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1| Anson |Chicago |134|515|101| 0.75
2| Beckley |Pittsburg | 71|283| 35| 0.49
3| Ryan |Chicago |130|549|115| 0.88
4| Kelly |Boston |105|440| 85| 0.81
5|{Ewing |New York |103|415| 83| 0.80
|{Brouthers |Detroit |129|522|118| 0.91
6| Quinn |Boston | 38|156| 19| 0.50
7| White |Detroit |125|527| 75| 0.60
8| Johnston |Boston |135|585|102| 0.75
9| Tiernan |New York |113|443| 75| 0.66
10| Connor |New York |134|481| 98| 0.63
11| Richardson |Detroit | 57|266| 60| 1.05
12|{Van Haltren|Chicago | 81|318| 46| 0.56
|{Nash |Boston |135|526| 71| 0.52
13| Duffy |Chicago | 71|298| 60| 0.84
14| Thompson |Detroit | 55|238| 51| 0.92
15| Hines |Indianapolis|132|513| 84| 0.63
16|{Rowe |Detroit |105|451| 62| 0.59
|{Miller |Pittsburg |103|404| 50| 0.48
17| Conway |Detroit | 44|167| 28| 0.63
18| Hoy |Washington |136|503| 77| 0.56
19|{Buckley |Indianapolis| 71|260| 27| 0.38
|{O'Rourke |New York |107|409| 50| 0.46
20| Brown |New York | 17| 59| 4| 0.23
21| Glasscock |Indianapolis|112|442| 63| 0.56
22|{Hanlon |Detroit |108|459| 64| 0.59
|{McGuire |Phil. & | 15| 64| 17| 0.46
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23| Bennett |Detroit | 72|258| 32| 0.44
24|{Dunlap |Pittsburg | 81|317| 41| 0.50
|{Denny |Indianapolis|126|524| 92| 0.73
25| Nicholson |Detroit | 24| 85| 11| 0.46
26| Sutcliffe |Detroit | 49|191| 17| 0.34
27| Pettit |Chicago | 43|169| 24| 0.56
28| Ward |New York |122|510| 70| 0.57
29|{Williamson |Chicago |132|452| 75| 0.57
|{Beaton |Detroit | 16| 56| 8| 0.50
30| Pfeffer |Chicago |135|517| 90| 0.66
31| Ganzell |Detroit | 93|386| 45| 0.48
32|{Clements |Philadelphia| 85|323| 26| 0.30
|{Brown |Boston |107|426| 62| 0.58
|{Ray |Boston | 50|206| 26| 0.52
33| Farrar |Philadelphia|130|504| 53| 0.40
34|{Sanders |Philadelphia| 57|236| 27| 0.47
|{Getzein |Detroit | 45|167| 14| 0.31
|{Slattery |NewYork |103|391| 49| 0.47
35| Twitchell |Detroit |130|524| 71| 0.54
36| Carroll |Pittsburg | 90|362| 61| 0.63
37| Bassett |Indianapolis|128|481| 57| 0.44
38|{Hornung |Boston |107|431| 61| 0.57
|{Wise |Boston |104|417| 66| 0.63
39|{Burns |Chicago |134|483| 60| 0.44
|{Andrews |Philadelphia|123|524| 74| 0.60
|{Myers |Indianapolis| 66|248| 35| 0.53
40| Shoeneck |Indianapolis| 48|169| 15| 0.31
41|{Sullivan |Chicago | 75|314| 40| 0.53
|{Fogarty |Philadelphia|120|451| 71| 0.59
42| Kuhne |Pittsburg |137|520| 60| 0.44
43| Sunday |Pittsburg |119|501| 68| 0.57
44| Farrell |Chicago | 63|241| 34| 0.54
45|{Wood |Philadelphia|105|429| 67| 0.63
|{Coleman |Pittsburg |115|434| 48| 0.41
46|{Tate |Boston | 40|148| 18| 0.45
|{Healy |Indianapolis| 37|131| 14| 0.38
47| Delehanty |Philadelphia| 74|290| 40| 0.54
48| Richardson |New York |135|561| 82| 0.60
49|{Daily |Washington |110|453| 56| 0.50
|{O'Brien |Washington |133|528| 42| 0.31
50|{Wilmot |Washington |119|473| 61| 0.51
|{Dalrymple |Pittsburg | 56|223| 19| 0.33
51| Irwin |Washington | 37|126| 14| 0.38
52|{Irwin |Philadelphia|124|444| 51| 0.41
|{Seery |Indianapolis|133|500| 87| 0.65
|{Gore |New York | 64|254| 37| 0.57
53|{McGeachy |Indianapolis|118|452| 45| 0.38
|{Esterbrook |Indianapolis| 64|246| 21| 0.32
|{Whitney |NewYork | 90|328| 28| 0.31
54|{Sutton |Boston | 28|110| 16| 0.57
|{Daily |Indianapolis| 57|202| 14| 0.24
55|{Mulvey |Philadelphia| 99|394| 37| 0.37
|{Radbourne |Boston | 24| 79| 6| 0.25
56|{Cleveland |N.Y.& Pitts.| 40|145| 17| 0.42
|{Shomberg |Indianapolis| 29|112| 11| 0.38
57| Darling |Chicago | 20| 75| 13| 0.65
58| Maul |Pittsburg | 73|255| 21| 0.29
59|{Myers |Washington |132|502| 47| 0.35
|{Smith |Pittsburg |130|477| 61| 0.44
60| Hallman |Philadelphia| 16| 63| 5| 0.31
61| Gleason |Philadelphia| 23| 83| 4| 0.17
62| Campau |Detroit | 70|251| 28| 0.40
63|{Scheffler |Detroit | 27| 94| 17| 0.63
|{Burdock |Boston | 21| 79| 5| 0.24
64| Donnelly |Washington |122|428| 43| 0.35
65| Widner |Washington | 15| 60| 4| 0.26
66| Morrill |Boston |134|486| 60| 0.44
67| Arundel |Washington | 16| 51| 2| 0.12
68|{Clarkson |Boston | 54|205| 20| 0.37
|{Fields |Pittsburg | 44|169| 22| 0.50
69|{Schriver |Philadelphia| 39|134| 15| 0.38
|{McShannic |Pittsburg | 26| 98| 5| 0.19
70| Bastian |Philadelphia| 80|275| 31| 0.38
71| Daily |Chicago | 65|219| 34| 0.52
72| Welch |New York | 47|169| 16| 0.34
73| Mack |Washington | 85|300| 49| 0.57
74| Schock |Washington | 90|317| 46| 0.51
75|{Fuller |Washington | 49|170| 11| 0.22
|{Shreve |Indianapolis| 36|115| 10| 0.28
76|{Flint |Chicago | 22| 77| 6| 0.27
|{Hatfield |New York | 27|105| 7| 0.26
77| O'Rourke |Boston | 20| 74| 3| 0.15
78| Buffinton |Philadelphia| 44|156| 13| 0.29
79| Whitney |Washington | 42|141| 13| 0.31
80| Murphy |New York | 28|106| 11| 0.39
81| Klusman |Boston | 28|107| 9| 0.32
82|{Madden |Boston | 19| 67| 7| 0.36
|{Krock |Chicago | 39|134| 9| 0.23
83|{Deasley |Washington | 34|127| 6| 0.17
|{Wells |Detroit | 16| 57| 5| 0.31
84| Glenn |Boston | 19| 65| 8| 0.42
85| Casey |Philadelphia| 33|118| 11| 0.33
86| Baldwin |Chicago | 30|106| 11| 0.37
87|{Sowders |Boston | 35|122| 14| 0.40
|{Burdick |Indianapolis| 20| 68| 6| 0.30
|{Foster |New York | 37|136| 15| 0.40
88| Boyle |Indianapolis| 37|125| 13| 0.35
89| Galvin |Pittsburg | 50|175| 6| 0.12
90| Gruber |Detroit | 27| 92| 8| 0.29
91| O'Day |Washington | 47|166| 6| 0.12
92| Staley |Pittsburg | 24| 85| 6| 0.25
93| Keefe |New York | 51|181| 10| 0.19
94| Titcomb |New York | 23| 82| 6|0.26
95| Morris |Pittsburg | 54|186| 12|0.22

