YEAR IN REVIEW : 1899 National League

Off the field...

When their demand that only union men be employed was refused, members of the Western Federation of Miners dynamited the $250,000 mill of the Bunker Hill Company at Wardner, Idaho, destroying it completely. President William S. McKinley responded by sending in hundreds of black soldiers from Brownsville, Texas with orders to round up the thousands of miners and confine them in specially built cages called "bullpens".

In the National League...

The largest baseball crowd ever to date (24,000+) turned out at the West Side Grounds to watch the Chicago Orphans play the visiting St. Louis Perfectos. The home team Orphans won the contest 4-0 despite a poor showing by pitcher James Callahan who allowed twelve hits.

A motion to change the name of the Western League to the American League was successfully introduced by W.F.C. Golt of Indianapolis.

On October 8 th , three teams played in a single double header at Chicago. Game one pitted the hometown Orphans against the Cleveland Spiders as Jake Taylor tossed his first shut out and thirty-ninth complete game of the season en route to a 13-0 Chicago victory. Game two matched the winners against the Louisville Colonels and ended with another 7-3 Chicago decision, after the game was called due to darkness after only five innings.

Baseball Almanac Top Quote

"A lovely shade of cardinal." - Anonymous woman describing the new St. Louis uniforms which was overheard by William McHale of the St. Louis Republic

1899 National League Player Review

Hitting Statistics League Leaderboard

Baltimore
124
Philadelphia
.410
Philadelphia
55
Philadelphia
238
Washington
25
Baltimore
.547
Philadelphia
137
Runs
Brooklyn
140
Baltimore
Philadelphia
.582
Baltimore
77
Philadelphia
338
Pittsburgh
27

1899 National League Pitcher Review

Pitching Statistics League Leaderboard

New York
40
St. Louis
St. Louis
Boston
2.50
Pittsburgh
51
Pittsburgh
3
Boston
5
Cincinnati
145
Brooklyn
.850
Brooklyn
28
Baltimore

1899 National League

Team Standings

Brooklyn Superbas 101 47 2 .682 0
Boston Beaneaters 95 57 1 .625 8
Philadelphia Phillies 94 58 2 .618 9
Baltimore Orioles 86 62 4 .581 15
St. Louis Perfectos 84 67 4 .556 18½
Cincinnati Reds 83 67 7 .553 19
Pittsburgh Pirates 76 73 5 .510 25½
Chicago Orphans 75 73 4 .507 26
Louisville Colonels 75 77 3 .493 28
New York Giants 60 90 3 .400 42
Washington Senators 54 98 3 .355 49
Cleveland Spiders 20 134 0 .130 84

1899 National League Team Review

Hitting Statistics League Leaderboard

Cincinnati
485
Philadelphia
.301
Philadelphia
241
Philadelphia
1,613
St. Louis
47
Brooklyn
.368
Philadelphia
916
Philadelphia
.395
Baltimore
364
Pittsburgh
121

1899 National League Team Review

Pitching Statistics League Leaderboard

Chicago
147
Brooklyn
3.25
Fewest Hits Allowed
Boston
1,273
Fewest Home Runs Allowed
Baltimore
13
Fewest Walks Allowed
St. Louis
321
Brooklyn
9
Philadelphia
15
New York
397
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On April 30, 1899, the largest crowd to date watched the Chicago Orphans defeat the St. Louis Perfectos 4-0. The fans, 27,849 in total, watched from the outfield and balls hit into the crowd were counted as singles.

On September 27, 1899, Jay Parker of Pittsburgh made his Major League debut on the mound and issued two base on balls. He was relieved and both runs scored. Parker never appeared in another Major League game and his lifetime earned run average is technically infinite.

Future legends born during this season? Earle Combs on the 14th of May, Kiki Cuyler on the 30th of August, Waite Hoyt on the 9th of September, Pie Traynor on the 11th of November, and Jocko Conlan on the 6th of December.

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