1916 Pittsburgh Pirates season

The 1916 Pittsburgh Pirates season was the 35th season of the Pittsburgh Pirates franchise; the 30th in the National League. The Pirates finished sixth in the league standings with a record of 65–89.

1916 Pittsburgh Pirates
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s)Barney Dreyfuss
Manager(s)Nixey Callahan
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Regular season

Season standings

National League W L Pct. GB Home Road
Brooklyn Robins 9460 0.610 50–27 44–33
Philadelphia Phillies 9162 0.595 50–29 41–33
Boston Braves 8963 0.586 4 41–31 48–32
New York Giants 8666 0.566 7 47–30 39–36
Chicago Cubs 6786 0.438 26½ 37–41 30–45
Pittsburgh Pirates 6589 0.422 29 37–40 28–49
St. Louis Cardinals 6093 0.392 33½ 36–40 24–53
Cincinnati Reds 6093 0.392 33½ 32–44 28–49

Record vs. opponents


Sources:
Team BOS BR CHC CIN NYG PHI PIT STL
Boston 13–914–7–213–9–111–10–111–11–114–8–113–9
Brooklyn 9–1315–7–115–7–115–711–1114–815–7
Chicago 7–14–27–15–19–1310–128–1412–1014–8
Cincinnati 9–13–17–15–113–95–165–1713–98–14
New York 10–11–17–1512–1016–59–1317–5–215–7
Philadelphia 11–11–111–1114–817–513–913–912–9
Pittsburgh 8–14–18–1410–129–135–17–29–1316–6
St. Louis 9–137–158–1414–87–159–126–16

