December 19, 2002

CHICAGO GAMES. 21

The following is the record of the "Chicago" games played in the American
Association championship arena in 1888, games in which the defeated nine
fails to score a single run:

CLUBS. | | | | | | | | K ||
| | | | C | | | L | a ||
| S | | | i | B | C | o | n || V
| t | B | A | n | a | l | u | s || i
| . | r | t | c | l | e | i | a || c
| | o | h | i | t | v | s | s || t
| L | o | l | n | i | e | v | || o
| o | k | e | n | m | l | i | C || r
| u | l | t | a | o | a | l | i || i
| i | y | i | t | r | n | l | t || e
| s | n | c | i | e | d | e | y || s
| . | . | . | . | . | . | . | . || .
-----------+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+---++--
St. Louis | --| 3| 2| 0| 2| 4| 1| 0||12
Brooklyn | 1| --| 1| 1| 0| 3| 1| 1|| 8
Athletic | 1| 1| --| 2| 2| 1| 1| 5||13
Cincinnati | 1| 1| 1| --| 1| 2| 1| 2|| 9
Baltimore | 0| 0| 1| 1| --| 0| 0| 1|| 3
Cleveland | 1| 0| 0| 2| 1| --| 0| 2|| 6
Louisville | 0| 2| 0| 1| 1| 2| --| 0|| 6
Kansas City| 0| 2| 0| 0| 1| 0| 1| --|| 4
+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+---++---
Defeats | 4| 9| 5| 7| 8| 12| 5| 11||61


EXTRA INNINGS GAME.

The ganes-victories, defeats and drawn-which required extra innings to be
played, were as follows:

Clubs | | | | | | | | K || |
| | | | C | | | L | a || |
| S | | | i | B | C | o | n ||V |
| t | B | A | n | a | l | u | s ||I |
| . | r | t | c | l | e | i | a ||c |
| | o | h | i | t | v | s | s ||t |
| L | o | l | n | i | e | v | ||o | D
| o | k | e | n | m | l | i | C ||r | r
| u | l | t | a | o | a | l | I ||i | a
| i | y | i | t | r | n | l | t ||e | w
| s | n | c | i | e | d | e | y ||s | n
| . | . | . | . | . | . | . | . ||. | .
-----------+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+---++--+---
St. Louis | --| 2| 2| 0| 1| 0| 1| 0|| 5| 2
Brooklyn | 2| --| 2| 3| 0| 0| 2| 1||10| 2
Athletic | 1| 1| --| 2| 1| 0| 2| 0|| 7| 2
Cincinnati | 3| 2| 2| --| 1| 2| 1| 0||11| 2
Baltimore | 2| 0| 0| 0| --| 0| 1| 0|| 3| 0
Cleveland | 0| 0| 1| 1| 0| --| 0| 0|| 2| 1
Louisville | 0| 0| 2| 0| 0| 0| --| 1|| 3| 1
Kansas City| 0| 0| 0| 1| 0| 0| 0| --|| 1| 0
+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+---++--+---
Defeats | 8| 5| 9| 7| 3| 2| 6| 2||42| 10

The record of the series of games won and lost by each club with every
other club in the American Association championship arena in 1888 is as
follows:

| | | | | | | | K ||
| | | | C | | L | | a ||
| | S | | i | B | o | C | n ||
| B | t | A | n | a | u | l | s ||
| r | . | t | c | l | i | e | a ||
| o | | h | i | t | s | v | s ||
| o | L | l | n | i | v | e | ||
| k | o | e | n | m | i | l | C ||
| l | u | t | a | o | l | a | i ||
| y | I | i | t | r | l | n | t ||
| n | s | c | i | e | e | d | y ||Series
Clubs | . | . | . | . | . | . | . | . ||Totals.
-----------+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----++--------
|W.|L.|W.|L.|W.|L.|W.|L.|W.|L.|W.|L.|W.|L.|W.|L.||W.|L.
-----------+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--++--+-----
Brooklyn |--|--|10|10|12| 8|14| 6|12| 8|13| 8|16| 4|11| 9|| 6| 0
St. Louis |10|10|--|--|10| 7|10| 8|15| 5|16| 4|16| 4|16| 4|| 4| 0
Athletic | 8|12| 7|10|--|--|10|10|15| 5|15| 5|13| 7|11| 3|| 4| 1
Cincinnati | 6|14| 8|10|10|10|--|--|14| 6|17| 3|10| 7|15| 4|| 3| 1
Baltimore | 8|12| 5|15| 5|15| 6|14|--|--|11| 9|10| 9|11| 9|| 2| 4
Louisville | 8|13| 4|16| 5|15| 3|17| 9|11|--|--| 8| 9|11| 6|| 1| 5
Cleveland | 4|16| 4|16| 7|13| 7|10| 9|10| 9| 8|--|--| 9| 9|| 0| 3
Kansas City| 9|11| 4|16| 3|14| 4|15| 9|11| 6|11| 9| 9|--|--|| 0| 6