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1| Anson |177|.343|252| 1.88| 28| 0.20
2| Beckley | 97|.342|121| 1.70| 20| 0.28
3| Ryan |182|.331|285| 2.19| 60| 0.46
4| Kelly |140|.318|205| 1.95| 56| 0.53
5|{Ewing |127|.306|195| 1.89| 53| 0.51
|{Brouthers |160|.306|270| 1.86| 34| 0.26
6| Quinn | 47|.301| 43| 1.92| 12| 0.31
7| White |157|.298|200| 1.60| 12| 0.09
8| Johnston |173|.295|276| 2.04| 35| 0.26
9| Tiernan |130|.293|182| 1.61| 52| 0.46
10| Connor |140|.291|224| 1.67| 27| 0.20
11| Richardson | 77|.289|117| 2.05| 13| 0.23
12|{Van Haltren| 90|.283|130| 1.60| 21| 0.26
|{Nash |149|.283|209| 1.54| 20| 0.15
13| Duffy | 84|.282|121| 1.70| 13| 0.18
14| Thompson | 67|.281|111| 2.02| 5| 0.09
15| Hines |144|.280|186| 1.40| 31| 0.23
16|{Rowe |125|.277|168| 1.60| 10| 0.09
|{Miller |112|.277|139| 1.35| 27| 0.26
17| Conway | 46|.275| 59| 1.34| 1| 0.02
18| Hoy |138|.274|171| 1.26| 82| 0.60
19|{Buckley | 71|.273| 95| 1.33| 4| 0.05
|{O'Rourke |112|.273|154| 1.44| 25| 0.23
20| Brown | 16|.271| 17| 1.00| 1| 0.06
21| Glasscock |119|.269|145| 1.29| 48| 0.43
22|{Hanlon |122|.265|157| 1.45| 38| 0.35
|{McGuire | 17|.265| 23| 1.35| 0| 0.00
23| Bennett | 68|.263|102| 1.41| 4| 0.05
24|{Dunlap | 83|.261|106| 1.30| 24| 0.29
|{Denny |137|.261|220| 1.74| 32| 0.25
25| Nicholson | 22|.259| 33| 1.37| 6| 0.25
26| Sutcliffe | 49|.257| 59| 1.20| 6| 0.12
27| Pettit | 43|.254| 62| 1.44| 7| 0.16
28| Ward |128|.251|154| 1.26| 38| 0.31
29|{Williamson |113|.250|175| 1.32| 25| 0.19
|{Beaton | 14|.250| 25| 1.56| 1| 0.06
30| Pfeffer |129|.249|193| 1.43| 64| 0.47
31| Ganzell | 96|.248|119| 1.28| 12| 0.13
32|{Clements | 80|.247|100| 1.17| 3| 0.03
|{Brown |104|.247|155| 1.45| 46| 0.43
|{Ray | 51|.247| 65| 1.30| 7| 0.14
33| Farrar |124|.246|155| 1.19| 21| 0.17
34|{Sanders | 58|.245| 74| 1.29| 13| 0.22
|{Getzein | 41|.245| 50| 1.11| 6| 0.13
|{Slattery | 96|.245|122| 1.18| 26| 0.25
35| Twitchell |128|.244|167| 1.28| 14| 0.10
36| Carroll | 88|.243|117| 1.22| 18| 0.19
37| Bassett |116|.241|147| 1.15| 24| 0.19
38|{Hornung |103|.239|134| 1.25| 29| 0.27
|{Wise |100|.239|155| 1.49| 33| 0.31
39|{Burns |115|.238|152| 1.13| 34| 0.25
|{Andrews |125|.238|157| 1.27| 35| 0.28
|{Myers | 59|.238| 72| 1.09| 28| 0.42
40| Shoeneck | 40|.237| 44| 0.91| 11| 0.23
41|{Sullivan | 74|.235|117| 1.56| 9| 0.12
|{Fogarty |106|.235|137| 1.14| 58| 0.48
42| Kuhne |122|.234|175| 1.28| 34| 0.25
43| Sunday |117|.233|140| 1.18| 71| 0.59
44| Farrell | 56|.232| 80| 1.27| 8| 0.12
45|{Wood | 99|.230|154| 1.46| 20| 0.19
|{Coleman |100|.230|118| 1.02| 15| 0.13
46|{Tate | 34|.229| 44| 1.10| 3| 0.07
|{Healy | 30|.229| 42| 1.10| 5| 0.13
47| Delehanty | 66|.227| 82| 1.10| 38| 0.51
48| Richardson |127|.226|176| 1.30| 35| 0.26
49|{Daily |102|.225|139| 1.26| 44| 0.40
|{O'Brien |119|.225|167| 1.25| 10| 0.08
50|{Wilmot |106|.224|146| 1.22| 46| 0.38
|{Dalrymple | 50|.224| 64| 1.14| 7| 0.12
51| Irwin | 28|.222| 36| 0.97| 15| 0.40
52|{Irwin | 98|.220|115| 0.92| 19| 0.15
|{Seery |110|.220|163| 1.23| 80| 0.60
|{Gore | 56|.220| 72| 1.12| 11| 0.17
53|{McGeachy | 99|.219|115| 0.97| 49| 0.41
|{Esterbrook | 54|.219| 61| 0.95| 11| 0.17
|{Whitney | 72|.219| 87| 0.96| 7| 0.07
54|{Sutton | 24|.218| 32| 1.14| 10| 0.35
|{Daily | 44|.218| 52| 0.91| 15| 0.26
55|{Mulvey | 85|.215|105| 1.06| 18| 0.12
|{Radbourne | 17|.215| 18| 0.75| 4| 0.16
56|{Cleveland | 31|.214| 51| 1.27| 4| 0.10
|{Shomberg | 24|.214| 33| 1.13| 6| 0.20
57| Darling | 16|.213| 27| 1.35| 0| 0.00
58| Maul | 54|.211| 71| 0.97| 9| 0.12
59|{Myers |104|.207|139| 1.05| 20| 0.15
|{Smith | 99|.207|131| 1.00| 37| 0.27
60| Hallman | 13|.206| 19| 1.19| 1| 0.06
61| Gleason | 17|.205| 20| 0.87| 3| 0.13
62| Campau | 51|.203| 65| 0.93| 27| 0.38
63|{Scheffler | 19|.202| 24| 0.89| 4| 0.15
|{Burdock | 16|.202| 16| 0.76| 1| 0.05
64| Donnelly | 86|.201|104| 0.85| 44| 0.36
65| Widner | 12|.200| 12| 0.80| 1| 0.06
66| Mo*rill | 96|.197|135| 1.00| 21| 0.15
67| Arundel | 10|.196| 12| 0.75| 1| 0.06
68|{Clarkson | 40|.195| 53| 0.98| 5| 0.09
|{Fields | 33|.195| 47| 1.07| 9| 0.20
69|{Schriver | 26|.194| 36| 0.92| 2| 0.05
|{McShannic | 19|.194| 20| 0.77| 3| 0.11
70| Bastian | 53|.192| 62| 0.77| 12| 0.15
71| Daily | 42|.191| 54| 0.83| 10| 0.15
72| Welch | 32|.189| 42| 0.89| 4| 0.08
73| Mack | 56|.186| 77| 0.90| 31| 0.36
74| Schock | 58|.183| 77| 0.85| 23| 0.25
75|{Fuller | 31|.182| 38| 0.77| 6| 0.12
|{Shreve | 21|.182| 24| 0.66| 5| 0.14
76|{Flint | 14|.181| 17| 0.77| 1| 0.04
|{Hatfield | 19|.181| 20| 0.74| 8| 0.29
77| O'Rourke | 13|.175| 13| 0.65| 2| 0.10
78| Buffinton | 27|.173| 32| 0.72| 1| 0.02
79| Whitney | 24|.170| 27| 0.64| 3| 0.07
80| Murphy | 18|.169| 20| 0.71| 3| 0.10
81| Klusman | 18|.168| 28| 1.00| 3| 0.11
82|{Madden | 11|.164| 11| 0.58| 4| 0.21
|{Krock | 22|.164| 25| 0.64| 1| 0.02
83|{Deasley | 20|.157| 23| 0.67| 2| 0.06
|{Wells | 9|.157| 10| 0.63| 0| 0.00
84| Glenn | 10|.154| 12| 0.63| 0| 0.00
85| Casey | 18|.152| 22| 0.66| 2| 0.06
86| Baldwin | 16|.151| 24| 0.80| 4| 0.13
87|{Sowders | 18|.147| 20| 0.57| 1| 0.03
|{Burdick | 10|.147| 11| 0.55| 0| 0.00
|{Foster | 20|.147| 27| 0.73| 13| 0.35
88| Boyle | 18|.144| 21| 0.57| 1| 0.03
89| Galvin | 25|.143| 31| 0.62| 4| 0.08
90| Gruber | 13|.141| 17| 0.63| 0| 0.00
91| O'Day | 23|.138| 25| 0.53| 3| 0.06
92| Staley | 11|.129| 12| 0.50| 2| 0.08
93| Keefe | 23|.127| 33| 0.64| 3| 0.06
94| Titcomb | 10|.122| 13| 0.56| 5| 0.21
95| Morris | 19|.102| 23| 0.42| 2| 0.04

FIELDING RECORD.

Of Players, Members of League Clubs, who have taken part in fifteen or
more Championship Games, Season of 1888.

FIRST BASEMEN.
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1| Anderson |Chicago |134|1314| 65| 20|1399| .985
2| Connor |New York |133|1337| 43| 26|1406| .981
3| Beckley |Pittsburg | 71| 744| 19| 16| 779| .979
| Farrar |Philadelphia|130|1345| 53| 30|1428| .979
| Morrill |Boston |134|1398| 72| 31|1501| .979
4| Esterbrook|Indianapolis| 61| 628| 20| 16| 654| .976
5| Coleman |Pittsburg | 25| 235| 4| 6| 245| .975
| O'Brien |Washington |132|1272| 38| 33|1343| .975
6| Shoeneck |Indianapolis| 48| 501| 16| 14| 531| .973
7| Brouthers |Detroit |129|1345| 48| 42|1435| .970
8| Maul |Pittsburg | 37| 392| 9| 13| 414| .968
9| Shomberg |Indianapolis| 15| 136| 0| 5| 141| .964

SECOND BASEMEN.
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1| Bastian |Philidelphia| 65| 145|258| 23| 427| .946
2| Richardson|New York |135| 321|423| 46| 790| .942
3| Danlap |Pittsburg | 81| 237|276| 33| 546| .939
4| Nicholson |Detroit | 24| 44| 71| 8| 123| .935
5| Pfeffer |Chicago |135| 421|457| 65| 943| .931
6| Richardson|Detroit | 57| 173|185| 29| 387| .925
7| Bassett |Indianapolis|128| 250|423| 57| 730| .921
8| Meyers |Washington |132| 271|399| 60| 730| .918
9| Kinsman |Boston | 28| 63| 75| 13| 151| .914
10| Quinn | " | 38| 97|115| 20| 232| .913
11| Smith |Pittsburg | 56| 131|184| 33| 348| .905
12| Nash |Boston | 31| 90|108| 21| 219| .904
13| Burdock | " | 21| 53| 68| 13| 134| .903
14| Ganzell |Detroit | 51| 110|168| 31| 309| .899
15| Delehanty |Philadelphia| 56| 129|170| 44| 343| .871

THIRD BASEMEN.
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1| Nash |Boston |104| 139|250| 37| 426| .913
2| Kuhne |Pittsburg | 74| 95|166| 26| 287| .909
3| McShannie | " | 26| 39| 49| 9| 97| .907
4| Burns |Chicago |134| 194|273| 49| 516| .905
5| Denny |Indianapolis| 96| 158|214| 44| 416| .894
6| Mulvey |Philadelphia| 99| 87|174| 32| 293| .890
7| Whitney |New York | 90| 90|184| 35| 309| .886
8| Donnelly |Washington |117| 126|230| 51| 407| .874
9| Sutton |Boston | 27| 82| 47| 13| 92| .858
10| White |Detroit |125| 146|244| 65| 455| .857
11| Ewing |New York | 21| 32| 29| 15| 76| .802
12| Buckley |Indianapolis| 21| 17| 28| 12| 57| .789
13| Cleveland |NY & Pitts'g| 40| 27| 57| 23| 107| .785

SHORT STOPS.
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1| Denny |Indianapolis| 23| 65| 88| 14| 167| .916
2| Kuhne |Pittsburgh | 63| 112|159| 25| 296| .915
3| Smith |Pittsburgh | 74| 90|246| 37| 373| .900
3|{Glasscock |Indianapolis|109| 201|334| 59| 594| .900
|{Irwin |Philadelphia|121| 204|374| 64| 642| .900
|{Shock |Washington | 52| 84|168| 28| 280| .900
|{Sutcliffe |Detroit | 24| 39| 88| 14| 141| .900
4| Williamson|Chicago |132| 120|375| 62| 557| .888
5| Wise |Boston | 89| 179|271| 57| 507| .887
6| Ray |Boston | 47| 58|130| 26| 214| .878
7| Rowe |Detroit |103| 133|312| 72| 517| .860
8| Irwin |Washington | 27| 54| 87| 23| 164| .859
9| Ward |New York |122| 185|331| 86| 602| .857
10| Fuller |Washington | 47| 67|140| 38| 245| .854

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1|{O'Rourke |New York | 87| 136| 13| 6| 149| .959
|{Tiernan |New York |113| 174| 16| 8| 198| .959
2| Glenn |Boston | 19| 42| 2| 2| 46| .956
3| Sanders |Philadelphia| 25| 38| 5| 2| 46| .955
4| Hornung |Boston |107| 151| 10| 9| 170| .947
5| Maul |Pittsburgh | 34| 59| 8| 4| 71| .943
6| Seery |Indianapolis|133| 258| 19| 18| 295| .939
7| Sunday |Pittsburgh |119| 292| 27| 21| 340| .938
8|{Campau |Detroit | 70| 101| 10| 8| 119| .932
|{McGeachy |Indianapolis|117| 194| 27| 16| 237| .932
9| Petit |Chicago | 43| 46| 8| 4| 58| .931
10| Fogarty |Philadelphia|116| 239| 26| 20| 285| .929
11|{Sullivan |Chicago | 75| 114| 13| 10| 137| .927
|{Coleman |Pittsburgh | 90| 160| 20| 14| 194| .927
12|{Slattery |New York |103| 187| 16| 18| 221| .918
|{Hanlon |Detroit |108| 230| 7| 21| 258| .918
13| Miller |Pittsburgh | 32| 58| 7| 6| 71| .915
14| Daily |Washington |100| 179| 19| 19| 217| .912
15| Hines |Indianapolis|124| 255| 13| 26| 294| .911
15| Delehanty |Philadelphia| 17| 28| 3| 3| 34| .911
16| Duffy |Chicago | 67| 103| 19| 12| 134| .910
17| Dalrymple |Pittsburgh | 57| 80| 9| 9| 98| .908
18| Wood |Philadelphia|103| 175| 15| 20| 210| .904
19| Andrews |Philadelphia|123| 210| 23| 25| 258| .903
20| Johnston |Boston |135| 286| 30| 36| 352| .897
20| Hoy |Washington |136| 296| 26| 37| 359| .897
21| Brown |Boston |107| 172| 18| 22| 212| .896
22| Shock |Washington | 35| 59| 7| 8| 74| .892
23| Fields |Pittsburgh | 29| 49| 6| 7| 62| .887
24| Twitchell |Detroit |129| 195| 13| 27| 235| .885
25| Farrell |Chicago | 31| 50| 3| 7| 60| .883
26| Thompson | Detroit | 55| 86| 4| 12| 102| .882
27| Ryan |Chicago |125| 217| 84| 35| 286| .877
28| Van Haltren|Chicago | 54| 73| 9| 12| 94| .872
28| Wilmot |Washington |119| 260| 19| 41| 320| .872
29| Foster |New York | 37| 64| 5| 12| 81| .851
30| Scheffler |Detroit | 27| 49| 1| 9| 59| .847
31| Gore |New York | 64| 88| 4| 18| 110| .836
32| Carroll |Pittsburg | 38| 45| 2| 10| 57| .824
33| Kelly |Boston | 31| 28| 4| 12| 44| .727

CATCHERS' AVERAGES.

