1898 Boston Beaneaters season

1898 Boston Beaneaters season

The 1898 Boston Beaneaters won their second straight National League pennant and their eighth overall. It was also their fifth, and last, of the decade. This team has been cited (along with the 1880s St. Louis Browns and the 1890s Baltimore Orioles) as one of the greatest of the 19th century.

The starting line-up featured three Hall of Famers: third baseman Jimmy Collins and outfielders Billy Hamilton and Hugh Duffy. Collins led the league with 15 home runs, and Hamilton hit .369 with 54 stolen bases. The pitching staff was led by Hall of Famers Kid Nichols and Vic Willis. Nichols led the NL with 31 wins and had an ERA of 2.13.

Regular season

Season standings

Roster

1898 Boston Beaneaters roster
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 Bergen, MartyMarty Bergen 120 446 125 .280 3 60
1B Tenney, FredFred Tenney 117 488 160 .328 0 62
2B Lowe, BobbyBobby Lowe 147 559 152 .272 4 94
3B Collins, JimmyJimmy Collins 152 597 196 .328 15 111
SS Long, HermanHerman Long 144 589 156 .265 6 99
OF Duffy, HughHugh Duffy 152 568 169 .298 8 108
OF Stahl, ChickChick Stahl 125 467 144 .308 3 52
OF Hamilton, BillyBilly Hamilton 110 417 154 .369 3 50

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
Hickman, CharlieCharlie Hickman 19 58 15 .259 0 7

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
Nichols, KidKid Nichols 50 388 31 12 2.13 138
Willis, VicVic Willis 41 311 25 13 2.84 160
Klobedanz, FredFred Klobedanz 35 270.2 19 10 3.89 51

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
Hickman, CharlieCharlie Hickman 6 33 1 2 2.18 9

Awards and honors

League top ten finishers

Jimmy Collins

  • NL leader in home runs (15)
  • #2 in NL in RBI (111)
  • #2 in NL in slugging percentage (.479)

Hugh Duffy

  • #4 in NL in RBI (108)

Sliding Billy Hamilton

  • NL leader in on-base percentage (.480)
  • #2 in NL in batting average (.369)
  • #2 in NL in stolen bases (54)

Kid Nichols

  • NL leader in wins (31)
  • #3 in NL in ERA (2.13)
  • #4 in NL in strikeouts (138)

Vic Willis

  • #3 in NL in strikeouts (160)

References

  • 1898 Boston Beaneaters season at Baseball Reference
Preceded by
Boston Beaneaters
1897
National League Championship Season
1898
Succeeded by
Brooklyn Superbas
1899