1899 Louisville Colonels season

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1899 Louisville Colonels
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Owner(s) Barney Dreyfuss
Manager(s) Fred Clarke
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The 1899 Louisville Colonels baseball team finished with a 75–77 record and ninth place in the National League. Following the season, owner Barney Dreyfuss bought the Pittsburgh Pirates organization and folded his Louisville team. Manager Fred Clarke and most of the players moved over to the Pirates where they enjoyed much more success in the coming years. The Colonels, a perennial also-ran through their National League run from 1892 to 1899, appeared to be on the cusp of becoming a strong team when the National League contracted from 12 teams to 8 after the end of the 1899 season. Louisville started the season with a 15–37 record after 52 games, but then went 60–40 in their last 100 in the first glimpse of what was to become a strong Pirates team in the years to come. Many star players, including several Hall of Famers, of the first decade of the 20th Century came from the 1899 Louisville squad including Clarke, Honus Wagner, Rube Waddell, Deacon Phillippe, Tommy Leach and Claude Ritchey.

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
Pittsburg 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


Record vs. opponents[edit]

1899 National League Records

Sources:

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Team BAL BOS BR CHI CIN CLE LOU NYG PHI PIT STL WSH
Baltimore 7–7 6–8 9–5 4–9 12–2 6–7–2 10–4 6–7–1 9–3 8–6 9–4–1
Boston 7–7 6–8 5–7 10–4 11–3 9–5 12–2 5–9 10–4 8–6 12–2–1
Brooklyn 8–6 8–6 8–5–1 7–6 14–0 11–3 10–4 8–6 8–6 8–4–1 11–3
Chicago 5–9 7–5 5–8–1 8–6 13–1 7–7 7–6–1 5–9 6–7–2 8–6 4–9
Cincinnati 9–4 4–10 6–7 6–8 14–0 8–6 9–5–1 4–10 10–3–3 5–8–2 8–6–1
Cleveland 2–12 3–11 0–14 1–13 0–14 4–10 1–13 2–12 2–12 1–13 4–10
Louisville 7–6–2 5–9 3–11 7–7 6–8 10–4 7–7 7–6 6–8–1 5–9–1 12–2
New York 4–10 2–12 2–10 6–7–1 5–9–1 13–1 7–7 4–10–1 6–7 4–10 7–7
Philadelphia 7–6–1 9–5 6–8 9–5 10–4 12–2 6–7 10–4–1 6–8 7–7 12–2
Pittsburg 3–9 4–10 6–8 7–6–2 3–10–3 12–2 8–6–1 7–6 8–6 7–7 11–3
St. Louis 6–8 6–8 4–8–1 6–8 8–5–2 13–1 9–5–1 10–4 7–7 7–7 8–6
Washington 4–9–1 2–12–1 3–11 9–4 6–8–1 10–4 2–12 7–7 2–12 3–11 6–8


Opening Day lineup[edit]

Roster[edit]

1899 Louisville Colonels
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
OF Clarke, FredFred Clarke 148 602 206 .342 5 70

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
Decker, GeorgeGeorge Decker 39 138 37 .268 1 18

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

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

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
Brashear, KittyKitty Brashear 3 1 0 0 4.50 5

References[edit]