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Home >> Seasons by League >> 1926 >> American League >> Awards and Leaders

1926 American League (MLB)

+ Awards and Leaderboards
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  • An organized section of a full season review with standings, team totals, awards, leaderboards, player registers and more.
  • Playoff teams are in bold.
  • Normally, qualification for pct statistics is 1 IP per team game or 3.1 plate appearances per team game. TBC uses 2.2 plate appearances and 0.75 innings per team game for Minor Leagues.
  • 1926 American League Awards
    AwardWinners
    American League Most Valuable PlayerGeorge Burns
    1926 Batting Leaders
    Games
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Jackie Tavener156
    2Bibb Falk155
    3Lou Gehrig155
    4Tony Lazzeri155
    5Homer Summa154
    6Joe Sewell154
    7Phil Todt154
    8Babe Ruth152
    9Sam Rice152
    10George Burns151
    At Bats
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Sam Rice641
    2Mark Koenig617
    3Freddy Spurgeon614
    4George Sisler613
    5Earle Combs606
    6George Burns603
    7Johnny Mostil600
    8Phil Todt599
    9Tony Lazzeri589
    10Al Simmons583
    Runs
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Babe Ruth139
    2Lou Gehrig135
    3Johnny Mostil120
    4Earle Combs113
    5Goose Goslin105
    6Marty McManus102
    7Freddy Spurgeon101
    8Sam Rice98
    9George Burns97
    10Tris Speaker96
    Hits
    RankPlayerTotal
    1George Burns216
    2Sam Rice216
    3Goose Goslin201
    4Al Simmons199
    5Johnny Mostil197
    6Bibb Falk195
    7Heinie Manush188
    8Joe Sewell187
    9Babe Ruth184
    10Harry Heilmann184
    Doubles
    RankPlayerTotal
    1George Burns64
    2Al Simmons53
    3Tris Speaker52
    4Lou Gehrig47
    5Bibb Falk43
    6Harry Heilmann41
    7Joe Sewell41
    8Johnny Mostil41
    9Earl Sheely40
    10Bucky Harris39
    Triples
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Lou Gehrig20
    2Charlie Gehringer17
    3Goose Goslin15
    4Johnny Mostil15
    5Jackie Tavener14
    6Lu Blue14
    7Sam Rice14
    8Tony Lazzeri14
    9Earl McNeely12
    10Earle Combs12
    Home Runs
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Babe Ruth47
    2Al Simmons19
    3Tony Lazzeri18
    4Goose Goslin17
    5Ken Williams17
    6Lou Gehrig16
    7Heinie Manush14
    8Bob Meusel12
    9Harry Heilmann9
    10Harry Rice9
    Runs Batted In (RBIs)
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Babe Ruth150
    2George Burns114
    3Tony Lazzeri114
    4Lou Gehrig112
    5Al Simmons109
    6Bibb Falk108
    7Goose Goslin108
    8Harry Heilmann103
    9Joe Judge92
    10Earl Sheely89
    Stolen Bases
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Johnny Mostil35
    2Bill Hunnefield24
    3Sam Rice24
    4Earl McNeely18
    5Joe Sewell17
    6Bob Meusel16
    7Bucky Harris16
    8Tony Lazzeri16
    9Homer Summa15
    10Eddie Collins13
    Caught Stealing
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Sam Rice23
    2Bob Meusel17
    3Johnny Mostil14
    4Bob Fothergill12
    5Bucky Harris11
    6Buddy Myer11
    7Harry Rice11
    8Ray Morehart11
    9Bibb Falk10
    10Babe Ruth9
    Walks
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Babe Ruth144
    2Max Bishop116
    3Topper Rigney108
    4Lou Gehrig105
    5Tris Speaker94
    6Lu Blue90
    7Johnny Mostil79
    8Willie Kamm77
    9Earl Sheely75
    10Fred Haney74
    Strikeouts
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Tony Lazzeri96
    2Babe Ruth76
    3Lou Gehrig73
    4Marty McManus62
    5Pat Collins57
    6Johnny Mostil55
    7Jackie Tavener53
    8Al Simmons49
    9Ossie Bluege46
    10Charlie Gehringer42
    Hit by Pitch
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Johnny Mostil10
    2Bucky Harris9
    3George Burns8
    4Homer Summa8
    5Jimmy Dykes8
    6Joe Sewell8
    7Bing Miller7
    8Earl Sheely7
    9Frank O'Rourke7
    10Goose Goslin7
    Intentional Walks
    RankPlayerTotal
    Sacrifice Hits
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Freddy Spurgeon35
    2Bill Hunnefield31
    3Fred Haney28
    4Heinie Manush28
    5Jackie Tavener28
