1899 Washington Senators
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Owner(s)J. Earl Wagner
Manager(s)Arthur Irwin
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The 1899 Washington Senators baseball team finished the season with a 54–98 record, eleventh place in the National League.

The 25 home runs that right fielder Buck Freeman recorded were truly remarkable by the standards of the time;[1] his tally was not surpassed until Babe Ruth hit 29 home runs with the 1919 Boston Red Sox.

When the NL contracted after the season, the Senators were disbanded. Owner J. Earl Wagner received $39,000 for his interest in the team.[2]

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 Washington Senators
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 Deacon McGuire 58 195 54 .277 1 12
1B Dan McGann 77 284 96 .338 5 58
2B Frank Bonner 85 347 95 .274 2 44
SS Dick Padden 134 451 125 .277 2 61
3B Charlie Atherton 65 242 60 .248 0 23
OF Jack O'Brien 127 468 132 .282 6 51
OF Buck Freeman 155 588 187 .318 25 122
OF Jimmy Slagle 147 599 163 .272 0 41

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
Win Mercer 108 375 112 .299 1 35
Shad Barry 78 247 71 .287 1 33
Pete Cassidy 46 178 56 .315 3 32
Malachi Kittridge 44 133 20 .150 0 11
General Stafford 31 118 29 .246 1 14
Frank Scheibeck 27 94 27 .287 0 9
Mike Roach 24 78 17 .218 0 7
Billy Hulen 19 68 10 .147 0 3
Harry Davis 18 64 12 .188 0 8
Jake Gettman 19 62 13 .210 0 2
Jim Duncan 15 47 11 .234 0 5
Doc Powers 14 38 10 .263 0 3
Dick Butler 12 36 10 .278 0 1
Doc Casey 9 34 4 .118 0 2
Bill Coughlin 6 24 3 .125 0 3
Frank McManus 7 21 8 .381 0 2
Duke Farrell 5 12 4 .333 0 1
George Decker 4 9 0 .000 0 0
Arlie Latham 6 6 1 .167 0 0
Mike Heydon 3 3 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
Gus Weyhing 43 334.2 17 21 4.54 96
Bill Dinneen 37 291.0 14 20 3.93 91
Dan McFarlan 32 211.2 8 18 4.76 41
Win Mercer 23 186.0 7 14 4.60 28
Roy Evans 7 54.0 3 4 5.67 27
Jack Fifield 6 47.0 2 4 6.13 12
Bill Magee 8 42.0 1 4 8.57 11
Kid Carsey 4 29.0 1 2 3.72 3
Frank Killen 2 12.0 0 2 6.00 3

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
Kirtley Baker 11 54.0 1 7 6.83 6
Davey Dunkle 4 26.0 0 2 10.04 9

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
Buck Freeman 2 0 0 0 7.71 0
Lefty Herring 2 0 0 0 0.00 0
Bill Leith 1 0 0 0 18.00 1
Dorsey Riddlemoser 1 0 0 0 18.00 0

Notes

  1. ^ Thorn, John (March 30, 2015). "The Most Dominant Home Run Season Ever". ourgame.mlblogs.com. Retrieved May 26, 2018.
  2. ^ Squeeze Play: Analyzing Contraction in Professional Sports, Villanova Sports & Entertainment Law Journal, Vol. X, Issue 1, 2003 Archived June 20, 2010, at the Wayback Machine

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