YEAR IN REVIEW : 1900 National League

Off the field...

On September 8 th , a huge hurricane slammed into the coast of Galveston, Texas killing an estimated 6,000-8,000 people. Although storm-warning signals were posted along Louisiana and north Texas coast from the 4 th to the 6 th , no one in the Weather Bureau office associated these conditions to the approach of the storm, which had raked the Florida Keys. Since Galveston was a town on an island that amounted to little more than an unprotected sandbar, the city was completely devastated. The "Galveston Hurricane" tragedy is still considered the worst in U.S. history and was responsible for more American deaths than the legendary Johnstown Flood, the San Francisco Earthquake, the 1938 New England Hurricane and the Great Chicago Fire combined.

In the National League...

Chicago Colts (Cubs) Jimmy Ryan led a 4-3 victory over Cincinnati Reds pitcher Noodles Hahn with the twentieth leadoff home run of his career.

The National League rules committee stated that: a single umpire (not two) would work each game, a balk rule would allow only a base runner to advance (not the batter), and a change in the shape of home plate to five-sided would be instituted to eliminate the corners of the old one-foot by one-foot plate.

On July 7 th , Boston Braves hurler Kid Nichols tossed his three-hundredth career victory, beating the Chicago Colts (Cubs) 11-4. The pinnacle victory came two months before his thirty-first birthday, making him the youngest pitcher ever to reach win number three-hundred.

Baseball Almanac Top Quote

"I owe everything I have to them (fans) when I'm out there on the mound. But I owe the fans nothing and they owe me nothing when I am not pitching." - Christy Mathewson

1900 National League Player Review

Hitting Statistics League Leaderboard

Philadelphia
115
Pittsburgh
.381
Pittsburgh
45
Brooklyn
204
Boston
12
St. Louis
.505
Philadelphia
110
Philadelphia
132
Pittsburgh
.573
St. Louis
45
New York
Pittsburgh
302
Pittsburgh
22

1900 National League Pitcher Review

Pitching Statistics League Leaderboard

New York
34
Pittsburgh
2.37
New York
45
Brooklyn
4
Chicago
4
Cincinnati
Boston
St. Louis
Cincinnati
132
Brooklyn
.778
Brooklyn
28

1900 National League

Team Standings

Brooklyn Superbas 82 54 .603 0
Pittsburgh Pirates 79 60 .568
Philadelphia Phillies 75 63 .543 8
Boston Beaneaters 66 72 .478 17
St. Louis Cardinals 65 75 .464 19
Chicago Orphans 65 75 .464 19
Cincinnati Reds 62 77 .446 21½
New York Giants 60 78 .435 23

1900 National League Team Review

Hitting Statistics League Leaderboard

Philadelphia
440
Brooklyn
.293
Chicago
202
Philadelphia
1,439
Boston
48
Brooklyn
.359
Brooklyn
816
Brooklyn
.383
Brooklyn
274
Pittsburgh
100

1900 National League Team Review

Pitching Statistics League Leaderboard

Chicago
137
Pittsburgh
3.06
Fewest Hits Allowed
Pittsburgh
1,232
Fewest Home Runs Allowed
Chicago
21
Fewest Walks Allowed
Pittsburgh
295
Brooklyn
4
St. Louis
12
Pittsburgh
415
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On July 7, 1900, Kid Nichols of Boston beat Chicago 11-4 two months before his thirty-first birthday. This victory made him the youngest pitcher to reach the three-hundred wins plateau.

On July 17, 1900, Christy Mathewson made his Major League debut in relief of Ed Doheny . Did you know that "Big Six" gave up six runs, hit three batters, walked two and received the loss during his first game?

On November 14, 1900, the National League referred to the American League as an outlaw league and refused to acknowledge it as an equal.

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