1926 Major League Baseball season

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1926 MLB season
LeagueMajor League Baseball
SportBaseball
DurationApril 13 – October 10, 1926
Number of games154
Number of teams16
Regular Season
Season MVPAL: George Burns (CLE)
NL: Bob O'Farrell (SLC)
AL championsNew York Yankees
  AL runners-upCleveland Indians
NL championsSt. Louis Cardinals
  NL runners-upCincinnati Reds
World Series
ChampionsSt. Louis Cardinals
  Runners-upNew York Yankees
MLB seasons

The 1926 Major League Baseball season was contested from April 13 to October 10, 1926. The St. Louis Cardinals and New York Yankees were the regular season champions of the National League and American League, respectively. The Cardinals then defeated the Yankees in the World Series, four games to three.

This was the fifth of eight seasons that "League Awards", a precursor to the Major League Baseball Most Valuable Player Award (introduced in 1931), were issued.

Awards and honors[edit]

Statistical leaders[edit]

  American League National League
Type Name Stat Name Stat
AVG Heinie Manush DET .378 Bubbles Hargrave CIN .353
HR Babe Ruth NYY 47 Hack Wilson CHC 21
RBI Babe Ruth NYY 146 Jim Bottomley SLC 120
Wins George Uhle CLE 27 Ray Kremer PIT
Lee Meadows PIT
Flint Rhem SLC
Pete Donohue CIN
20
ERA Lefty Grove PHA 2.51 Ray Kremer PIT 2.61
SO Lefty Grove PHA 194 Dazzy Vance BKN 140
SV Firpo Marberry WSH 22 Chick Davies NYG 6
SB Johnny Mostil CHW 35 Kiki Cuyler PIT 35

Standings[edit]

Postseason[edit]

Bracket[edit]

  World Series
       
  AL New York Yankees 3
  NL St. Louis Cardinals 4

Managers[edit]

American League[edit]

Team Manager Comments
Boston Red Sox Lee Fohl
Chicago White Sox Eddie Collins
Cleveland Indians Tris Speaker
Detroit Tigers Ty Cobb
New York Yankees Miller Huggins
Philadelphia Athletics Connie Mack
St. Louis Browns George Sisler
Washington Senators Bucky Harris

National League[edit]

Team Manager Comments
Boston Braves Dave Bancroft
Brooklyn Robins Wilbert Robinson
Chicago Cubs Joe McCarthy
Cincinnati Reds Jack Hendricks
New York Giants John McGraw
Philadelphia Phillies Art Fletcher
Pittsburgh Pirates Bill McKechnie
St. Louis Cardinals Rogers Hornsby

Home Field Attendance[edit]

Team Name Wins Home attendance Per Game
New York Yankees[1] 91 31.9% 1,027,675 47.4% 13,702
Chicago Cubs[2] 82 20.6% 885,063 42.2% 11,347
Pittsburgh Pirates[3] 84 -11.6% 798,542 -0.7% 10,108
Philadelphia Athletics[4] 83 -5.7% 714,508 -17.8% 10,063
Detroit Tigers[5] 79 -2.5% 711,914 -13.3% 8,789
Chicago White Sox[6] 81 2.5% 710,339 -14.6% 8,992
New York Giants[7] 74 -14.0% 700,362 -10.1% 9,215
Cincinnati Reds[8] 87 8.8% 672,987 44.8% 8,740
St. Louis Cardinals[9] 89 15.6% 668,428 65.1% 8,461
Brooklyn Robins[10] 71 4.4% 650,819 -1.3% 8,563
Cleveland Indians[11] 88 25.7% 627,426 49.7% 7,843
Washington Senators[12] 81 -15.6% 551,580 -32.5% 7,454
Boston Braves[13] 66 -5.7% 303,598 -3.2% 3,943
Boston Red Sox[14] 46 -2.1% 285,155 6.5% 3,703
St. Louis Browns[15] 62 -24.4% 283,986 -38.7% 3,595
Philadelphia Phillies[16] 58 -14.7% 240,600 -21.1% 3,166

Notable events[edit]

  • August 26 - Dutch Levsen of the Cleveland Indians becomes the last pitcher to win both games of a doubleheader, hurling two 9 inning games back to back, winning 6-1 and 5-1.[17][18] Levsen is also the last pitcher to throw two nine-inning complete games on the same day.[18]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "New York Yankees Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved September 8, 2020.
  2. ^ "Chicago Cubs Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved September 8, 2020.
  3. ^ "Pittsburgh Pirates Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved September 8, 2020.
  4. ^ "Oakland Athletics Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved September 8, 2020.
  5. ^ "Detroit Tigers Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved September 8, 2020.
  6. ^ "Chicago White Sox Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved September 8, 2020.
  7. ^ "San Francisco Giants Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved September 8, 2020.
  8. ^ "Cincinnati Reds Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved September 8, 2020.
  9. ^ "St. Louis Cardinals Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved September 8, 2020.
  10. ^ "Los Angeles Dodgers Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved September 8, 2020.
  11. ^ "Cleveland Indians Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved September 8, 2020.
  12. ^ "Minnesota Twins Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved September 8, 2020.
  13. ^ "Atlanta Braves Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved September 8, 2020.
  14. ^ "Boston Red Sox Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved September 8, 2020.
  15. ^ "Baltimore Orioles Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved September 8, 2020.
  16. ^ "Oakland Athletics Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved September 8, 2020.
  17. ^ World's Strangest Baseball stories. Watermill Press. 1993. p. 72. ISBN 0-8167-2850X.
  18. ^ a b Preston, JG. "A thorough account of pitchers who have started both games of a doubleheader in the major leagues". prestonjg.wordpress.com. Retrieved September 15, 2020.

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