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The 1887 League Leaders

The 1887 League Leaders

Year
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NL Batting
G                             PA                            AB                            
129 Ward NY                   587 Fogarty PHI               545 Thompson DET              
127 5 players                 586 Thompson DET              545 Ward NY                   
                              579 Rowe DET                  543 Richardson DET            
                              578 Ward NY                   537 Rowe DET                  

R                             H                             2B                            
153 Brouthers DET             203 Thompson DET              36  Brouthers DET             
135 Rowe DET                  184 Ward NY                   34  Denny IND                 
131 Richardson DET            178 Richardson DET            34  Kelly BOS                 
120 Kelly BOS                 171 Rowe DET                  33  Anson CHI                 

3B                            HR                            RBI                           
23  Thompson DET              19  B. O'Brien WAS            166 Thompson DET              
22  Connor NY                 17  Connor NY                 104 Connor NY                 
20  Brouthers DET             16  Pfeffer CHI               102 Anson CHI                 
20  Johnston BOS              14  Wood PHI                  101 Brouthers DET             

BB                            SO                            HBP                           
82  Fogarty PHI               86  Morrill BOS               13  Smith PIT                 
75  Connor NY                 68  Seery IND                 10  Farrar PHI                
73  Williamson CHI            65  Brown PIT-IND             10  Fogarty PHI               
71  Brouthers DET             57  Williamson CHI            10  Glasscock IND             
71  Seery IND                                                                             

SB                            BAVG                          OBP                           
111 Ward NY                   .372 Thompson DET             .426 Brouthers DET            
102 Fogarty PHI               .347 Anson CHI                .422 Anson CHI                
84  Kelly BOS                 .338 Brouthers DET            .416 Thompson DET             
69  Hanlon DET                .338 Ward NY                  .397 Schomberg IND            

SLG                           Low BAVG                      Low OBP                       
.571 Thompson DET             .200 Donnelly WAS             .234 Donnelly WAS             
.562 Brouthers DET            .212 Dalrymple PIT            .278 Bassett IND              
.541 Connor NY                .215 Smith PIT                .280 McGeachey IND            
.522 Wise BOS                 .224 Seery IND                .281 Johnston BOS             

Low SLG                       BFW                           
.256 Donnelly WAS             4.3 Ward NY                   
.285 Smith PIT                4.2 Thompson DET              
.294 Bassett IND              4.0 Glasscock IND             
.301 Myers WAS                3.9 Denny IND                 

AA Batting
G                             PA                            AB                            
140 Burns BAL                 677 Latham STL                627 Latham STL                
140 Purcell BAL               647 Gleason STL               598 Gleason STL               
138 Pinckney BRO              647 Pinckney BRO              585 Poorman PHI               
137 3 players                 634 McClellan BRO             580 Pinckney BRO              

R                             H                             2B                            
167 O'Neill STL               225 O'Neill STL               52  O'Neill STL               
163 Latham STL                220 Browning LOU              43  Lyons PHI                 
142 Griffin BAL               209 Lyons PHI                 35  Browning LOU              
140 Poorman PHI               198 Latham STL                35  Latham STL                
                                                            35  Reilly CIN                

3B                            HR                            RBI                           
19  6 players                 14  O'Neill STL               123 O'Neill STL               
                              10  Reilly CIN                118 Browning LOU              
                              9   Burns BAL                 109 Davis BAL                 
                              8   3 players                 108 Foutz STL                 
                                                            108 Welch STL                 

BB                            HBP                           SB                            
106 Radford NY                29  Tucker BAL                138 Nicol CIN                 
92  Robinson STL              17  Robinson STL              129 Latham STL                
86  Nicol CIN                 15  Mann CLE-PHI              117 Comiskey STL              
83  Mack LOU                  15  Reilly CIN                103 Browning LOU              

BAVG                          OBP                           SLG                           
.435 O'Neill STL              .490 O'Neill STL              .691 O'Neill STL              
.402 Browning LOU             .464 Browning LOU             .547 Caruthers STL            
.367 Lyons PHI                .463 Caruthers STL            .547 Browning LOU             
.357 Caruthers STL            .445 Robinson STL             .523 Lyons PHI                

Low BAVG                      Low OBP                       Low SLG                       
.215 Nicol CIN                .256 Toy CLE                  .267 Nicol CIN                
.222 Toy CLE                  .282 Carpenter CIN            .300 Toy CLE                  
.249 Carpenter CIN            .289 Bierbauer PHI            .303 Carpenter CIN            
.250 Purcell BAL              .315 White LOU                .311 Sommer BAL               

BFW                           
4.8 O'Neill STL               
3.8 Browning LOU              
3.6 Lyons PHI                 
3.2 Burns BAL                 

