1899 Cincinnati Reds season

The 1899 Cincinnati Reds season was a season in American baseball. The team finished in sixth place in the National League with a record of 83–67, 16 games behind the Brooklyn Superbas.

1899 Cincinnati Reds
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Owner(s)John T. Brush[1]
Manager(s)Buck Ewing
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Regular season

The Reds were coming off a successful season in 1898, earning a third-place finish with a 92–60 record. However, they once again faded down the stretch, as the team was in first place in the first week of September before slumping for the remainder of the season.

Buck Ewing returned to manage Cincinnati for a fifth season. The Reds also purchased Kip Selbach from the Washington Senators during the off-season for $5,000. Selbach batted .303 with three home runs and 60 RBI with the Senators in 1898. The club also acquired Bill Phillips, who spent the 1898 season with the Indianapolis Hoosiers of the Western League, where he had a 29–8 record. Phillips last played in the National League in 1895 with the Reds, going 6–7 with a 6.03 ERA. Twenty-year-old Noodles Hahn was also signed by Cincinnati, as he split the 1898 season with the Detroit Tigers and St. Paul Saints, going 12–20 between those two clubs.

Once again, Jake Beckley had a very solid offensive season, batting .333 with three home runs and 99 RBI, all team highs. Kip Selbach was also very solid, batting .297 with three home runs and 87 RBI, as well as scoring a team high 105 runs.

On the mound, Hahn was the ace, earning a 23–8 record with a 2.68 ERA in his rookie season. Hahn pitched a team high 309 innings, and struck out 145 batters. Phillips was also very solid, going 17–9 with a 3.32 ERA in 33 games.

Season summary

Cincinnati started the season off on the right foot, going 14–7 in their opening twenty-one games, only 1.5 games out of first. However, a 7–15 mark over their next twenty-two games saw the team fall under the .500 level with a 24–25 record, sitting in seventh place, 14.5 games behind the Brooklyn Superbas. The team would remain around the .500 mark, as they were 40–41, before going on a franchise record fourteen-game winning streak. Cincinnati's record improved to 54–41, however, they still remained in fifth place, eight games behind Brooklyn. The Reds then lost six of their next seven games to fall into sixth place, 12.5 games out. At the end of the season, Cincinnati was a sixth place team with an 83–67 record, 19 games behind Brooklyn.

Season standings

National League W L Pct. GB Home Road
Brooklyn Superbas 10147 0.682 61–16 40–31
Boston Beaneaters 9557 0.625 8 53–26 42–31
Philadelphia Phillies 9458 0.618 9 58–25 36–33
Baltimore Orioles 8662 0.581 15 51–24 35–38
St. Louis Perfectos 8467 0.556 18½ 50–33 34–34
Cincinnati Reds 8367 0.553 19 57–29 26–38
Pittsburgh Pirates 7673 0.510 25½ 49–34 27–39
Chicago Orphans 7573 0.507 26 44–39 31–34
Louisville Colonels 7577 0.493 28 33–28 42–49
New York Giants 6090 0.400 42 35–38 25–52
Washington Senators 5498 0.355 49 35–43 19–55
Cleveland Spiders 20134 0.130 84 9–33 11–101

Record vs. opponents


Sources:
Team BLN BOS BKN CHI CIN CLV LOU NYG PHI PIT STL WSN
Baltimore 7–76–89–54–912–26–7–210–46–7–19–38–69–4–1
Boston 7–76–85–710–411–39–512–25–910–48–612–2–1
Brooklyn 8–68–68–5–17–614–011–310–48–68–68–4–111–3
Chicago 5–97–55–8–18–613–17–77–6–15–96–7–28–64–9
Cincinnati 9–44–106–76–814–08–69–5–14–1010–3–35–8–28–6–1
Cleveland 2–123–110–141–130–144–101–132–122–121–134–10
Louisville 7–6–25–93–117–76–810–47–77–66–8–15–9–112–2
New York 4–102–122–106–7–15–9–113–17–74–10–16–74–107–7
Philadelphia 7–6–19–56–89–510–412–26–710–4–16–87–712–2
Pittsburgh 3–94–106–87–6–23–10–312–28–6–17–68–67–711–3
St. Louis 6–86–84–8–16–88–5–213–19–5–110–47–77–78–6
Washington 4–9–12–12–13–119–46–8–110–42–127–72–123–116–8

Roster

1899 Cincinnati Reds
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Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Player stats

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
CHeinie Peitz9429379.270143
1BJake Beckley135517172.333399
2BBid McPhee112377105.279165
SSTommy Corcoran138540150.278081
3BCharlie Irwin9031473.232152
OFKip Selbach141525156.297387
OFDusty Miller8132783.254037
OFMike Smith88343101.294124

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
Harry Steinfeldt10839096.246043
Algie McBride6425187.347123
Bob Wood6319561.313024
Kid Elberfeld4113836.261022
Sam Crawford3112739.307120
Farmer Vaughn3110819.17602
Jimmy Barrett269234.370010
Socks Seybold228519.22408
Mike Kahoe14427.16704
Jake Stenzel9299.31003
Lefty Houtz5174.23500

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
Noodles Hahn38309.02382.68145
Pink Hawley34250.114174.2446
Bill Phillips33227.21793.3243
Ted Breitenstein26210.21393.5959
Jack Taylor25180.19104.0935
Emil Frisk968.1363.9517
Jack Cronin541.0225.499
Frank Dwyer532.2055.512

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
Bill Dammann948.0214.882

Relief pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Heinie Peitz10005.403

References

  1. "Reds owners". The Cincinnati Enquirer. November 3, 2005. p. 20. Retrieved September 14, 2020 via newspapers.com.
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