Game log

1916 Game Log: 65–89 (Home: 37–40; Away: 28–49)
April: 6–8 (Home: 3–1; Away: 3–7)
#DateOpponentScoreWinLossSaveAttendanceRecord
1April 12@ Cardinals1–2DoakKantlehner (0–1)0–1
2April 13@ Cardinals4–0Adams (1–0)Meadows1–1
3April 14@ Cardinals3–5JasperHarmon (0–1)Griner1–2
4April 15@ Cardinals6–1Mamaux (1–0)Hall2–2
5April 16@ Reds1–6ToneyMiller (0–1)2–3
6April 17@ Reds10–1Kantlehner (1–1)Dale3–3
7April 18@ Reds3–4 (10)SchneiderAdams (1–1)3–4
8April 20Cardinals0–5MeadowsMamaux (1–1)Sallee3–5
9April 21Cardinals8–0Harmon (1–1)Steele4–5
10April 23@ Cubs0–3McConnellKantlehner (1–2)16,0004–6
11April 26@ Cubs3–6LavenderAdams (1–2)Prendergast4–7
12April 28Reds5–1Harmon (2–1)Schneider5–7
13April 29Reds2–1Mamaux (2–1)ToneyMiller (1)6–7
14April 30@ Reds7–8SchneiderHarmon (2–2)6–8
May: 11–14 (Home: 6–12; Away: 5–2)
#DateOpponentScoreWinLossSaveAttendanceRecord
15May 1@ Reds0–3MitchellAdams (1–3)6–9
16May 4Cubs4–2Cooper (1–0)Lavender4,0007–9
17May 5Cubs3–5 (13)SeatonKantlehner (1–3)7–10
18May 6Cubs1–2VaughnAdams (1–4)8,0007–11
19May 7@ Cubs1–0Kantlehner (2–3)Lavender19,0008–11
20May 8@ Cubs1–2McConnellCooper (1–1)8–12
21May 8@ Cubs6–4Mamaux (3–1)Packard9–12
22May 9Giants5–13TesreauHarmon (2–3)Mathewson9–13
23May 10Giants1–7AndersonAdams (1–5)2,0009–14
24May 11Giants2–3PerrittKantlehner (2–4)Stroud2,0009–15
25May 12Giants2–3 (10)SchauerMamaux (3–2)2,0009–16
26May 13Braves5–3Adams (2–5)ReulbachKantlehner (1)10–16
27May 15Braves8–7Harmon (3–3)RudolphMamaux (1)11–16
28May 18Phillies0–3AlexanderKantlehner (2–5)11–17
29May 19Phillies4–2Mamaux (4–2)McQuillan12–17
30May 20Phillies1–5DemareeAdams (2–6)12–18
31May 23Robins0–6PfefferKantlehner (2–6)12–19
32May 24Robins2–3 (10)CheneyHarmon (3–4)12–20
33May 25Robins5–0Miller (1–1)Dell13–20
34May 26@ Cardinals6–5 (11)Mamaux (5–2)Sallee2,00014–20
35May 28@ Cardinals4–0Cooper (2–1)Doak15–20
36May 28@ Cardinals4–1 (5)Mamaux (6–2)Meadows16–20
37May 29Reds1–6MitchellJacobs (0–1)16–21
38May 30Reds9–8Cooper (3–1)Schulz17–21
39May 31Reds2–5 (16)ToneyMiller (1–2)17–22
June: 11–9 (Home: 4–2; Away: 7–7)
#DateOpponentScoreWinLossSaveAttendanceRecord
40June 1Reds8–4Harmon (4–4)Schneider18–22
41June 2@ Robins5–2Mamaux (7–2)Appleton19–22
42June 5@ Robins2–3DellMiller (1–3)2,50019–23
43June 6@ Giants3–2Mamaux (8–2)Benton9,00020–23
44June 12@ Phillies1–2AlexanderMamaux (8–3)20–24
45June 13@ Phillies3–5BenderAdams (2–7)4,00020–25
46June 14@ Phillies2–3 (12)RixeyJacobs (0–2)20–26
47June 15@ Braves2–1Mamaux (9–3)Reulbach21–26
48June 16@ Braves0–2HughesKantlehner (2–7)21–27
49June 20Cardinals6–10 (12)JasperMiller (1–4)Williams21–28
50June 22Cardinals8–4Jacobs (1–2)Williams22–28
51June 23Cardinals7–8JasperHarmon (4–5)Ames22–29
52June 24Cardinals4–3Mamaux (10–3)Steele23–29
53June 24Cardinals5–2Miller (2–4)Hall24–29
54June 25@ Cubs8–3 (12)Cooper (4–1)Vaughn25–29
55June 27@ Cubs0–1PrendergastCooper (4–2)25–30
56June 27@ Cubs4–10SeatonAdams (2–8)Prendergast25–31
57June 28@ Cubs3–2Mamaux (11–3)Lavender26–31
58June 28@ Cubs3–2 (18)Cooper (5–2)McConnell27–31
59June 30@ Reds3–2Harmon (5–5)Schneider28–31
July: 11–18 (Home: 8–10; Away: 3–8)
#DateOpponentScoreWinLossSaveAttendanceRecord
60July 1@ Reds2–1Mamaux (12–3)Knetzer29–31
61July 2@ Reds2–3ToneyMiller (2–5)29–32
62July 2@ Reds6–1 (5)Kantlehner (3–7)Dale6,00030–32
63July 3Cubs2–3SeatonCooper (5–3)Packard30–33
64July 4Cubs0–5VaughnKantlehner (3–8)30–34
65July 4Cubs1–0Mamaux (13–3)Prendergast31–34
66July 5Cubs3–4HendrixMiller (2–6)Lavender31–35
67July 6Giants6–12PerrittCooper (5–4)31–36
68July 7Giants5–2Jacobs (2–2)Anderson32–36
69July 8Giants4–6BentonMamaux (13–4)32–37
70July 10Giants7–1Miller (3–6)Schauer33–37
71July 11Braves3–2Jacobs (3–2)Barnes34–37
72July 12Braves5–6BarnesMamaux (13–5)Hughes34–38
73July 14Braves0–3RaganHarmon (5–6)2,50034–39
74July 15Phillies0–4AlexanderJacobs (3–3)34–40
75July 15Phillies7–5Mamaux (14–5)ChalmersKantlehner (2)35–40
76July 19Robins1–0Kantlehner (4–8)Pfeffer36–40
77July 19Robins2–1 (14)Miller (4–6)Smith37–40
78July 22Robins1–7PfefferKantlehner (4–9)37–41
79July 22Robins2–3 (15)MarquardMiller (4–7)37–42
80July 24Phillies9–1Mamaux (15–5)Demaree38–42
81July 26@ Phillies1–7AlexanderAdams (2–9)38–43
