1906 Season News

May 8 - Philadelphia Athletics manager Connie Mack needed a substitute outfielder in the sixth inning of a game against the Boston Pilgrims and called on pitcher Chief Bender to fill in. Bender hit two home runs, both inside the park.

July 4 - Mordecai Brown of the Chicago Cubs defeats Lefty Leifield of the Pittsburgh Pirates 1-0, in the first game of a doubleheader, in which both pitchers throw a 1-hitter. Leifield collects the Pirates only hit off Brown and loses his own bid for a no-hitter by giving up a single in the 9th inning that ends up scoring the only run of the game.

August 3 - At Sportsman's Park, Long Tom Hughes of the Washington Senators and Fred Glade of the St. Louis Browns entered the 10th inning with a scoreless tie, until Hughes decided the game with a solo home run to a 1–0 victory, becoming the first pitcher in major league history to pitch a shutout and hit a home run which accounted for the only run in the game.

St. Louis Browns first baseman Tom Jones recorded an American League record twenty-two putouts on May 11th against the Boston Red Sox. New York Highlander Hal Chase tied the record four months later (September 21), but would not be matched himself until Yankee captain Don Mattingly duplicated the effort during a 7-1 win over the Minnesota Twins in June of 1987.

New York Giants pitcher Hooks Wilste became the first pitcher of the modern era to strike out four batters in a single inning (after a third-strike error) en route to a twelve-K, 4-1 victory over the Cincinnati Reds. He also fanned the side in the fourth inning for a total of seven batters struck out in just two innings for the first and only time in Major League history.
1906 American League
Team Record GB
Chicago White Sox 93-58 -
New York Highlanders 90-61 3.0
Cleveland Naps 89-64 5.0
Philadelphia Athletics 78-67 12.0
St. Louis Browns 76-73 16.0
Detroit Tigers 71-78 21.0
Washington Senators 55-95 37.5
Boston Americans 49-105 45.5
1906 National League
Team Record GB
Chicago Cubs 116-36 -
New York Giants 96-56 20.0
Pittsburgh Pirates 93-60 23.5
Philadelphia Phillies 71-82 45.5
Brooklyn Superbas 66-86 50.0
Cincinnati Reds 64-87 51.5
St. Louis Cardinals 52-98 63.0
Boston Beaneaters 49-102 66.5
American League Team Stats
Team W L PCT RS RS/G RA RA/G HR HRA AVG OBP SLG ERA BBA SOA FPCT DP
Chicago White Sox 93 58 0.616 570 3.77 460 3.05 7 11 0.230 0.295 0.286 2.13 255 543 0.963 80
New York Highlanders 90 61 0.596 644 4.26 543 3.60 17 21 0.266 0.311 0.339 2.78 351 605 0.957 69
Cleveland Naps 89 64 0.582 663 4.33 482 3.15 12 16 0.279 0.321 0.357 2.09 365 530 0.967 111
Philadelphia Athletics 78 67 0.538 561 3.87 543 3.74 32 9 0.247 0.302 0.330 2.60 425 749 0.956 86
St. Louis Browns 76 73 0.510 558 3.74 498 3.34 20 14 0.247 0.298 0.312 2.23 314 558 0.954 80
Detroit Tigers 71 78 0.477 518 3.48 599 4.02 10 14 0.242 0.290 0.306 3.06 389 469 0.959 86
Washington Senators 55 95 0.367 518 3.45 664 4.43 26 15 0.238 0.282 0.309 3.25 451 558 0.955 78
Boston Americans 49 105 0.318 463 3.01 706 4.58 13 37 0.237 0.278 0.304 3.41 285 549 0.949 84
National League Team Stats
Team W L PCT RS RS/G RA RA/G HR HRA AVG OBP SLG ERA BBA SOA FPCT DP
Chicago Cubs 116 36 0.763 705 4.64 381 2.51 20 12 0.262 0.323 0.339 1.75 446 702 0.970 100
New York Giants 96 56 0.632 625 4.11 510 3.36 15 13 0.255 0.334 0.321 2.49 394 639 0.964 84
Pittsburgh Pirates 93 60 0.608 623 4.07 470 3.07 12 13 0.261 0.318 0.327 2.21 309 532 0.964 109
Philadelphia Phillies 71 82 0.464 528 3.45 564 3.69 12 18 0.241 0.302 0.307 2.58 436 500 0.956 83
Brooklyn Superbas 66 86 0.434 496 3.26 625 4.11 25 15 0.236 0.292 0.308 3.13 453 476 0.955 73
Cincinnati Reds 64 87 0.424 533 3.53 582 3.85 16 14 0.238 0.294 0.304 2.69 470 567 0.959 97
St. Louis Cardinals 52 98 0.347 470 3.13 607 4.05 10 17 0.235 0.286 0.296 3.04 479 559 0.957 92
Boston Beaneaters 49 102 0.325 408 2.70 649 4.30 16 24 0.226 0.279 0.281 3.14 436 562 0.947 102