PHI STL WSH
Boston 14–8 15–7 14–8 11–11 16–6 10–12–1 11–11–1
Chicago 8–14 13–9 13–9 10–12 18–4 15–7 12–10–1
Cleveland 7–15 9–13 11–11 12–10 18–4 11–11–2 9–13–1
Detroit 8–14 9–13 11–11 14–8–1 18–4 13–9 14–8
New York 11–11 12–10 10–12 8–14–1 15–7 9–13 15–7–1
Philadelphia 6–16 4–18 4–18 4–18 7–15 5–17 6–15–1
St. Louis 12–10–1 7–15 11–11–2 9–13 13–9 17–5 10–12–1
Washington 11–11–1 10–12–1 13–9–1 8–14 7–15–1 15–6–1 12–10–1


Notable transactions

Roster

Beginning June 26, the Indians pioneered the use of uniform numbers on their home uniform jerseys, the first team to do so in the MLB, the numbers were used up till the 1917 season.[2] Uniform numbers, through, were not worn on the away uniforms.

1916 Cleveland Indians
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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 Steve O'Neill 130 378 89 .235 0 29
1B Chick Gandil 146 533 138 .259 0 72
2B Ivan Howard 81 246 46 .187 0 23
SS Bill Wambsganss 136 475 117 .246 0 45
3B Terry Turner 124 428 112 .262 0 38
OF Braggo Roth 125 409 117 .286 4 72
OF Tris Speaker 151 546 211 .386 2 79
OF Jack Graney 155 589 142 .241 5 54

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
Ray Chapman 109 346 80 .231 0 27
Elmer Smith 79 213 59 .277 3 40
Joe Evans 33 82 12 .146 0 1
Tom Daly 31 73 16 .219 0 8
Walter Barbare 13 48 11 .229 0 3
Marty Kavanagh 19 44 11 .250 1 10
Hank DeBerry 15 33 9 .273 0 4
Josh Billings 22 31 5 .161 0 1
Danny Moeller 25 30 2 .067 0 1
Bob Coleman 19 28 6 .214 0 4
Clyde Engle 11 26 4 .154 0 1
Lou Guisto 6 19 3 .158 0 2
Milo Allison 14 18 5 .278 0 0
Al Bergman 8 14 3 .214 0 0
Howard Lohr 3 7 1 .143 0 1
Jack Bradley 2 3 0 .000 0 0
Larry Chappell 3 2 0 .000 0 0
Joe Leonard 3 2 0 .000 0 0
Ollie Welf 1 0 0 ---- 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
Jim Bagby Sr. 48 272.2 16 17 2.61 88
Stan Coveleski 45 232.0 15 13 3.41 76
Guy Morton 27 149.2 12 6 2.89 88
Fred Beebe 20 100.2 5 3 2.41 32
Joe Boehling 12 60.2 2 4 2.67 18
Grover Lowdermilk 10 51.1 1 5 3.16 28

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
Ed Klepfer 31 143.0 6 6 2.52 62
Fritz Coumbe 29 120.1 7 5 2.02 39
Al Gould 30 106.2 5 6 2.53 41
Otis Lambeth 15 74.0 4 4 2.92 28
Willie Mitchell 12 43.2 2 5 5.15 24
Pop-Boy Smith 5 25.2 1 2 3.86 4
Ken Penner 4 12.2 1 1 4.26 5

Relief pitchers

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

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Marty McHale 5 0 0 0 5.56 2
Rip Hagerman 2 0 0 0 12.27 1
Red Gunkel 1 0 0 0 0.00 1
Shorty Desjardien 1 0 0 0 18.00 0

Notes

  1. ^ Tris Speaker page at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ "100 years ago, the Indians were the first to put numbers on their jerseys".

References