1916 Philadelphia Athletics season

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1916 Philadelphia Athletics
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Owner(s) Connie Mack, Benjamin Shibe, Tom Shibe and John Shibe
Manager(s) Connie Mack
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The 1916 Philadelphia Athletics season involved the A's finishing 8th in the American League with a record of 36 wins and 117 losses. The 1916 team is often considered by baseball historians the worst team in American League history,[1] and its .235 winning percentage is still the lowest ever for a modern (post-1900) big-league team.

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

American League W L Pct. GB Home Road
Boston Red Sox 91 63 0.591 49–28 42–35
Chicago White Sox 89 65 0.578 2 49–28 40–37
Detroit Tigers 87 67 0.565 4 49–28 38–39
New York Yankees 80 74 0.519 11 46–31 34–43
St. Louis Browns 79 75 0.513 12 45–32 34–43
Cleveland Indians 77 77 0.500 14 44–33 33–44
Washington Senators 76 77 0.497 14½ 49–28 27–49
Philadelphia Athletics 36 117 0.235 54½ 23–53 13–64


Record vs. opponents[edit]

1916 American League Records

Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8]
Team BOS CWS CLE DET NYY PHI STL WSH
Boston 14–8 15–7 14–8 11–11 16–6 10–12–1 11–11–1
Chicago 8–14 13–9 13–9 10–12 18–4 15–7 12–10–1
Cleveland 7–15 9–13 11–11 12–10 18–4 11–11–2 9–13–1
Detroit 8–14 9–13 11–11 14–8–1 18–4 13–9 14–8
New York 11–11 12–10 10–12 8–14–1 15–7 9–13 15–7–1
Philadelphia 6–16 4–18 4–18 4–18 7–15 5–17 6–15–1
St. Louis 12–10–1 7–15 11–11–2 9–13 13–9 17–5 10–12–1
Washington 11–11–1 10–12–1 13–9–1 8–14 7–15–1 15–6–1 12–10–1


Roster[edit]

1916 Philadelphia Athletics
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

Manager

Player stats[edit]

Batting[edit]

Starters by position[edit]

Note: Pos = Position; G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

Pos Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
2B Nap Lajoie 113 426 105 .246 2 35
OF Amos Strunk 150 544 172 .316 3 49
OF Jimmy Walsh 114 390 91 .233 1 27

Other batters[edit]

Note: G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
Lee King 42 144 27 .188 0 8
Richard Haley 34 108 25 .231 0 4
Roy Grover 20 77 21 .273 0 7
Jim Brown 14 42 10 .238 1 5
Red Lanning 19 33 6 .182 0 1
Shag Thompson 15 17 0 .000 0 0
Bill Johnson 4 15 4 .267 0 1
Sam Crane 2 4 1 .250 0 0
Harry Davis 1 1 0 .000 0 0

Pitching[edit]

Starting pitchers[edit]

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Elmer Myers 44 315 14 23 3.66 182
Joe Bush 40 286.2 15 24 2.57 157
Jack Nabors 40 212.2 1 20 3.47 74
Jing Johnson 12 84.1 2 8 3.74 25
Rube Parnham 4 24.2 2 1 4.01 8

Other pitchers[edit]

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Tom Sheehan 38 188 1 16 3.69 54
Cap Crowell 9 39.2 0 5 4.99 15
George Hesselbacher 6 26 0 4 7.27 6
Red Lanning 6 24.1 0 3 8.14 9
Socks Seibold 3 21.2 1 2 4.15 5
Rube Bressler 4 15 0 2 6.60 8
Carl Ray 3 9.1 0 1 4.82 5

Relief pitchers[edit]

Note: G = Games pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Michael Driscoll 1 0 1 0 5.40 0
Axel Lindstrom 1 0 0 0 4.50 1
Bill Morrisette 1 0 0 0 6.75 2
Jack Richardson 1 0 0 0 40.50 1

Awards and honors[edit]

League top five finishers[edit]

  • Joe Bush: #4 in AL in strikeouts (157)
  • Joe Bush: #3 in AL in shutouts (8)
  • Joe Bush: #3 in AL in complete games (25)
  • Joe Bush: MLB leader in losses (24)
  • Joe Bush: MLB leader in wild pitches (15)
  • Joe Bush: #2 in AL in walks allowed (130)
  • Elmer Myers: #2 in AL in strikeouts (182)
  • Elmer Myers: #2 in AL in complete games (31)
  • Elmer Myers: #2 in AL in losses (23)
  • Elmer Myers: MLB leader in earned runs allowed (128)
  • Elmer Myers: #2 in AL in hits allowed (280)
  • Elmer Myers: MLB leader in walks allowed (168)
  • Elmer Myers: #2 in AL in home runs allowed (7)
  • Elmer Myers: #2 in AL in wild pitches (13)
  • Elmer Myers: #2 in AL in hit batsmen (14)
  • Jack Nabors: #3 in AL in losses (20)
  • Amos Strunk: #4 in AL in batting average (.316)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Pahigian, Josh (2010). The Seventh Inning Stretch: Baseball's Most Essential and Inane Debates. Guilford, Connecticut: Globe Pequot Press. ISBN 978-1-59921-805-2. p. 151

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