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1898 Cleveland Spiders

Batting, Pitching, & Fielding Statistics

Franchise Encyclopedia: 1897 / 1899

81-68, Finished 5th in National League (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: Patsy Tebeau (81-68)
Scored 730 runs, Allowed 683 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 79-70

Ballparks: League Park I, Baker Bowl, Robison Field, Culver Field II, Euclid Beach Park, Ontario Beach Grounds & West Side Grounds · Attendance: 70,496 (12th of 12)
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
  multi-year:
Batting - 96, Pitching - 95 · one-year: Batting - 96, Pitching - 95


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1897 / 1899 Batting, Pitching, & Fielding Statistics

Game Results

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Team Batting

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Rk Pos Age G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1 C Lou Criger 26 84 338 287 43 80 13 4 1 32 2 40 22 .279 .377 .362 .739 115 104 5 6
2 1B Patsy Tebeau 33 131 546 477 53 123 11 4 1 63 5 53 26 .258 .341 .304 .645 88 145 7 9
3 2B Cupid Childs* 30 110 500 413 90 119 9 4 1 31 9 69 29 .288 .395 .337 .732 113 139 4 14
4 SS Ed McKean 34 151 674 604 89 172 23 1 9 94 11 56 18 .285 .346 .371 .717 109 224 1 13
5 3B Bobby Wallace 24 154 671 593 81 160 25 13 3 99 7 63 14 .270 .344 .371 .715 108 220 4 11
6 OF Jimmy McAleer 33 106 424 366 47 87 3 0 0 48 7 46 32 .238 .331 .246 .577 68 90 5 7
7 OF Jesse Burkett* 29 150 706 624 114 213 18 9 0 42 19 69 30 .341 .415 .399 .814 137 249 9 4
8 OF Harry Blake 24 136 567 474 65 116 18 7 0 58 12 69 26 .245 .342 .312 .654 91 148 1 23
Rk Pos Age G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
9 UT Jack O'Connor 32 131 517 478 50 119 17 4 1 56 8 26 17 .249 .291 .308 .598 74 147 2 11
10 OF Emmet Heidrick* 21 19 80 76 10 23 2 2 0 8 3 3 2 .303 .329 .382 .711 107 29 0 1
11 C Chief Zimmer 37 20 73 63 5 15 2 0 0 4 2 5 7 .238 .304 .270 .574 67 17 1 4
12 OF Chief Sockalexis* 26 21 69 67 11 15 2 0 0 10 0 1 8 .224 .246 .254 .500 46 17 1 0
13 OF Sport McAllister# 23 17 63 57 8 13 3 1 0 9 0 5 5 .228 .290 .316 .606 76 18 0 1
14 OF Fred Frank? 25 17 58 53 3 11 1 1 0 3 1 4 1 .208 .276 .264 .540 57 14 1 0
15 3B Jimmy Burke 23 13 42 38 1 4 1 0 0 1 1 2 1 .105 .150 .132 .282 -18 5 0 2
16 C Ossee Schrecongost 23 10 35 35 5 11 2 3 0 10 1 0 0 .314 .314 .543 .857 148 19 0 0
17 OF Ed Biecher? 22 8 26 25 1 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 .200 .200 .280 .480 39 7 0 1
Rk Pos Age G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
18 P Cy Young 31 47 169 154 20 39 4 1 2 13 2 8 12 .253 .299 .331 .630 83 51 2 5
19 P Jack Powell 23 42 149 136 15 18 3 1 0 9 0 11 11 .132 .197 .169 .366 7 23 0 2
20 P Zeke Wilson 28 37 132 118 11 21 2 1 0 9 0 5 13 .178 .224 .212 .436 27 25 2 7
21 P Nig Cuppy 28 18 53 48 2 5 0 0 0 0 1 3 7 .104 .157 .104 .261 -24 5 0 2
22 P Cowboy Jones* 23 9 32 28 1 2 0 0 0 1 1 3 14 .071 .161 .071 .233 -32 2 0 1
23 P Chick Fraser 24 6 16 16 2 4 1 0 0 2 1 0 5 .250 .250 .313 .563 63 5 0 0
24 P Frank Bates? 21 4 13 9 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 3 2 .111 .333 .111 .444 31 1 0 1
25 P George Kelb* 27 3 5 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .200 .200 .200 .400 16 1 0 0
26 P Pete McBride 22 1 4 2 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 1.000 1.000 1.000 2.000 483 2 1 0
Team Totals 28.9 156 5962 5246 730 1379 162 56 18 605 93 545 303 .263 .338 .325 .663 93 1707 46 125
Rank in 12 NL teams 5 7 9 7 10 7 12 1 2 9 5 10 9 9 11
Non-Pitcher Totals 29.2 156 5326 4673 668 1273 149 52 16 559 88 506 234 .272 .349 .337 .685 100 1574 41 106
Pitcher Totals 26.6 156 636 573 62 106 13 4 2 46 5 39 69 .185 .243 .232 .475 38 133 5 19
Rk Pos Age G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
* - bats left-handed, # - bats both, else - bats right, ? - unknown; OPS_lg for OPS+ does not include pitchers.