    6Tris Speaker28
    7Bucky Harris27
    8Charlie Gehringer27
    9Luke Sewell26
    10Mickey Cochrane26
    Sacrifice Flies
    RankPlayerTotal
    Ground into Double Plays
    RankPlayerTotal
    Total Bases
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Babe Ruth365
    2Al Simmons329
    3Lou Gehrig314
    4Goose Goslin308
    5George Burns298
    6Sam Rice285
    7Heinie Manush281
    8Johnny Mostil280
    9Tony Lazzeri272
    10Bibb Falk270
    Plate Appearances
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Sam Rice703
    2Johnny Mostil702
    3Lou Gehrig696
    4Freddy Spurgeon678
    5Mark Koenig678
    6Joe Sewell672
    7Earle Combs670
    8Tony Lazzeri665
    9George Sisler662
    10Phil Todt662
    Batting Average
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Heinie Manush.378
    2Babe Ruth.372
    3Harry Heilmann.367
    4George Burns.358
    5Goose Goslin.354
    6Bibb Falk.345
    7Al Simmons.341
    8Sam Rice.337
    9Johnny Mostil.328
    10Joe Sewell.324
    On-Base Percentage
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Babe Ruth.516
    2Harry Heilmann.445
    3Max Bishop.431
    4Goose Goslin.425
    5Heinie Manush.421
    6Lou Gehrig.420
    7Bibb Falk.415
    8Johnny Mostil.415
    9Lu Blue.413
    10Tris Speaker.408
    Slugging Percentage
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Babe Ruth.737
    2Al Simmons.564
    3Heinie Manush.564
    4Lou Gehrig.549
    5Goose Goslin.542
    6Harry Heilmann.534
    7George Burns.494
    8Bibb Falk.477
    9Tris Speaker.469
    10Johnny Mostil.467
    OPS (OBP + SLG)
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Babe Ruth1253
    2Heinie Manush985
    3Harry Heilmann979
    4Lou Gehrig969
    5Goose Goslin967
    6Al Simmons956
    7Bibb Falk892
    8George Burns888
    9Johnny Mostil882
    10Tris Speaker877
    BB/SO
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Tris Speaker6.267
    2Earl Sheely5.769
    3Homer Summa5.222
    4Lu Blue5.000
    5Harry Heilmann3.526
    6Topper Rigney3.484
    7Willie Kamm3.208
    8Bibb Falk3.000
    9Max Bishop2.829
    10Fred Haney2.643
    1926 Pitching Leaders
    Wins
    RankPlayerTotal
    1George Uhle27
    2Herb Pennock23
    3Urban Shocker19
    4Ted Lyons18
    5Dutch Levsen16
    6Earl Whitehill16
    7Waite Hoyt16
    8Red Faber15
    9Tommy Thomas15
    10Walter Johnson15
    Losses
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Milt Gaston18
    2Paul Zahniser18
    3Ted Lyons16
    4Ted Wingfield16
    5Walter Johnson16
    6Hal Wiltse15
    7Red Ruffing15
    8Tom Zachary15
    9Dutch Levsen13
    10Earl Whitehill13
    Games
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Firpo Marberry64
    2Joe Pate47
    3Lefty Grove45
    4Tommy Thomas44
    5Ted Wingfield43
    6Win Ballou43
    7Elam Vangilder42
    8Urban Shocker41
    9Herb Pennock40
    10Rube Walberg40
    Games Started
    RankPlayerTotal
    1George Uhle36
    2Earl Whitehill34
    3Stan Coveleski34
    4Herb Pennock33
    5Lefty Grove33
    6Walter Johnson33
    7Tommy Thomas32
    8Urban Shocker32
    9Dutch Levsen31
    10Ted Lyons31
    Complete Games
    RankPlayerTotal
    1George Uhle32
    2Ted Lyons24
    3Walter Johnson22
    4Lefty Grove20
    5Herb Pennock19
    6Dutch Levsen18
    7Tom Zachary18
    8Urban Shocker18
    9Sam Gibson16
    10Sherry Smith16
    Shutouts
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Ed Wells4
    2Eddie Rommel3
    3George Uhle3
    4Jack Quinn3
    5Jake Miller3
    6Jim Joe Edwards3
    7Rip Collins3
    8Stan Coveleski3
    9Ted Lyons3
    10Tom Zachary3
    Games Finished
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Firpo Marberry47
    2Joe Pate34
    3Garland Braxton23
    4Hooks Dauss23
    5Jack Russell22
    6Win Ballou22
    7Tony Welzer19
    8Benn Karr17
    9George Smith17
    10Sarge Connally17
    Saves
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Firpo Marberry22
    2Hooks Dauss9
    3Joe Pate6
    4Lefty Grove6
    5Sam Jones5
    6Waite Hoyt4
    7Bob Shawkey3
    8Ernie Wingard3
    9Sarge Connally3
    10Sloppy Thurston3
    Innings Pitched
    RankPlayerTotal
    1George Uhle318.1
    2Ted Lyons283.2