The St. Louis, Brooklyn, Athletic and Cincinnati Clubs, each had one
series tied; while the Baltimore Club had four unfinished series; the St.
Louis and Cincinnati Clubs two each, and the Athletic, Baltimore,
Louisville and Kansas City Clubs one each, The Brooklyn Club playing their
full quota of scheduled games.

THE YEARLY RECORD.

The appended table gives the number of games won by all the clubs which
have competed for the American Association championship from 1882 to 1888
inclusive:


Clubs |1882|1883|1884|1885|1886|1887|1888|Yrs.||Total
| | | | | | | | ||Vict'r's
------------+----+----+----+----+----+----+----+----++---------
St. Louis | 37| 65| 67| 79| 92| 94| 92| 7|| 526
Cincinnati | 55| 62| 68| 63| 64| 80| 80| 7|| 472
Athletic | 41| 66| 61| 55| 60| 64| 81| 7|| 428
Baltimore | 19| 28| 63| 41| 48| 76| 57| 7|| 332
Louisville | 42| 52| 68| 53| 66| 76| 48| 7|| 405
Metropolitan| --| 54| 75| 44| 53| 43| --| 6|| 269
Pittsburg | 39| 30| 30| 56| 78| --| --| 5|| 233
Brooklyn | --| --| 40| 53| 76| 59| 88| 5|| 316
Columbus | --| 32| 69| --| --| --| --| 2|| 104
Cleveland | --| --| --| --| --| 38| 50| 2|| 88
Indianapolis| --| --| 29| --| --| --| --| 1|| 29
Washington | --| --| 12| --| --| --| --| 1|| 12
Virginia | --| --| 12| --| --| --| --| 1|| 12
Kansas City | --| --| --| --| --| --| 43| 1|| 43
Toledo | --| --| 46| --| --| --| --| 1|| 46
+----+----+----+----+----+----+----+----------
Total | 233| 389| 640| 444| 537| 530| 539|

A COMPARATIVE RECORD.

The following table gives the comparative figures of the League and the
Association in their Championship contests in 1888:

Clubs |Vic.|Def |Pct. ||Clubs |Vic.|Def.|Pct.
-------------+----+----+------++-----------+----+----+------
New York | 84 | 47 | .641 ||St. Louis | 92 | 43 | .681
Chicago | 77 | 58 | .570 ||Brooklyn | 88 | 52 | .629
Philadelphia | 69 | 61 | .531 ||Athletic | 82 | 52 | .612
Boston | 70 | 64 | .522 ||Cincinnati | 80 | 54 | .597
Detroit | 68 | 63 | .519 ||Baltimore | 57 | 81 | .413
Pittsburg | 66 | 68 | .493 ||Cleveland | 50 | 82 | .379
Indianapolis | 50 | 85 | .370 ||Louisville | 48 | 87 | .356
Washington | 48 | 86 | .358 ||Kansas City| 43 | 89 | .328

NEW YORK AND BROOKLYN RECORDS.

