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The 1887 season of the National League was the twelfth season of the league.

Contents

[edit] Season summary

[edit] Standings

Bold indicates league champion, Italics indicates World Series champion
Rank Team G W L T WPCT GB RS (RS/G) RA (RA/G) AVG OBP SLG ERA FPCT
1 Detroit Wolverines 127 79 45 3 .622 -.- 969 (7.63) 714 (5.62) 0.299 0.348 0.434 3.95 0.926
2 Philadelphia Quakers 128 75 48 5 .586 3.5 901 (7.04) 702 (5.48) 0.274 0.330 0.389 3.47 0.912
3 Chicago White Stockings 127 71 50 6 .559 6.5 813 (6.40) 716 (5.64) 0.271 0.333 0.412 3.46 0.914
4 New York Giants 129 68 55 6 .527 10.5 816 (6.33) 723 (5.60) 0.279 0.332 0.389 3.57 0.920
5 Boston Beaneaters 127 61 60 6 .480 16.5 831 (6.54) 792 (6.24) 0.277 0.327 0.394 4.41 0.905
6 Pittsburgh Alleghenys 125 55 69 1 .440 24.0 621 (4.97) 750 (6.00) 0.258 0.308 0.349 4.12 0.921
7 Washington Nationals 126 46 76 4 .365 32.0 601 (4.77) 818 (6.49) 0.241 0.285 0.337 4.19 0.910
8 Indianapolis Hoosiers 127 37 89 1 .291 43.0 628 (4.94) 965 (7.60) 0.247 0.296 0.339 5.24 0.912

[edit] League leaders

Bold indicates league record, Italics indicate all-time record

[edit] Batting

Statistic Leader Team Number
Games Played John Ward New York Giants 129
At Bats Sam Thompson
John Ward
Detroit Wolverines
New York Giants
545
Runs Scored Dan Brouthers Detroit Wolverines 153
Hits Sam Thompson Detroit Wolverines 203
Doubles Dan Brouthers Detroit Wolverines 36
Triples Sam Thompson Detroit Wolverines 23
Home Runs Billy O'Brien Washington Nationals 19
Total Bases Sam Thompson Detroit Wolverines 311
Runs Batted In Sam Thompson Detroit Wolverines 166
Stolen Bases John Ward New York Giants 111
Walks Jim Fogarty Philadelphia Quakers 82
Hit by Pitch Pop Smith Pittsburgh Alleghenys 13
Strikeouts John Morrill Boston Beaneaters 86
Batting Average Sam Thompson Detroit Wolverines 0.372
On-Base Percentage Dan Brouthers Detroit Wolverines 0.426
Slugging Percentage Sam Thompson Detroit Wolverines 0.571
On-Base plus Slugging Dan Brouthers Detroit Wolverines 0.988
On-Base plus Slugging Plus Dan Brouthers Detroit Wolverines 169

[edit] Pitching

Statistic Leader Team Number
Wins John Clarkson Chicago White Stockings 38
Losses John Healy Indianapolis Hoosiers 29
Win-Loss Percentage Larry Twitchell Detroit Wolverines 0.917
Appearances John Clarkson Chicago White Stockings 60
Games Started John Clarkson Chicago White Stockings 59
Complete Games John Clarkson Chicago White Stockings 56
Shutouts Dan Casey Philadelphia Quakers 4
Games Finished John Cahill Indianapolis Hoosiers 5
Saves 8 players tied 1
Innings Pitched John Clarkson Chicago White Stockings 523.0
Batters Faced John Clarkson Chicago White Stockings 2183
Hits Allowed John Clarkson Chicago White Stockings 513
Home Runs Allowed Charlie Getzein
John Healy
Detroit Wolverines
Indianapolis Hoosiers
24
Base-on-Balls Allowed Charley Radbourn Boston Beaneaters 133
Hit Batsmen Kid Madden Boston Beaneaters 20
Strikeouts John Clarkson Chicago White Stockings 237
Wild Pitches Mark Baldwin Chicago White Stockings 41
Balks Doc Leitner
Cannonball Titcomb
Indianapolis Hoosiers
Philadelphia Athletics/New York Giants
1
Runs Allowed Charley Radbourn Boston Beaneaters 305
Earned Runs Allowed Charley Radbourn Boston Beaneaters 215
Earned Run Average Dan Casey Philadelphia Quakers 2.86
Walks plus Hits
per Inning Pitched
Tim Keefe New York Giants 1.124

[edit] Postseason

In the World's Series, the National League champion Detroit Wolverines defeated the American Association's St. Louis Browns, 10 games to 5.

[edit] Notable events

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