    3Herb Pennock266.1
    4Walter Johnson260.2
    5Urban Shocker258.1
    6Lefty Grove258
    7Earl Whitehill252.1
    8Tommy Thomas249
    9Tom Zachary247.1
    10Stan Coveleski245.1
    Hits
    RankPlayerTotal
    1George Uhle300
    2Herb Pennock294
    3Stan Coveleski272
    4Urban Shocker272
    5Earl Whitehill271
    6Ted Lyons268
    7Tom Zachary264
    8Walter Johnson259
    9Dutch Levsen235
    10Lefty Grove227
    Runs
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Earl Whitehill136
    2Herb Pennock133
    3Tom Zachary127
    4Stan Coveleski122
    5Walter Johnson120
    6Elam Vangilder119
    7Ted Wingfield119
    8Milt Gaston116
    9Lil Stoner115
    10George Uhle114
    Earned Runs
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Earl Whitehill112
    2Herb Pennock107
    3Tommy Thomas105
    4Walter Johnson105
    5Elam Vangilder104
    6Milt Gaston103
    7George Uhle100
    8Tom Zachary99
    9Lil Stoner97
    10Urban Shocker97
    Home Runs
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Tom Zachary14
    2Milt Gaston13
    3Ted Blankenship13
    4Urban Shocker13
    5Walter Johnson13
    6Elam Vangilder12
    7Win Ballou12
    8Dutch Levsen11
    9Herb Pennock11
    10Lil Stoner11
    Walks
    RankPlayerTotal
    1George Uhle118
    2Tommy Thomas110
    3Ted Lyons106
    4Lefty Grove101
    5Milt Gaston101
    6Hal Wiltse99
    7Elam Vangilder98
    8Tom Zachary97
    9Dutch Levsen85
    10Stan Coveleski81
    Strikeouts
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Lefty Grove194
    2George Uhle159
    3Tommy Thomas127
    4Walter Johnson125
    5Earl Whitehill109
    6Sam Gray82
    7Waite Hoyt79
    8Herb Pennock78
    9Rube Walberg72
    10Sam Jones69
    Wild Pitches
    RankPlayerTotal
    1George Uhle8
    2Win Ballou8
    3Walter Beall7
    4Herb Pennock6
    5Lil Stoner6
    6Lefty Grove5
    7Milt Gaston5
    8Dixie Davisheath4
    9Dutch Levsen4
    10Garland Buckeye4
    Balks
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Rip Collins3
    2Walter Beall3
    3Milt Gaston2
    4Alvin Crowder1
    5Del Lundgren1
    6Dutch Levsen1
    7Ernie Nevers1
    8George Smith1
    9Jack Russell1
    10Jim Joe Edwards1
    Earned Run Average (ERA)
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Lefty Grove2.51
    2George Uhle2.83
    3Ted Lyons3.01
    4Eddie Rommel3.08
    5Garland Buckeye3.09
    6Stan Coveleski3.12
    7Urban Shocker3.38
    8Jack Quinn3.40
    9Dutch Levsen3.42
    10Sam Gibson3.49
    WHIP (Walks-Hits per IP)
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Eddie Rommel1.27
    2Herb Pennock1.27
    3Lefty Grove1.27
    4Walter Johnson1.27
    5Sherry Smith1.30
    6George Uhle1.31
    7Waite Hoyt1.31
    8Ted Lyons1.32
    9Urban Shocker1.33
    10Dutch Levsen1.35
    Hits per 9 IP
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Lefty Grove7.92
    2Tommy Thomas8.13
    3George Uhle8.49
    4Ted Lyons8.49
    5Garland Buckeye8.67
    6Dutch Levsen8.92
    7Walter Johnson8.93
    8Sam Gibson9.14
    9Red Ruffing9.16
    10Hal Wiltse9.23
    HR per 9 IP
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Stan Coveleski0.04
    2Red Faber0.15
    3Garland Buckeye0.16
    4Waite Hoyt0.17
    5Ted Lyons0.19
    6George Uhle0.20
    7Lefty Grove0.21
    8Jack Quinn0.22
    9Red Ruffing0.22
    10Earl Whitehill0.25
    BB per 9 IP
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Herb Pennock1.45
    2Sherry Smith1.48
    3Jack Quinn1.98
    4Eddie Rommel2.22
    5Ted Wingfield2.36
    6Urban Shocker2.48
    7Walter Johnson2.52
    8Waite Hoyt2.56
    9Red Faber2.77
    10Ted Blankenship2.80
    SO per 9 IP
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Lefty Grove6.77
    2Tommy Thomas4.59
    3George Uhle4.50
    4Walter Johnson4.31
    5Earl Whitehill3.89
    6Sam Jones3.86
    7Win Ballou3.45
    8Waite Hoyt3.26
    9Lil Stoner3.21
    10Jack Quinn3.18
    SO/BB
    RankPlayerTotal
    1Lefty Grove1.921
    2Herb Pennock1.814
    3Walter Johnson1.712
    4Jack Quinn1.611
    5Earl Whitehill1.380
    6George Uhle1.347
    7Waite Hoyt1.274
    8Tommy Thomas1.155
    9Red Faber1.140
    10Ted Blankenship1.015


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