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The following are the baseball events of the year 1916 throughout the world.  


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Major League Baseball final standings

American League final standings

American League
Club Wins Losses Win %   GB
Boston Red Sox 91 63 .591 --
Chicago White Sox 89 65 .578 2
Detroit Tigers 87 67 .565 4
New York Yankees 80 74 .519 11
St. Louis Browns 79 75 .513 12
Cleveland Indians 77 77 .500 14
Washington Senators 76 77 .497 14.5
Philadelphia Athletics 36 117 .235 54.5

National League final standings

National League
Club Wins Losses Win %   GB
Brooklyn Robins 94 60 .610 --
Philadelphia Phillies 91 62 .595 2.5
Boston Braves 89 63 .586 4
New York Giants 86 66 .566 7
Chicago Cubs 67 86 .438 26.5
Pittsburgh Pirates 65 89 .422 29
Cincinnati Reds 60 93 .392 33.5
St. Louis Cardinals 60 93 .392 33.5

Events

Births

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  • January 6 - King Cole, 29, pitcher who was 20-4 and led NL in ERA for 1910 Cubs, gave up Babe Ruth's first hit in 1914; inspired Ring Lardner's "Alibi Ike" stories
  • October 31 - Nicholas Young, 76, president of the National League from 1885 to 1902, league secretary from 1876-1902; managed Washington team in the National Association, also umpiring in that league

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