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The 1879 season of the National League was the fourth season of the league.

Contents

[edit] Season summary

[edit] Standings

Bold indicates league champion
Rank Team G W L T WPCT GB RS (RS/G) RA (RA/G) AVG OBP SLG ERA FPCT
1 Providence Grays 85 59 25 1 .694 -.- 612 (7.20) 355 (4.18) 0.296 0.314 0.381 2.18 0.902
2 Boston Red Caps 84 54 30 0 .643 5.0 562 (6.69) 348 (4.14) 0.274 0.294 0.368 2.19 0.913
3 Chicago White Stockings 83 46 33 4 .554 10.5 437 (5.27) 411 (4.95) 0.259 0.276 0.336 2.46 0.900
4 Buffalo Bisons 79 46 32 1 .582 10.0 394 (4.99) 365 (4.62) 0.252 0.272 0.328 2.34 0.906
5 Cincinnati Reds 81 43 37 1 .531 14.0 485 (5.99) 464 (5.73) 0.264 0.279 0.347 2.29 0.879
6 Cleveland Blues 82 27 55 0 .329 31.0 322 (3.93) 461 (5.62) 0.223 0.232 0.285 2.65 0.889
7 Syracuse Stars 71 22 48 1 .310 30.0 276 (3.89) 462 (6.51) 0.227 0.235 0.270 3.19 0.872
8 Troy Trojans 77 19 56 2 .247 35.5 321 (4.17) 543 (7.05) 0.237 0.249 0.294 2.80 0.875

[edit] League leaders

Bold indicates league record, Italics indicate all-time record

[edit] Batting

Statistic Leader Team Number
Games Played Paul Hines
Mike McGeary
George Wright
Providence Grays
Providence Grays
Providence Grays
85
At Bats Paul Hines Providence Grays 409
Runs Scored Charley Jones Boston Red Caps 85
Hits Paul Hines Providence Grays 146
Doubles Charlie Eden Cleveland Blues 31
Triples Buttercup Dickerson Cincinnati Reds 14
Home Runs Charley Jones Boston Red Caps 9
Total Bases Paul Hines Providence Grays 197
Runs Batted In Charley Jones
John O'Rourke
Boston Red Caps
Boston Red Caps
62
Walks Charley Jones Boston Red Caps 29
Strikeouts Pud Galvin
Will White
Buffalo Bisons
Cincinnati Reds
56
Batting Average Paul Hines Providence Grays 0.357
On-Base Percentage Jim O'Rourke Providence Grays 0.371
Slugging Percentage John O'Rourke Boston Red Caps 0.521
On-Base plus Slugging John O'Rourke Boston Red Caps 0.878
On-Base plus Slugging Plus King Kelly Cincinnati Reds 184

[edit] Pitching

Statistic Leader Team Number
Wins John Ward Providence Grays 47
Losses George Bradley
Jim McCormick
Troy Trojans
Cleveland Blues
40
Win-Loss Percentage John Ward Providence Grays 0.712
Appearances Will White Cincinnati Reds 76
Games Started Will White Cincinnati Reds 75
Complete Games Will White Cincinnati Reds 75
Shutouts Tommy Bond Boston Red Caps 11
Games Finished John Ward Providence Grays 10
Saves Bobby Mathews
John Ward
Providence Grays
Providence Grays
1
Innings Pitched Will White Cincinnati Reds 680.0
Batters Faced Will White Cincinnati Reds 2906
Hits Allowed Will White Cincinnati Reds 676
Home Runs Allowed George Bradley Troy Trojans 12
Base-on-Balls Allowed Jim McCormick Cleveland Blues 74
Strikeouts John Ward Providence Grays 239
Wild Pitches Will White Cincinnati Reds 49
Balks 25 players tied 0
Runs Allowed Will White Cincinnati Reds 404
Earned Runs Allowed George Bradley Troy Trojans 154
Earned Run Average Tommy Bond Boston Red Caps 1.96
Walks plus Hits
per Inning Pitched
Tommy Bond Boston Red Caps 1.021

[edit] Notable events

Seasons of the National League
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