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The 1918 season of the National League was the forty-third season of the league.

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[edit] Season summary

After the United States became involved in World War I, the government ordered Major League Baseball to finish its regular season by Labor Day, September 2, curtailing the season to around 130 games.

[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 131 84 45 2 .641 -.- 538 (4.11) 393 (3.00) 0.265 0.321 0.342 2.18 0.966
2 New York Giants 124 71 53 0 .573 10.5 480 (3.87) 415 (3.35) 0.260 0.305 0.330 2.64 0.970
3 Cincinnati Reds 129 68 60 1 .527 15.5 530 (4.11) 496 (3.84) 0.278 0.326 0.366 3.00 0.964
4 Pittsburgh Pirates 126 65 60 1 .516 17.0 466 (3.70) 412 (3.27) 0.248 0.311 0.321 2.48 0.966
5 Brooklyn Robins 126 57 69 0 .452 25.5 360 (2.86) 463 (3.67) 0.250 0.286 0.315 2.81 0.963
6 Philadelphia Phillies 125 55 68 2 .440 26.0 430 (3.44) 507 (4.06) 0.244 0.301 0.313 3.15 0.961
7 Boston Braves 124 53 71 0 .427 28.5 424 (3.42) 469 (3.78) 0.244 0.302 0.307 2.90 0.965
8 St. Louis Cardinals 131 51 78 2 .389 33.0 454 (3.47) 527 (4.02) 0.244 0.297 0.325 2.96 0.962

[edit] League leaders

Bold indicates league record, Italics indicate all-time record

[edit] Batting

Statistic Leader Team Number
Games Played Charlie Hollocher Chicago Cubs 131
At Bats Charlie Hollocher Chicago Cubs 509
Runs Scored Heinie Groh Cincinnati Reds 86
Hits Charlie Hollocher Chicago Cubs 161
Doubles Heinie Groh Cincinnati Reds 28
Triples Jake Daubert Brooklyn Robins 15
Home Runs Gavvy Cravath Philadelphia Phillies 8
Total Bases Charlie Hollocher Chicago Cubs 202
Runs Batted In Sherry Magee Cincinnati Reds 76
Stolen Bases Max Carey Pittsburgh Pirates 58
Walks Max Carey Pittsburgh Pirates 62
Hit by Pitch Art Fletcher New York Giants 15
Strikeouts Dode Paskert
Ross Youngs
Chicago Cubs
New York Giants
49
Sacrifice Hits Edd Roush Cincinnati Reds 33
Batting Average Zack Wheat Brooklyn Robins 0.335
On-Base Percentage Heinie Groh Cincinnati Reds 0.395
Slugging Percentage Edd Roush Cincinnati Reds 0.455
On-Base plus Slugging Edd Roush Cincinnati Reds 0.823
On-Base plus Slugging Plus Edd Roush Cincinnati Reds 153

[edit] Pitching

Statistic Leader Team Number
Wins Hippo Vaughn Chicago Cubs 22
Losses Rube Marquard
Joe Oeschger
Brooklyn Robins
Philadelphia Phillies
18
Win-Loss Percentage Claude Hendrix Chicago Cubs 0.741
Appearances Burleigh Grimes Brooklyn Robins 40
Games Started Hippo Vaughn Chicago Cubs 33
Complete Games Art Nehf Boston Braves 28
Shutouts Hippo Vaughn Chicago Cubs 8
Games Finished Roy Sanders
Bill Sherdel
Pittsburgh Pirates
St. Louis Cardinals
14
Saves Fred Anderson
Wilbur Cooper
Joe Oeschger
Fred Toney
New York Giants
Pittsburgh Pirates
Philadelphia Phillies
Cincinnati Reds/New York Giants
3
Innings Pitched Hippo Vaughn Chicago Cubs 290.1
Batters Faced Art Nehf Boston Braves 1167
Hits Allowed Art Nehf Boston Braves 274
Home Runs Allowed Jack Coombs Brooklyn Robins 10
Base-on-Balls Allowed Pete Schneider Cincinnati Reds 117
Hit Batsmen Jakie May St. Louis Cardinals 13
Strikeouts Hippo Vaughn Chicago Cubs 148
Wild Pitches Larry Cheney Brooklyn Robins 13
Balks Burleigh Grimes
Hippo Vaughn
Brooklyn Robins
Chicago Cubs
2
Runs Allowed Art Nehf Boston Braves 107
Earned Runs Allowed Art Nehf
Pete Schneider
Boston Braves
Cincinnati Reds
85
Earned Run Average Hippo Vaughn Chicago Cubs 1.74
Walks plus Hits
per Inning Pitched
Hippo Vaughn Chicago Cubs 1.006

[edit] Postseason

In the World Series, the National League champion Chicago Cubs were defeated by the American League's Boston Red Sox, 4 games to 2.

[edit] Notable events

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