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1906 Baseball Season

More 1906 Baseball Season Highlights

The highlights continued as the action-packed 1906 baseball season rolled on. Enjoy more highlights from the 1906 season below:

  • St. Louis' Jake Beckley is hired as a National League umpire while out with an injury.
  • Harry "Rube" Vickers pitches an OB record 526 innings with Seattle in the Pacific Coast League.
  • On July 18, Washington's Cy Falkenberg becomes the first American League pitcher to hit a grand slam.
  • The Pirates shut out Boston a record ten times during the season.
  • On April 12, Johnny Bates becomes the first player in the century to homer in his first major league at-bat.
  • The Cubs go 60-15 on the road, the best road record in major league history.
  • Johnny Lush of the Phillies no-hits Brooklyn on May 1.
  • Mal Eason of Brooklyn no-hits St. Louis on July 20.
  • New York Giant Mike Donlin marries actress Mabel Hite and they form a successful vaudeville team.
  • Ty Cobb hits .320 in first full season, but misses a lot of games due to injury.
  • Center fielder Chick Stahl is named Boston American League manager after Jimmy Collins is fired.
  • Chicago's Doc White tops the American League in ERA (1.52).
  • Brooklyn's Tim Jordan leads the National League in homers with 12.
  • Philadelphia's Harry Davis leads the American League in homers (12) and RBI (96).
  • Spike Shannon collects 151 hits but just 162 total bases.
  • On May 15, the Giants' Hooks Wiltse becomes the first pitcher since 1893 to fan seven batters in a row in one game.
  • In September, the A's go 48 straight innings without scoring a run.
  • Christy Mathewson's brother Henry walks a National League record 14 batters in his only major league start.
  • Phillie Roy Thomas leads the National League in walks with 107 -- 26 more than anyone else.

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