NL Pitching
G                             GS                            CG                            
60  Clarkson CHI              59  Clarkson CHI              56  Clarkson CHI              
56  Keefe NY                  56  Keefe NY                  54  Keefe NY                  
50  Radbourn BOS              50  Radbourn BOS              48  Radbourn BOS              
49  Galvin PIT                48  Galvin PIT                47  Galvin PIT                

SHO                           GF                            SV                            
4   Casey PHI                 5   Cahill IND                1   8 players                 
3   Healy IND                 4   Ferguson PHI                                            
3   Madden BOS                4   Ryan CHI                                                
3   Whitney WAS               4   Tiernan NY                                              

W                             L                             IP                            
38  Clarkson CHI              29  Healy IND                 523   Clarkson CHI            
35  Keefe NY                  24  Boyle IND                 476.2 Keefe NY                
29  Getzien DET               23  McCormick PIT             440.2 Galvin PIT              
28  Casey PHI                 23  Radbourn BOS              425   Radbourn BOS            
28  Galvin PIT                                                                            

H                             HR                            R                             
513 Clarkson CHI              24  Getzien DET               305 Radbourn BOS              
505 Radbourn BOS              24  Healy IND                 292 Healy IND                 
490 Galvin PIT                23  Baldwin CHI               283 Clarkson CHI              
430 Whitney WAS               20  3 players                 260 Keefe NY                  

ER                            BB                            SO                            
215 Radbourn BOS              133 Radbourn BOS              237 Clarkson CHI              
196 Healy IND                 122 Baldwin CHI               189 Keefe NY                  
179 Clarkson CHI              122 Madden BOS                164 Baldwin CHI               
165 Keefe NY                  115 Casey PHI                 160 Buffinton PHI             

HBP                           WP                            BK                            
20  Madden BOS                41  Baldwin CHI               1   Leitner IND               
17  Baldwin CHI               39  Healy IND                 1   Titcomb NY                
16  Van Haltren CHI           37  Keefe NY                                                
16  Whitney WAS               31  O'Day WAS                                               

ERA                              High ERA                         PW                            
2.86 Casey PHI                6.45 Shaw WAS                 7.5 Clarkson CHI              
2.90 Conway DET               5.18 Wiedman DET-NY           4.7 Ferguson PHI              
3.00 Ferguson PHI             5.17 Healy IND                4.2 Keefe NY                  
3.08 Clarkson CHI             4.66 Conway BOS               3.9 Whitney WAS               

AA Pitching
G                             GS                            CG                            
69  Kilroy BAL                69  Kilroy BAL                66  Kilroy BAL                
65  Ramsey LOU                64  Ramsey LOU                61  Ramsey LOU                
58  Smith BAL                 55  Smith BAL                 54  Smith BAL                 
55  Seward PHI                55  Weyhing PHI               53  Weyhing PHI               
55  Weyhing PHI                                                                           

SHO                           GF                            SV                            
6   Kilroy BAL                5   Terry BRO                 3   Terry BRO                 
6   Mullane CIN               4   Corkhill CIN              1   6 players                 
3   Seward PHI                3   Smith BAL                                               
3   Smith CIN                 3   Stricker CLE                                            

W                             L                             IP                            
46  Kilroy BAL                34  Mays NY                   589.1 Kilroy BAL              
37  Ramsey LOU                31  Crowell CLE               561   Ramsey LOU              
34  Smith CIN                 30  Smith BAL                 491.1 Smith BAL               
32  King STL                  28  Weyhing PHI               470.2 Seward PHI              

H                             HR                            R                             
585 Kilroy BAL                13  Morrison CLE              369 Smith BAL                 
551 Mays NY                   12  Weyhing PHI               359 Mays NY                   
544 Ramsey LOU                11  Mays NY                   358 Ramsey LOU                
541 Crowell CLE               11  Mullane CIN               350 Crowell CLE               

ER                            BB                            SO                            
232 Mays NY                   205 Morrison CLE              355 Ramsey LOU                
221 Weyhing PHI               176 Smith BAL                 217 Kilroy BAL                
216 Seward PHI                167 Ramsey LOU                206 Smith BAL                 
214 Ramsey LOU                167 Weyhing PHI               193 Weyhing PHI               

HBP                           WP                            ERA                              
37  Weyhing PHI               13  Shaffer NY                2.94 Smith CIN                
32  Mullane CIN               7   Sweeney CLE               3.07 Kilroy BAL               
24  Seward PHI                2   Scheibeck CLE             3.24 Mullane CIN              
22  Morrison CLE              1   Widner CIN                3.30 Caruthers STL            

High ERA                         PW                            
6.02 Harkins BRO              7.2 Kilroy BAL                
5.97 Cushman NY               6.3 Smith CIN                 
5.10 Lynch NY                 5.9 Caruthers STL             
4.92 Morrison CLE             4.6 Mullane CIN               

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References

Total Baseball: The Ultimate Baseball Encyclopedia by John Thorn, et al.
2006 ESPN Baseball Encyclopedia by Gary Gillette (Editor), Pete Palmer (Editor).

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