1898 Brooklyn Bridegrooms season

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1898 Brooklyn Bridegrooms
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Owner(s) Charles Ebbets, Ferdinand Abell
Manager(s) Billy Barnie, Charles Ebbets, Mike Griffin
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The 1898 Brooklyn Bridegrooms suffered a huge loss on January 4 when team founder Charles Byrne died. Charles Ebbets became the new president of the team and moved them into the new Washington Park. The team struggled all season, finishing in a distant tenth place in the National League race.

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Billy Barnie was fired as manager in June with the team's record at 15–20 and the team mired in ninth place. Ebbets took over himself for a while before they handed the team over to Mike Griffin to finish the season. The results weren't much better, as the team immediately lost five out of their next six, with an overall 39–71 record after Barnie's departure.

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


Record vs. opponents[edit]

1898 National League Records

Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10] [11] [12]
Team BAL BOS BR CHI CIN CLE LOU NYG PHI PIT STL WSH
Baltimore 5–7 8–5–1 9–5 8–6–1 8–6–1 9–5 10–3–1 10–3–1 10–4 12–2 7–7
Boston 7–5 11–2 9–5 9–4–1 6–7–1 8–6–1 10–4 10–4 9–5 12–2 11–3
Brooklyn 5–8–1 2–11 4–10 3–11 6–7 2–10–1 3–11 6–6 9–5–1 7–6–1 7–6
Chicago 5–9 5–9 10–4 6–8 7–7 9–5 9–5–1 6–7 7–4–1 10–4 11–3
Cincinnati 6–8–1 4–9–1 11–3 8–6 8–5–2 9–5 6–8–1 7–7 12–2 12–2 9–5
Cleveland 6–8–1 7–6–1 7–6 7–7 5–8–2 9–5 6–8 7–7 5–8 10–3–1 12–2–2
Louisville 5–9 6–8–1 10–2–1 5–9 5–9 5–9 6–8 4–10 4–9–1 10–4 10–4
New York 3–10–1 4–10 11–3 5–9–1 8–6–1 8–6 8–6 6–7 5–9–1 10–3–2 9–4–1
Philadelphia 3–10–1 4–10 6–6 7–6 7–7 7–7 10–4 7–6 6–8 9–5 12–2
Pittsburgh 4–10 5–9 5–9–1 4–7–1 2–12 8–5 9–4–1 9–5–1 8–6 9–4 9–5
St. Louis 2–12 2–12 6–7–1 4–10 2–12 3–10–1 4–10 3–10–2 5–9 4–9 4–10
Washington 7–7 3–11 6–7 3–11 5–9 2–12–2 4–10 4–9–1 2–12 5–9 10–4


Notable transactions[edit]

Roster[edit]

1898 Brooklyn Bridegrooms
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Managers

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 Jack Ryan 87 301 39 57 .189 0 24 5
1B Candy LaChance 136 526 62 130 .247 5 65 23
2B Bill Hallman 134 509 57 124 .244 2 63 9
3B Billy Shindle 120 466 50 105 .225 1 41 3
SS George Magoon 93 343 35 77 .224 1 39 7
OF Fielder Jones 146 596 89 181 .304 1 69 36
OF Mike Griffin 134 537 88 161 .300 2 40 15
OF Jimmy Sheckard 105 408 51 113 .277 4 64 8

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
Tommy Tucker 73 283 35 79 .279 1 34 1
Aleck Smith 52 199 25 52 .261 0 23 7
John Grim 52 178 17 50 .281 0 11 1
John Anderson 25 90 12 22 .244 0 10 2
Tom Daly 23 73 11 24 .329 0 11 6
Butts Wagner 11 38 2 9 .237 0 3 0

Pitching[edit]

Starting pitchers[edit]

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

Player G GS IP W L ERA BB SO CG
Brickyard Kennedy 40 39 339.3 16 22 3.37 123 73 38
Jack Dunn 41 37 322.7 16 21 3.60 82 66 31
Joe Yeager 36 33 291.3 12 22 3.65 80 70 32
Ralph Miller 23 21 151.7 4 14 5.34 86 43 16
Harry Howell 2 2 18.0 2 0 5.00 11 2 2
Welcome Gaston 2 2 16.0 1 1 2.81 9 0 2
Lefty Hopper 2 2 11.0 0 2 4.91 5 5 2
Elmer Horton 1 1 9.0 0 1 10.00 6 0 1
Harley Payne 1 1 9.0 1 0 4.00 3 2 1

Other pitchers[edit]

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

Player G GS IP W L ERA BB SO CG
Kit McKenna 14 9 100.7 2 6 5.63 4 57 27
Ed Stein 3 2 23.0 0 2 5.48 9 6 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
Frank Hansford 1 7.0 0 0 0 3.86 5 0

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