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The 1908 season of the National League was the thirty-third 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 Chicago Cubs 158 99 55 4 .627 -.- 624 (3.95) 461 (2.92) 0.249 0.306 0.321 2.14 0.969
2 Pittsburgh Pirates 155 98 56 1 .632 1.0 585 (3.77) 469 (3.03) 0.247 0.304 0.332 2.12 0.964
3 New York Giants 157 98 56 3 .624 1.0 652 (4.15) 456 (2.90) 0.267 0.333 0.333 2.14 0.961
4 Philadelphia Phillies 155 83 71 1 .535 16.0 504 (3.25) 445 (2.87) 0.244 0.291 0.316 2.10 0.963
5 Cincinnati Reds 155 73 81 1 .471 26.0 489 (3.15) 544 (3.51) 0.227 0.282 0.294 2.37 0.959
6 Boston Doves 156 63 91 2 .404 36.0 537 (3.44) 622 (3.99) 0.239 0.296 0.293 2.79 0.962
7 Brooklyn Superbas 154 53 101 0 .344 46.0 377 (2.45) 516 (3.35) 0.213 0.262 0.277 2.47 0.961
8 St. Louis Cardinals 154 49 105 0 .318 50.0 371 (2.41) 626 (4.06) 0.223 0.265 0.283 2.64 0.946

[edit] League leaders

Bold indicates league record, Italics indicate all-time record

[edit] Batting

Statistic Leader Team Number
Games Played Art Devlin
Joe Tinker
New York Giants
Chicago Cubs
157
At Bats Eddie Grant Philadelphia Phillies 598
Runs Scored Fred Tenney New York Giants 101
Hits Honus Wagner Pittsburgh Pirates 201
Doubles Honus Wagner Pittsburgh Pirates 39
Triples Honus Wagner Pittsburgh Pirates 19
Home Runs Tim Jordan Brooklyn Superbas 12
Total Bases Honus Wagner Pittsburgh Pirates 308
Runs Batted In Honus Wagner Pittsburgh Pirates 109
Stolen Bases Honus Wagner Pittsburgh Pirates 53
Walks Roger Bresnahan New York Giants 83
Hit by Pitch Dan McGann Boston Doves 19
Sacrifice Hits Otto Knabe Philadelphia Phillies 42
Batting Average Honus Wagner Pittsburgh Pirates 0.354
On-Base Percentage Honus Wagner Pittsburgh Pirates 0.415
Slugging Percentage Honus Wagner Pittsburgh Pirates 0.542
On-Base plus Slugging Honus Wagner Pittsburgh Pirates 0.957
On-Base plus Slugging Plus Honus Wagner Pittsburgh Pirates 205

[edit] Pitching

Statistic Leader Team Number
Wins Christy Mathewson New York Giants 37
Losses Bugs Raymond St. Louis Cardinals 25
Win-Loss Percentage Ed Reulbach Chicago Cubs 0.774
Appearances Christy Mathewson New York Giants 56
Games Started Christy Mathewson New York Giants 44
Complete Games Christy Mathewson New York Giants 34
Shutouts Christy Mathewson New York Giants 11
Games Finished George Ferguson Boston Doves 16
Saves Mordecai Brown
Christy Mathewson
Joe McGinnity
Chicago Cubs
New York Giants
New York Giants
5
Innings Pitched Christy Mathewson New York Giants 390.2
Batters Faced Christy Mathewson New York Giants 1499
Hits Allowed Christy Mathewson New York Giants 285
Home Runs Allowed Joe McGinnity New York Giants 8
Base-on-Balls Allowed Nap Rucker Brooklyn Superbas 125
Hit Batsmen Harry McIntire Brooklyn Superbas 20
Strikeouts Christy Mathewson New York Giants 259
Wild Pitches Bugs Raymond St. Louis Cardinals 9
Balks 12 players tied 1
Runs Allowed Gus Dorner Boston Doves 120
Earned Runs Allowed Patsy Flaherty Boston Doves 88
Earned Run Average Christy Mathewson New York Giants 1.43
Walks plus Hits
per Inning Pitched
Christy Mathewson New York Giants 0.837

[edit] Postseason

In the World Series, the National League champion Chicago Cubs defeated the American League's Detroit Tigers, 4 games to 1.

[edit] Notable events

[edit] Further reading

  • Dave Anderson: More Than Merkle, University of Nebraska Press, Lincoln, NE, 2000.
  • G.H. Fleming: The Unforgettable Season, University of Nebraska Press, Lincoln, NE, 2006 (originally published in 1981). ISBN 0803269226
  • Cait Murphy: Crazy '08: How a cast of cranks, rogues, boneheads and magnates created the greatest year in baseball history, Smithsonian Books, Washington, DC, 2007.
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