82July 26@ Phillies5–2Miller (5–7)Rixey12,00039–43
83July 27@ Phillies4–5ChalmersHarmon (5–7)3,50039–44
84July 28@ Phillies2–5BenderJacobs (3–4)4,50039–45
85July 29@ Giants3–4 (11)PerrittMamaux (15–6)39–46
86July 29@ Giants0–5AndersonKantlehner (4–10)25,00039–47
87July 31@ Giants0–7SalleeMiller (5–8)39–48
88July 31@ Giants0–7TesreauJacobs (3–5)39–49
August: 16–15 (Home: 10–9; Away: 6–6)
#DateOpponentScoreWinLossSaveAttendanceRecord
89August 1@ Giants4–3 (10)Cooper (6–4)Schupp5,00040–49
90August 2@ Giants2–6BentonMamaux (15–7)40–50
91August 3@ Robins2–7CheneyMiller (5–9)2,50040–51
92August 4@ Robins0–2SmithHarmon (5–8)40–52
93August 5@ Robins0–4MarquardCooper (6–5)40–53
94August 5@ Robins7–1Mamaux (16–7)Pfeffer41–53
95August 11@ Braves2–1Miller (6–9)Barnes42–53
96August 11@ Braves1–4TylerMamaux (16–8)10,00042–54
97August 12Cubs3–0Cooper (7–5)Lavender43–54
98August 13@ Cardinals8–9 (11)AmesKantlehner (4–11)43–55
99August 13@ Cardinals9–5 (5)Mamaux (17–8)Watson44–55
100August 15@ Cardinals1–0Harmon (6–8)Meadows45–55
101August 15@ Cardinals2–1Cooper (8–5)Ames46–55
102August 17Robins1–5PfefferMamaux (17–9)46–56
103August 18Robins0–6CheneyHarmon (6–9)46–57
104August 19Robins2–1 (10)Cooper (9–5)Smith47–57
105August 19Robins0–1MarquardKantlehner (4–12)47–58
106August 21Phillies6–3Jacobs (4–5)Alexander48–58
107August 21Phillies2–1Evans (1–0)Demaree49–58
108August 22Phillies2–6MayerHarmon (6–10)McQuillan49–59
109August 22Phillies9–7Cooper (10–5)Bender50–59
110August 23Phillies2–1 (16)Evans (2–0)Rixey1,00051–59
111August 24Giants10–1Jacobs (5–5)Tesreau52–59
112August 25Giants2–6 (11)TesreauHarmon (6–11)3,00052–60
113August 26Giants1–1 (14)52–60
114August 28Braves5–1Mamaux (18–9)Rudolph53–60
115August 28Braves2–8 (7)AllenKantlehner (4–13)5,00053–61
116August 29Braves1–6TylerJacobs (5–6)53–62
117August 29Braves5–9HughesKantlehner (4–14)7,00053–63
118August 30Braves0–1RudolphCooper (10–6)53–64
119August 30Braves7–6Jacobs (6–6)AllenCooper (1)5,00054–64
120August 31Braves3–2 (8)Mamaux (19–9)Nehf2,00055–64
September: 10–24 (Home: 6–6; Away: 4–18)
#DateOpponentScoreWinLossSaveAttendanceRecord
121September 1Reds3–6ToneyJacobs (6–7)55–65
122September 2Reds4–3Harmon (7–11)Knetzer56–65
123September 2Reds2–7MoseleyEvans (2–1)Schulz10,00056–66
124September 3@ Reds6–7MitchellMamaux (19–10)56–67
125September 4Cardinals7–0Miller (7–9)Meadows5,00057–67
126September 4Cardinals2–0Cooper (11–6)Watson12,00058–67
127September 6Cardinals3–2Kantlehner (5–14)Steele59–67
128September 6Cardinals6–3Harmon (8–11)Ames3,50060–67
129September 7Cubs5–4Mamaux (20–10)PackardCooper (2)61–67
130September 9Cubs0–3VaughnKantlehner (5–15)61–68
131September 9Cubs0–2LavenderCooper (11–7)12,00061–69
132September 10@ Cubs8–7Grimes (1–0)PrendergastMamaux (2)62–69
133September 12@ Robins0–6PfefferEvans (2–2)62–70
134September 12@ Robins2–1Mamaux (21–10)Coombs10,00063–70
135September 13@ Robins6–3Cooper (12–7)Smith64–70
136September 14@ Robins2–3CheneyGrimes (1–1)64–71
137September 15@ Robins1–8 (5)MarquardJacobs (6–8)64–72
138September 16@ Giants2–8BentonMamaux (21–11)64–73
139September 16@ Giants3–4TesreauCooper (12–8)64–74
140September 18@ Giants0–2SchuppMiller (7–10)64–75
141September 18@ Giants1–1 (8)64–75
142September 19@ Giants2–9BentonJacobs (6–9)64–76
143September 19@ Giants1–5TesreauEvans (2–3)64–77
144September 20@ Phillies0–7DemareeCooper (12–9)64–78
145September 20@ Phillies2–3DemareeMamaux (21–12)64–79
146September 21@ Phillies8–3Grimes (2–1)Rixey65–79
147September 22@ Phillies4–7MayerEvans (2–4)65–80
148September 23@ Braves2–4RudolphMamaux (21–13)65–81
149September 23@ Braves1–1 (13)65–81
150September 25@ Braves0–5TylerGrimes (2–2)65–82
151September 25@ Braves2–3ReulbachMamaux (21–14)65–83
152September 26@ Braves0–3NehfEvans (2–5)65–84
153September 26@ Braves1–2AllenJacobs (6–10)65–85
154September 27@ Braves0–1TylerCooper (12–10)65–86
155September 30Reds4–5MitchellMamaux (21–15)65–87
October: 0–1 (Home: 0–0; Away: 0–1)
#DateOpponentScoreWinLossSaveAttendanceRecord
157October 1@ Reds0–4ToneyCooper (12–11)65–89
Legend:        = Win        = Loss        = Tie
Bold = Pirates team member

