1898 Pittsburgh Pirates
LeagueNational League
BallparkExposition Park
CityAllegheny, Pennsylvania
OwnersWilliam Kerr and Phil Auten
ManagersBill Watkins
← 1897 Seasons 1899 →

The 1898 Pittsburgh[a] Pirates season was the 17th season of the Pittsburgh Pirates franchise; their 12th in the National League. The Pirates finished eighth in the National League with a record of 72–76.

Regular season

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


Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10] [11] [12]
Team BLN BSN BRO CHC CIN CLV LOU NYG PHI PIT STL WHS
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


Opening Day lineup

Roster

1898 Pittsburgh Pirates

Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

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 Pop Schriver 95 315 72 .229 0 32
1B Willie Clark 57 209 64 .306 1 31
2B Dick Padden 128 463 119 .257 2 43
SS Bones Ely 148 519 110 .212 2 44
3B Bill Gray 137 528 121 .229 0 67
OF Tom O'Brien 107 413 107 .259 1 45
OF Jack McCarthy 137 537 155 .289 4 78
OF Patsy Donovan 147 610 184 .302 0 37

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
Frank Bowerman 69 241 66 .274 0 29
Harry Davis 58 222 65 .293 1 24
Tom McCreery 53 190 59 .311 2 20
Steve Brodie 42 156 41 .263 0 21
Bill Eagan 19 61 20 .328 0 5
John Ganzel 15 45 6 .133 0 2
Morgan Murphy 5 16 2 .125 0 2
Fred Lake 5 13 1 .077 0 1
Joe Rickert 2 6 1 .167 0 0
Hi Ladd 1 1 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
Jesse Tannehill 43 326.2 25 13 2.95 93
Billy Rhines 31 258.0 12 16 3.52 48
Jim Gardner 25 185.1 10 13 3.21 41
Frank Killen 23 177.2 10 11 3.75 48
Charlie Hastings 19 137.1 4 10 3.41 40
Bill Hart 16 125.0 5 9 4.82 19
Bill Hoffer 4 31.0 3 0 1.74 11
Jack Cronin 4 28.0 2 2 3.54 9

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
Sam Leever 5 33.0 1 0 2.45 15
Rosie Rosebraugh 4 21.2 0 2 3.32 6

Notes

  1. ^ Until early in the 20th century, the name of Pittsburgh was spelled both with and without the final 'h'.

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