1898 Chicago Orphans season

1898 Chicago Orphans season

The 1898 Chicago Orphans season was a season in American baseball. The Orphans, formerly known as the Colts, finished in fourth place in the National League with a record of 85-65, 17.5 games behind the Boston Beaneaters.

1898 was the first season since 1876 that the team was without manager and first baseman Cap Anson, who had been fired during the offseason. Cap, who was also often called "Pop", was replaced as manager by Tom Burns, who had played for the team from 1880 until 1891, and had managed the Springfield Ponies in 1897. The media, picking up on Anson's absence, began referring to the team as the "Orphans", as they had lost their "Pop".

Regular season

Season standings

Roster

1898 Chicago Orphans
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

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
Isbell, FrankFrank Isbell 45 159 37 .233 0 8

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
Callahan, NixeyNixey Callahan 31 274.1 20 10 2.46 73
Briggs, ButtonsButtons Briggs 4 30 1 3 5.70 14

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
Isbell, FrankFrank Isbell 13 81 4 7 3.56 16

References

  • 1898 Chicago Orphans season at Baseball Reference