1899 Cincinnati Reds
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Owner(s)John T. Brush[1]
Manager(s)Buck Ewing
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The 1899 Cincinnati Reds season was a season in American baseball. The team finished in sixth place in the National League with a record of 83–67, 16 games behind the Brooklyn Superbas.

Regular season

The Reds were coming off a successful season in 1898, earning a third-place finish with a 92–60 record. However, they once again faded down the stretch, as the team was in first place in the first week of September before slumping for the remainder of the season.

Buck Ewing returned to manage Cincinnati for a fifth season. The Reds also purchased Kip Selbach from the Washington Senators during the off-season for $5,000. Selbach batted .303 with three home runs and 60 RBI with the Senators in 1898. The club also acquired Bill Phillips, who spent the 1898 season with the Indianapolis Hoosiers of the Western League, where he had a 29–8 record. Phillips last played in the National League in 1895 with the Reds, going 6–7 with a 6.03 ERA. Twenty-year-old Noodles Hahn was also signed by Cincinnati, as he split the 1898 season with the Detroit Tigers and St. Paul Saints, going 12–20 between those two clubs.

Once again, Jake Beckley had a very solid offensive season, batting .333 with three home runs and 99 RBI, all team highs. Kip Selbach was also very solid, batting .297 with three home runs and 87 RBI, as well as scoring a team high 105 runs.

On the mound, Hahn was the ace, earning a 23–8 record with a 2.68 ERA in his rookie season. Hahn pitched a team high 309 innings, and struck out 145 batters. Phillips was also very solid, going 17–9 with a 3.32 ERA in 33 games.

Season summary

Cincinnati started the season off on the right foot, going 14–7 in their opening twenty-one games, only 1.5 games out of first. However, a 7–15 mark over their next twenty-two games saw the team fall under the .500 level with a 24–25 record, sitting in seventh place, 14.5 games behind the Brooklyn Superbas. The team would remain around the .500 mark, as they were 40–41, before going on a franchise record fourteen-game winning streak. Cincinnati's record improved to 54–41, however, they still remained in fifth place, eight games behind Brooklyn. The Reds then lost six of their next seven games to fall into sixth place, 12.5 games out. At the end of the season, Cincinnati was a sixth place team with an 83–67 record, 19 games behind Brooklyn.

Season standings

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

Record vs. opponents


Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10] [11] [12]
Team BAL BOS BKN CHI CIN CLE LOU NY 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
Pittsburgh 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


Roster

1899 Cincinnati Reds
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 Heinie Peitz 94 293 79 .270 1 43
1B Jake Beckley 135 517 172 .333 3 99
2B Bid McPhee 112 377 105 .279 1 65
SS Tommy Corcoran 138 540 150 .278 0 81
3B Charlie Irwin 90 314 73 .232 1 52
OF Kip Selbach 141 525 156 .297 3 87
OF Dusty Miller 81 327 83 .254 0 37
OF Mike Smith 88 343 101 .294 1 24

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
Harry Steinfeldt 108 390 96 .246 0 43
Algie McBride 64 251 87 .347 1 23
Bob Wood 63 195 61 .313 0 24
Kid Elberfeld 41 138 36 .261 0 22
Sam Crawford 31 127 39 .307 1 20
Farmer Vaughn 31 108 19 .176 0 2
Jimmy Barrett 26 92 34 .370 0 10
Socks Seybold 22 85 19 .224 0 8
Mike Kahoe 14 42 7 .167 0 4
Jake Stenzel 9 29 9 .310 0 3
Lefty Houtz 5 17 4 .235 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
Noodles Hahn 38 309 23 8 2.68 145
Pink Hawley 34 250.1 14 17 4.24 46
Bill Phillips 33 227.2 17 9 3.32 43
Ted Breitenstein 26 210.2 13 9 3.59 59
Jack Taylor 25 180.1 9 10 4.09 35
Emil Frisk 9 68.1 3 6 3.95 17
Jack Cronin 5 41 2 2 5.49 9
Frank Dwyer 5 32.2 0 5 5.51 2

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
Bill Dammann 9 48 2 1 4.88 2

Relief pitchers

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

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Heinie Peitz 1 0 0 0 5.40 3

References

  1. ^ "Reds owners". The Cincinnati Enquirer. November 3, 2005. p. 20. Retrieved September 14, 2020 – via newspapers.com.