1898 Baltimore Orioles
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Owner(s)Harry Von der Horst
Manager(s)Ned Hanlon
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The 1898 Baltimore Orioles season was a season in American baseball. Although there was no Temple Cup after the season, the Orioles still finished second in the National League for the second straight year with a record of 96–53, 6 games behind the Boston Beaneaters. The Orioles set a Major League record which still stands, for the most batters hit by a pitch in a season, with 148.[1]

Regular season

The 1898 Baltimore Orioles
The 1898 Baltimore Orioles

Season standings

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

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


Roster

1898 Baltimore Orioles
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Player stats

Batting

Starters by position

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 Wilbert Robinson 79 289 80 .277 0 38
1B Dan McGann 145 535 161 .301 5 106
2B Gene DeMontreville 151 567 186 .328 0 86
SS Hughie Jennings 143 534 175 .328 1 87
3B John McGraw 143 515 176 .342 0 53
OF Willie Keeler 129 561 216 .385 1 44
OF Joe Kelley 124 464 149 .321 2 110
OF Ducky Holmes 113 442 126 .285 1 64

Other batters

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
Boileryard Clarke 82 285 69 .242 0 27
Jake Stenzel 35 138 35 .254 0 22
Steve Brodie 23 98 30 .306 0 19
Art Ball 32 81 15 .185 0 8
Tom O'Brien 18 60 13 .217 0 14
Joe Quinn 12 32 8 .250 0 5
Frank Bowerman 5 16 7 .438 0 1
Mike Heydon 3 9 1 .111 0 1
Henry Wilson 1 2 0 .000 0 0

Pitching

Starting pitchers

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

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Doc McJames 45 374 27 15 2.36 178
Jay Hughes 38 300.2 23 12 3.20 81
Al Maul 28 239.2 20 7 2.10 31
Jerry Nops 33 235 16 9 3.56 91
Frank Kitson 17 119.1 8 5 3.24 32
Bill Hoffer 4 34.1 0 4 7.34 5

Other pitchers

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

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Arlie Pond 3 20 1 1 0.45 4

References

  1. ^ "Hit By A Pitch Team Records". Baseball-Almanac.com. Retrieved May 14, 2012.