January 02, 2003

THE STATISTICS OF THE GAMES. 23

THE BATTING FIGURES.

The batting figures of those of the New York team who played in five
games and over, are as follows:

PLAYERS. |Games.|A.B.|R. |B.H.|S.B.|Per ct.
| | | | | |B.H.
-----------+------+----+---+----+----+------
Ward | 8 | 28 | 4 | 11 | 6 | .393
Ewing | 7 | 26 | 5 | 9 | 5 | .346
Tiernan | 10 | 38 | 8 | 13 | 5 | .342
O'Rourke | 10 | 36 | 4 | 12 | 3 | .333
Whitney | 10 | 37 | 7 | 11 | 3 | .297
Connor | 7 | 24 | 7 | 6 | 4 | .250
Slattery | 10 | 39 | 6 | 8 | 5 | .205
Richardson | 9 | 36 | 6 | 6 | 2 | .167
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Of those who played in less than five games, the batting figures were as
follows:

PLAYERS. |Games.|A.B.|R. |B.H.|S.B.|Per cent.
| | | | | |B.H.
| | | | | |
---------+------+----+---+----+----+-----
Titcomb | 1 | 4 | 1 | 1 | O | .500
Gore | 3 | 11 | 5 | 5 | 2 | .454
Brown | 2 | 8 | 1 | 3 | 0 | .375
George | 2 | 9 | 2 | 3 | 0 | .333
Welch | 2 | 7 | 2 | 2 | 0 | .286
Hatfield | 2 | 8 | 2 | 2 | 1 | .250
Crane | 2 | 7 | 2 | 2 | 0 | .143
Murphy | 3 | 10 | 1 | 1 | 0 | .100
Keefe | 4 | 11 | 2 | 2 | 0 | .090
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Of those of the St. Louis team who took part in five games and over, the
batting figures were as follows:

PLAYERS. |Games.|A.B.| R. |B.H.|S.B.|Per cent.
| | | | | |B.H.
------------+------+----+----+----+----+-------
Milligan | 8 | 25 | 5 | 10 | 0 | .400
Comiskey | 10 | 38 | 6 | 10 | 4 | .263
Robinson | 10 | 38 | 7 | 10 | 2 | .263
O'Neil | 10 | 38 | 9 | 10 | 0 | .263
McCarthy | 10 | 41 | 10 | 10 | 4 | .244
Latham | 10 | 41 | 10 | 9 | 10 | .219
White | 10 | 35 | 4 | 5 | 1 | .143
Lyons | 5 | 18 | 0 | 2 | 0 | .111
King | 5 | 16 | 1 | 1 | 0 | .063
Chamberlain | 5 | 13 | 3 | 0 | 1 | .000
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Of those who played in less than five games, the batting figures were as
follows:

PLAYERS.|Games.|A.B.|R. |B.H.|S.B.|Per ct.
| | | | | |B.H.
--------+------+----+---+----+----+-------
Boyle | 4 | 16 | 4 | 6 | 3 | .375
Herr | 3 | 11 | 2 | 0 | 1 | .000
Devlin | 1 | 3 | 0 | 0 | 0 | .000

THE PITCHERS' FIGURES

The pitchers' figures showing their work in the box, are as follows:

NEW YORK.
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PLAYERS. |Games.|At |Runs.|Earned|Hits.|Totals.|Wild |Struck |Bases
| |Bat. | |Runs. | | |Pitches.|Out. |on
| | | | | | | | |Balls.
---------+------+-----+-----+------+-----+-------+--------+-------+-------
Keefe | 4 | 123 | 10 | 2 | 18 | 19 | 0 | 32 | 9
Welch | 2 | 56 | 8 | 2 | 10 | 14 | 1 | 3 | 6
Crane | 2 | 62 | 10 | 3 | 14 | 17 | 3 | 12 | 6
+------+-----+-----+------+-----+-------+--------+-------+----
Total | 8 | 241 | 28 | 7 | 42 | 50 | 4 | 47 | 21
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ST. LOUIS.
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--
PLAYERS. |Games.|At |Runs.|Earned|Hits.|Totals.|Wild |Struck |Bases
| |Bat. | |Runs. | | |Pitches.|Out. |on
| | | | | | | | |Balls.
-----------+------+-----+-----+------+-----+-------+--------+-------+-----
--
King | 5 | 137 | 25 | 8 | 34 | 43 | 2 | 11 | 9
Chamberlain| 4 | 210 | 43 | 22 | 64 | 94 | 7 | 14 | 20
+------+-----+-----+------+-----+-------+--------+-------+-----
---
Total | 10 | 347 | 68 | 30 | 98 | 137 | 9 | 25 | 29
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In the fielding figures of pitchers the assistances on strikes were mixed
up with the fielding assistances which rendered them useless.