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1| Bennett |Detroit |72|424| 94|18|14|550| .941
2| Ganzell |Detroit |25|156| 41| 9|15|221| .891
3| Daily |Chicago |69|400|107|33|36|576| .880
4| Clements |Philadelphia|84|494|104|47|39|684| .874
5| Ewing |New York |78|480|143|35|65|723| .861
6| Wells |Detroit |16| 96| 25|11| 9|141| .858
7| Myers |Indianapolis|46|211| 63|21|27|322| .851
8| Flint |Chicago |22| 96| 42|11|14|163| .846
9| Mack |Washington |79|361|152|47|48|608| .843
10|{Deasley |Washington |31|177| 60|20|25|282| .840
|{Murphy |New York |28|186| 56|23|23|288| .840
11| Darling |Chicago |20|139| 26|12|21|198| .833
12| Buckley |Indianapolis|48|213| 60|31|28|332| .822
13| Miller |Pittsburg |68|268| 76|35|48|427| .805
14| O'Rourke |Boston |20| 89| 37|17|14|157| .803
15| Tate |Boston |40|188| 64|43|19|314| .802
16| Kelly |Boston |74|367|146|77|54|644| .796
17| Carroll |Pittsburg |53|265| 58|37|46|406| .795
18| Daily |Indianapolis|42|215| 69|34|41|359| .791
19| Brown |New York |17|134| 24|19|26|203| .778
20| Farrell |Chicago |31|171| 50|32|34|287| .770
21| Schriver |Philadelphia|27|148| 39|28|29|244| .760
22| Arundel |Washington |16| 63| 16|15|21|115| .687

PITCHERS' RECORD IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER

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Buffinton |Philadelphia |44|1492 | 134|3.04 | 72| 1.63| 321|.215
Baldwin |Chicago |28| 960 | 125|4.46 | 65| 2.32| 233|.242
Burdick |Indianapolis |20| 700 | 88|4.40 | 52| 2.60| 167|.238
Boyle | " " |37|1294 | 181|4.89 | 90| 2.43| 317|.245
Conway |Detroit |44|1508 | 168|3.82 | 84| 1.81| 315|.208
Clarkson |Boston |53|1885 | 239|4.51 | 120| 2.26| 436|.231
Casey |Philadelphia |32|1141 | 153|4.78 | 86| 2.69| 296|.259
Getzein |Detroit |45|1626 | 224|4.98 | 137| 3.04| 402|.247
Gleason |Philadelphia |23| 791 | 106|4.61 | 57| 2.48| 200|.252
Galvin |Pittsburg |50|1760 | 193|3.86 | 123| 2.46| 437|.248
Gruber |Detroit |27| 934 | 124|4.59 | 57| 2.11| 199|.213
Healy |Indianapolis |37|1326 | 204|5.51 | 128| 3.46| 357|.269
Krock |Chicago |39|1294 | 143|3.66 | 74| 1.89| 293|.226
Keefe |New York |50|1643 | 149|2.99 | 75| 1.50| 329|.200
Madden |Boston |19| 648 | 84|4.42 | 53| 2.79| 154|.237
Morris |Pittsburg |54|1911 | 213|3 94 | 114| 2.11| 459|.240
O'Day |Washington |46|1545 | 215|4.67 | 108| 2.34| 374|.242
Radbourne |Boston |24| 791 | 110|4.58 | 67| 2.79| 192|.242
Shreve |Indianapolis |35|1235 | 210|6.00 | 134| 3.82| 356|.2*8
Sowders |Boston |35|1219 | 155|4.43 | 69| 1.97| 283|.232
Staley |Pittsburg |24| 774 | 103|4.29 | 58| 2.41| 186|.240
Sanders |Philadelphia |31|1097 | 113|3.64 | 57| 1.84| 247|.225
Titcomb |New York |23| 756 | 97|4.21 | 41| 1.78| 159|.210
Van Haltren|Chicago |27| 967 | 160|5.92 | 81| 3 00| 264|.273
Welch |New York |47|1592 | 156|3.32 | 80| 1.70| 330|.207
Whitney |Washington |39|1309 | 181|4.64 | 94| 2.41| 317|.242

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Buffinton |Philadelphia|31|322|10|12| 62 |437| .808
Baldwin |Chicago |11|208| 5|18| 99 |341| .642
Burdick |Indianapolis|14| 87| 5|14| 44 |164| .616
Boyle | " " |14|180| 7|20| 59 |280| .692
Conway |Detroit |10|267| 7|12| 57 |353| .784
Clarkson |Boston |24|351|22|37| 119 |553| .678
Casey |Philadelphia|15|176| 9|15| 48 |263| .726
Getzein |Detroit |29|276|16|24| 52 |397| .768
Gleason |Philadelphia| 6|128|13|14| 53 |214| .626
Galvin |Pittsburg |23|224|10|11| 58 |326| .758
Gruber |Detroit | 4|121| 8|14| 42 |189| .661
Healy |Indianapolis| 5|206|15|22| 81 |329| .641
Krock |Chicago | 4|217|12|18| 45 |296| .746
Keefe |New York |29|410|17|24| 86 |566| .775
Madden |Boston | 4| 95| 4| 8| 28 |139| .712
Morris |Pittsburg |20|240| 8|17| 70 |355| .732
O'Day |Washington |19|252| 7|23| 123 |424| .639
Radbourne |Boston |14|104| 6| 9| 44 |177| .666
Shreve |Indianapolis| 7|173|16|31| 94 |321| .560
Sowders |Boston |23|192| 8|16| 71 |310| .693
Staley |Pittsburg | 8|127| 5| 8| 52 |200| .675
Sanders |Philadelphia|17|194| 7|10| 34 |262| .805
Titcomb |New York | 1|157| 8| 9| 48 |223| .708
Van Haltren|Chicago |25|181| 5|24| 53 |288| .715
Welch |New York |16|248|17|20| 113 |414| .637
Whitney |Washington |24|145|11|10| 60 |250| .676

BATTING AND FIELDING RECORD

Of Clubs, Members of the National League of Professional B. B. Clubs.

* * * * *

SEASON OF 1888.

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R | | | ||BATTING
a | | | ||Times| |Ave.| |Ave.
n | |Games |Games||at |Runs |per |Runs |per
k |CLUB |Played|Won ||Bat |Scored|Game|Earned|Game
--+------------+------+-----++-----+------+----+------+-----
1|New York | 137 | 84 || 4751| 659 |4.81| 334 | 2.44
2|Chicago | 135 | 77 || 4616| 734 |5.43| 441 | 3.26
| | | [1]|| | | | |
3|Philadelphia| 130 | 69 || 4496| 535 |4.11| 272 | 2.09
4|Boston | 137 | 70 || 4835| 669 |4.88| 355 | 2.59
5|Detroit | 134 | 68 || 4859| 721 |5.38| 423 | 3.15
6|Indianapolis| 137 | 66 || 4678| 531 |3.87| 308 | 2.27
| | | [2]|| | | | |
7|Pittsburg | 136 | 50 || 4626| 600 |4.41| 269 | 1.97
8|Washington | 136 | 48 || 4548| 482 |3.54| 225 | 1.65

[Footnote 1: 1 game forfeited to Philadelphia]
[Footnote 2: 1 game forfeited to New York]

|BATTING
|First| | |Ave. | |Ave.
|Base |Per- |Total| per |Bases |per
CLUB |Hits |centage|Bases| Game |Stolen|Game
------------+-----+-------+-----+------+------+------
New York |1150 | .242 |1581 |11.54 | 314 | 2.29
Chicago |1202 | .260 |1753 |12.98 | 292 | 2.16
Philadelphia|1017 | .226 |1298 | 9.98 | 246 | 1.89
Boston |1180 | .244 |1673 |12.21 | 292 | 2.13
Detroit |1268 | .261 |1724 |12.86 | 192 | 1.43
Indianapolis|1061 | .226 |1359 | 9.92 | 287 | 2.09
Pittsburg |1112 | .240 |1443 |10.61 | 351 | 2.58
Washington | 944 | .207 |1233 | 9.06 | 336 | 2.47

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New York | 3633 | 2349 | 432 | 205 | 302 | 6921 |.864
Chicago | 3549 | 2305 | 409 | 200 | 289 | 6752 |.867
Philadelphia| 3469 | 2189 | 429 | 144 | 200 | 6431 |.879
Boston | 3652 | 2288 | 520 | 162 | 270 | 6892 |.861
Detroit | 3579 | 2172 | 474 | 128 | 181 | 6534 |.880
Indianapolis| 3581 | 2048 | 408 | 159 | 225 | 6421 |.876
Pittsburg | 3545 | 2097 | 453 | 189 | 296 | 6580 |.857
Washington | 3497 | 2062 | 522 | 173 | 313 | 6567 |.846

TIE GAMES.--New York 7, Chicago 1, Philadelphia 1, Boston 3, Detroit 3,
Pittsbnrg 4, Indianapolis 1, Washington 2.

THE VETERANS OF THE LEAGUE.

Those of the players who have taken part in League contests for not less
than ten years are entitled to the honor of belonging to the ranks of the
veterans of the League, and they include the following representative
players, the majority of whom are now in League Clubs:

|Number |Number | | |
|of |of | |First |
|Seasons|Games |Times | Base | Perc-
Name. |played.|played.|at bat.| hits.| entage
-----------------+-------+-------+-------+------+-------
Adrian C. Anson | 13 | 1173 | 4904 | 1751 | .357
James O'Rourke | 13 | 1133 | 4832 | 1519 | .314
James L. White | 13 | 1101 | 4610 | 1439 | .312
Paul Hines | 13 | 1184 | 5112 | 1591 | .311
E. B. Sutton | 13 | 1007 | 4196 | 1216 | .289
John F. Morrill | 13 | 1194 | 4685 | 1253 | .267
John J. Burdock | 13 | 871 | 3584 | 911 | .254
M. J. Kelly | 11 | 1080 | 4370 | 1421 | .325
A. Dalrymple | 11 | 909 | 4041 | 1198 | .296
Joseph Start | 11 | 776 | 3366 | 995 | .295
E. N. Williamson | 11 | 1071 | 4163 | 1133 | .274
Geo. F. Gore | 10 | 886 | 3689 | 1157 | .313
Hardy Richardson | 10 | 910 | 3974 | 1230 | .309
John W. Glasscock| 10 | 952 | 3847 | 1089 | .283
Chas. W. Bennett | 10 | 709 | 2720 | 761 | .279
Joseph Hornung | 10 | 858 | 3706 | 988 | .266
F. S. Flint | 10 | 708 | 2759 | 669 | .242
Jas. McCormick | 10 | 499 | 1957 | 464 | .237
D. W. Force | 10 | 746 | 2873 | 598 | .208

Of these Sutton, Dalrymple, Burdock, and Force are in the service of
minor League Clubs, while the retired players include Start and McCormick.