The New York League Club and the Brooklyn American Association Club
closed the first six years of their existence in 1888. The New York Club
joined the League in 1883, and won the championship in 1888. The principal
statistics of the club's work on the diamond field during that period is
shown in the appended table:

Years |Won. |Lost.|Drawn.|Played.|Batting |Fielding
| | | | |Average.|Average
------+-----+-----+------+-------+--------+--------
1883 | 46 | 50 | 2 | 98 | .256 | .825
1884 | 62 | 50 | 4 | 116 | .257 | .816
1885 | 85 | 27 | 0 | 112 | .269 | .866
1886 | 75 | 44 | 5 | 124 | .269 | .853
1887 | 68 | 55 | 6 | 129 | .331 | .886
1888 | 84 | 47 | 7 | 138 | .240 | .918
+-----+-----+------+-------+--------+------
Totals| 420 | 273 | 24 | 717 | .270 | .860

During these six seasons the New Yorks played 398 games with the
Chicagos, Detroits, Bostons and Philadelphias, winning 223 and losing 175.
Of these four clubs the New Yorks found the Chicagos to be their strongest
opponents, and the Bostons their weakest. One hundred games were played
with each of the two clubs, the New Yorks winning sixty-one from Boston,
and only forty-one from Chicago.

The Brooklyn Club began its career in 1883 by winning the championship of
the Interstate Association of that year, and in 1884 the club entered the
American Association.

The following is the record of the Brooklyn Club's field work in the
first six years of its history:

Years. |Victories.|Defeats.|Games |Drawn.|Pr. Ct. of
| | |Played.| |Champ. Victs.
---------+----------+--------+-------+------+------------
1883 | 65 | 33 | 101 | 3 | .643
1884 | 57 | 75 | 136 | 4 | .384
1885 | 83 | 67 | 142 | 2 | .473
1886 | 91 | 63 | 160 | 6 | .557
1887 | 78 | 80 | 156 | 4 | .448
1888 | 88 | 52 | 160 | 3 | .629
Totals +----------+--------+-------+------+---------
six years| 462 | 370 | 875 | 22

Each club won championship honors in but one season out of six, the
Brooklyns beginning by winning a pennant, and the New Yorkers ending with
championship honors.

THE PHILADELPHIA CITY CHAMPIONSHIP.

The Philadelphia League Club and the American Association Athletic Club
played a spring and fall exhibition game series for the professional
championship of Philadelphia, the result of which was a victory for the
American teams, as will be seen by the appended record:

ATHLETIC VICTORIES.

ATHLETIC VS. PHILADELPHIA.
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DATE. PITCHERS. Score.
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April 9 Seward, Gleason 4-2
April 11 Seward, Sanders 15-4
April 12 Weyhing Casey 7-1
April 14 Seward, Gleason 3-1
April 16 Weyhing, Tyng 13-7
October 18 Seward, Sanders 8-5
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PHILADELPHIA VICTORIES.

PHILADELPHIA VS. ATHLETIC.
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DATE. PITCHERS. Score.
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April 13 Gleason, Mattimore 8-2
April 17 Buffinton, Blair 7-1
October 19 Casey, Weyhing 8-0
October 20 Buffinton, Smith 12-0

THE EXHIBITION GAME CAMPAIGN.

The experience of the season of 1888 in the playing of exhibition games
during the spring and fall between League and American Clubs, shows that
while the spring series prove attractive, owing to the desire of the
patrons of the game to see how the club teams of the two organizations
compare with each other in relative strength, preparatory to the opening
of the championship campaign in each arena; those played in the fall,
after the two championships have been decided, have ceased to draw paying
patronage. This decrease of interest in the fall exhibition games, too,
has been largely due to the introduction of the World's Championship
series, which now monopolize public interest after the regular
championship season has ended. It has been proposed to substitute a series
of regular championship matches, on the basis of the series of the world's
championship contests for the old time fall exhibition games, the plan in
question including not only games between the championship teams of the
League and the Association, but also between all the eight clubs of each
organization, so as to show which are the eight leading club teams of the
League, and the American Association. Had this plan been carried out in
1888, we should not only have had the interesting series between the two
champion teams of New York and St. Louis, but also those between Chicago
and Brooklyn, Philadelphia and Athletic, Boston and Cincinnati, Detroit
and Baltimore, Pittsburg and Cleveland, Indianapolis and Louisville, and
Washington and Kansas City. It is to be hoped that a grand test series of
games of this character will mark the closing professional campaign of
1889, for such a series would substitute very interesting championship
matches for October in the place of the unmeaning and useless exhibition
games of the past fall campaigns.