October 10, 2002

THE CLUB RECORD OF STOLEN BASES. 11

The record in stolen bases in championship games, showing the first man
of each club in base stealing for 1888 is appended.

WASHINGTON. ||PITTSBURG.
| | |Stolen|| | | |Stolen
|PLAYERS.|Games.|Bases.|| |PLAYERS.|Games.|Bases.
-+--------+------+------++-+--------+------+-------
1|Hoy | 136 | 82 ||1|Sunday | 119 | 71
2|Wilmot | 119 | 46 ||2|Smith | 130 | 32
3|Donnelly| 117 | 44 ||3|Dunlap | 81 | 24
4|Daily | 110 | 44 ||4|Mider | 103 | 27
5|Mack | 85 | 31 ||5|Beckley | 71 | 20
6|Schock | 90 | 23 ||6|Carroll | 96 | 18
7|Myers | 132 | 20 ||7|Kuehne | 137 | 17
8|Irwin | 37 | 15 ||8|Coleman | 115 | 15
9|O'Brien | 133 | 10 ||9|Fields | 44 | 9
-+--------+------+------++-+--------+------+-------
Total | 315 ||Total | 228

NEW YORK. || PHILADELPHIA.
| | |Stolen|| | | |Stolen
|PLAYERS. |Games.|Bases.|| |PLAYERS. |Games.|Bases.
-+----------+------+------++-+-------=-+------+-------
1|Ewing | 105 | 53 ||1|Fogart | 120 | 58
2|Tiernan | 113 | 52 ||2|Delahanty| 74 | 38
3|Ward | 122 | 38 ||3|Andrews | 123 | 35
4|Richardson| 135 | 35 ||4|Farrar | 130 | 21
5|Connor | 134 | 27 ||5|Wood | 105 | 20
6|Slattery | 103 | 26 ||6|Irwin | 124 | 19
7|O'Rourke | 107 | 25 ||7|Mulvey | 99 | 18
8|Gore | 64 | 9 ||8|Sanders | 57 | 13
9|Whitney | 90 | 8 ||9|Bastian | 80 | 12
-+----------+------+------++-+---------+------+-------
Total | 280 ||Total | 234

Taking the total bases stolen by each club nine as the criterion,
Indianapolis takes the lead, with Washington second and New York third,
followed by Chicago, Boston, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia and Detroit in
regular order, the latter club being the weakest of the eight League teams
in base running. Here is the record in full:

INDIANAPOLIS. || BOSTON.
| | |Stolen|| | | |Stolen
|PLAYERS. |Games.|Bases.|| |PLAYERS. |Games.|Bases.
-+----------+------+------++-+---------+------+-------
1|Seery | 133 | 80 ||1|Kelly | 105 | 56
2|McGeachy | 118 | 49 ||2|Brown | 107 | 46
3|Glasscock | 112 | 48 ||3|Johnston | 135 | 35
4|Denny | 126 | 32 ||4|Wise | 104 | 33
5|Hines | 132 | 31 ||5|Hornung | 107 | 29
6|Myers | 66 | 28 ||6|Morrill | 134 | 21
7|Bossett | 128 | 24 ||7|Nash | 135 | 20
8|Daily | 57 | 15 ||8|Quinn | 38 | 12
9|Esterbrook| 64 | 11 ||9|Sutton | 28 | 10
-+----------+------+------++-+---------+------+-------
Total | 318 ||Total | 263

CHICAGO. || DETROIT.
| | |Stolen|| | | |Stolen
|PLAYERS. |Games.|Bases.|| |PLAYERS. |Games.|Bases.
-+-----------+------+------++-+----------+------+-------
1|Pfeffer | 136 | 64 ||1|Hanlon | 108 | 38
2|Ryan | 130 | 60 ||2|Brouthers | 129 | 34
3|Burns | 134 | 34 ||3|Campau | 70 | 27
4|Anson | 134 | 28 ||4|Twitchell | 130 | 14
5|Williamson | 132 | 25 ||5|Richardson| 57 | 13
6|Van Haltren| 81 | 21 ||6|White | 125 | 12
7|Duffy | 71 | 13 ||7|Ganzell | 93 | 12
8|Daly | 65 | 10 ||8|Rowe | 105 | 10
9|Sullivan | 75 | 9 ||9|Getzein | 45 | 6
-+-----------+------+------++-+----------+------+-------
Total | 264 ||Total | 166

The following table is for immediate reference. It shows the winning club
for each season from 1871 to 1888 inclusive; as also the manager of each
of the champion clubs of each year:

Year.|WINNING CLUB.|MANAGER. |Victories.|Defeats.|Games
| | | | |Played.
-----+-------------+---------+----------+--------+-------
1871 |Athletic |Hayhurst | 22 | 7 | 29
1872 |Boston |H. Wright| 39 | 8 | 47
1873 |Boston |H. Wright| 43 | 16 | 59
1874 |Boston |H. Wright| 52 | 18 | 70
1875 |Boston |H. Wright| 71 | 8 | 79
1876 |Chicago |Spalding | 52 | 14 | 66
1877 |Boston |H. Wright| 31 | 17 | 48
1878 |Boston |H. Wright| 41 | 19 | 60
1879 |Providence |G. Wright| 55 | 23 | 78
1880 |Chicago |Anson | 67 | 18 | 84
1881 |Chicago |Anson | 56 | 28 | 84
1882 |Chicago |Anson | 55 | 29 | 84
1883 |Boston |H. Wright| 63 | 35 | 98
1884 |Providence |Bancroft | 84 | 28 | 112
1885 |Chicago |Anson | 87 | 25 | 112
1886 |Chicago |Anson | 90 | 34 | 124
1887 |Detroit |Watkins | 79 | 45 | 124
1888 |NewYork |Mutrie | 84 | 47 | 131

It will be seen that in the old Professional Association the Boston club
won the pennant four times, and the Athletics once, while in the League
the Chicago Club won it six times, the Boston Club three times, the
Providence Club twice, and the Detroit and New York once each. The best
percentage of victories was made by the Boston Club in 1875, that being
the best on record in professional club history.


