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The 1888 season of the American Association was the seventh 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 St. Louis Browns 137 92 43 2 .672 -.- 789 (5.76) 501 (3.66) 0.250 0.310 0.324 2.09 0.924
2 Brooklyn Bridegrooms 143 88 52 3 .615 6.5 758 (5.30) 584 (4.08) 0.242 0.293 0.321 2.33 0.918
3 Philadelphia Athletics 136 81 52 3 .596 10.0 827 (6.08) 594 (4.37) 0.250 0.295 0.344 2.41 0.919
4 Cincinnati Red Stockings 137 80 54 3 .584 11.5 745 (5.44) 628 (4.58) 0.242 0.293 0.323 2.73 0.923
5 Baltimore Orioles 137 57 80 0 .416 36.0 653 (4.77) 779 (5.69) 0.229 0.276 0.306 3.78 0.920
6 Cleveland Blues 135 50 82 3 .370 40.5 651 (4.82) 839 (6.21) 0.234 0.283 0.295 3.72 0.916
7 Louisville Colonels 139 48 87 4 .345 44.0 689 (4.96) 870 (6.26) 0.241 0.288 0.315 3.25 0.900
8 Kansas City Cowboys 132 43 89 0 .326 47.5 579 (4.39) 896 (6.79) 0.218 0.264 0.288 4.29 0.914

[edit] League leaders

Bold indicates league record, Italics indicate all-time record

[edit] Batting

Statistic Leader Team Number
Games Played George Pinkney Brooklyn Bridegrooms 143
At Bats Charlie Comiskey St. Louis Browns 576
Runs Scored George Pinkney Brooklyn Bridegrooms 134
Hits Tip O'Neill St. Louis Browns 177
Doubles Hub Collins Louisville Colonels/Brooklyn Bridegrooms 31
Triples Harry Stovey Philadelphia Athletics 20
Home Runs John Reilly Cincinnati Red Stockings 13
Total Bases John Reilly Cincinnati Red Stockings 264
Runs Batted In John Reilly Cincinnati Red Stockings 103
Stolen Bases Arlie Latham St. Louis Browns 109
Walks Yank Robinson St. Louis Browns 116
Hit by Pitch Curt Welch Philadelphia Athletics 29
Batting Average Tip O'Neill St. Louis Browns 0.335
On-Base Percentage Yank Robinson St. Louis Browns 0.400
Slugging Percentage John Reilly Cincinnati Red Stockings 0.501
On-Base plus Slugging John Reilly Cincinnati Red Stockings 0.864
On-Base plus Slugging Plus John Reilly Cincinnati Red Stockings 170

[edit] Pitching

Statistic Leader Team Number
Wins Silver King St. Louis Browns 45
Losses Henry Porter Kansas City Cowboys 37
Win-Loss Percentage Nat Hudson St. Louis Browns 0.714
Appearances Silver King St. Louis Browns 66
Games Started Silver King St. Louis Browns 65
Complete Games Silver King St. Louis Browns 64
Shutouts Silver King
Ed Seward
St. Louis Browns
Philadelphia Athletics
6
Games Finished Scott Stratton Louisville Colonels 5
Saves Pop Corkhill
Bob Gilks
Tony Mullane
Cincinnati Red Stockings/Brooklyn Bridegrooms
Cleveland Blues
Cincinnati Red Stockings
1
Innings Pitched Silver King St. Louis Browns 585.2
Batters Faced Silver King St. Louis Browns 2294
Hits Allowed Henry Porter Kansas City Cowboys 527
Home Runs Allowed Henry Porter Kansas City Cowboys 16
Base-on-Balls Allowed Bert Cunningham Baltimore Orioles 157
Hit Batsmen Tom Sullivan Kansas City Cowboys 24
Strikeouts Ed Seward Philadelphia Athletics 272
Wild Pitches Tom Sullivan Kansas City Cowboys 28
Balks 57 players tied 0
Runs Allowed Henry Porter Kansas City Cowboys 336
Earned Runs Allowed Henry Porter Kansas City Cowboys 219
Earned Run Average Silver King St. Louis Browns 1.64
Walks plus Hits
per Inning Pitched
Silver King St. Louis Browns 0.876

[edit] Postseason

In the World's Series, the American Association champion St. Louis Browns were defeated by the National League's New York Giants, 6 games to 4.

[edit] Notable events

Seasons of the American Association
1882 · 1883 · 1884 · 1885 · 1886 · 1887 · 1888 · 1889 · 1890 · 1891
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