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The 1898 League Leaders

The 1898 League Leaders

Year
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NL Batting
G                             PA                            AB                            
156 Van Haltren NY            722 Van Haltren NY            654 Van Haltren NY            
154 Clingman LOU              706 Burkett CLE               629 Cooley PHI                
154 Wallace CLE               692 Cooley PHI                624 Burkett CLE               
153 Corcoran CIN              674 McKean CLE                619 Corcoran CIN              

R                             H                             2B                            
143 McGraw BAL                216 Keeler BAL                43  Lajoie PHI                
135 Jennings BAL              213 Burkett CLE               36  Delahanty PHI             
129 Van Haltren NY            204 Van Haltren NY            35  Collins BOS               
126 Keeler BAL                197 Lajoie PHI                35  Dahlen CHI                

3B                            HR                            RBI                           
22  Anderson BRO-WAS-BRO      15  Collins BOS               127 Lajoie PHI                
16  Hoy LOU                   10  Joyce NY                  111 Collins BOS               
16  Van Haltren NY            10  Wagner LOU                110 Kelley BAL                
15  3 players                 9   Anderson BRO-WAS-BRO      108 Duffy BOS                 
                              9   McKean CLE                                              

BB                            HBP                           SH                            
112 McGraw BAL                46  Jennings BAL              31  Ritchey LOU               
88  Joyce NY                  39  McGann BAL                25  Douglass PHI              
87  Hamilton BOS              23  Dahlen CHI                24  O'Brien BAL-PIT           
86  Flick PHI                 22  Harley STL                23  Blake CLE                 

SB                            BAVG                          OBP                           
58  Delahanty PHI             .385 Keeler BAL               .480 Hamilton BOS             
54  Hamilton BOS              .369 Hamilton BOS             .475 McGraw BAL               
49  DeMontreville BAL         .342 McGraw BAL               .454 Jennings BAL             
44  Dexter LOU                .342 Smith CIN                .430 Flick PHI                

SLG                           Low BAVG                      Low OBP                       
.494 Anderson BRO-WAS-BRO     .212 Ely PIT                  .247 Ely PIT                  
.479 Collins BOS              .220 Donahue CHI              .249 Shindle BRO              
.461 Lajoie PHI               .221 Gleason NY               .278 Gleason NY               
.454 Delahanty PHI            .225 Shindle BRO              .283 Corcoran CIN             

Low SLG                       BFW                           
.253 Gleason NY               4.9 Jennings BAL              
.265 Donahue CHI              4.3 Dahlen CHI                
.266 Shindle BRO              4.0 Davis NY                  
.270 Ely PIT                  3.9 Collins BOS               
                              3.9 Delahanty PHI             

NL Pitching
G                             GS                            CG                            
50  Nichols BOS               47  Taylor STL                42  Taylor STL                
50  Taylor STL                43  Seymour NY                41  Cunningham LOU            
46  Young CLE                 42  4 players                 40  McJames BAL               
45  3 players                                               40  Nichols BOS               
                                                            40  Young CLE                 

SHO                           GF                            SV                            
6   Piatt PHI                 13  Dammann CIN               4   Nichols BOS               
6   Powell CLE                10  Donovan WAS               2   Dammann CIN               
5   Hughes BAL                9   Gettig NY                 2   Hickman BOS               
5   Nichols BOS               8   Lewis BOS                 2   Lewis BOS                 
5   Tannehill PIT             8   Nichols BOS               2   Tannehill PIT             

W                             L                             IP                            
31  Nichols BOS               29  Taylor STL                397.1 Taylor STL              
28  Cunningham LOU            27  Sudhoff STL               388   Nichols BOS             
27  Hawley CIN                26  Weyhing WAS               377.2 Young CLE               
27  McJames BAL               24  Hughey STL                374   McJames BAL             

H                             HR                            R                             
465 Taylor STL                14  Taylor STL                259 Taylor STL                
428 Weyhing WAS               13  Klobedanz BOS             232 Weyhing WAS               
387 Cunningham LOU            12  Kennedy BRO               205 Sudhoff STL               
387 Young CLE                 11  Sudhoff STL               199 Seymour NY                

ER                            BB                            SO                            
181 Weyhing WAS               213 Seymour NY                239 Seymour NY                
172 Taylor STL                148 Willis BOS                178 McJames BAL               
152 Sudhoff STL               129 Magee LOU                 160 Willis BOS                
146 Fraser LOU-CLE            123 Breitenstein CIN          138 Nichols BOS               
                              123 Kennedy BRO                                             

HBP                           WP                            BK                            
32  Seymour NY                19  Doheny NY                 2   Callahan CHI              
30  Willis BOS                19  Seymour NY                2   Dowling LOU               
29  Fraser LOU-CLE            15  Nichols BOS               1   Many players              
27  Sudhoff STL               13  McJames BAL                                             
                              13  Rusie NY                                                

ERA                              High ERA                         PW                            
1.88 Griffith CHI             5.36 Fraser LOU-CLE           6.4 Nichols BOS               
2.10 Maul BAL                 5.34 Miller BRO               5.9 Griffith CHI              
2.13 Nichols BOS              4.81 Mercer WAS               4.4 Maul BAL                  
2.36 McJames BAL              4.51 Weyhing WAS              4.4 Young CLE                 

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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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