1916 Philadelphia Athletics season

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

Season standings


Roster

1916 Philadelphia Athletics
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

Manager

Player stats

Batting

Starters by position

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
OF Strunk, AmosAmos Strunk 150 544 172 .316 3 49
OF Walsh, JimmyJimmy Walsh 114 390 91 .233 1 27

Other batters

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
King, LeeLee King 42 144 27 .188 0 8
Haley, RichardRichard Haley 34 108 25 .231 0 4
Grover, RoyRoy Grover 20 77 21 .273 0 7
Brown, JimJim Brown 14 42 10 .238 1 5
Lanning, RedRed Lanning 19 33 6 .182 0 1
Thompson, ShagShag Thompson 15 17 0 .000 0 0
Johnson, BillBill Johnson 4 15 4 .267 0 1
Crane, SamSam Crane 2 4 1 .250 0 0
Davis, HarryHarry Davis 1 1 0 .000 0 0

Pitching

Starting pitchers

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

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Myers, ElmerElmer Myers 44 315 14 23 3.66 182
Bush, JoeJoe Bush 40 286.2 15 24 2.57 157
Nabors, JackJack Nabors 40 212.2 1 20 3.47 74
Johnson, JingJing Johnson 12 84.1 2 8 3.74 25
Parnham, RubeRube Parnham 4 24.2 2 1 4.01 8

Other pitchers

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

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Sheehan, TomTom Sheehan 38 188 1 16 3.69 54
Crowell, CapCap Crowell 9 39.2 0 5 4.99 15
Hesselbacher, GeorgeGeorge Hesselbacher 6 26 0 4 7.27 6
Lanning, RedRed Lanning 6 24.1 0 3 8.14 9
Seibold, SocksSocks Seibold 3 21.2 1 2 4.15 5
Bressler, RubeRube Bressler 4 15 0 2 6.60 8
Ray, CarlCarl Ray 3 9.1 0 1 4.82 5

Relief pitchers

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

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Driscoll, MichaelMichael Driscoll 1 0 1 0 5.40 0
Lindstrom, AxelAxel Lindstrom 1 0 0 0 4.50 1
Morrisette, BillBill Morrisette 1 0 0 0 6.75 2
Richardson, JackJack Richardson 1 0 0 0 40.50 1

Awards and honors

League top five finishers

  • 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

References

External links

  • 1916 Philadelphia Athletics team page at Baseball Reference
  • 1916 Philadelphia Athletics team page at www.baseball-almanac.com