1916 Baseball Season

More 1916 Baseball Season Highlights

Left-hander Edd Roush                                      split his baseball career                                                        among five teams.
Left-hander Edd Roush split his baseball career among five teams.

The summer of 1916 had a series of no-hitters from various teams. Read about this and other 1916 season highlights.

  • Christy Mathewson replaces Buck Herzog as the Reds manager.
  • On August 8, switch-hitter Wally Schang homers from both sides of the plate in the same game.
  • Babe Ruth has nine shutouts, an American League southpaw record.
  • Tom Hughes of the Braves no-hits Pittsburgh on June 16.
  • Rube Foster of the Red Sox no-hits New York on June 21.
  • Joe Bush of the A's no-hits Cleveland on August 26.
  • Dutch Leonard of the Red Sox no-hits the Browns on August 30.
  • Sam Crawford collects his career record 312th and last triple.
  • For one game only, the Indians wear numbers on their sleeves -- the first team this century to do so.
  • Cubs owner Charlie Weeghman adopts the policy of allowing fans to keep balls hit into the stands.
  • On August 13, Ruth beats Johnson 1-0 in 13 innings.
  • Pittsburgh's Bill Hinchman, back in the majors after six years in the minors, leads the National League in triples (16).
  • Tris Speaker tops the American League in SA (.502) and OBP (.470), and ties for top in doubles (41).
  • The Giants win 26 consecutive games but finish only fourth.
  • Washington finishes seventh with a .497 winning pct., by far the highest ever for a seventh-place team.
  • In a specially arranged matchup, Cincy's Mathewson beats Chicago's Three Finger Brown 10-8.
  • The A's lose 117 games, the modern Major League record for a 154-game season.
  • Del Pratt of St. Louis leads the American League in games played (158) for the fourth consecutive season.
  • Charlie Pick of the A's becomes the last Major League regular until 1978 to field below .900.
  • Brooklyn's Zach Wheat leads the National League in SA (.461) and total bases (262).

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