Those who have played for less than ten years and not less than seven
include the following second class of veterans, the first class being
limited to players who have a credit of a decade of service:

|Number |Number | | |
|of |of | |First |
|Seasons|Games |Times | Base | Perc-
Name. |played.|played.|at bat.| hits.| entage
-----------------+-------+-------+-------+------+-------
Dennis Brouthers | 9 | 845 | 3578 | 1267 | .354
Rodger Connor | 9 | 943 | 3870 | 1309 | .338
J. C. Howe | 9 | 827 | 3548 | 1067 | .300
Geo. A. Wood | 9 | 854 | 3677 | 1024 | .278
M. C. Dorgan | 9 | 660 | 2719 | 756 | .277
Thomas Burns | 9 | 900 | 3597 | 990 | .275
Edwin Hanlon | 9 | 893 | 3629 | 972 | .267
Jno. M. Ward | 9 | 1046 | 4403 | 1169 | .265
A. A. Irwin | 9 | 796 | 3136 | 796 | .254
Jno. Farrell | 9 | 729 | 3048 | 776 | .254
M. Welch | 9 | 491 | 1817 | 433 | .238
B. Gilligan | 9 | 510 | 1848 | 380 | .209
Jos. F. Galvin | 9 | 524 | 2000 | 418 | .208
Wm. Ewing | 8 | 640 | 2708 | 812 | .299
Fred Dunlap | 8 | 707 | 2972 | 867 | .292
P. Gillespie | 8 | 703 | 2907 | 817 | .278
Thomas York | 8 | 566 | 2291 | 617 | .269
Robert Ferguson | 8 | 538 | 2209 | 596 | .269
Jas. E. Whitney | 8 | 525 | 2085 | 555 | .266
Jeremiah Denny | 8 | 824 | 3308 | 881 | .266
Chas. Radbourn | 8 | 530 | 2092 | 517 | .247
George Shaffer | 7 | 521 | 2137 | 602 | .281
Sam W. Wise | 7 | 698 | 2826 | 785 | .277
Jno. E. Clapp | 7 | 398 | 1688 | 465 | .275
W. A. Purcell | 7 | 500 | 2136 | 559 | .261
J P. Cassidy | 7 | 416 | 1718 | 433 | .252
J. J. Gerhardt | 7 | 565 | 2182 | 489 | .224
Geo. E. Weidman | 7 | 338 | 1273 | 22* | .1*4
| | | | [A] | [A]
[**Proofreaders note A: * Indecipherable number**]

Of the above Gillespie, Dorgan, Clapp, York, Ferguson and Cassidy have
retired from field service.

One of the most interesting records of the games played in the
professional arena during the past eighteen years of the existence, first
of the old National Association from 1871 to 1875 inclusive, and then of
the National League from 1876 to 1888 inclusive, is that of the contests
each year between the rival Boston and Chicago clubs, the former winning
the pennant in 1872, '73, '74, '75, '77 and '78, and also in 1883; while
Chicago won it in 1876 and in 1880, '81, '82, '85 and '86. As a matter for
interesting reference, we give below the full record of victories and
defeats scored by the two clubs from 1871 to 1888 inclusive. The Chicago
Club did not play in 1872 and 1873, having been burned out in the great
fire of '71.

|1871 |1872 |1873 |1874 |1875 |1876 |1877 |1878 |1879
-------+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----
|W.|L.|W.|L.|W.|L.|W.|L.|W.|L.|W.|L.|W.|L.|W.|L.|W.|L.
-------+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--
Boston |22|10|39| 8|43|16|52|18|71| 8|39|31|31|17|41|19|49|20
Chicago|20| 9| -| -| -| -|27|31|30|37|52|14|18|30|30|30|44|32

|1880|1881|1882|1883|1884|1885|1886|1887|1888
-------+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----
|W.|L.|W.|L.|W.|L.|W.|L.|W.|L.|W.|L.|W.|L.|W.|L.|W.|L.
-------+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--
Boston |40|44|38|45|45|39|63|35|73|38|46|66|56|61|61|60|70|64
Chicago|67|17|56|28|55|29|59|39|62|50|87|25|90|31|71|50|77|58

THE LEAGUE'S PRESIDENT.

The close of the League campaign of 1888 saw the President of the League,
Mr. N. E. Young, enter upon a new era in the history of his official
duties, first as Secretary, then as President-Secretary, two positions he
has so faithfully and efficiently filled since the organization of the
League. Mr. Young was prominent in organizing the first professional
National Association; and but for him Mr. Chadwick would not have been
able to have carried out his project of dividing the baseball fraternity
into the two officially recognized classes which he did when he started
the first professional Association in 1871. From that year to 1875
inclusive, Mr. Young acted as Secretary of the old National Association,
and when it was superseded by the National League in 1876 he was elected
Secretary of the new organization, Mr. Bulkely, the present Governor of
Connecticut, being the League's first President. Mr. Young was also
Secretary under the Presidency of Mr. A. G. Mills, and when that gentleman
resigned, the worthy Secretary was elected to the joint offices of
President, Secretary and Treasurer of the League, and this position he has
most capably filled ever since.

A Washington journalist has this well-merited compliment to say of the
veteran:

"The rugged honesty of the League president is a matter with which those
interested in base ball have long been familiar. His residence is in
Washington, and he was for years a player and umpire, having all the ups
and downs usual to their lot, but he is now in very comfortable
circumstances. The duties of his office require a cool-headed man, able to
do justice to all without fear or favor. It is singularly trying at times,
but though the intense rivalry of the different clubs sometimes causes the
managers to lose their heads and charge unfairness against the umpires,
not a word has ever been said that would in any way compromise Nick Young.
It is an honor and credit to the baseball magnates that they have such a
man at the head of the League."

THE JOINT RULES COMMITTEE AND THEIR WORK.

[Illustration: N.E. Young.]

The work accomplished by the Joint Rules Committee of the National League
and the American Association at their meeting in New York in November,
1888, ranks with the best on record in the revision of the playing rules
of the game, and the successful results achieved in improving the code was
largely due to the marked efficiency evinced by the chairman of the
Committee, Mr. Chas. H. Byrne, the president of the Brooklyn club, who was
indefatigable in doing the large amount of revisory work which was thrown
upon the committee. In the face of a very noisy and sensational demand for
radical changes in the rules governing the game, the committee, as a
whole, manifested a wise conservatism in several respects, which cannot
help but be of material assistance in advancing the welfare of the game at
large. In the first place, by reducing the powers of the attack nearer to
an equality with those of the defence--which result was accomplished when
they reduced the number of called balls from five to four--they not only
adopted a rule which will moderate the dangerous speed in delivering the
ball to the bat, but they thereby afforded the batsman an additional
chance for more effective work at the bat. This latter point, too, has
been aided by reducing the number of outs the batsman has hitherto been
unfairly subjected to. The rule which puts batsmen out on catches of foul
balls, which, since the game originated, has been an unfair rule of play,
has seen its best day; and this year the entering wedge to its ultimate
disappearance has been driven in, with the practical result of the repeal
of the foul tip catch. This improvement, too, is in the line of aiding the
batting side, as it gets rid of one of the numerous ways of putting the
batsman out.

The argument brought to bear in favor of the elimination of outs from
foul balls from the code was in the main as follows:

When the batsman hits a fair ball, while at the same time that he gives
the fielders a chance to put him out, he himself is also given an equal
chance of making a base or of scoring a run; but when he hits a foul ball,
while he affords the fielders an opportunity to catch him out, no such
compensating advantage is given him in the way of earning a base or a run
as in the case of a fair hit ball; and it is in this that the working of
the foul ball rule becomes so palpably unjust. It is sufficient punishment
for hitting a foul ball that he, as batsman, be deprived of making a base,
without adding the unjust penalty of an out. This one sided condition of
things, too, is increased when a double play is made on the catch of a
foul ball, for not only is the batsman unfairly punished, but also the
base runner who may have made the base by a clean hit.

It is this latter unfair rule which the committee repealed in getting rid
of the foul fly tip; and now a batsman who has earned his base by a safe
hit and who runs to the next base on a foul fly tip ball caught by the
catcher, can no longer be put out on the double play, as he is now allowed
to return to the base he left on the hit, as in the case of a foul ball
not caught.

Another step in advance was made by the committee when they officially
recognized a sacrifice hit as a factor in team work at the bat. Hitherto
far too great stress has been laid upon the alleged skill of the batsman
in making extra hits--two and three baggers and home runs--at the cost of
giving due credit to the batting which forwards base runners and sends in
runs. The work of the slugging batsman who, nearly every time he goes to
the bat when no one is on the bases, makes an extra hit, does not compare
with that of the team worker who either by a single base hit or a
sacrifice hit forwards a runner round the bases, or sends a run in. Here
is where the batting averages prove to be complete failures so far as
affording a criterion of a batsman's value in team work is concerned;
which work, by the way, is neither more nor less than that of forwarding
base runners or sending runs in by batting--for one batsman may make four
extra base hits in a game without forwarding a runner or sending in a run
in a single instance, while another batsman may make but one safe hit and
three sacrifice hits, and yet either forward as many runners or send in as
many runs.

Probably the best piece of work done by the committee was the amendment
they made to the rules governing the umpire, wherein, in defining the
powers of an umpire to impose a fine of not less than $5 nor more than $25
for abusive, threatening or improper language to the umpire, an amendment
was made as follows:

"A repetition of the offence shall subject such player to a removal from
the game, and the immediate substitution of another player then in
uniform."

Lastly, the rule admitting of an extra substitute being allowed to play
in the game, at the option of the captain of either of the contesting
teams, though an experiment, gives promise of being a desirable amendment.
The classifying of the code of rules so as to facilitate the finding of
any special rule during the hurry of a contest in progress, was also a
desirable improvement. Take it altogether, the present committee did
excellent work at their Fall meeting of 1888.

OVERRUNNING THE BASES.

Twenty odd years ago George Wright suggested to the Chairman of the old
National Association's Committee of Rules that it would be a good plan to
allow base runners to overrun first base, giving them the privilege to
return and touch the base again without being put out, before attempting
to make another base. The suggestion was adopted, and the rule went into
effect in 1870, and it has been in operation ever since. When the
amendment was presented at the convention of 1869, a delegate wanted the
rule applied to all bases, but the majority preferred to test the
experiment as proposed at first base. The rule of extending the
over-running to all the bases was advocated at the last meeting in
1888 of the Joint Committee of Rules, but it was not adopted. The rule
is worthy of consideration, in view of the constant sprains and
injuries of one kind and another arising from sliding to bases. There has
not been a single instance of an injury occurring from the working of the
rule of overrunning first base since the rule was adopted, while serious
injuries are of daily occurrence in match games, arising from collisions at
other bases than first, and these are due entirely to the absence of the
overrunning rule. The most irritating disputes caused by questions involved
in sliding to bases and in running up against base players, are also due to
the same cause. Why not put a stop to these injuries and these disputes by
giving the base runner the same privileges in overrunning second, third and
home bases that he now has in overrunning first base? In every way will the
adoption of the rule suggested be an improvement, and not the least of its
advantages will be its gain to base running, which is, next to fielding,
the most attractive feature of our game.

