1899 Brooklyn Superbas season

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1899 Brooklyn Superbas
1899 National League Champions
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Location
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Owner(s) Charles Ebbets, Ferdinand Abell, Harry Von der Horst, Ned Hanlon
Manager(s) Ned Hanlon
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The 1899 Brooklyn Superbas season was a season in American baseball. The team won the National League pennant with a record of 101-47, 8 games ahead of the Boston Beaneaters, after finishing tenth in 1898.

Offseason[edit]

The 1899 season began with the Brooklyn team and the Baltimore Orioles merging their ownership groups. Baltimore owner Harry Von der Horst and Ned Hanlon became part owners of Brooklyn. Von der Horst insisted that Hanlon become the team's new manager, a position that had been promised to outfielder Mike Griffin, who had been interim manager the previous year. Griffin quit and wound up suing the team for lost wages. His contract was sold to the Cleveland Spiders, but Griffin never played or managed in the majors again.

Renamed the Superbas as part of the deal, the team also siphoned off the several of the Orioles' best players. On March 11, the team brought Bill Dahlen, Mike Heydon, Jay Hughes, Hughie Jennings, Willie Keeler, Joe Kelley, Al Maul, Dan McGann and Doc McJames onto their roster from Baltimore, while assigning Harry Howell, Candy LaChance, Kit McKenna, Ralph Miller, Jack Ryan, Jimmy Sheckard and Aleck Smith to the Orioles. This influx of talent was a good part of the reason why the Superbas managed to win the National League pennant with 101 wins after winning just 54 games in 1898.

Notable transactions[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

National League W L Pct. GB Home Road
Brooklyn Superbas 101 47 0.682 61–16 40–31
Boston Beaneaters 95 57 0.625 8 53–26 42–31
Philadelphia Phillies 94 58 0.618 9 58–25 36–33
Baltimore Orioles 86 62 0.581 15 51–24 35–38
St. Louis Perfectos 84 67 0.556 18½ 50–33 34–34
Cincinnati Reds 83 67 0.553 19 57–29 26–38
Pittsburgh Pirates 76 73 0.510 25½ 49–34 27–39
Chicago Orphans 75 73 0.507 26 44–39 31–34
Louisville Colonels 75 77 0.493 28 33–28 42–49
New York Giants 60 90 0.400 42 35–38 25–52
Washington Senators 54 98 0.355 49 35–43 19–55
Cleveland Spiders 20 134 0.130 84 9–33 11–101


Notable transactions[edit]

Roster[edit]

1899 Brooklyn Superbas
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Player stats[edit]

Batting[edit]

Starters by position[edit]

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

Pos Player G AB R H Avg. HR RBI SB
C Farrell, DukeDuke Farrell 80 254 40 76 .299 2 55 6
1B McGann, DanDan McGann 63 214 49 52 .243 2 32 16
2B Daly, TomTom Daly 141 498 95 156 .313 5 88 43
3B Casey, DocDoc Casey 134 525 75 141 .269 1 43 27
SS Dahlen, BillBill Dahlen 121 428 87 121 .283 4 76 29
OF Kelley, JoeJoe Kelley 143 538 108 175 .325 6 93 31
OF Keeler, WillieWillie Keeler 141 570 140 216 .379 1 61 45
OF Jones, FielderFielder Jones 102 365 75 104 .285 2 38 18

Other batters[edit]

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

Player G AB R H Avg. HR RBI SB
Anderson, JohnJohn Anderson 117 439 65 118 .269 4 92 25
Jennings, HughieHughie Jennings 67 198 42 64 .323 1 40 18
McGuire, DeaconDeacon McGuire 46 157 22 50 .318 0 23 4
Smith, AleckAleck Smith 17 61 6 11 .180 0 6 0
Wrigley, ZekeZeke Wrigley 15 49 4 10 .204 0 11 2
Grim, JohnJohn Grim 15 47 3 13 .277 0 7 0
Yeager, JoeJoe Yeager 23 47 12 9 .191 0 4 0
Beck, ErveErve Beck 8 24 2 4 .167 0 2 0
Cassidy, PetePete Cassidy 6 20 2 3 .150 0 4 1

Pitching[edit]

Starting pitchers[edit]

Note: G = Games pitched; GS = Games started; CG = Complete games; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; BB = Bases on balls; SO = Strikeouts

Player G GS CG IP W L ERA BB SO
Hughes, JayJay Hughes 35 35 30 291.2 28 6 2.68 119 99
Dunn, JackJack Dunn 41 34 29 299.1 23 13 3.70 86 46
McJames, DocDoc McJames 37 34 27 275.1 19 15 3.50 122 105
Kennedy, BrickyardBrickyard Kennedy 40 33 27 277.1 22 9 2.79 86 55
Maul, AlAl Maul 4 4 2 26 2 0 4.50 6 2

Other pitchers[edit]

Note: G = Games pitched; GS = Games started; CG = Complete games; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; BB = Bases on balls; SO = Strikeouts

Player G GS CG IP W L ERA BB SO
Yeager, JoeJoe Yeager 10 4 2 47.2 2 2 4.72 16 6
Donovan, BillBill Donovan 5 2 2 25 1 2 4.32 13 11
Hill, BillBill Hill 2 1 1 11 1 0 0.82 6 3
Reidy, BillBill Reidy 2 1 1 7 1 0 2.57 2 2

Relief pitchers[edit]

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned run average; BB = Bases on balls; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L SV ERA BB SO
McFarlan, DanDan McFarlan 1 6 0 0 0 1.50 3 0
Gaston, WelcomeWelcome Gaston 1 3 0 0 0 3.86 4 0

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References[edit]

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Preceded by
Boston Beaneaters
1898
National League Championship Season
1899
Succeeded by
Brooklyn Superbas
1900