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The following are the baseball events of the year 1906 throughout the world.  

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ChampionsEdit

Awards and honorsEdit

Statistical LeadersEdit

American League National League
AVG George Stone SLB .358 Honus Wagner PIT .339
HR Harry Davis PHA 12 Tim Jordan BRO 12
RBI Harry Davis PHA 96 Jim Nealon PIT &
Harry Steinfeldt CHC
83
Wins Al Orth NYY 27 Joe McGinnity NYG 27
ERA Doc White CWS 1.52   Mordecai Brown CHC 1.04  
Ks Rube Waddell PHA 196 Fred Beebe STL 171

Major League Baseball final standingsEdit

American League final standingsEdit

American League
Club Wins Losses Win %   GB
Chicago White Sox 93 58 .616 --
New York Highlanders 90 61 .596 3
Cleveland Naps 89 64 .582 5
Philadelphia Athletics 78 67 .538 12
St. Louis Browns 76 73 .510 16
Detroit Tigers 71 78 .477 21
Washington Senators 55 95 .367 37.5
Boston Pilgrims 49 105 .318 45.5

National League final standingsEdit

National League
Club Wins Losses Win %   GB
Chicago Cubs 116 36 .763 --
New York Giants 96 56 .632 20
Pittsburgh Pirates 93 60 .608 23.5
Philadelphia Phillies 71 82 .464 45.5
Brooklyn Superbas 66 86 .434 50
Cincinnati Reds 64 87 .424 51.5
St. Louis Cardinals 52 98 .347 63
Boston Beaneaters 49 102 .325 66.5

EventsEdit

  • May 1 - John Lush of the Phillies pitched a 1-0 no-hitter against Brooklyn, striking out 11 batters.
  • 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.
  • June 17 - Personnel from the Brooklyn and Cincinnati teams were arrested fro trying to stage a Sunday game.
  • July 20 - Mal Eason of Brooklyn threw a no-hitter against St. Louis.
  • 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.
  • Oct. 9 - The all-Chicago World Series opened with snow falling.
  • December 11 - The National League elected Harry Pulliam to another term as league president.

BirthsEdit

DeathsEdit

  • March 25 - Joe Cassidy, 23, shortstop for the Senators since 1904 who led AL with 19 triples as a rookie, led league in assists in 1905; died of complications from malaria.
  • March 27 - Toad Ramsey, 41, pitcher for Louisville who topped 35 wins in both 1886 and 1887, with strikeout totals of 499 and 355
  • October 20 - Buck Ewing, 47, Hall of fame catcher, most notably for the New York Giants, who batted .303 lifetime and led NL in home runs and triples once each; captain of 1888-89 NL champions batted .346 in 1888 championship series; in 1883 was one of first two players to hit 10 home runs in a season; led NL in assists three times and double plays twice, was later Cincinnati manager. Generally considered greatest catcher of 19th century.

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