2006 Major League Baseball Season
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2006 Major League Baseball Season

2006 MLB season
LeagueMajor League Baseball
DurationApril 2 - October 27, 2006
Top draft pickLuke Hochevar
Picked byKansas City Royals
Regular Season
Season MVPAL: Justin Morneau (MIN)
NL: Ryan Howard (PHI)
League Postseason
AL championsDetroit Tigers
  AL runners-upOakland Athletics
NL championsSt. Louis Cardinals
  NL runners-upNew York Mets
World Series
ChampionsSt. Louis Cardinals
  Runners-upDetroit Tigers
World Series MVPDavid Eckstein (STL)
MLB seasons

The 2006 Major League Baseball season ended with the National League's St. Louis Cardinals winning the World Series with the lowest regular season victory total in a non-strike season in history. The American League continued its domination at the All-Star Game by winning its fourth straight game; the A.L. has won nine of the last ten contests (the 2002 game was a tie). This season, the Atlanta Braves failed to qualify for the postseason for the first time since 1990. Individual achievements included Barry Bonds who, despite questions surrounding his alleged steroid use and involvement in the BALCO scandal, surpassed Babe Ruth for second place on the career home runs list.

Final standings



  Division Series
League Championship Series
World Series
  1 NY Yankees 1  
4 Detroit 3  
  4 Detroit 4  
American League
  3 Oakland 0  
2 Minnesota 0
  3 Oakland 3  
    AL4 Detroit 1
  NL3 St. Louis 4
  1 NY Mets 3  
4 LA Dodgers 0  
  1 NY Mets 3
National League
  3 St. Louis 4  
2 San Diego 1
  3 St. Louis 3  

All-Star game


Other awards

Player of the Month

Pitcher of the Month

Rookie of the Month

Statistical leaders


American League

National League

±hosted the MLB All Star Game


300-300 Club members

Home Runs

The following players reached major home run milestones in 2006:

Barry Bonds' countdown to 715

  • May 21 -- reached 714 career homers, tying Babe Ruth for second all time
  • May 28 -- reached 715 career homers, passing Ruth for second all time

400 career homers

300 career homers

200 career homers

Entry into the top 500



  • Alfonso Soriano of the Washington Nationals become only the fourth player to join the 40-40 Club, joining José Canseco, Barry Bonds, and Alex Rodriguez when he stole his 40th base of the season on September 16. Six days later he became the first person ever to reach 40 home runs, 40 stolen bases and 40 doubles in one season.

Other achievements

  • Matt Holliday hit the longest home run of the season in MLB against the San Francisco Giants on September 19 with an official distance of 443 feet (135 m); HitTracker estimated it at 496 feet (151 m).[1]


See also

External links


  1. ^ Beinhoff, Drew (September 20, 2006). "You gotta love Matt Holliday". Real Clear Sports. Retrieved 2014.
  2. ^ "Charlton's Baseball Chronology". www.baseballlibrary.com. Archived from the original on August 1, 2013. Retrieved 2013.

See also

2006 in baseball

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