THE CHAMPION LEAGUE TEAM OF 1888.

Though the New York Club's team for 1888 included over twenty different
players, only seven of them took part in one hundred championship matches
and over, and these were Richardson, 135; Connor, 134; Ward, 122; Tiernan,
113; O'Rourke, 107; Ewing, 103, and Slattery, 103. Whitney took part in
90; Gore in 64; Keefe in 51; Welch in 47; Foster in 37; Murphy in 28;
Hatfield in 27; Titcomb in 23; Brown in 17, and Crane in but 11. All the
others played in less than ten games. The first nine were Keefe p, Ewing
c, Connor 1b, Richardson 2b, Whitney 3b, Ward ss, O'Rourke lf, Slattery
cf, and Tiernan, rf, these playing the nine positions respectively. The
appended table presents an interesting epitome of the work done on the
field by the New
York team in the championship contests of the past season:


NEW YORK. vs.
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| . | . | . | . | . | . | . || .
--------------------+---+---+---+---+---+---+---++---
Victories | 8 |14 |12 |11 |10 |14 |15 || 84
Defeats |11 | 5 | 8 | 7 | 7 | 5 | 4 || 47
Drawn Games | 1 | 1 | 0 | 2 | 2 | 0 | 1 || 7
Series Won | 0 | 1 | 1 | 1 | 0 | 1 | 1 || 5
Series Lost | 1 | 0 | 0 | 0 | 0 | 0 | 0 || 1
Series Unfinished | 1 | 1 | 0 | 1 | 1 | 1 | 1 || 6
Victories by Forfeit| 0 | 0 | 0 | 0 | 1 | 0 | 0 || 1
"Chicago" Victories | 2 | 1 | 1 | 2 | 4 | 3 | 6 || 19
"Chicago" Defeats | 1 | 0 | 1 | 0 | 1 | 0 | 0 || 3
Single Figure | 5 |12 |10 |11 | 8 |11 |14 || 71
Victories | | | | | | | ||
Single Figure |11 | 4 | 8 | 5 | 7 | 5 | 4 || 44
Defeats | | | | | | | ||
Double Figure | 3 | 2 | 2 | 0 | 1 | 3 | 2 || 13
Victories | | | | | | | ||
Double Figure | 0 | 1 | 0 | 2 | 0 | 0 | 1 || 4
Defeats | | | | | | | ||
Extra Inning Games | 1 | 2 | 3 | 1 | 1 | 0 | 1 || 9
Victories at Home | 4 | 8 | 5 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 || 43
Defeats at Home | 5 | 1 | 5 | 3 | 4 | 2 | 3 || 23
Victories Abroad | 4 | 6 | 7 | 5 | 4 | 7 | 7 || 40
Defeats Abroad | 6 | 4 | 3 | 4 | 3 | 3 | 1 || 24


THE PITCHING RECORD.

The pitching record of the champion team of 1888 is worthy of note in
regard to the figures showing the victories won and defeats sustained by
each pitcher in his games with the seven opposing clubs. Here is the
record in full, the names being given in the order of percentage of
victories. Despite this method of estimating the pitching strength there
is no questioning the fact of the superiority of Keefe, Welch and Titcomb
according to the record each made against the clubs they were opposed to:

[Illustration: NEW YORK TEAM.
1 TITCOMB 2 KEIFE* 3 WHITNEY 4 * 5 WARD 6 RICHARDSON 7
FOSTER
8 WELCH 9 MUIRIL * 10 CRANE 11 GEORGE 12 EWING 13 CONNOR 14
HATFIELD.
15 GORE 16 O'ROURKE 17 TIERNAN 18 MURPHY 19 BROWN]

[**Proofreaders note: In some cases the caption identifying the players
was indecipherable. These are marked with an *]



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George | 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 1| 0| 0| 1| 1| 0| 0| 0|| 2| 1|.666
Titcomb| 1| 1| 2| 0| 1| 1| 3| 3| 2| 2| 1| 0| 4| 1||14| 8|.636
Welsh | 3| 6| 5| 4| 6| 3| 1| 2| 4| 2| 3| 1| 4| 1||26|19|.577
Weidman| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 1| 0| 0| 1| 0| 0| 0|| 1| 1|.500
Crane | 1| 0| 2| 0| 0| 0| 1| 1| 0| 1| 0| 2| 1| 2|| 5| 6|.450
-------+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--++--+--+-----
Totals | 8|11|14| 5|12| 8|11| 7| 9| 7|14| 5|15| 4||83|47|
| | | | | | | | | | | | |[1]

[Footnote 1: The game forfeited by Pittsburg is, of course, not included.]

In the pitching averages, based on the existing method of estimating
earned runs off the pitching, the record stands as follows:

Pitchers.|Per cent. earn'd|Per cent. of
|Runs per Game. |Base Hits.
Keefe | 1.4* | .198
| [B] |
Welch | 1.47 | .201
Titcomb | 1.82 | .212

[**Proofreaders note B: * undecipherable number**]

The other three pitchers did not pitch in a dozen games.