THE PATRONS OF BALL GROUNDS.

There are two classes of the patrons of professional baseball grounds
which club Presidents and Directors have their choice in catering to for
each season, and these are, first, the reputable class, who prefer to see
the game played scientifically and by gentlemanly exemplars of the
beauties of the game; and second, the hoodlum element, who revel in noisy
coaching, "dirty ball playing," kicking against the umpires, and exciting
disputes and rows in every inning. The Chicago, Philadelphia and Boston
Clubs in the League have laid out nearly $200,000 within the past two
years in constructing their grounds for the express purpose of eliciting
the very best patronage of their respective cities. The Brooklyn Club have
excelled in this respect in the American Association by constructing their
grounds for a similar class of patrons. But all of the clubs have not
followed this example, the majority committing the blunder of considering
only the tastes and requirements of the hoodlum class apparently in
catering for patronage. This is a great financial mistake. Experience has
shown conclusively that it pays best to cater solely for the best class of
patronage. The work in doing this is so much more satisfactory for one
thing, and it is sure to be the most remunerative. If there is any sport
which yields a fair equivalent in the special attractions it presents for
an admission fee of half a dollar, it is such ball playing as was
exhibited during the past season on the grounds of the leading clubs of
the National League. A feature of the attendance at the League games of
1888 was the presence of the fair sex in such goodly numbers. Where the
ladies congregate as spectators of sports a refining influence is brought
to bear which is valuable to the welfare of the game. Besides which, the
patronage of ladies improves the character of the assemblages and helps to
preserve the order without which first-class patronage cannot be obtained.

THE VALUE OF TEAM WORK.

Nothing has been more gratifying to the admirers of the game in the
practical experience of improved points of play realized during the season
of 1888, than the growing appreciation, by the most intelligent patrons of
the game, of the value of team work at the bat, and its great superiority
as an element of success in winning pennants, to the old school plan of
record batting as shown in the efforts to excel solely in home run hitting
and the slugging style of batting.

So intent have been the general class of batsmen on making big batting
averages that the science of batting and the advantages to be derived from
"playing for the side of the bat" have been entirely lost sight of until
within the past year. Now, however, the best judges of play in the game
have begun to "tumble to" the benefits and to the attractions of team work
at the bat, as illustrated by skillful sacrifice hits, batting to help
base-runners around and to bring runs in, and not that of going to the bat
with the sole idea of trying to "hit the ball out of the lot," or "knock
the stuffing out of it," in the effort to get in the coveted home run.
with its costly expenditure of physical strength in the 120 yards spurt in
running which it involves.

There is one thing the season's experience has shown, and that is that
field captains of intelligence and judgment, like Anson, Comiskey, Ward,
Irwin, et al. have come to realize the fact that team batting is a very
important element in bringing about pennant winning, and by team batting
is meant the rule which makes everything secondary in the work of the
batsman to the important point to forward men around the bases and to
bring runs in. The batsman who excels in the essentials of the art of
batting is the true leader, though he may not make a three-bagger or a
home run more than half a dozen times in a season's batting. And a part of
team work at the bat is sacrifice hitting--sacrifice hits being hits
which, while they result in the striker's retirement, nevertheless either
forward runners to the bases or bring runs in. After a batsman has become
a base-runner, whether by a hit, a fielding error, or a battery error, if
he be forwarded to second by a safe bunt or a neat tap of the ball, both
being base hits; or by a sacrifice hit, the batsman is equally entitled to
credit if he forward a runner by such hit.

In regard to the slugging tactics which the batsman goes in for extra
hits at all costs, it may partly be regarded as a very stupid piece of
play at the bat to endeavor to make a home run when there is no one on the
bases to benefit by it, and for the reason that it subjects the batsman to
a violent sprinting of 120 yards, and professional sprint-runners who
enter for runs of that distance, even when in training for the effort,
require a half-hour's good rest before making another such effort. And yet
there are batsmen who strive to make hits which necessitate a 120 yards
run two or three times in a single game. Do field captains who go in for
this sluggish style of batting ever think of the wear and tear of a
player's physical strength in this slugging business?

EVILS IN THE PROFESSIONAL ARENA.

The two great obstacles in the way of the success of the majority of
professional ball players are wine and women. The saloon and the brothel
are the evils of the baseball world at the present day; and we see it
practically exemplified in the failure of noted players to play up to the
standard they are capable of were they to avoid these gross evils. One day
it is a noted pitcher who fails to serve his club at a critical period of
the campaign. Anon, it is the disgraceful escapade of an equally noted
umpire. And so it goes from one season to another, at the cost of the loss
of thousands of dollars to clubs who blindly shut their eyes to the costly
nature of intemperance and dissipation in their ranks. We tell you,
gentlemen of the League and Association, the sooner you introduce the
prohibition plank in your contracts the sooner you will get rid of the
costly evil of drunkenness and dissipation among your players. Club after
club have lost championship honors time and again by this evil, and yet
they blindly condone these offences season after season. The prohibition
rule from April to October is the only practical rule for removing
drunkenness in your teams.

PRIVATE SIGNALS IN COACHING.

The coaching of base runners by private signals is an improvement in the
game which is bound to come into vogue eventually. The noisy method of
coaching which disgraced most of the American Association club teams in
1888 is doomed to die out. In the case of the coaching of deaf mutes, like
Hoy and others, private signals had to be employed, and it can readily be
seen how effective these can be made to be when properly systematized.
There is not a single point in noisy verbal coaching which aids
base-runners. In fact, in five cases out of six, it is a detriment to
the runner. The fact is, the whole object of rowdy coaching is to annoy
and confuse the battery players and not to help base-running. The way to
rattle both the catcher and pitcher with the best effect, and to do it
legitimately, is by private coaching. In this way a pitcher is more likely
to get bothered in his endeavors to interpret the private signals than by
the noisiest of verbal coaching.

[Illustration: Brooklyn Grounds.]

THE AMERICAN ASSOCIATION.

THE CHAMPIONSHIP CAMPAIGN OF 1888.

The championship campaign of the American Association in 1888 proved to
be exceptionally interesting in one respect, and that was in the close
contest for the lead between the St. Louis, Brooklyn, Athletic and
Cincinnati Clubs. Another feature was the fact that the best managed and
most ably captained team of the eight clubs deservedly bore off the
championship honors of the season; and that, too, against the strong team
of picked star players which the Brooklyn Club gathered together at such
cost to oppose the champions. The season was also made specially
noteworthy by the fact that the St. Louis Club came in victors in the race
for the fourth consecutive season, a record no other club except the
Boston has ever been able to equal, and in the case of the Boston Club it
was done before the organization of the National League. The pennant race
was commenced on April 18, on which date the Louisville team began play at
St. Louis, and the Cincinnatis at Kansas City in the West; while the
Cleveland team opened at Brooklyn, and the Baltimore at Philadelphia in
the East, the victors being the St. Louis, Cincinnati, Brooklyn, and
Baltimore teams. By the end of April the Cincinnati and Athletic teams led
in the West and East, with St. Louis and Brooklyn occupying fourth and
fifth positions respectively, in the race. Before the end of May, while
Cincinnati stood in the van, St. Louis had pulled up to second place, and
Brooklyn had secured third position, the Athletics being fourth. In June
Cincinnati fell off and St. Louis went to the front, with Brooklyn a close
second, and the Athletics third. In July, Cincinnati rallied well and
pushed the Athletics down to fourth place, while St. Louis and Brooklyn
still occupied the leading positions. It was during the week ending July
15 that Brooklyn held first place with a percentage of .676 to
St. Louis .639; before the month ended, however, St. Louis pulled up
to .662, while Brooklyn stood at .641.

August proved to be a fatal month for Brooklyn, they only winning 8 games
out of 22 won and lost this month, the result of their tumble being their
retirement to fourth place, Cincinnati rallying well this month, while St.
Louis began to look sure for the pennant, the Athletics ending the month a
good third in the race. In September the Athletics pressed the Cincinnatis
hard, and drove them out of second place, and before the month ended it
was made evident that the closing part of the campaign would see a hot
fight for the second position in the race between the Athletic and
Brooklyn teams, September seeing the St. Louis team a fixture for first
place, while Cincinnati was kept back in fourth position. By the close of
September, St. Louis held first with a percentage of .691; the Athletics
were second, with .615; Brooklyn third with .606, and Cincinnati fourth
with .574. October saw a close struggle between the Athletic and Brooklyn
teams for second place, and had the former team been kept temperate they
would have finished second; but they "boozed" too much in October, and
this gave Brooklyn the chance to take the position from them, and when the
campaign ended on the 17th of October the record left the eight clubs
occupying the following relative positions:

| Won. | Lost. | Per Ct.
----------+------+-------+-------
St. Louis | 92 | 43 | .681
Brooklyn | 88 | 52 | .629
Athletic | 81 | 52 | .609
Cincinnati| 80 | 54 | .597
Baltimore | 57 | 80 | .416
Cleveland | 50 | 82 | .378
Louisville| 48 | 87 | .355
Kans. City| 43 | 89 | .326

In the above record the Athletic Club is credited with one victory and
Baltimore with one defeat less than they were given credit for in the
records published at the close of the season. The game was taken out of
the record by the following order of President Wikoff:

NEW YORK, October 16.
W.S. KAMES, Esq, Secretary Athletic Base Ball Club, Philadelphia:

_Dear Sir:_--I find on examination that the Baltimore Athletic game of
June 10, 1888, played at Gloucester, N.J., and won by your club, and
which
has been counted in the regular championship series as a postponed game
of
April 21, was irregular, for the reason that the said postponed game of
April 21 was played off by your club in Philadelphia as per authority of
my official circular No. 36, on May 16, 1888. Therefore, the game won by
the Athletic Club on June 10 cannot be counted in the regular
championship
series. Yours truly,
WHEELER C. WIKOFF, Secy.

It will be seen that the St. Louis Club won the championship, and for the
fourth consecutive time, thus breaking the record. The Brooklyns, by a
liberal expenditure of money toward the close of the season, succeeded in
strengthening sufficiently to head off the Athletics for second place, and
the latter had to be content with third position. The Cincinnatis did good
work toward the close, despite the sale of several valuable players, and
almost succeeded in closing the gap between fourth and third places; as it
was, they ended a close fourth. Baltimore secured fifth place by a goodly
margin over the sixth club, Cleveland. Louisville finished seventh, the
lowest position the club ever occupied. Kansas City, though the
tail-ender, nevertheless made an excellent first-season record. Neither
the St. Louis nor Brooklyn Clubs lost a series. They split even with ten
victories each in their games, and Brooklyn stood alone in winning the
series from every other club. The Brooklyn Club alone played its full
schedule of 140 games.