The record of the batting and fielding of the two club teams as a whole,
is as follows:

CLUB BATTING.
CLUBS. |Games.|At Bat.|Runs.|Base |S.B.|Average.
| | | |Hits.| |
----------+------+-------+-----+-----+----+--------
New York | 10 | 366 | 64 | 96 | 37 | .289
St. Louis | 10 | 333 | 61 | 73 | 26 | .219


CLUBS. |Games | P.O. | A. | E.|Total |Per Cent
| | | | |Chances.|Accepted.
----------+------+------+----+---+--------+--------
New York | 10 | 213 | 174| 40| 427| .906
St. Louis | 10 | 249 | 157| 42| 449| .906

THE FINANCIAL RECORD.

The appended figures showing the gate receipts of each day in
each city, are as follows:

Where Played.|When Played. |Receipts.
-------------+---------------------+----------
New York City|Tuesday, October 16 | $2,876.50
|Wednesday, October 17| 3,375.50
|Thursday, October 18 | 3,530.00
Brooklyn |Friday, October 19 | 1,562.00
New York City|Saturday, October 20 | 5,624.50
Philadelphia |Monday, October 22 | 1,781.60
|Wednesday, October 24| 2,024.00
St. Louis |Thursday, October 25 | 2,365.00
|Friday, October 26 | 411.00
|Saturday, October 27 | 212.00
+-----------
Total | $24,362.10
Total expenses | 8,000.00
Total amount divided | 16,362.10
Fifty per cent. each amounted to | 8,181.05

Of the New York's share of the receipts, $200 was paid to each of their
eighteen players, reducing the club's profits by some $3,600. The general
expense account includes traveling expenses and advertising for both
clubs. The following table shows the figures for the series between St.
Louis and Detroit in 1887:

RECEIPTS.--At St. Louis, $9,000; Detroit, $6,750; Pittsburgh, $2,300;
Brooklyn, $5,800; New York, $4,100; Philadelphia, $8,000; Washington,
$800; Boston, $3,100; Baltimore, $2,000; Chicago, $200; total $42,000. The
expenses of the trip was $18,000, leaving a balance of $24,000. This was
divided evenly, so that St. Louis received $12,000 and Detroit $12,000.

The St. Louis papers complimented the visiting New York team highly. In
fact, the St. Louis _Post-Dispatch_ said that no more gentlemanly
appearing or behaving set of men belonging to a ball club ever played in
St. Louis. Messrs. Von der Ahe and the secretary of his club, Mr. George
Munson, did everything in their power for the visiting newspaper men.

THE FIELDING FIGURES.

NEW YORK.
PLAYERS. |Positions.|Games.|Fielding
| | |Average.
-----------+----------+------+--------
Ewing |C | 7| .875
Brown |C | 2| 1.000
Murphy |C | 3| .759
Connor |1B | 7| .975
Richardson |2B | 9| .978
Whitney |3B | 10| .862
Ward |S S | 8| .919
O'Rourke |L F | 10| .955
Slattery |C F | 10| .826
Tiernan |R F | 10| .783

ST. LOUIS.
PLAYERS. |Positions.|Games.|Fielding
| | |Average.
---------+----------+------+-------
Milligan |C | 8| .932
Comiskey |1B | 10| .966
Robinson |2B | 10| .891
Latham |3B | 10| .923
White |S S | 10| .796
O'Neill |L F | 10| .885
Lyons |C F | 5| .941
McCarthy |R F | 10| .765

THE AMERICAN PENNANT HOLDERS OF
1886, 1887 AND 1888.

