1899 St. Louis Perfectos season

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1899 St. Louis Perfectos
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record 84–67 (.556)
League place 5th
Other information
Owner(s) Frank Robison and Stanley Robison
Manager(s) Patsy Tebeau
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The 1899 St. Louis Perfectos season was the team's 18th season in St. Louis, Missouri and the 8th season in the National League. The Perfectos went 84–67 during the season and finished 5th in the National League.[1]

This was the team's only season when they were named the Perfectos. The Robison brothers, who had just bought the team from original owner Chris Von der Ahe, changed the colors to red, the name of the team to Perfectos, and the name of the ballpark to League Park. The red color proved so popular that fans and sportwriters began referring to the team by the shade of red, Cardinal. The next season the team officially became the Cardinals.

The team benefited from a large number of players who were transferred to the team from the Cleveland Spiders, which were also owned by the Robison brothers. This led to the Spiders compiling the worst season in MLB history, losing 134 games. However, the Perfectos wound up finishing only 5th. The pennant-winning Brooklyn Superbas, who finished 18½ games ahead of St. Louis, benefited from a similar arrangement, as Brooklyn's owners also owned the Baltimore Orioles, allowing them to also transfer their better players into one team. After the 1899 season, such arrangements were outlawed in MLB, and both the Spiders and Orioles were among four teams eliminated from the league.

Offseason[edit]

Notable transactions[edit]

Regular season[edit]

The 1899 St. Louis Perfectos

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


Roster[edit]

1899 St. Louis Perfectos
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
C Criger, LouLou Criger 77 258 66 .256 2 44
1B Tebeau, PatsyPatsy Tebeau 77 281 69 .246 1 26
2B Childs, CupidCupid Childs 125 464 123 .265 1 48
3B Cross, LaveLave Cross 103 403 122 .303 4 64
SS Wallace, BobbyBobby Wallace 151 577 170 .295 12 108
OF Heidrick, EmmetEmmet Heidrick 146 591 194 .328 2 82
OF Burkett, JesseJesse Burkett 141 558 221 .396 7 71
OF Blake, HarryHarry Blake 97 292 70 .240 2 41

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
O'Connor, JackJack O'Connor 84 289 73 .253 0 43
McKean, EdEd McKean 67 277 72 .260 3 40
Schreckengost, OsseeOssee Schreckengost 72 277 77 .278 2 37
Donlin, MikeMike Donlin 66 266 86 .323 6 27
Stenzel, JakeJake Stenzel 35 128 35 .273 1 19
Miller, DustyDusty Miller 10 39 8 .205 0 3
Hemphill, CharlieCharlie Hemphill 11 37 9 .243 1 3
Flood, TimTim Flood 10 31 9 .290 0 3
Buelow, FritzFritz Buelow 7 15 7 .467 0 2
Parent, FreddyFreddy Parent 2 8 1 .125 0 1
Burke, JimmyJimmy Burke 2 6 2 .333 0 0

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
Powell, JackJack Powell 48 373 23 19 3.52 87
Young, CyCy Young 44 369.1 26 16 2.58 111
Sudhoff, WillieWillie Sudhoff 26 189.1 13 10 3.61 33
Cuppy, NigNig Cuppy 21 171.2 11 8 3.15 25
Jones, CowboyCowboy Jones 12 85.1 6 5 3.59 28
Sutthoff, JackJack Sutthoff 2 13 0 2 10.38 4

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
McBride, PetePete McBride 11 64 2 4 4.08 26
Wilson, ZekeZeke Wilson 5 26 1 1 4.50 3
Thomas, TomTom Thomas 4 25 1 1 2.52 8
Donlin, MikeMike Donlin 3 15.1 0 1 7.63 6

Relief pitchers[edit]

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

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Bates, FrankFrank Bates 2 0 0 0 1.04 0

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