The following is a full and complete summary of the work done by the
eight clubs in the championship arena during 1888:

| | | | | | | | K
| | | | C | | | L | a
| S | | | I | B | C | o | n
| t | B | A | n | a | l | u | s
| . | r | t | c | l | e | i | a
| | o | h | i | t | v | s | s
| L | o | l | n | i | e | v |
| o | k | e | n | m | l | i | C
| u | l | t | a | o | a | l | i
| i | y | i | t | r | n | l | t
| s | n | c | i | e | d | e | y
| . | . | . | . | . | . | . | .
-----------------------+----+----+----+----+----+----+----+----
Victories | 92| 88| 81| 80| 57| 50| 48| 43
Defeats | 43| 52| 52| 54| 80| 82| 87| 89
Drawn Games | 2| 3| 3| 3| 0| 3| 4| 0
Total Played | 137| 143| 136| 137| 137| 135| 139| 132
Per Cent. of Victories |.681|.629|.609|.597|.416|.378|.355|.326
Series Won | 4| 6| 4| 3| 2| 0| 1| 0
Series Lost | 0| 0| 1| 1| 4| 3| 5| 6
Series Tied | 1| 1| 1| 1| 0| 0| 0| 0
Series Unfinished | 2| 0| 1| 2| 1| 4| 1| 1
"Chicago" Victories | 12| 9| 13| 9| 3| 5| 6| 4
"Chicago" Defeats | 4| 9| 5| 7| 8| 12| 6| 10
Home Victories | 60| 52| 51| 56| 30| 32| 26| 25
Home Defeats | 21| 20| 20| 24| 26| 27| 29| 33
Victories Abroad | 29| 36| 30| 24| 27| 18| 22| 18
Defeats Abroad | 22| 32| 32| 50| 31| 23| 58| 56
Extra Innings Victories| 3| 7| 5| 8| 3| 1| 2| 1
Extra Innings Defeats | 6| 3| 7| 4| 3| 1| 5| 2
Extra Innings Drawn | 2| 2| 2| 2| 0| 1| 1| 0
Single Figure Victories| 73| 74| 57| 56| 48| 37| 37| 32
Single Figure Defeats | 38| 46| 46| 44| 59| 58| 62| 65
Double Figure Victories| 19| 14| 24| 24| 9| 13| 11| 11
Double Figure Defeats | 5| 6| 6| 10| 21| 24| 25| 24
Batting Average |.250|.243|.263|.240|.231|.235|.248|.221
Fielding Average |.930|.924|.934|.940|.928|.941|.913|.921
Highest Score in a Game| 18| 18| 28| 18| 12| 23| 18| 26
Worst Defeat | 5-0| 7-0| 8-0|12-0|14-0|15-0| 9-0|14-0
Won by One Run | 15| 20| 11| 19| 16| 14| 11| 16
Lost by One Run | 18| 15| 15| 14| 10| 19| 10| 15
Total Runs Scored | 790| 757| 828| 734| 653| 641|.678| 578
Total Stolen Bases | 526| 413| 568| 464| 374| 399| 368| 266

THE CHAMPION CLUB TEAM OF 1888.

There were fourteen players of the St. Louis team who took part in forty
games and over, the first nine being as follows:

King, pitcher, 65 games; Boyle, catcher, 71 games; Comiskey, first
baseman, 137 games; Robinson, second baseman, 134 games; Latham, third
baseman, 133 games; White, shortstop, 109 games; O'Neill, left field, 130
games; Lyons, center field, 123 games; and McCarthy, right field, 131
games. The other battery players were Hudson, pitcher, 55 games; Milligan,
catcher, 63 games; Chamberlain, pitcher, 40 games; Herr, shortstop, 43
games, and McGarr, second base, 35 games. The other players are not named
in the official averages. The first nine who played in one hundred games
and over, and who led in batting averages, were O'Neill, McCarthy,
Comiskey, Latham, Robinson, White, and Lyons; Hudson, Milligan, Boyle,
King and Chamberlain, all of whom played in less than one hundred games,
following in order.

In fielding averages, Comiskey, Milligan, O'Neill, Boyle, McCarthy,
Lyons, Robinson and Latham.

The feature of the work of the team in winning the pennant was the
ability shown by Captain Comiskey in his position; the fine infield work,
too, of Latham and Robinson, and the outfielding of O'Neill and McCarthy
greatly aiding the batteries of the team. The full summary of the team's
work is given below:

| | | | | | | K ||
| | | C | | | L | a ||
| | | i | B | C | o | n ||
| B | A | n | a | l | u | s ||
| r | t | c | l | e | i | a ||
| o | h | i | t | v | s | s || T
| l | l | n | i | e | v | || o
| k | e | n | m | l | i | C || t
| l | t | a | o | a | l | I || a
| y | i | t | r | n | l | t || l
| n | c | i | e | d | e | y || s
| . | . | . | . | . | . | . || .
-----------------------+----+----+----+----+----+----+----++---
Victories | 10| 10| 10| 14| 16| 16| 16|| 92
Defeats | 10| 7| 8| 6| 4| 4| 4|| 43
Drawn Games | 1| 1| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0|| 2
Series Won | 0| 0| 0| 1| 1| 1| 1|| 4
Series Tied | 1| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0|| 1
Series Unfinished | 0| 1| 1| 0| 0| 0| 0|| 2
"Chicago" Victories | 3| 2| 0| 2| 4| 1| 0|| 12
"Chicago" Defeats | 1| 1| 1| 0| 1| 0| 0|| 4
Single Figure Victories| 9| 10| 8| 11| 13| 10| 14|| 75
Single Figure Defeats | 9| 5| 7| 6| 4| 3| 4|| 38
Double Figure Victories| 1| 0| 2| 3| 4| 6| 2|| 18
Double Figure Defeats | 1| 2| 1| 0| 0| 1| 0|| 5
Extra Innings Games | 2| 2| 0| 1| 0| 0| 0|| 5
Victories at Home | 6| 6| 6| 8| 9| 11| 14|| 60
Defeats at Home | 4| 3| 4| 3| 1| 2| 3|| 21
Victories Abroad | 4| 4| 4| 6| 7| 5| 2|| 32
Defeats Abroad | 6| 4| 4| 2| 3| 2| 1|| 22
Won by One Run | 2| 3| 2| 0| 3| 4| 1|| 15
Lost by One Run | 5| 1| 4| 4| 1| 1| 2|| 18
Highest Score in a Game|13-4| 8-1|17-5|16-9|14-4|18-1|14-5|
Worst Defeat |2-11| 0-5|1-10| 2-6| 2-8|4-10| 7-9|

The pitching record of the champion team for 1888 is appended:

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| | | | | | | K
| | | C | | | L | a
| | | i | B | C | o | n
| B | A | n | a | l | u | s
| r | t | c | l | e | i | a
| o | h | i | t | v | s | s
| l | l | n | i | e | v |
| k | e | n | m | l | i | C
| l | t | a | o | a | l | i
| y | i | t | r | n | l | t
| n | c | i | e | d | e | y
| . | . | . | . | . | . | .
------------+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-----+---
|W.|L.|W.|L.|W.|L.|W.|L.|W.|L.|W.|L.|W.|L.
------------+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--
King | 8| 4| 6| 3| 5| 4| 6| 5| 1| 6| 3| 6| 1| 1
Hudson | 1| 3| 3| 2| 2| 0| 5| 1| 7| 2| 6| 0| 2| 2
Chamberlain | 1| 1| 1| 1| 3| 0| 1| 0| 1| 0| 2| 0| 2| 0
Devlin | 0| 1| 0| 1| 0| 2| 0| 0| 1| 0| 1| 0| 4| 1
Knauff | 0| 1| 0| 0| 0| 2| 2| 0| 0| 1| 1| 0| 2| 0
Freeman | 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 0| 1| 0| 0
------------+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--
Totals |10|10|10| 7|10| 8|14| 6|16| 4|16| 4|16| 4

| |Per
| |Cent
| |of
|Totals. |Victories.
------------+--------------+---------
| W. | L. | P. |
------------+----+----+----+---------
King | 44 | 21 | 65 | .671
Hudson | 26 | 10 | 36 | .722
Chamberlain | 11 | 2 | 13 | .853
Devlin | 6 | 5 | 11 | .545
Knauff | 5 | 4 | 9 | .555
Freeman | 0 | 1 | 1 | .000
------------+----+----+----+---------
Totals | 92 | 43 |135 |

The appended record of the six years' work in the American Association
championship arena, showing the winning clubs and their managers, as also
their victories, defeats and percentage of victories, will be found
interesting:

|WINNING | | | | |
YEAR.|CLUB. |MANAGER.|Victories.|Defeats.|Games.|Percentage.
-----+------------+--------+----------+--------+------+-----------
1882 |Cincinnati |Thorner | 55 | 25 | 80 | .680
1883 |Athletic |Simmons | 66 | 32 | 98 | .670
1884 |Metropolitan|Mutrie | 75 | 32 | 107 | .700
1885 |St. Louis |Comiskey| 79 | 33 | 112 | .705
1886 |St. Louis |Comiskey| 93 | 46 | 139 | .669
1887 |St. Louis |Comiskey| 95 | 40 | 135 | .704
1888 |St. Louis |Comiskey| 92 | 43 | 135 | .681

THE MONTHLY RECORD.

The record of the victories and defeats scored each month of the
championship campaign is appended, by which it will be seen that the
record of the Brooklyn team for October surpassed that of any other club's
monthly record of the season. Cincinnatis led in April, Brooklyn in May,
the Athletics in June, Cincinnatis in July, St. Louis in August, while in
September St. Louis and Brooklyn tied, Brooklyn leading in October. St.
Louis's best month's work was done in August, Brooklyn's in October, the
Athletics' in June, the Cincinnatis' in July, the Baltimores' in
September, the Clevelands' in September, the Louisvilles' in July, and the
Kansas Citys' in August. Kansas City was the only club which failed in at
least one month to score more victories than defeats, their best record
for any month being a tie in victories and defeats. Here is the table in
full:

|April.|May. |June.|July.|Aug. |Sept. |Oct. ||Totals.
-----------+------+-----+-----+-----+-----+-------+-----++-------
|W.| L.|W.|L.|W.|L.|W.|L.|W.|L.| W.|L. |W.|L.|| W.|L.
-----------+--+---+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+---+---+--+--++---+---
St. Louis | 5| 3 |14| 5|16| 7|15|12|18| 3| 18| 8| 6| 5|| 92| 43
Brooklyn | 7| 5 |18| 4|14| 9|12|11| 8|14| 18| 8|11| 1|| 88| 52
Athletic | 7| 4 | 7|11|18| 4|12|11|16| 6| 14| 12| 7| 4|| 81| 52
Cincinnati | 8| 3 |15| 6| 9|13|16| 7|12| 9| 11| 14| 9| 2|| 80| 54
Baltimore | 6| 4 | 7|11|12|12| 9|17| 7|17| 13| 12| 3| 8|| 57| 80
Cleveland | 2| 9 | 9|11| 6|15|12|13| 6|12| 12| 12| 3|10|| 50| 82
Louisville | 4| 7 | 5|16| 7|15|13|10| 8|14| 7| 18| 4| 7|| 47| 87
Kansas City| 2| 6 | 5|16| 7|14| 9|17|11|11| 8| 15| 2| 8|| 43| 89
-----------+--+---+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+--+---+---+--+--++---+---
Totals |41|41 |80|80|89|89|98|98|86|86|100|100|45|45||539|539

The Athletics' victory over Baltimore on June 10, is not counted in the
above table.

The official record of the American Association for the season of 1888 as
sent us by President Wikoff, will be found in full below:

BATTING RECORD.

(In the following, no in or outfielders' record is given unless twenty
games have been played in the position, and no pitcher or catcher's record
is given unless fifteen games have been played.)

