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The 1888 season of the National League was the thirteenth 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 New York Giants 138 84 47 7 .609 -.- 659 (4.78) 479 (3.47) 0.242 0.283 0.336 1.96 0.924
2 Chicago White Stockings 136 77 58 1 .566 9.0 734 (5.40) 659 (4.85) 0.260 0.304 0.383 2.96 0.927
3 Philadelphia Quakers 132 69 61 2 .523 14.5 535 (4.05) 509 (3.86) 0.225 0.269 0.290 2.38 0.924
4 Boston Beaneaters 137 70 64 3 .511 15.5 669 (4.88) 619 (4.52) 0.245 0.286 0.351 2.61 0.917
5 Detroit Wolverines 134 68 63 3 .507 16.0 721 (5.38) 629 (4.69) 0.263 0.307 0.361 2.74 0.919
6 Pittsburgh Alleghenys 139 66 68 5 .475 19.5 534 (3.84) 580 (4.17) 0.227 0.258 0.289 2.67 0.927
7 Indianapolis Hoosiers 136 50 85 1 .368 36.0 603 (4.43) 731 (5.38) 0.238 0.275 0.313 3.81 0.921
8 Washington Nationals 136 48 86 2 .353 37.5 482 (3.54) 731 (5.38) 0.208 0.248 0.271 3.54 0.914

[edit] League leaders

Bold indicates league record, Italics indicate all-time record

[edit] Batting

Statistic Leader Team Number
Games Played Bill Kuehne Pittsburgh Alleghenys 138
At Bats Dick Johnston Boston Beaneaters 585
Runs Scored Dan Brouthers Detroit Wolverines 118
Hits Jimmy Ryan Chicago White Stockings 182
Doubles Dan Brouthers
Jimmy Ryan
Detroit Wolverines
Chicago White Stockings
33
Triples Dick Johnston Boston Beaneaters 18
Home Runs Jimmy Ryan Chicago White Stockings 16
Total Bases Jimmy Ryan Chicago White Stockings 283
Runs Batted In Cap Anson Chicago White Stockings 84
Stolen Bases Dummy Hoy Washington Nationals 82
Walks Roger Connor New York Giants 73
Hit by Pitch Sid Farrar Philadelphia Quakers 13
Strikeouts Jerry Denny Indianapolis Hoosiers 79
Batting Average Cap Anson Chicago White Stockings 0.344
On-Base Percentage Cap Anson Chicago White Stockings 0.400
Slugging Percentage Jimmy Ryan Chicago White Stockings 0.515
On-Base plus Slugging Cap Anson Chicago White Stockings 0.899
On-Base plus Slugging Plus Roger Connor New York Giants 176

[edit] Pitching

Statistic Leader Team Number
Wins Tim Keefe New York Giants 35
Losses Hank O'Day Washington Nationals 29
Win-Loss Percentage Tim Keefe New York Giants 0.745
Appearances Ed Morris Pittsburgh Alleghenys 55
Games Started Ed Morris Pittsburgh Alleghenys 55
Complete Games Ed Morris Pittsburgh Alleghenys 54
Shutouts Tim Keefe
Ben Sanders
New York Giants
Philadelphia Quakers
8
Games Finished George Van Haltren Chicago White Stockings 6
Saves George Wood Philadelphia Quakers 2
Innings Pitched John Clarkson Boston Beaneaters 483.1
Batters Faced John Clarkson Boston Beaneaters 2029
Hits Allowed Ed Morris Pittsburgh Alleghenys 470
Home Runs Allowed Lev Shreve Indianapolis Hoosiers 23
Base-on-Balls Allowed John Clarkson Boston Beaneaters 119
Hit Batsmen Hank O'Day Washington Nationals 16
Strikeouts Tim Keefe New York Giants 335
Wild Pitches John Clarkson Boston Beaneaters 33
Balks Ed Beatin
John Healy
Ben Sanders
Jim Tyng
George Van Haltren
Jim Whitney
Detroit Wolverines
Indianapolis Hoosiers
Philadelphia Quakers
Philadelphia Quakers
Chicago White Stockings
Washington Nationals
1
Runs Allowed John Clarkson Boston Beaneaters 239
Earned Runs Allowed Lev Shreve Indianapolis Hoosiers 153
Earned Run Average Tim Keefe New York Giants 1.74
Walks plus Hits
per Inning Pitched
Tim Keefe New York Giants 0.937

[edit] Postseason

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

[edit] Notable events

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