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The 1928 season of the National League was the fifty-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 St. Louis Cardinals 154 95 59 0 .617 -.- 807 (5.24) 636 (4.13) 0.281 0.350 0.425 3.38 0.974
2 New York Giants 155 93 61 1 .600 2.0 807 (5.21) 653 (4.21) 0.293 0.346 0.430 3.67 0.972
3 Chicago Cubs 154 91 63 0 .591 4.0 714 (4.64) 615 (3.99) 0.278 0.341 0.402 3.40 0.975
4 Pittsburgh Pirates 152 85 67 0 .559 9.0 837 (5.51) 704 (4.63) 0.309 0.361 0.421 3.95 0.967
5 Cincinnati Reds 153 78 74 1 .510 16.0 648 (4.24) 686 (4.48) 0.280 0.329 0.368 3.94 0.974
6 Brooklyn Robins 155 77 76 2 .497 17.5 665 (4.29) 640 (4.13) 0.266 0.336 0.374 3.25 0.965
7 Boston Braves 153 50 103 0 .327 44.5 631 (4.12) 878 (5.74) 0.275 0.332 0.367 4.83 0.969
8 Philadelphia Phillies 152 43 109 0 .283 51.0 660 (4.34) 957 (6.30) 0.267 0.331 0.382 5.56 0.971

[edit] League leaders

Bold indicates league record, Italics indicate all-time record

[edit] Batting

Statistic Leader Team Number
Games Played Del Bissonette Brooklyn Robins 155
At Bats Lloyd Waner Pittsburgh Pirates 659
Runs Scored Paul Waner Pittsburgh Pirates 142
Hits Freddie Lindstrom New York Giants 231
Doubles Paul Waner Pittsburgh Pirates 50
Triples Jim Bottomley St. Louis Cardinals 20
Home Runs Jim Bottomley
Hack Wilson
St. Louis Cardinals
Chicago Cubs
31
Total Bases Jim Bottomley St. Louis Cardinals 362
Runs Batted In Jim Bottomley St. Louis Cardinals 136
Stolen Bases Kiki Cuyler Chicago Cubs 37
Walks Rogers Hornsby Boston Braves 107
Hit by Pitch Taylor Douthit St. Louis Cardinals 10
Strikeouts Hack Wilson Chicago Cubs 94
Sacrifice Hits Pie Traynor Pittsburgh Pirates 42
Batting Average Rogers Hornsby Boston Braves 0.387
On-Base Percentage Rogers Hornsby Boston Braves 0.498
Slugging Percentage Rogers Hornsby Boston Braves 0.632
On-Base plus Slugging Rogers Hornsby Boston Braves 1.130
On-Base plus Slugging Plus Rogers Hornsby Boston Braves 200

[edit] Pitching

Statistic Leader Team Number
Wins Larry Benton
Burleigh Grimes
New York Giants
Pittsburgh Pirates
25
Losses Ed Brandt Boston Braves 21
Win-Loss Percentage Larry Benton New York Giants 0.735
Appearances Burleigh Grimes Pittsburgh Pirates 48
Games Started Burleigh Grimes
Eppa Rixey
Pittsburgh Pirates
Cincinnati Reds
37
Complete Games Larry Benton
Burleigh Grimes
New York Giants
Pittsburgh Pirates
28
Shutouts Sheriff Blake
Burleigh Grimes
Red Lucas
Doug McWeeny
Dazzy Vance
Chicago Cubs
Pittsburgh Pirates
Cincinnati Reds
Brooklyn Robins
Brooklyn Robins
4
Games Finished Bob McGraw Philadelphia Phillies 20
Saves Hal Haid
Bill Sherdel
St. Louis Cardinals
St. Louis Cardinals
5
Innings Pitched Burleigh Grimes Pittsburgh Pirates 330.2
Batters Faced Burleigh Grimes Pittsburgh Pirates 1377
Hits Allowed Eppa Rixey Cincinnati Reds 317
Home Runs Allowed Joe Genewich Boston Braves/New York Giants 24
Base-on-Balls Allowed Doug McWeeny Brooklyn Robins 114
Hit Batsmen Les Sweetland Philadelphia Phillies 15
Strikeouts Dazzy Vance Brooklyn Robins 200
Wild Pitches Pat Malone Chicago Cubs 10
Balks 14 players tied 1
Runs Allowed Burleigh Grimes Pittsburgh Pirates 146
Earned Runs Allowed Ed Brandt Boston Braves 127
Earned Run Average Dazzy Vance Brooklyn Robins 2.09
Walks plus Hits
per Inning Pitched
Dazzy Vance Brooklyn Robins 1.063

[edit] Postseason

In the World Series, the National League champion St. Louis Cardinals were defeated by the American League's New York Yankees, 4 games to 0.

[edit] Award winners

The winner of the league's League Award, given its Most Valuable Player, was Jim Bottomley, a first baseman with the St. Louis Cardinals. In the award's voting, he had 76 out of a possible 80 points.

[edit] Notable events

Seasons of the National League
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