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The following are the baseball events of the year 1899 throughout the world.  

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Champions

National League final standings

National League
Club Wins Losses Win %   GB
Brooklyn Superbas 101 47 .682 --
Boston Beaneaters 95 57 .625 8
Philadelphia Phillies 94 58 .618 9
Baltimore Orioles 86 62 .581 15
St. Louis Perfectos 84 67 .556 18.5
Cincinnati Red Legs 83 67 .553 19
Pittsburgh Pirates 76 73 .510 25.5
Chicago Orphans 75 73 .507 26
Louisville Colonels 75 77 .493 28
New York Giants 60 90 .400 42
Washington Senators 54 98 .355 49
Cleveland Spiders 20 134 .130 84

Events

  • Buck Freeman scored 25 home runs during the 1899 season; the second highest total was Bobby Wallace with 12. Although Freeman failed to equal Ned Williamson's record of 27 home runs in a season, recorded in 1884, Freeman's total is generally regarded as the greater achievement owing to the dimensions of Williamson's home ballpark of Lakeshore Park (of Williamson's 27 homers, only 2 were scored away from home). Freeman's tally was not surpassed until 1919, when Babe Ruth scored 29 home runs with the Boston Red Sox.

Births

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January-March

April-June

July-September

October-December

Deaths

  • January 6 - John Smith, 40?, first baseman for two teams in 1882.
  • March 9 - Bill McGunnigle, 44, manager who led Brooklyn to the American Association title in 1889, and the NL pennant the following year after the team switched leagues; as collegiate catcher, was possibly the first at that position to wear a glove
  • December 16 - Fred Waterman, 54, third baseman, member of the 1869 Cincinnati Red Stockings team that went undefeated.

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