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The 1899 season of the National League was the twenty-fourth season of the league.

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[edit] Season summary

After the season the Baltimore Orioles, Cleveland Spiders, Louisville Colonels, and Washington Senators were contracted.

[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 Brooklyn Superbas 150 101 47 2 .673 -.- 892 (5.95) 658 (4.39) 0.291 0.353 0.383 3.25 0.948
2 Boston Beaneaters 153 95 57 1 .621 8.0 858 (5.61) 645 (4.22) 0.287 0.340 0.377 3.26 0.952
3 Philadelphia Phillies 154 94 58 2 .610 9.0 916 (5.95) 743 (4.82) 0.301 0.355 0.395 3.47 0.940
4 Baltimore Orioles 152 86 62 4 .566 15.0 827 (5.44) 691 (4.55) 0.297 0.351 0.376 3.31 0.949
5 St. Louis Perfectos 155 84 67 4 .542 18.5 819 (5.28) 739 (4.77) 0.285 0.343 0.378 3.36 0.939
6 Cincinnati Reds 156 83 67 6 .532 19.0 856 (5.49) 770 (4.94) 0.275 0.337 0.360 3.70 0.947
7 Pittsburgh Pirates 154 76 73 5 .494 25.5 834 (5.42) 765 (4.97) 0.289 0.336 0.384 3.60 0.945
8 Chicago Orphans 152 75 73 4 .493 26.0 812 (5.34) 763 (5.02) 0.277 0.330 0.359 3.37 0.935
9 Louisville Colonels 155 75 77 3 .484 28.0 827 (5.34) 775 (5.00) 0.280 0.334 0.364 3.45 0.939
10 New York Giants 152 60 90 2 .395 42.0 734 (4.83) 863 (5.68) 0.281 0.332 0.352 4.29 0.932
11 Washington Senators 155 54 98 3 .348 49.0 743 (4.79) 983 (6.34) 0.272 0.317 0.363 4.93 0.935
12 Cleveland Spiders 154 20 134 0 .130 84.0 529 (3.44) 1252 (8.13) 0.253 0.291 0.305 6.37 0.937

[edit] League leaders

Bold indicates league record, Italics indicate all-time record

[edit] Batting

Statistic Leader Team Number
Games Played Buck Freeman Washington Senators 155
At Bats Dummy Hoy Louisville Colonels 633
Runs Scored Willie Keeler
John McGraw
Brooklyn Superbas
Baltimore Orioles
140
Hits Ed Delahanty Philadelphia Phillies 238
Doubles Ed Delahanty Philadelphia Phillies 55
Triples Jimmy Williams Pittsburgh Pirates 28
Home Runs Buck Freeman Washington Senators 25
Total Bases Ed Delahanty Philadelphia Phillies 338
Runs Batted In Ed Delahanty Philadelphia Phillies 137
Stolen Bases Jimmy Sheckard Baltimore Orioles 77
Walks John McGraw Baltimore Orioles 124
Hit by Pitch Dan McGann Brooklyn Superbas/Washington Senators 37
Sacrifice Hits Bones Ely Pittsburgh Pirates 29
Batting Average Ed Delahanty Philadelphia Phillies 0.410
On-Base Percentage John McGraw Baltimore Orioles 0.547
Slugging Percentage Ed Delahanty Philadelphia Phillies 0.582
On-Base plus Slugging Ed Delahanty Philadelphia Phillies 1.046
On-Base plus Slugging Plus Ed Delahanty Philadelphia Phillies 189

[edit] Pitching

Statistic Leader Team Number
Wins Jay Hughes
Joe McGinnity
Brooklyn Superbas
Baltimore Orioles
28
Losses Jim Hughey Cleveland Spiders 30
Win-Loss Percentage Jay Hughes
Al Orth
Brooklyn Superbas
Philadelphia Phillies
0.824
Appearances Sam Leever Pittsburgh Pirates 51
Games Started Bill Carrick
Jack Powell
New York Giants
St. Louis Perfectos
43
Complete Games Bill Carrick
Jack Powell
Cy Young
New York Giants
St. Louis Perfectos
St. Louis Perfectos
40
Shutouts Vic Willis Boston Beaneaters 5
Games Finished Sam Leever Pittsburgh Pirates 11
Saves Sam Leever Pittsburgh Pirates 3
Innings Pitched Sam Leever Pittsburgh Pirates 379.0
Batters Faced Joe McGinnity Baltimore Orioles 1573
Hits Allowed Bill Carrick New York Giants 485
Home Runs Allowed Jack Powell St. Louis Perfectos 15
Base-on-Balls Allowed Cy Seymour New York Giants 170
Hit Batsmen Ed Doheny New York Giants 37
Strikeouts Noodles Hahn Cincinnati Reds 145
Wild Pitches Ed Doheny New York Giants 21
Balks Bert Cunningham
Cy Seymour
Louisville Colonels
New York Giants
4
Runs Allowed Bill Carrick New York Giants 250
Earned Runs Allowed Bill Carrick New York Giants 187
Earned Run Average Vic Willis Boston Beaneaters 2.50
Walks plus Hits
per Inning Pitched
Cy Young St. Louis Perfectos 1.116

[edit] Notable events

[edit] Further Reading

  • Jonathan Frankel: "1899 National League Strikeouts", in The Baseball Research Journal, Number 36 (2007), SABR, Cleveland, OH, pp. 46-52.
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