1926 Major League Baseball season

The 1926 Major League Baseball season.

1926 MLB season
LeagueMajor League Baseball
SportBaseball
DurationApril 13 – October 10, 1926
Regular Season
League Postseason
AL championsNew York Yankees
NL championsSt. Louis Cardinals
World Series
ChampionsSt. Louis Cardinals
  Runners-upNew York Yankees

Awards and honors

Statistical leaders

  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

Major league baseball final standings

American League final standings

American League W L Pct. GB Home Road
New York Yankees 91 63 0.591 50–25 41–38
Cleveland Indians 88 66 0.571 3 49–31 39–35
Philadelphia Athletics 83 67 0.553 6 44–27 39–40
Washington Senators 81 69 0.540 8 42–30 39–39
Chicago White Sox 81 72 0.529 47–31 34–41
Detroit Tigers 79 75 0.513 12 39–41 40–34
St. Louis Browns 62 92 0.403 29 40–39 22–53
Boston Red Sox 46 107 0.301 44½ 25–51 21–56

National League final standings

National League W L Pct. GB Home Road
St. Louis Cardinals 89 65 0.578 47–30 42–35
Cincinnati Reds 87 67 0.565 2 53–23 34–44
Pittsburgh Pirates 84 69 0.549 49–28 35–41
Chicago Cubs 82 72 0.532 7 49–28 33–44
New York Giants 74 77 0.490 13½ 43–33 31–44
Brooklyn Robins 71 82 0.464 17½ 38–38 33–44
Boston Braves 66 86 0.434 22 43–34 23–52
Philadelphia Phillies 58 93 0.384 29½ 33–42 25–51

Managers

American League

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

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

External links

1926 Boston Braves season

The 1926 Boston Braves season was the 56th season of the franchise.

1926 Boston Red Sox season

The 1926 Boston Red Sox season was the 26th season in the franchise's Major League Baseball history. The Red Sox finished last in the eight-team American League (AL) with a record of 46 wins and 107 losses.

1926 Brooklyn Robins season

The 1926 Brooklyn Robins season was the 18th and final season for long–time team star Zack Wheat.

1926 Chicago Cubs season

The 1926 Chicago Cubs season was the 55th season of the Chicago Cubs franchise, the 51st in the National League and the 11th at Wrigley Field (the last in which the venue was officially called "Cubs Park"). The Cubs finished fourth in the National League with a record of 82–72.

1926 Chicago White Sox season

The 1926 Chicago White Sox season was a season in Major League Baseball. The team finished fifth in the American League, 9.5 games behind the pennant-winning New York Yankees.

1926 Cincinnati Reds season

The 1926 Cincinnati Reds season was a season in American baseball. The team finished second in the National League with 87 wins and 67 losses, 2 games behind the St. Louis Cardinals.

1926 Cleveland Indians season

The 1926 Cleveland Indians season was a season in American baseball. The team finished second in the American League with a record of 88–66, 3 games behind the New York Yankees.

1926 Detroit Tigers season

The 1926 Detroit Tigers season was a season in American baseball. The team finished sixth in the American League with a record of 79–75, 12 games behind the New York Yankees.

1926 New York Giants (MLB) season

The 1926 New York Giants season was the franchise's 44th season. The team finished in fifth place in the National League with a 74-77 record, 13½ games behind the St. Louis Cardinals.

1926 New York Yankees season

The 1926 New York Yankees season was the team's 24th season in New York, and its 26th season overall. The team finished with a record of 91–63, winning their fourth pennant, finishing three games ahead of the Cleveland Indians. New York was managed by Miller Huggins. The Yankees played at Yankee Stadium. In the World Series, they lost in 7 games to the St. Louis Cardinals, with the series ending with Babe Ruth being caught stealing second in the bottom of the 9th inning in game 7.

1926 Philadelphia Athletics season

The 1926 Philadelphia Athletics season involved the A's finishing third in the American League with a record of 83 wins and 67 losses.

1926 Philadelphia Phillies season

The 1926 Philadelphia Phillies season was a season in Major League Baseball. The Phillies finished eighth in the National League with a record of 58 wins and 93 losses.

1926 Pittsburgh Pirates season

The 1926 Pittsburgh Pirates season was the 45th season of the Pittsburgh Pirates franchise. The defending World Series champion Pirates finished third in the National League with a record of 84–69.

1926 St. Louis Browns season

The 1926 St. Louis Browns season involved the Browns finishing 7th in the American League with a record of 62 wins and 92 losses.

1926 St. Louis Cardinals season

The 1926 St. Louis Cardinals season was the team's 45th season in St. Louis, Missouri and their 35th in the National League. The Cardinals went 89–65 during the season and finished first in the National League, winning their first National League pennant. In the World Series, they defeated the New York Yankees in 7 games, ending it by throwing out Babe Ruth at second base in the ninth-inning of Game 7 to preserve a 3–2 victory. This was Rogers Hornsby's only full season as manager for the team.

Catcher Bob O'Farrell won the MVP Award this year, batting .293, with 7 home runs and 68 RBIs. Led by RBI champion Jim Bottomley, the offense scored the most runs in the NL.

1926 Washington Senators season

The 1926 Washington Senators won 81 games, lost 69, and finished in fourth place in the American League. They were managed by Bucky Harris and played home games at Griffith Stadium.

1926 World Series

The 1926 World Series, the 23rd playing of Major League Baseball's championship series, pitted the National League champion St. Louis Cardinals against the American League champion New York Yankees. The Cardinals defeated the Yankees four games to three in the best-of-seven series, which took place from October 2 to 10, 1926, at Yankee Stadium and Sportsman's Park.

This was the first World Series appearance (and first National League pennant win) for the Cardinals, and would be the first of eleven World Series championships in Cardinals history. The Yankees were playing in their fourth World Series in six years after winning their first American League pennant in 1921 and their first world championship in 1923. They would play in another 36 World Series (and win 26 of those) through the end of the 2018 season.In Game 1, Herb Pennock pitched the Yankees to a 2–1 win over the Cards. In Game 2, pitcher Grover Cleveland Alexander evened the Series for St. Louis with a 6–2 victory. Knuckleballer Jesse Haines' shutout in Game 3 gave St. Louis a 2–1 Series lead. In the Yankees' 10–5 Game 4 win, Babe Ruth hit three home runs, a World Series record equaled only four times since. According to newspaper reports, Ruth had promised a sickly boy named Johnny Sylvester to hit a home run for him in Game 4. After Ruth's three-homer game, the boy's condition miraculously improved. The newspapers' account of the story is disputed by contemporary baseball historians, but it remains one of the most famous anecdotes in baseball history. Pennock again won for the Yankees in Game 5, 3–2.

Cards' player-manager Rogers Hornsby chose Alexander to start Game 6, and used him in relief to close out Game 7. Behind Alexander, the Cardinals won the final two games of the series, and with it the world championship. In Game 7, the Yankees, trailing 3–2 in the bottom of the ninth inning and down to their last out, Ruth walked, bringing up Bob Meusel. Ruth, successful in half of his stolen base attempts in his career, took off for second base on the first pitch. Meusel swung and missed, and catcher Bob O'Farrell threw to second baseman Hornsby who tagged Ruth out, ending Game 7 and thereby crowning his Cardinals World Series champions for the first time. The 1926 World Series is the only Series to date which ended with a baserunner being caught stealing.

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