Roster

1916 Pittsburgh Pirates
Roster
Pitchers Catchers
  • William Fischer
  • George Gibson
  • Walter Schmidt
  • Bill Wagner
  • Art Wilson

Infielders

  • Doug Baird
  • Carson Bigbee
  • Jack Farmer
  • Billy Gleason
  • Newt Halliday
  • Doc Johnston
  • Otto Knabe
  • Ike McAuley
  • Alex McCarthy
  • Joe Schultz
  • Paddy Siglin
  • Jimmy Smith
  • Frank Smykal
  • Jim Viox
  • Honus Wagner
  • Hooks Warner
Outfielders

Other batters

  • Bill Batsch
  • Wilbur Fisher
  • Gene Madden
Manager
  • Nixey Callahan

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
CWalter Schmidt6418435.190215
1BDoc Johnston11440486.213039
2BJack Farmer5516645.271014
SSHonus Wagner123432124.287139
3BDoug Baird12843093.216128
OFBill Hinchman152555175.315476
OFFrank Schulte5517745.254014
OFMax Carey154599158.264742

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
Joe Schultz7720453.260022
Hooks Warner4416840.238214
Carson Bigbee4316441.25003
Dan Costello6015938.23908
Alex McCarthy5014629.19903
Ed Barney4513727.19709
Jim Viox4313233.250117
Art Wilson5312833.258112
William Fischer4211329.25716
Jimmy Smith369618.18805
Otto Knabe288917.19109
George Gibson338417.20204
Ray O'Brien165712.21103
Bill Wagner19389.23702
Lee King8182.11101
Pete Compton5161.06300
Jesse Altenburg8146.42900
Frank Smykal6103.30002
Ike McAuley482.25001
Paddy Siglin341.25000
Billy Gleason120.00000
Newt Halliday110.00000
Gene Madden110.00000
Wilbur Fisher110.00000
Bill Batsch100----00

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
Al Mamaux45310.021152.53163
Wilbur Cooper42246.012111.87111
Frank Miller30173.07102.2988
Burleigh Grimes645.2232.3620

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
Bob Harmon31172.28112.8162
Erv Kantlehner34165.05153.1649
Elmer Jacobs34153.06102.9446
Babe Adams1672.1295.7222
Bill Evans1363.0253.0021

Relief pitchers

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

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Paul Carpenter50001.175
Carmen Hill20008.535
Jack Scott100010.804

References

  1. From 1882–1906, the team played in Allegheny, Pennsylvania, which became annexed by Pittsburgh as the North Side in 1907.
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