1906 Cincinnati Reds season

1906 Cincinnati Reds
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Owner(s) Garry Herrmann
Manager(s) Ned Hanlon
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The 1906 Cincinnati Reds season was a season in American baseball. The team finished sixth in the National League with a record of 64–87, 51½ games behind the Chicago Cubs.

Regular season

The Reds were coming off their fourth consecutive winning season in 1905, as they had a 79–74 record, however, the team finished in fifth place, twenty-six games behind the pennant winning New York Giants.

Cincinnati made a number of moves in the off-season, including replacing Joe Kelley as manager with Ned Hanlon. Kelley would remain with the Reds as an outfielder. Hanlon had previously managed the Brooklyn Superbas from 1899–1905, leading them to the National League pennant in 1899 and 1900. Hanlon also managed the Baltimore Orioles from 1892–1898, leading them to three straight NL pennants from 1894–1896.

The Reds traded away third baseman Harry Steinfeldt to the Chicago Cubs for pitcher Jake Weimer. Weimer had a record of 18–12 with a 2.26 ERA in 33 games with the Cubs in 1905 after recording two straight twenty win seasons in 1903 and 1904. The team also traded away infielder Al Bridwell to the Boston Beaneaters for third baseman Jim Delahanty and pitcher Chick Fraser. Delahanty hit .255 with five homers and 55 RBI with Boston in 1905, while Fraser had a 14–21 record with a 3.28 ERA in his only season with the Beaneaters.

The team had a poor start to the season, as Cincinnati had a 10–20 record after thirty games, sitting in seventh place, 11.5 games behind the Chicago Cubs. A six-game winning streak brought the Reds up to fifth place, however, a 2–11 skid in their next thirteen games dropped Cincinnati back to seventh place, 15.5 games behind the Cubs. As Cincinnati was dropping out of the pennant race, the team made some trades, dealing pitcher Orval Overall to the Cubs for pitcher Bob Wicker and $2,000, trading outfielder Cy Seymour to the Giants for $12,000, and trading away infielder Shad Barry and pitcher Carl Druhot for outfielder Homer Smoot. Cincinnati finished the season with a 64–87 record, their first losing season since 1901, finishing 51.5 games behind first place Chicago.

Miller Huggins had another solid season at second base, leading the team with a .292 batting average, 159 hits and 81 runs. Catcher Admiral Schlei had a break out season, hitting .245 with a team high four homers and 54 RBI.

On the mound, Jake Weimer anchored the staff, going 20–14 with a 2.22 ERA in 41 games, starting 39 of them. Bob Ewing went 13–14 with a 2.38 ERA in 33 games, striking out a team high 145 batters.

Season standings

National League W L Pct. GB Home Road
Chicago Cubs 11636 0.763 56–21 60–15
New York Giants 9656 0.632 20 51–24 45–32
Pittsburgh Pirates 9360 0.608 23½ 49–27 44–33
Philadelphia Phillies 7182 0.464 45½ 37–40 34–42
Brooklyn Superbas 6686 0.434 50 31–44 35–42
Cincinnati Reds 6487 0.424 51½ 36–40 28–47
St. Louis Cardinals 5298 0.347 63 28–48 24–50
Boston Beaneaters 49102 0.325 66½ 28–47 21–55

Record vs. opponents

1906 National League Records

Boston 9–135–1711–10–16–156–163–199–12
Brooklyn 13–96–168–149–138–139–1313–8–1
Chicago 17–516–618–415–7–119–3–116–515–6–1
Cincinnati 10–11–114–84–185–1611–118–14–112–9–2
New York 15–613–97–15–116–515–711–1119–3
Philadelphia 16–613–83–19–111–117–158–1413–9
Pittsburgh 19–313–95–1614–8–111–1114–817–5
St. Louis 12–98–13–16–15–19–12–23–199–135–17


1906 Cincinnati Reds
Pitchers Catchers


Outfielders Manager

Player stats


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
1BSnake Deal6523148.208021
SSTommy Corcoran11743089.207133

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
Johnny Siegle21688.11807
Eddie Tiemeyer5112.18200


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
Jack Harper536.2144.1710
Carl Druhot425224.3214

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
Charlie Chech1166142.3217
Gus Dorner215011.205

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
Eddie Tiemeyer10000.001


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