1916 MLB season
LeagueMajor League Baseball
DurationApril 12 – October 12, 1916
Number of games154
Number of teams16
Pennant Winners
AL championsBoston Red Sox
  AL runners-upChicago White Sox
NL championsBrooklyn Robins
  NL runners-upPhiladelphia Phillies
World Series
ChampionsBoston Red Sox
  Runners-upBrooklyn Robins
MLB seasons

Statistical leaders

  American League National League
Type Name Stat Name Stat
AVG Tris Speaker CLE .386 Hal Chase CIN .339
HR Wally Pipp NYY 12 Dave Robertson NYG
Cy Williams CHC
RBI Del Pratt SLB 103 Heinie Zimmerman CHC/NYG 83
Wins Walter Johnson WSH 25 Pete Alexander PHP 33
ERA Babe Ruth BSR 1.75 Pete Alexander PHP 1.55
SO Walter Johnson WSH 228 Pete Alexander PHP 167
SV Bob Shawkey NYY 8 Red Ames SLC 8
SB Ty Cobb DET 68 Max Carey PIT 63




  World Series
  AL Boston Red Sox 4
  NL Brooklyn Robins 1


American League

Team Manager Comments
Boston Red Sox Bill Carrigan
Chicago White Sox Pants Rowland
Cleveland Indians Lee Fohl
Detroit Tigers Hughie Jennings
New York Yankees Bill Donovan
Philadelphia Athletics Connie Mack
St. Louis Browns Fielder Jones
Washington Senators Clark Griffith

National League

Team Manager Comments
Boston Braves George Stallings
Brooklyn Robins Wilbert Robinson
Chicago Cubs Joe Tinker
Cincinnati Reds Buck Herzog, Ivey Wingo and Christy Mathewson
New York Giants John McGraw
Philadelphia Phillies Pat Moran
Pittsburgh Pirates Nixey Callahan
St. Louis Cardinals Miller Huggins

Notable events


  1. ^ Paschal, John. "Once Upon A Time: When Hall of Famers Go One-And-Done". fangraphs.com. Retrieved April 2, 2019.

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