|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.
|American League Team Stats|
|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|
|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|
|National League Team Stats|
|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|
|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|