An interesting chapter of American club history is the record made by the
four leading clubs of the Association in their games together during the
seasons of 1886, 1887 and 1888. In each year the St. Louis Club occupied
the leading position at the end of the season, while the other three
followed close after the champions. Here is the record of 1886:

1886. |St. Louis.|Brooklyn.|Athletic.|Cincinnati.||Won.
----------+----------+---------+---------+-----------++-----
St. Louis | --| 13| 15| 15|| 43
Brooklyn | 7| --| 12| 13|| 32
Athletic | 5| 7| --| 10|| 22
Cincinnati| 5| 7| 10| --|| 22
+----------+---------+---------+-----------++---
Lost | 17| 27| 37| 38|| 119

It will be seen that while St. Louis led in 1886 Brooklyn stood second,
with the Athletics third, and Cincinnati fourth. The record of 1887 is
appended:

1887. |Cincinnati.|Brooklyn.|Athletic.|St. Louis.||Won.
-----------+-----------+---------+---------+----------++-----
Cincinnati | --| 12| 11| 13|| 36
St. Louis | 6| --| 12| 16|| 34
Athletic | 9| 8| --| 8|| 25
Brooklyn | 4| 4| 10| --|| 18
+-----------+---------+---------+----------++---
Lost | 19| 24| 33| 37|| 113

This year, though St. Louis won the pennant, it will be seen that in
their games together Cincinnati held the lead, the Athletics being second,
the St. Louis third and Brooklyn last, the season being a very hard one
for Brooklyn through the drinking habits of the players, which the
management failed to repress. The record for 1888 is as follows:

1888. |Brooklyn.|St. Louis.|Athletic.|Cincinnati.||Won.
-----------+-----------+---------+---------+----------++-----
Brooklyn | --| 10| 12| 14|| 36
St. Louis | 10| --| 10| 9|| 29
Athletic | 7| 8| --| 10|| 25
Cincinnati | 7| 6| 10| --|| 23
+-----------+---------+---------+----------++-----
Lost | 24| 24| 32| 33|| 113

Last season, it will be seen, that while St. Louis again won the pennant,
in their games together Brooklyn took the lead, St. Louis being second,
the Athletics third, and Cincinnati last.


EAST vs. WEST.

THE LEAGUE GAMES.

The contests between the four clubs of the East and the four of the West
in the League in 1888 ended in favor of the East, as will be seen by the
appended record:

EAST VS. WEST.


CLUBS. | | | | I || | G |
| | | | n || | a |
| | | P | d || | m | P
| | | i | i || G | e | e
| | | t | a || a | s | r
| C | D | t | n || m | | c
| h | e | s | a || e | P | e
| I | t | b | p || s | l | n
| c | r | u | o || | a | t
| a | o | r | l || W | y | a
| g | i | g | i || o | e | g
| o | t | h | s || n | d | e
| . | . | . | . || . | . | .
------------+---+---+---+---++----+---+---
Philadelphia| 10| 7| 14| 13|| 44| 73|.693
New York | 8| 11| 10| 14|| 43| 73|.589
Boston | 7| 10| 10| 11|| 38| 75|.567
Washington | 6| 7| 9| 8|| 30| 76|.359
----+---+---+---++----+---+
Games lost | 31| 35| 43| 46|| 155|297|

WEST VS. EAST.

CLUBS. | P | | | || | G |
| h | | | || | a |
| i | | | W || | m | P
| l | | | a || G | e | e
| a | N | | s || a | s | r
| d | e | | h || m | | c
| e | w | B | i || e | P | e
| l | | o | n || s | l | n
| p | Y | s | g || | a | t
| h | o | t | t || W | y | a
| i | r | o | o || o | e | g
| a | k | n | n || n | d | e
| . | . | . | . || . | . | .
------------+---+---+---+---++----+---+-----
Chicago | 8| 11| 12| 13|| 44| 76|.587
Detroit | 11| 7| 8| 11|| 37| 72|.614
Pittsburg | 6| 1| 8| 10|| 31| 74|.419
Indianapolis| 4| 5| 9| 12|| 30| 76|.305
+---+---+---+---++----+---+
Games lost | 29| 30| 37| 46|| 142|297|

It will be seen that the four Eastern clubs won 155 victories to 142 by
the four Western clubs.