[**Proofreaders note: Table split into two parts to fit on page]
| | |No. of
Rank| Name. | Club. |Games.
----+-----------+------------------------+------
1| O'Neill |St. Louis | 130
2| Stovey |Athletic | 130
3| Lyons |Athletic | 111
4| Reilly |Cincinnati | 126
5| Collins |Louisville and Brooklyn | 126
6| Browning |Louisville | 99
7| Orr |Brooklyn | 95
8| Burns |Baltimore and Brooklyn | 129
9| Wolf |Louisville | 127
10| McKean |Cleveland | 130
11|{Tucker |Baltimore | 136
|{Welch |Athletic | 136
12| Corkhill |Cincinnati and Brooklyn | 137
13|{Foutz |Brooklyn | 140
|{Larkin |Athletic | 135
14| Bierbauer |Athletic | 134
15| Sullivan |Athletic | 28
16| McCarthy |St. Louis | 131
17|{Trott |Baltimore | 31
|{O'Brien |Brooklyn | 136
18| Weaver |Louisville | 26
19| Comiskey |St. Louis | 137
20| Carpenter |Cincinnati | 135
21|{Robinson |Athletic | 67
|{Mattimore |Athletic | 41
22|{Davis |Kansas City | 122
|{Herr |St. Louis | 43
|{Stratton |Louisville | 65
23| Smith |Athletic and | 35
| |Baltimore |
24|{Latham |St. Louis | 133
|{Fantz |Cleveland | 120
25| Hudson |St. Louis | 55
26| Griffin |Baltimore | 137
27| Pinkney |Brooklyn | 143
28| Hecker |Louisville | 55
29|{Kappell |Cincinnati | 35
|{Terry |Brooklyn | 30
30| Milligan |St. Louis | 63
31|{McTamany |Kansas City | 110
|{Mullane |Cincinnati | 51
32|{Hamilton |Kansas City | 35
|{Zimmer |Cleveland | 63
|{Goodfellow|Cleveland | 69
|{Hotaling |Cleveland | 97
33| Smith |Louisville | 56
34|{Boyle |St. Louis | 71
|{Clark |Brooklyn | 45
35| Cline |Kansas City | 73
36| Donohue |Kansas City | 87
37| Kerins |Louisville | 81
38|{Nicol |Cincinnati | 134
|{Hogan |Cleveland | 77
39| Phillips |Kansas City | 129
40| Gilks |Cleveland | 118
41|{Robinson |St. Louis | 134
|{Stricker |Cleveland | 126
42|{McPhee |Cincinnati | 110
|{Carruthers|Brooklyn | 94
43| Keenan |Cincinnati | 84
44|{Tebean |Cincinnati | 121
|{Mack |Louisville | 110
45|{Goldsby |Baltimore | 44
|{Poorman |Athletic | 85
46| Esterbrook|Louisville | 23
47|{O'Brien |Baltimore | 57
|{Radford |Brooklyn | 91
48|{Gleason |Athletic | 123
|{Purcell |Baltimore | 119
| |and Athletic |
49| White |Louisville | 109
| |and St Louis. |
50|{Barkley |Kansas City | 116
|{Smith |Cincinnati | 40
|{_Bushong__|Brooklyn | 69
|{Baldwin |Cincinnati | 66
51|{Weybing |Athletic | 49
|{Fagan |Kansas City | 18
52| Gunning |Athletic | 23
53|{Shindle |Baltimore | 135
|{Snyder |Cleveland | 63
54|{McClellan |Brooklyn and | 97
| |Cleveland |
|{Sommer |Baltimore | 79
|{Allen |Kansas City | 37
55| _Smith_ |Brooklyn | 103
56| Cross |Louisville | 47
57| King |St. Louis | 65
58| Werrick |Louisville | 109

| |No. of|No. of|
| |Base |Stolen|Av. B.H.
Rank| Name. |Hit. |Bases.|to A.B.
----+-----------+------+------+-------
1| O'Neill | 176 | 24 | .332
2| Stovey | 171 | 156 | .318
3| Lyons | 145 | 45 | .325
4| Reilly | 167 | 80 | .324
5| Collins | 164 | 91 | .318
6| Browning | 120 | 39 | .313
7| Orr | 119 | 16 | .303
8| Burns | 158 | 48 | .298
9| Wolf | 159 | 40 | .298
10| McKean | 161 | 66 | .297
11|{Tucker | 152 | 49 | .291
|{Welch | 160 | 121 | .291
12| Corkhill | 159 | 41 | .285
13|{Foutz | 159 | 40 | .283
|{Larkin | 154 | 19 | .283
14| Bierbauer | 148 | 56 | .279
15| Sullivan | 31 | 8 | .277
16| McCarthy | 141 | 109 | .276
17|{Trott | 30 | 3 | .275
|{O'Brien | 147 | 68 | .275
18| Weaver | 31 | 12 | .274
19| Comiskey | 156 | 77 | .271
20| Carpenter | 147 | 56 | .269
21|{Robinson | 67 | 15 | .268
|{Mattimore | 38 | 14 | .268
22|{Davis | 131 | 45 | .266
|{Herr | 46 | 9 | .266
|{Stratton | 64 | 15 | .266
23| Smith | 31 | 3 | .265
24|{Latham | 150 | 124 | .264
|{Fantz | 124 | 68 | .264
25| Hudson | 51 | 6 | .262
26| Griffin | 141 | 53 | .261
27| Pinkney | 150 | 56 | .260
28| Hecker | 53 | 23 | .255
29|{Kappell | 35 | 22 | .254
|{Terry | 29 | 13 | .254
30| Milligan | 55 | 8 | .252
31|{McTamany | 130 | 56 | .251
|{Mullane | 44 | 13 | .251
32|{Hamilton | 32 | 23 | .250
|{Zimmer | 53 | 18 | .250
|{Goodfellow| 68 | 7 | .250
|{Hotaling | 103 | 33 | .250
33| Smith | 48 | 48 | .246
34|{Boyle | 63 | 15 | .245
|{Clark | 37 | 12 | .245
35| Cline | 71 | 30 | .243
36| Donohue | 80 | 12 | .241
37| Kerins | 74 | 20 | .239
38|{Nicol | 128 | 104 | .236
|{Hogan | 63 | 35 | .236
39| Phillips | 120 | 11 | .235
40| Gilks | 110 | 19 | .232
41|{Robinson | 106 | 62 | .231
|{Stricker | 113 | 68 | .231
42|{McPhee | 104 | 53 | .230
|{Carruthers| 77 | 33 | .230
43| Keenan | 72 | 8 | .225
44|{Tebean | 95 | 33 | .228
|{Mack | 100 | 23 | .228
45|{Goldsby | 37 | 19 | .227
|{Poorman | 87 | 43 | .227
46| Esterbrook| 21 | 6 | .226
47|{O'Brien | 44 | 15 | .224
|{Radford | 70 | 36 | .224
48|{Gleason | 112 | 37 | .224
|{Purcell | 105 | 25 | .224
49| White | 104 | 30 | .221
50|{Barkley | 106 | 16 | .220
|{Smith | 29 | 3 | .220
|{_Bushong__| 55 | 11 | .220
|{Baldwin | 58 | 2 | .220
51|{Weybing | 40 | 8 | .219
|{Fagan | 14 | 0 | .219
52| Gunning | 20 | 15 | .217
53|{Shindle | 111 | 59 | .216
|{Snyder | 50 | 10 | .216
54|{McClellan | 75 | 29 | .215
|{Sommer | 64 | 15 | .215
|{Allen | 29 | 5 | .215
55| _Smith_ | 86 | 31 | .214
56| Cross | 39 | 9 | .213
57| King | 42 | 5 | .212
58| Werrick | 86 | 21 | .210

A mistake is made in the above record in placing the names of batsmen
whose averages are alike, in the wrong order. Thus, Pratt who played in
but 31 games is placed ahead of O'Brien, who played in 136, both making
the same batting averages.

The official record of the American Association for the season of 1888 as
sent us by President Wikoff, will be found in full below:

BATTING RECORD.

(In the following, no in or outfielders' record is given unless twenty
games have been played in the position, and no pitcher or catcher's record
is given unless fifteen games have been played.)

