1906 Chicago Cubs season

The 1906 Cubs won a record 116 of 154 games.

The 35th season of the Chicago Cubs franchise, the 31st in the National League and the 14th at West Side Park.

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A program featuring league presidents Ban Johnson and Harry Pulliam, and National Baseball Commission President August Herrmann

1906 World Series

A program featuring league presidents Ban Johnson and Harry Pulliam, and National Baseball Commission President August Herrmann
Pickoff attempt during one of the games. Frank Chance slides in safely past the tag of Jiggs Donahue.
After game 1, Fans rush the field and police protect Nick Altrock
Ed Reulbach, winning pitcher of Game 2
Jack Pfiester pitching in Game 3
Game 4 winning pitcher Mordecai Brown
Game 5 at West Side Grounds
South Side Park during Game 6
A ball from the series on display at the Baseball Hall of Fame. The ball was used in Game Six, the final game, of the world series

The 1906 World Series featured a crosstown matchup between the Chicago White Sox and the Chicago Cubs.

The Mariners selected John Axford in the seventh round of the 2001 draft.

2001 Seattle Mariners season

The 25th since the franchise's inception.

The 25th since the franchise's inception.

The Mariners selected John Axford in the seventh round of the 2001 draft.

The Mariners finished with a .716 record, tying the major league record for wins set by the 1906 Chicago Cubs, and setting the record for wins by an American League team.

Chicago Cubs

American professional baseball team based in Chicago.

American professional baseball team based in Chicago.

The 1876 White Stockings won the NL championship.
The 1906 Cubs won a record 116 of 154 games. They then won back-to-back World Series titles in 1907–08.
1913 Chicago Cubs
Hall of Famer Hack Wilson
Club logo (1927–1936)
Cubs logo (1941–1945)
A sports-related curse that was supposedly placed on the Chicago Cubs by Billy Goat Tavern owner William Sianis during Game 4 of the 1945 World Series.
Ernie Banks ("Mr. Cub")
Ryne Sandberg set numerous league and club records in his career and was elected to the Hall of Fame in 2005.
Andre Dawson, 5× All-Star and 1987 NL MVP during tenure in Chicago
Sammy Sosa was the captain of the Chicago Cubs during his tenure with the team.
Kerry Wood, along with Mark Prior, led the Cubs' rotation in 2003.
Dempster emerged in 2004 and became the Cubs' regular closer.
Alfonso Soriano signed with the club in 2007.
Carlos Zambrano warming up before a game
Starlin Castro during his 2010 rookie season
One of two Cubs building blocks, Anthony Rizzo, swinging in the box
The Cubs celebrate after winning the 2016 World Series.
2016 Champions visit the White House in June 2017.
Clark (left) with the Oriole Bird
Ron Santo
Billy Williams
Ferguson Jenkins
Kiki Cuyler
Mordecai "Three Finger" Brown
Harry Caray

The 1906 Cubs won 116 games, finishing 116–36 and posting a modern-era record winning percentage of .763, before losing the World Series to the Chicago White Sox ("The Hitless Wonders") by four games to two.

George Stone

1906 Chicago White Sox season

The seventh season overall for the Chicago White Sox, and their sixth season in the major leagues.

The seventh season overall for the Chicago White Sox, and their sixth season in the major leagues.

George Stone

They won the league pennant largely on the strength of their pitching staff, as their team batting average of .230 was the worst in the AL. The White Sox would go on to upset their crosstown neighbors, the Chicago Cubs (who had finished 116–36 that year for the best winning percentage in modern baseball history), in the World Series, earning them the moniker of the "Hitless Wonders."

1906 New York Giants season

The franchise's 24th season.

The franchise's 24th season.

The team finished in second place in the National League with a 96-56 record, 20 games behind the Chicago Cubs.

Martínez with the Seattle Mariners in 1997

Edgar Martínez

American former professional baseball player and coach.

American former professional baseball player and coach.

Martínez with the Seattle Mariners in 1997
Martínez at bat in 2004
Edgar Martínez's number 11 was retired by the Seattle Mariners in 2017.
Martínez receiving his plaque during his induction ceremony into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2019
Martínez in 2009

Seattle tied the major league record set by the 1906 Chicago Cubs with 116 wins on the season.

Torre in 2015

Joe Torre

American professional baseball executive, serving as a special assistant to the Commissioner of Baseball since 2020.

American professional baseball executive, serving as a special assistant to the Commissioner of Baseball since 2020.

Torre in 2015
Torre in 1982
Torre in 1995.
Joe Torre (left) with George W. Bush and Diamondbacks manager Bob Brenly on the field at Yankee Stadium before Game 3 of the 2001 World Series.
Torre after visiting the mound during a 2005 game
Torre with Don Mattingly in 2007
Torre as the Dodgers' manager, April 6, 2008
Torre at Dodger Stadium, May 2010

His club set a major-league record of 125 total wins a season, including regular and postseason, breaking the 1906 Chicago Cubs' record of 118.

Seidlalm, a gasthaus at "Streif" (Kitzbühel) where World Cup was founded by Lang, Bonnet and Beattie.

2001 in sports

2001 in sports describes the year's events in world sport.

2001 in sports describes the year's events in world sport.

Seidlalm, a gasthaus at "Streif" (Kitzbühel) where World Cup was founded by Lang, Bonnet and Beattie.

The Seattle Mariners tied the 1906 Chicago Cubs’ record with 116 regular season wins.

McGwire with the San Diego Padres in 2017

1998 in baseball

Exciting late-season chase that culminated in a final week that saw record-setting performances by McGwire, Sosa, Tom Gordon, Dennis Eckersley, Trevor Hoffman and Jason Kendall. The New York Yankees won a major league record 125 games (114 regular season games and 11 postseason games).

Exciting late-season chase that culminated in a final week that saw record-setting performances by McGwire, Sosa, Tom Gordon, Dennis Eckersley, Trevor Hoffman and Jason Kendall. The New York Yankees won a major league record 125 games (114 regular season games and 11 postseason games).

McGwire with the San Diego Padres in 2017

September 4 – The New York Yankees win their 100th game of the season, defeating the Chicago White Sox 11–6, reaching that mark five days faster than the 1906 Chicago Cubs and the 1954 Cleveland Indians.

Competition in sports. One selection of images showing some of the sporting events that are classed as athletics competitions.

Upset (competition)

Underdog whom the majority expects to lose, defying the conventional wisdom.

Underdog whom the majority expects to lose, defying the conventional wisdom.

Competition in sports. One selection of images showing some of the sporting events that are classed as athletics competitions.

The 1906 World Series looked to be one of the most lopsided matchups in World Series history, as the National League powerhouse Chicago Cubs, with a record of 116–36 represented the best winning percentage in modern Major League Baseball history. They faced off against their cross-town rivals, the Chicago White Sox, who finished with the American League pennant having a record of 93–58. The White Sox were dubbed the "hitless wonders" as their .230 team batting average was not only the worst batting average by a team to win their league pennant, it was the worst overall batting average in all of Major League Baseball that season. Buoyed by a pitching staff that held the Cubs to below 0.200 batting average for the series, the White Sox showed an uncharacteristic surge of batting prowess in games 5 and 6 with 16 runs on 26 hits over the two games to claim the World Series crown four games to two in what has been called the biggest upset in MLB history.