1898 Chicago Orphans season

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1898 Chicago Orphans
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Owner(s) Albert Spalding
Manager(s) Tom Burns
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The 1898 Chicago Orphans season was the 26th season of the Chicago Orphans franchise, the 23rd in the National League and the 6th at West Side Park. The Orphans, formerly known as the Colts, finished in fourth place in the National League with a record of 85–65, 17.5 games behind the Boston Beaneaters.

1898 was the first season since 1876 that the team was without manager and first baseman Cap Anson, who had been fired during the offseason. Cap, who was also often called "Pop", was replaced as manager by Tom Burns, who had played for the team from 1880 until 1891, and had managed the Springfield Ponies in 1897. The media, picking up on Anson's absence, began referring to the team as the "Orphans", as they had lost their "Pop".

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

National League W L Pct. GB Home Road
Boston Beaneaters 102 47 0.685 62–15 40–32
Baltimore Orioles 96 53 0.644 6 58–15 38–38
Cincinnati Reds 92 60 0.605 11½ 58–28 34–32
Chicago Orphans 85 65 0.567 17½ 58–31 27–34
Cleveland Spiders 81 68 0.544 21 36–19 45–49
Philadelphia Phillies 78 71 0.523 24 49–31 29–40
New York Giants 77 73 0.513 25½ 45–28 32–45
Pittsburgh Pirates 72 76 0.486 29½ 39–35 33–41
Louisville Colonels 70 81 0.464 33 43–34 27–47
Brooklyn Bridegrooms 54 91 0.372 46 30–41 24–50
Washington Senators 51 101 0.336 52½ 34–44 17–57
St. Louis Browns 39 111 0.260 63½ 20–44 19–67


Roster[edit]

1898 Chicago Orphans
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Player stats[edit]

Batting[edit]

Starters by position[edit]

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

Other batters[edit]

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
Isbell, FrankFrank Isbell 45 159 37 .233 0 8

Pitching[edit]

Starting pitchers[edit]

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

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Callahan, NixeyNixey Callahan 31 274.1 20 10 2.46 73
Briggs, ButtonsButtons Briggs 4 30 1 3 5.70 14

Other pitchers[edit]

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

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Isbell, FrankFrank Isbell 13 81 4 7 3.56 16

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