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The following are the baseball events of the year 1898 throughout the world.  

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Champions

National League final standings

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

Events

Births

Deaths

  • April 17 - Bobby Mathews, 46, pitcher who won 297 games, 131 of them in the National Association, in a career that ran from 1871 to 1887; won the first professional league game in 1871, and had 30-win seasons for the 1883-85 Philadelphia Athletics
  • October 5 - John Richmond, 43, shortstop and center fielder for seven teams during his eight seasons from 1875 to 1885.
  • November 21 - Bill Hague, 46?, third baseman from 1875 tp 1879.
  • December 30 - Bill Stearns, 45, pitcher for several National Association teams from 1871 to 1875
USS Maine baseball team, 1898, shortly after winning the Navy baseball championship. The entire team was killed save one in February, 1898.
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