Team Pitching

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Rk Pos Age W L W-L% ERA FIP G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF ERA+ WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W
1 SP Cy Young 31 25 13 .658 2.53 2.84 46 41 5 40 1 0 377.2 387 167 106 6 41 101 9 0 9 1520 136 1.133 9.2 0.1 1.0 2.4 2.46
2 SP Jack Powell 23 23 15 .605 3.00 3.65 42 41 1 36 6 0 342.0 328 154 114 8 112 93 16 0 6 1437 114 1.287 8.6 0.2 2.9 2.4 0.83
3 SP Zeke Wilson 28 13 18 .419 3.60 3.30 33 31 2 28 1 0 254.2 307 141 102 4 51 45 7 0 4 1096 95 1.406 10.8 0.1 1.8 1.6 0.88
4 SP Nig Cuppy 28 9 8 .529 3.30 3.48 18 15 3 13 1 0 128.0 147 62 47 4 25 27 6 0 0 545 104 1.344 10.3 0.3 1.8 1.9 1.08
Rk Pos Age W L W-L% ERA FIP G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF ERA+ WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W
5 Cowboy Jones* 23 4 4 .500 3.00 3.42 9 9 0 7 0 0 72.0 76 44 24 0 29 26 4 0 1 316 115 1.458 9.5 0.0 3.6 3.3 0.90
6 Sport McAllister 23 3 4 .429 4.55 4.08 9 7 1 6 0 0 65.1 73 43 33 2 23 9 3 0 1 286 76 1.469 10.1 0.3 3.2 1.2 0.39
7 Chick Fraser 24 2 3 .400 5.57 3.77 6 6 0 6 0 0 42.0 49 34 26 2 12 19 6 0 2 187 62 1.452 10.5 0.4 2.6 4.1 1.58
8 Frank Bates 21 2 1 .667 3.10 3.66 4 4 0 4 0 0 29.0 30 15 10 0 11 5 1 0 0 125 112 1.414 9.3 0.0 3.4 1.6 0.45
9 George Kelb* 27 0 1 .000 4.41 2.71 3 1 2 1 0 0 16.1 23 17 8 0 1 8 4 0 0 75 80 1.469 12.7 0.0 0.6 4.4 8.00
10 Pete McBride 22 0 1 .000 6.43 3.20 1 1 0 1 0 0 7.0 9 6 5 0 4 6 1 0 3 34 57 1.857 11.6 0.0 5.1 7.7 1.50
Team Totals 26.7 81 68 .544 3.20 3.34 156 156 14 142 9 0 1334.0 1429 683 475 26 309 339 57 0 26 5621 107 1.303 9.6 0.2 2.1 2.3 1.10
Rank in 12 NL teams 5 8 4 1 6 7 5 6 4 4 7 1 5
Rk Pos Age W L W-L% ERA FIP G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF ERA+ WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W
* - throws left-handed, # - throws both, else - throws right, ? - unknown

