1899 Pittsburgh Pirates
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Owner(s)William Kerr and Phil Auten
Manager(s)Bill Watkins, Patsy Donovan
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The 1899 Pittsburgh[a] Pirates season was the 18th season of the Pittsburgh Pirates franchise and their 13th in the National League. The Pirates finished seventh in the National League with a record of 76–73.

Regular season

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


Opening Day lineup

Roster

1899 Pittsburgh Pirates

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 Frank Bowerman 110 427 111 .260 3 53
1B Willie Clark 81 300 85 .283 0 44
2B John O'Brien 79 279 63 .226 1 33
SS Bones Ely 139 526 146 .278 3 72
3B Jimmy Williams 153 621 220 .354 9 116
OF Ginger Beaumont 111 437 154 .352 3 38
OF Jack McCarthy 139 565 173 .306 4 69
OF Patsy Donovan 121 531 156 .294 1 55

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
Tom McCreery 119 460 149 .324 3 65
Pop Schriver 92 302 85 .281 1 49
Heinie Reitz 35 133 35 .263 0 16
Pop Dillon 30 121 31 .256 0 20
Art Madison 42 118 32 .271 0 19
Heinie Smith 15 53 15 .283 0 12
George Fox 13 41 10 .244 1 3

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
Sam Leever 51 379.0 21 23 3.18 121
Jesse Tannehill 41 322.0 24 14 2.82 65
Tully Sparks 28 170.0 8 6 3.86 53
Bill Hoffer 23 163.2 8 10 3.63 44
Jack Chesbro 19 149.0 6 9 4.11 28
Chummy Gray 9 70.2 3 3 3.44 9
Billy Rhines 9 54.0 4 4 6.00 6
Harley Payne 5 26.1 1 3 3.76 8
Rosie Rosebraugh 2 6.0 0 1 9.00 2
Jay Parker 1 0.0 0 0 0

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
Jim Gardner 6 32.1 1 0 7.52 2

Relief pitchers

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

Player G IP W L ERA SO

N/A

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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