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1898 Boston Beaneaters
1898 National League Championship
Major league affiliations
Location
1898 Information
Owner(s) Arthur Soden
Manager(s) Frank Selee
Local television none
Local radio none

The 1898 Boston Beaneaters won their second straight National League pennant and their eighth overall. It was also their fifth, and last, of the decade. This team has been cited (along with the 1880s St. Louis Browns and the 1890s Baltimore Orioles) as one of the greatest of the 19th century.

The starting line-up featured three Hall of Famers: third baseman Jimmy Collins and outfielders Billy Hamilton and Hugh Duffy. Collins led the league with 15 home runs, and Hamilton hit .369 with 54 stolen bases.

The pitching staff was led by Hall of Famers Kid Nichols and Vic Willis. Nichols led the NL with 31 wins and had an ERA of 2.13.

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Regular season

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Season standings

National League W L GB Pct.
Boston Beaneaters 102 47 -- .685
Baltimore Orioles 96 53 6 .644
Cincinnati Reds 92 60 11.5 .605
Chicago Orphans 85 65 17.5 .567
Cleveland Spiders 81 68 21 .544
Philadelphia Phillies 78 71 24 .523
New York Giants 77 73 25.5 .513
Pittsburgh Pirates 72 76 29.5 .486
Louisville Colonels 70 81 33 .464
Brooklyn Bridegrooms 54 91 46 .372
Washington Senators 51 101 52.5 .336
St. Louis Browns 39 111 63.5 .260

Roster

1898 Boston Beaneaters roster
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Player stats

Batting

Starters by position

Note: Pos = Position; G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

Pos Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
C Bergen, MartyMarty Bergen 120 446 125 .280 3 60
1B Tenney, FredFred Tenney 117 488 160 .328 0 62
2B Lowe, BobbyBobby Lowe 147 559 152 .272 4 94
3B Collins, JimmyJimmy Collins 152 597 196 .328 15 111
SS Long, HermanHerman Long 144 589 156 .265 6 99
OF Duffy, HughHugh Duffy 152 568 169 .298 8 108
OF Stahl, ChickChick Stahl 125 467 144 .308 3 52
OF Hamilton, BillyBilly Hamilton 110 417 154 .369 3 50

Other batters

Note: G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI

Pitching

Starting pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned Run Average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Nichols, KidKid Nichols 50 388 31 12 2.13 138
Klobedanz, FredFred Klobedanz 35 270.2 19 10 3.89 51

Other pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned Run Average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO

Relief pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned Run Average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G W L SV ERA SO

Awards and honors

League top ten finishers

Jimmy Collins

  • NL leader in home runs (15)
  • #2 in NL in RBI (111)
  • #2 in NL in slugging percentage (.479)

Hugh Duffy

  • #4 in NL in RBI (108)

Sliding Billy Hamilton

  • NL leader in on-base percentage (.480)
  • #2 in NL in batting average (.369)
  • #2 in NL in stolen bases (54)

Kid Nichols

  • NL leader in wins (31)
  • #3 in NL in ERA (2.13)
  • #4 in NL in strikeouts (138)

Vic Willis

  • #3 in NL in strikeouts (160)

References

Preceded by
Boston Beaneaters
1897
National League Championship Season
1898
Succeeded by
Brooklyn Superbas
1899

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