1898 Boston Beaneaters Season
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1898 Boston Beaneaters Season

1898 Boston Beaneaters
1898 National League Championship
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record102-47 (.685)
League place1st
Other information
Owner(s)Arthur Soden
Manager(s)Frank Selee
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The 1898 Boston Beaneaters season was the 28th season of the franchise. The Beaneaters won their second straight National League pennant and their eighth overall. It was also their fifth, and last, of the decade. This team has been cited (along with the 1880s St. Louis Browns and the 1890s Baltimore Orioles) as one of the greatest of the 19th century.[] This was the end of a tremendous run of success for the team, which won four straight National Association titles (1872-1875) and eight National League pennants (1877-78, 1883, 1891-93, 1897-98).

The starting line-up featured three Hall of Famers: third baseman Jimmy Collins and outfielders Billy Hamilton and Hugh Duffy. Collins led the league with 15 home runs, and Hamilton hit .369 with 54 stolen bases. The pitching staff was led by Hall of Famers Kid Nichols and Vic Willis. Nichols led the NL with 31 wins and had an ERA of 2.13.

Regular season

Season standings

National League W L Pct. GB Home Road
Boston Beaneaters 102 47 0.685 -- 62-15 40-32
Baltimore Orioles 96 53 0.644 6 58-15 38-38
Cincinnati Reds 92 60 0.605 11½ 58-28 34-32
Chicago Orphans 85 65 0.567 17½ 58-31 27-34
Cleveland Spiders 81 68 0.544 21 36-19 45-49
Philadelphia Phillies 78 71 0.523 24 49-31 29-40
New York Giants 77 73 0.513 25½ 45-28 32-45
Pittsburgh Pirates 72 76 0.486 29½ 39-35 33-41
Louisville Colonels 70 81 0.464 33 43-34 27-47
Brooklyn Bridegrooms 54 91 0.372 46 30-41 24-50
Washington Senators 51 101 0.336 52½ 34-44 17-57
St. Louis Browns 39 111 0.260 63½ 20-44 19-67

Record vs. opponents

1898 National League Records

Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10] [11] [12]
Team BAL BOS BR CHI CIN CLE LOU NYG PHI PIT STL WSH
Baltimore -- 5-7 8-5-1 9-5 8-6-1 8-6-1 9-5 10-3-1 10-3-1 10-4 12-2 7-7
Boston 7-5 -- 11-2 9-5 9-4-1 6-7-1 8-6-1 10-4 10-4 9-5 12-2 11-3
Brooklyn 5-8-1 2-11 -- 4-10 3-11 6-7 2-10-1 3-11 6-6 9-5-1 7-6-1 7-6
Chicago 5-9 5-9 10-4 -- 6-8 7-7 9-5 9-5-1 6-7 7-4-1 10-4 11-3
Cincinnati 6-8-1 4-9-1 11-3 8-6 -- 8-5-2 9-5 6-8-1 7-7 12-2 12-2 9-5
Cleveland 6-8-1 7-6-1 7-6 7-7 5-8-2 -- 9-5 6-8 7-7 5-8 10-3-1 12-2-2
Louisville 5-9 6-8-1 10-2-1 5-9 5-9 5-9 -- 6-8 4-10 4-9-1 10-4 10-4
New York 3-10-1 4-10 11-3 5-9-1 8-6-1 8-6 8-6 -- 6-7 5-9-1 10-3-2 9-4-1
Philadelphia 3-10-1 4-10 6-6 7-6 7-7 7-7 10-4 7-6 -- 6-8 9-5 12-2
Pittsburgh 4-10 5-9 5-9-1 4-7-1 2-12 8-5 9-4-1 9-5-1 8-6 -- 9-4 9-5
St. Louis 2-12 2-12 6-7-1 4-10 2-12 3-10-1 4-10 3-10-2 5-9 4-9 -- 4-10
Washington 7-7 3-11 6-7 3-11 5-9 2-12-2 4-10 4-9-1 2-12 5-9 10-4 --


Roster

Player stats

Batting

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
C Marty Bergen 120 446 125 .280 3 60
1B Fred Tenney 117 488 160 .328 0 62
2B Bobby Lowe 147 559 152 .272 4 94
3B Jimmy Collins 152 597 196 .328 15 111
SS Herman Long 144 589 156 .265 6 99
OF Hugh Duffy 152 568 169 .298 8 108
OF Chick Stahl 125 467 144 .308 3 52
OF Billy Hamilton 110 417 154 .369 3 50

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
George Yeager 68 221 59 .267 3 24
General Stafford 37 123 32 .260 1 8
Jack Stivetts 41 111 28 .252 2 16
Charlie Hickman 19 58 15 .259 0 7
Dave Pickett 14 43 12 .279 0 3
Bill Keister 10 30 5 .167 0 4
Stub Smith 3 10 1 .100 0 0
Kitty Bransfield 5 9 2 .222 0 1
Hi Ladd 1 4 1 .250 0 0

Pitching

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
Kid Nichols 50 388 31 12 2.13 138
Edward M. Lewis 41 313.1 26 8 2.90 72
Vic Willis 41 311 25 13 2.84 160
Fred Klobedanz 35 270.2 19 10 3.89 51

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 Hickman 6 33 1 2 2.18 9
Jack Stivetts 2 12 0 1 8.25 1
Jim Sullivan 3 12 0 1 12.00 1

Awards and honors

League top ten finishers

Jimmy Collins

  • NL leader in home runs (15)
  • #2 in NL in RBI (111)
  • #2 in NL in slugging percentage (.479)

Hugh Duffy

  • #4 in NL in RBI (108)

Sliding Billy Hamilton

  • NL leader in on-base percentage (.480)
  • #2 in NL in batting average (.369)
  • #2 in NL in stolen bases (54)

Kid Nichols

  • NL leader in wins (31)
  • #3 in NL in ERA (2.13)
  • #4 in NL in strikeouts (138)

Vic Willis

  • #3 in NL in strikeouts (160)

References



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