Team Fielding--Totals

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Age G CG Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/G PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Pos Summary
Frank Bates 21 4 9 2 6 1 1 .889 2.00 P
Ed Biecher 22 8 13 10 1 2 0 .846 1.38 OF
Harry Blake 24 138 277 239 25 13 4 .953 1.91 OF-1B
Jesse Burkett 29 150 304 268 17 19 3 .938 1.90 OF
Jimmy Burke 23 13 34 8 21 5 0 .853 2.23 3B
Cupid Childs 30 110 691 273 370 48 37 .931 5.85 2B
Lou Criger 26 82 446 322 105 19 9 .957 5.21 10 85 78 48% 44% C
Nig Cuppy 28 18 29 3 24 2 1 .931 1.50 P
Fred Frank 25 17 47 40 3 4 2 .915 2.53 OF
Chick Fraser 24 6 13 5 8 0 0 1.000 2.17 P
Emmet Heidrick 21 19 40 29 5 6 1 .850 1.79 OF
Cowboy Jones 23 9 17 2 10 5 0 .706 1.33 P
George Kelb 27 3 4 1 3 0 0 1.000 1.33 P
Jimmy McAleer 33 106 267 243 14 10 4 .963 2.42 OF-2B
Sport McAllister 23 17 34 15 17 2 0 .941 1.88 P-OF
Pete McBride 22 1 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 1.00 P
Ed McKean 34 151 782 304 425 53 47 .932 4.83 SS
Jack O'Connor 32 132 873 761 92 20 36 .977 6.46 6 45 39 46% 44% 1B-C-OF
Jack Powell 23 42 84 11 70 3 2 .964 1.93 P
Ossee Schrecongost 23 9 50 33 10 7 1 .860 4.78 2 9 7 44% 44% C
Chief Sockalexis 26 16 28 21 6 1 3 .964 1.69 OF
Patsy Tebeau 33 135 1249 1057 162 30 55 .976 9.03 1B-2B-SS-3B
Bobby Wallace 24 154 652 248 365 39 23 .940 3.98 3B-2B
Zeke Wilson 28 36 102 14 83 5 1 .951 2.69 P-OF
Cy Young 31 46 138 12 122 4 2 .971 2.91 P
Chief Zimmer 37 19 101 78 20 3 2 .970 5.16 2 19 15 44% 44% C
Team Totals 28.8 156 6285 3999 1985 301 234 .952 4.15 20 158 139 47% 44%
Rank in 12 NL teams 1 12 1
Age G CG Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/G PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Pos Summary

Team Player Value--Batters

League Register · WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Age G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Acquired Pos Summary
Frank Bates? 21 4 13 -1 0 0 0 1 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .504 .500 0.0 0.0 0 Assigned /1
Ed Biecher? 22 8 26 -2 0 0 -2 -0 -4 -0.4 1 -3 -0.3 .449 .498 -0.1 -0.2 -1 /O
Harry Blake 24 136 567 -2 -1 0 4 -8 -7 -0.7 19 13 1.3 .495 .496 1.0 -0.4 9 *O/3
Jimmy Burke 23 13 42 -6 0 0 0 0 -5 -0.5 1 -4 -0.4 .460 .497 -0.4 0.0 -4 5
Jesse Burkett* 29 150 706 35 -2 0 -4 -9 20 1.8 22 42 4.2 .513 .512 4.6 -1.3 46 Purchased *O
Cupid Childs* 30 110 500 13 -1 0 3 1 17 1.5 16 33 3.2 .514 .510 3.0 0.4 30 Traded *4
Lou Criger 26 84 338 8 1 0 2 5 16 1.5 12 28 2.7 .518 .509 2.5 0.7 26 2
Nig Cuppy 28 18 53 -8 0 0 0 3 -5 -0.5 0 -5 -0.5 .475 .497 -0.5 0.0 -5 1
Fred Frank? 25 17 58 -3 -0 0 1 -1 -2 -0.2 2 -1 -0.1 .486 .498 -0.1 0.0 -2 O
Chick Fraser 24 6 16 -1 0 0 0 1 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0 Purchased /1
Emmet Heidrick* 21 19 80 1 -0 0 -2 -1 -3 -0.3 3 0 0.0 .487 .498 0.2 -0.3 2 O
Cowboy Jones* 23 9 32 -6 0 0 0 2 -4 -0.3 0 -4 -0.3 .461 .498 -0.3 0.0 -4 /1
George Kelb* 27 3 5 -0 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .494 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 /1
Jimmy McAleer 33 106 424 -12 -0 0 3 -5 -14 -1.4 14 1 0.1 .487 .492 -0.1 -0.2 -2 Jumped Lgs--Return *O/4
Sport McAllister# 23 17 63 -2 0 0 0 3 2 0.2 0 2 0.2 .510 .501 0.2 -0.0 2 /1O
Pete McBride 22 1 4 2 0 0 0 0 2 0.2 0 2 0.2 .655 .501 0.2 0.0 2 /1
Ed McKean 34 151 674 10 -1 0 -7 10 12 1.1 22 34 3.4 .508 .507 4.1 0.3 41 *6
Jack O'Connor 32 131 517 -15 -0 0 4 2 -10 -1.0 18 8 0.9 .493 .494 0.5 0.5 4 32O
Jack Powell 23 42 149 -16 1 0 0 9 -7 -0.6 0 -7 -0.6 .485 .496 -0.6 0.0 -7 Purchased 1
Ossee Schrecongost 23 10 35 2 0 0 -1 1 1 0.1 1 2 0.2 .512 .501 0.3 -0.0 4 Assigned /2
Chief Sockalexis* 26 21 69 -5 0 0 0 -1 -6 -0.5 2 -3 -0.3 .475 .497 -0.3 -0.1 -3 O
Patsy Tebeau 33 131 546 -4 0 0 4 0 1 0.1 19 20 2.0 .501 .501 1.6 0.4 16 34/65
Bobby Wallace 24 154 671 9 0 0 10 5 24 2.3 23 47 4.7 .515 .514 3.7 1.4 37 Free Agency *54
Zeke Wilson 28 37 132 -12 0 0 0 8 -3 -0.3 0 -3 -0.3 .491 .498 -0.3 -0.0 -3 1/O
Cy Young 31 47 169 -4 0 0 0 10 7 0.6 0 7 0.6 .513 .504 0.6 0.0 7 Purchased 1
Chief Zimmer 37 20 73 -3 -0 0 1 1 -1 -0.1 2 2 0.2 .497 .500 0.1 0.2 1 2
Team Total 28.9 1445 5962 -20 -1 0 16 38 33 2.5 178 211 21.1 .502 .503 19.9 1.4 195
Age G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Acquired Pos Summary

