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The 1891 season of the National League was the sixteenth 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 Boston Beaneaters 140 87 51 2 .621 -.- 847 (6.05) 658 (4.70) 0.255 0.327 0.357 2.76 0.938
2 Chicago Colts 137 82 53 2 .599 3.5 832 (6.07) 730 (5.33) 0.253 0.326 0.359 3.47 0.932
3 New York Giants 136 71 61 4 .522 13.0 754 (5.54) 711 (5.23) 0.263 0.324 0.360 2.99 0.933
4 Philadelphia Phillies 138 68 69 1 .493 18.5 756 (5.48) 773 (5.60) 0.252 0.319 0.322 3.73 0.925
5 Cleveland Spiders 141 65 74 2 .461 22.5 835 (5.92) 888 (6.30) 0.255 0.324 0.339 3.50 0.920
6 Brooklyn Grooms 137 61 76 0 .445 25.5 765 (5.58) 820 (5.99) 0.260 0.326 0.345 3.86 0.924
7 Cincinnati Reds 138 56 81 1 .406 30.5 646 (4.68) 790 (5.72) 0.242 0.302 0.335 3.55 0.931
8 Pittsburgh Pirates 137 55 80 2 .401 30.5 679 (4.96) 744 (5.43) 0.239 0.302 0.318 2.89 0.917

[edit] League leaders

Bold indicates league record, Italics indicate all-time record

[edit] Batting

Statistic Leader Team Number
Games Played Cupid Childs
Ed McKean
Cleveland Spiders
Cleveland Spiders
141
At Bats Ed McKean Cleveland Spiders 603
Runs Scored Billy Hamilton Philadelphia Phillies 141
Hits Billy Hamilton Philadelphia Phillies 179
Doubles Mike Griffin Brooklyn Grooms 36
Triples Harry Stovey Boston Beaneaters 20
Home Runs Harry Stovey
Mike Tiernan
Boston Beaneaters
New York Giants
16
Total Bases Harry Stovey Boston Beaneaters 271
Runs Batted In Cap Anson Chicago Colts 120
Stolen Bases Billy Hamilton Philadelphia Phillies 111
Walks Billy Hamilton Philadelphia Phillies 102
Hit by Pitch Tommy Tucker Boston Beaneaters 29
Strikeouts Harry Stovey Boston Beaneaters 69
Batting Average Billy Hamilton Philadelphia Phillies 0.340
On-Base Percentage Billy Hamilton Philadelphia Phillies 0.453
Slugging Percentage Harry Stovey Boston Beaneaters 0.498
On-Base plus Slugging Mike Tiernan New York Giants 0.882
On-Base plus Slugging Plus Mike Tiernan New York Giants 160

[edit] Pitching

Statistic Leader Team Number
Wins Bill Hutchison Chicago Colts 44
Losses Silver King Pittsburgh Pirates 29
Win-Loss Percentage John Ewing New York Giants 0.724
Appearances Bill Hutchison Chicago Colts 66
Games Started Bill Hutchison Chicago Colts 58
Complete Games Bill Hutchison Chicago Colts 56
Shutouts Amos Rusie New York Giants 6
Games Finished Kid Gleason Philadelphia Phillies 9
Saves John Clarkson
Kid Nichols
Boston Beaneaters
Boston Beaneaters
3
Innings Pitched Bill Hutchison Chicago Colts 561.0
Batters Faced Cy Young Cleveland Spiders 1830
Hits Allowed Bill Hutchison Chicago Colts 508
Home Runs Allowed Bill Hutchison Chicago Colts 26
Base-on-Balls Allowed Amos Rusie New York Giants 262
Hit Batsmen Kid Nichols Boston Beaneaters 17
Strikeouts Amos Rusie New York Giants 337
Wild Pitches Bill Hutchison Chicago Colts 25
Balks Amos Rusie
Jimmy Ryan
John Thornton
New York Giants
Chicago Colts
Philadelphia Phillies
1
Runs Allowed Bill Hutchison Chicago Colts 283
Earned Runs Allowed Bill Hutchison Chicago Colts 175
Earned Run Average John Ewing New York Giants 2.27
Walks plus Hits
per Inning Pitched
Harry Staley Pittsburgh Pirates/Boston Beaneaters 1.213

[edit] Postseason

No postseason series was played as the National League instructs the Boston Beaneaters not to play a series against the Boston Reds, champions of the American Association, as the leagues discuss restructuring. After the season the American Association folds.

[edit] Notable events

[edit] Further Reading

  • Charles C. Alexander: Turbulent Seasons: Baseball in 1890-1891, Southern Methodist University Press, Dallas, TX, 2011.


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