1906 Baseball Season Highlights
The 1906 baseball season marked the first ever one-city World Series: The Chicago White Sox vs. the Chicago Cubs. Despite a successful season with stars like pitcher Three Finger Brown and slugger Honus Wagner, the Cubs were defeated by the Sox in a huge upset. Below, you will find highlights from the 1906 baseball season:
- The Cubs cop the National League flag, win a record 116 games, and post a record .763 win pct.
- The White Sox win the American League flag despite their .230 team BA.
- The White Sox win an American League record 19 straight games.
- The White Sox win the 1906 World Series in a huge upset.
- On Oct. 10, Cub Ed Reulbach pitches the first one-hitter in World Series history.
- St. Louis' George Stone leads the American League in BA (.358), SA (.501), and total bases (291).
- Honus Wagner tops the National League in BA (.339) and total bases (237).
- New York's Al Orth leads the American League in wins (27) and CGs (36).
- Rube Waddell drops to 196 strikeouts, but still leads the American League.
- The Chicago Cubs break own record when they post 1.76 ERA and allow just 381 runs.
- The Atlanta Braves finish last, a record 66-1/2 games out of first, and again have four 20-game losers.
- Joe McGinnity leads the National League in wins (27).
- Chicago Cub Three Finger Brown leads the National League with 1.04 ERA, the lowest ever by a pitcher with more than 250 innings.
- On August 1, Harry Mclntire of Brooklyn throws no-hitter for ten innings, but loses no-hitter in 11th.
- The American League's Boston Red Sox finish last two years after winning the pennant.
- Jack Taylor's record streak of 118 consecutive complete games ends on August 9.
- Ty Cobb leaves the Detroit Tigers to testify for his mother, who is on trial for shooting and killing his father.
- John McGraw gets into a savage fight with Phillies rookie infielder Paul Sentell.
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