Team Player Value--Pitchers

League Register · WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Age IP G GS R RA9 RA9opp RA9def RA9role PPFp RA9avg RAA WAA gmLI WAAadj WAR RAR waaWL% 162WL% Salary Acquired
Frank Bates 21 29.0 4 4 15 4.66 4.98 0.11 0.00 95.0 4.63 1 0.1 -0.0 0.3 3 .515 .500 Assigned
Nig Cuppy 28 128.0 18 15 62 4.36 4.98 0.11 0.00 95.0 4.63 7 0.7 1.0 -0.1 1.8 17 .538 .504
Chick Fraser 24 42.0 6 6 34 7.29 4.98 0.11 0.00 95.0 4.63 -11 -0.9 -0.0 -0.6 -8 .344 .494 Purchased
Cowboy Jones* 23 72.0 9 9 44 5.50 4.98 0.11 0.00 95.0 4.63 -5 -0.5 -0.1 0.2 1 .448 .497
George Kelb* 27 16.1 3 1 17 9.37 4.98 0.12 0.00 95.0 4.62 -8 -0.6 1.0 -0.0 -0.5 -7 .290 .496
Sport McAllister 23 65.1 9 7 43 5.92 4.98 0.11 0.00 95.0 4.63 -8 -0.7 1.0 -0.1 -0.1 -3 .423 .496
Pete McBride 22 7.0 1 1 6 7.71 4.98 0.10 0.00 95.0 4.64 -2 -0.2 -0.0 -0.1 -2 .322 .499
Jack Powell 23 342.0 42 41 154 4.05 4.98 0.10 0.00 95.0 4.63 31 3.1 1.0 -0.3 6.0 58 .573 .519 Purchased
Zeke Wilson 28 254.2 33 31 141 4.98 4.98 0.11 0.00 95.0 4.62 -4 -0.4 1.0 -0.2 1.8 17 .489 .498
Cy Young 31 377.2 46 41 167 3.98 4.98 0.11 0.00 95.0 4.63 37 3.7 1.0 -0.3 6.9 67 .580 .523 Purchased
Team Total 26.7 1334.0 171 156 683 4.61 4.98 0.11 0.00 95.0 4.63 36 4.2 1.0 -1.2 15.7 144 .525 .510
Age IP G GS R RA9 RA9opp RA9def RA9role PPFp RA9avg RAA WAA gmLI WAAadj WAR RAR waaWL% 162WL% Salary Acquired

1897 / 1899 Batting, Pitching, & Fielding Statistics