R | | | | | |Av.
a | | | |No. of|No. of|B.H.
n | | |No. of|Base |Stolen|to
k | Name. | Club. |Games.|Hit. |Bases.|A.B.
--+---------------+-----------+------+------+------+-----
1| O'Neill |St. Louis | 130 | 176 | 24 | .332
2| Stovey |Athletic | 130 | 171 | 156 | .318
3| Lyons |Athletic | 111 | 145 | 45 | .325
4| Reilly |Cincinnati | 126 | 167 | 80 | .324
5| Collins |Louisville | 126 | 164 | 91 | .318
| |and | | | |
| |Brooklyn | | | |
6| Browning |Louisville | 99 | 120 | 39 | .313
7| Orr |Brooklyn | 95 | 119 | 16 | .303
8| Burns |Baltimore | 129 | 158 | 48 | .298
| |and | | | |
| |Brooklyn | | | |
9| Wolf |Louisville | 127 | 159 | 40 | .298
10| McKean |Cleveland | 130 | 161 | 66 | .297
11|{Tucker |Baltimore | 136 | 152 | 49 | .291
|{Welch |Athletic | 136 | 160 | 121 | .291
12| Corkhill |Cincinnati | 137 | 159 | 41 | .285
| |and | | | |
| |Brooklyn | | | |
13|{Foutz |Brooklyn | 140 | 159 | 40 | .283
|{Larkin |Athletic | 135 | 154 | 19 | .283
14| Bierbauer |Athletic | 134 | 148 | 56 | .279
15| Sullivan |Athletic | 28 | 31 | 8 | .277
16| McCarthy |St. Louis | 131 | 141 | 109 | .276
17|{Trott |Baltimore | 31 | 30 | 3 | .275
|{O'Brien |Brooklyn | 136 | 147 | 68 | .275
18| Weaver |Louisville | 26 | 31 | 12 | .274
19| Comiskey |St. Louis | 137 | 156 | 77 | .271
20| Carpenter |Cincinnati | 135 | 147 | 56 | .269
21|{Robinson |Athletic | 67 | 67 | 15 | .268
|{Mattimore |Athletic | 41 | 38 | 14 | .268
22|{Davis |Kansas City| 122 | 131 | 45 | .266
|{Herr |St. Louis | 43 | 46 | 9 | .266
|{Stratton |Louisville | 65 | 64 | 15 | .266
23| Smith |Athletic | 35 | 31 | 3 | .265
| |and | | | |
| |Baltimore | | | |
24|{Latham |St. Louis | 133 | 150 | 124 | .264
|{Fantz |Cleveland | 120 | 124 | 68 | .264
25| Hudson |St. Louis | 55 | 51 | 6 | .262
26| Griffin |Baltimore | 137 | 141 | 53 | .261
27| Pinkney |Brooklyn | 143 | 150 | 56 | .260
28| Hecker |Louisville | 55 | 53 | 23 | .255
29|{Kappell |Cincinnati | 35 | 35 | 22 | .254
|{Terry |Brooklyn | 30 | 29 | 13 | .254
30| Milligan |St. Louis | 63 | 55 | 8 | .252
31|{McTamany |Kansas City| 110 | 130 | 56 | .251
|{Mullane |Cincinnati | 51 | 44 | 13 | .251
32|{Hamilton |Kansas City| 35 | 32 | 23 | .250
|{Zimmer |Cleveland | 63 | 53 | 18 | .250
|{Goodfellow |Cleveland | 69 | 68 | 7 | .250
|{Hotaling |Cleveland | 97 | 103 | 33 | .250
33| Smith |Louisville | 56 | 48 | 48 | .246
34|{Boyle |St. Louis | 71 | 63 | 15 | .245
|{Clark |Brooklyn | 45 | 37 | 12 | .245
35| Cline |Kansas City| 73 | 71 | 30 | .243
36| Donohue |Kansas City| 87 | 80 | 12 | .241
37| Kerins |Louisville | 81 | 74 | 20 | .239
38|{Nicol |Cincinnati | 134 | 128 | 104 | .236
|{Hogan |Cleveland | 77 | 63 | 35 | .236
39| Phillips |Kansas City| 129 | 120 | 11 | .235
40| Gilks |Cleveland | 118 | 110 | 19 | .232
41|{Robinson |St. Louis | 134 | 106 | 62 | .231
|{Stricker |Cleveland | 126 | 113 | 68 | .231
42|{McPhee |Cincinnati | 110 | 104 | 53 | .230
|{Carruthers |Brooklyn | 94 | 77 | 33 | .230
43| Keenan |Cincinnati | 84 | 72 | 8 | .225
44|{Tebean |Cincinnati | 121 | 95 | 33 | .228
|{Mack |Louisville | 110 | 100 | 23 | .228
45|{Goldsby |Baltimore | 44 | 37 | 19 | .227
|{Poorman |Athletic | 85 | 87 | 43 | .227
46| Esterbrook |Louisville | 23 | 21 | 6 | .226
47|{O'Brien |Baltimore | 57 | 44 | 15 | .224
|{Radford |Brooklyn | 91 | 70 | 36 | .224
48|{Gleason |Athletic | 123 | 112 | 37 | .224
|{Purcell |Baltimore | 119 | 105 | 25 | .224
| |and | | | |
| |Athletic | | | |
49| White |Louisville | 109 | 104 | 30 | .221
| |and St. | | | |
| |Louis | | | |
50|{Barkley |Kansas City| 116 | 106 | 16 | .220
|{Smith |Cincinnati | 40 | 29 | 3 | .220
|{_Bushong_ |Brooklyn | 69 | 55 | 11 | .220
|{Baldwin |Cincinnati | 66 | 58 | 2 | .220
51|{Weybing |Athletic | 49 | 40 | 8 | .219
|{Fagan |Kansas City| 18 | 14 | 0 | .219
52| Gunning |Athletic | 23 | 20 | 15 | .217
53|{Shindle |Baltimore | 135 | 111 | 59 | .216
|{Snyder |Cleveland | 63 | 50 | 10 | .216
54|{McClellan |Brooklyn | 97 | 75 | 29 | .215
| |and | | | |
| |Cleveland | | | |
|{Sommer |Baltimore | 79 | 64 | 15 | .215
|{Allen |Kansas City| 37 | 29 | 5 | .215
55| _Smith_ |Brooklyn | 103 | 86 | 31 | .214
56| Cross |Louisville | 47 | 39 | 9 | .213
57| King |St. Louis | 65 | 42 | 5 | .212
58| Werrick |Louisville | 109 | 86 | 21 | .210
59| Raymond |Louisville | 32 | 26 | 6 | .208
60| McGuire |Cleveland | 25 | 18 | 1 | .207
61| Ewing |Louisville | 21 | 16 | 6 | .205
62| Daniels |Kansas City| 61 | 46 | 19 | .205
63| Vaughn |Louisville | 49 | 37 | 5 | .203
64| Greenwood |Baltimore | 113 | 82 | 54 | .202
64| Andrews |Louisville | 27 | 20 | 5 | .202
65| O'Connor |Cincinnati | 36 | 28 | 13 | .201
66| Cook |Louisville | 53 | 35 | 15 | .200
67| _Peoples_ |Brooklyn | 33 | 21 | 9 | .198
68| Farrell |Baltimore | 103 | 79 | 32 | .197
69| Fennelly |Cincinnati | 127 | 96 | 49 | .196
| |and | | | |
| |Athletic | | | |
70| Esterday |Kansas City| 114 | 78 | 18 | .195
70| Rowe |Kansas City| 32 | 24 | 1 | .195
71| Albert |Cleveland | 101 | 69 | 32 | .192
72| Lyons |St. Louis | 123 | 95 | 42 | .190
73| Cunningham |Baltimore | 51 | 33 | 2 | .198
74| McGarr |St. Louis | 35 | 25 | 25 | .187
75| O'Brien |Cleveland | 31 | 20 | 2 | .185
76| McGlone |Cleveland | 55 | 37 | 26 | .183
77| Fulmer |Baltimore | 51 | 30 | 17 | .179
78| Hankinson |Kansas City| 37 | 27 | 2 | .175
79| Brennan |Kansas City| 34 | 20 | 6 | .174
80| Kilroy |Baltimore | 43 | 24 | 12 | .166
81| Cantz |Baltimore | 37 | 21 | 1 | .165
82| Chamberlain |Louisville | 40 | 23 | 12 | .161
| |and St. | | | |
| |Louis | | | |
83| Seward |Athletic | 64 | 35 | 12 | .154
84| Townsend |Athletic | 43 | 24 | 1 | .150
84| Hughes |Brooklyn | 39 | 20 | 3 | .150
85| Tomney |Louisville | 34 | 18 | 12 | .149
86| Porter |Kansas City| 55 | 27 | 1 | .137
87| Bakely |Cleveland | 60 | 25 | 1 | .131
88| Burdock |Brooklyn | 60 | 30 | 9 | .125
89| Ramsey |Louisville | 41 | 17 | 0 | .123
90| Holbert |Brooklyn | 15 | 6 | 1 | .115
91| Sullivan |Kansas City| 28 | 10 | 7 | .109
92| Mays |Brooklyn | 18 | 6 | 2 | .095
93| Viau |Cincinnati | 41 | 12 | 3 | .085
94| Crowell |Louisville | 19 | 5 | 2 | .080
| |and |
| |Cleveland |

FIELDING RECORD.

CATCHERS.

Rank|NAME. |CLUB. |Number|Chances|Per Cent.
| | |Games.|Offered|Accepted.
----+----------+-----------+------+-------+---------
1 | Donohue |Kansas City| 66 | 395 | .965
2 |(Robinson |Athletic | 66 | 595 | .955
|{Keenan |Cincinnati | 70 | 536 | .955
3 | Milligan |St. Louis | 58 | 429 | .944
4 | Holbert |Brooklyn | 15 | 106 | .934
5 | Boyle |St. Louis | 70 | 539 | .933
6 | Cross |Louisville | 38 | 292 | .928
7 | Snyder |Cleveland | 43 | 334 | .922
8 | Zimmer |Cleveland | 56 | 443 | .921
9 | Trott |Baltimore | 27 | 205 | .917
10 |{Vaughn |Louisville | 25 | 184 | .913
|{Baldwin |Cincinnati | 64 | 483 | .913
11 | Bushong |Brooklyn | 68 | 489 | .9**
| | | | | [A]
12 | Townsend |Athletic | 43 | 330 | .906
13 | O'Brien |Baltimore | 38 | 274 | .905
14 | Fulmer |Baltimore | 46 | 309 | .903
15 | Cook |Louisville | 50 | 316 | .902
16 | Gunning |Athletic | 23 | 192 | .896
17 | Cantz |Baltimore | 33 | 227 | .890
18 | Kerins |Louisville | 30 | 320 | .888
19 | Brennan |Kansas City| 25 | 176 | .887
20 | McGuire |Cleveland | 16 | 131 | .885
21 | Daniels |Kansas City| 31 | 232 | .875
22 | Clark |Brooklyn | 36 | 307 | .857
23 | Peoples |Brooklyn | 26 | 252 | .841

[*Proofreaders Note A: * number indecipherable.]

PITCHERS.
Rank| NAME. |CLUB. |Number|Chances|Per Cent.
| | |Games.|Offered|Accepted.
----+------------+-----------+------+-------+--------
1 | Chamberlain|Louisville | 37 | 255 | .988
| |and St. | | |
| |Louis | | |
2 | Ewing |Louisville | 21 | 135 | .985
3 | Terry |Brooklyn | 24 | 186 | .978
4 | Mays |Brooklyn | 18 | 12O | .975
5 | Foutz |Brooklyn | 19 | 115 | .974
6 | Sullivan |Kansas City| 24 | 167 | .970
7 | Stratton |Louisville | 34 | 184 | .968
8 |(Hudson |St. Louis | 37 | 230 | .962
|{Kilroy |Baltimore | 42 | 229 | .965
9 |{Hughes |Brooklyn | 39 | 261 | .962
|{King |St. Louis | 65 | 397 | .962
10 |{Crowell |Cleveland | | |
| |and | | |
| |Louisville | 19 | 103 | .961
|{Bakely |Cleveland | 60 | 359 | .961
|{Mullane |Cincinnati | 44 | 284 | .961
|{Viau |Cincinnati | 41 | 257 | .961
11 | Seward |Athletic | 57 | 428 | .957
12 | O'Brien |Cleveland | 29 | 213 | .953
13 | Porter |Kansas City| 55 | 507 | .951
14 |{Weyhing |Athletic | 48 | 328 | .948
|{Smith |Cincinnati | 4O | 211 | .948
15 | Carruthers |Brooklyn | 45 | 273 | .945
16 | Hecker |Louisville | 28 | 154 | .942
17 | Smith |Athletic | 38 | 248 | .940
| |and | | |
| |Baltimore | | |
19 | Cunningham |Baltimore | 51 | 335 | .934
20 | Ramsey |Louisville | 37 | 290 | .924
21 | Mattimore |Athletic | 26 | 162 | .914
81 | Fagan |Kansas City| 17 | 92 | .913
{sic.}|

This table is rendered useless as a criterion of a pitcher's skill as a
fielder, on account of the mixing up of assistances on strikes with
fielding assistances, which are distinct and separate figures for data.

FIRST BASEMEN.

Rank|NAME. |CLUB. |Number|Chances|Per Cent.
| | |Games.|Offered|Accepted.
----+------------+-----------+------+-------+--------
1 | Andrews |Louisville.| 27 | 302 | .993
2 |{Foutz |Brooklyn | 42 | 371 | .986
|{Faatz |Cleveland | 120 | 1247 | .986
3 | Orr |Brooklyn | 95 | 1044 | .980
4 | Reilly |Cincinnati | 116 | 1313 | .979
5 | Phillips |Kansas City| 119 | 1500 | .977
6 | Tucker |Baltimore | 129 | 1441 | .975
7 | Smith |Louisville | 56 | 578 | .974
8 |{Larkin |Athletic | 121 | 1294 | .972
|{Comiskey |St. Louis | 133 | 1379 | .972
9 | Esterbrook |Louisville | 23 | 238 | .958
10 |Hecker |Louisville | 27 | 294 | .952

SECOND BASEMEN.

Rank|NAME. |CLUB. |Number|Chances|Per Cent.
| | |Games.|Offered|Accepted.
----+------------+-----------+------+-------+--------
1 | Berkley |Kansas City| 116 | 683 | .941
2 |{Striekler |Cleveland | 122 | 791 | .938
|{McPhee |Cincinnati | 110 | 776 | .938
3 | Bierbauer |Athletics | 122 | 795 | .935
4 | Collins |Louisville | 30 | 170 | .926
| |and | | |
| |Brooklyn | | |
5 | McClellan |Brooklyn | 62 | 346 | .920
| |and | | |
| |Cleveland. | | |
6 | Burdock |Brooklyn | 69 | 431 | .919
7 | Mack |Louisville | 110 | 703 | .915
8 |{Greenwood |Baltimore | 87 | 442 | .914
|{Farrell |Baltimore | 47 | 174 | .913
9 | McGarr |St. Louis | 34 | 193 | .915
10 | Robinson |St. Louis | 100 | 496 | .904

SHORT STOPS.

Rank|NAME. |CLUB. |Number|Chances|Per Cent.
| | |Games.|Offered|Accepted.
----+---------+-------------+------+-------+--------
1 |Farell |Baltimore | 56 | 395 | .937
2 |Tomney |Louisville | 34 | 174 | .914
3 |Esterday |Kansas City | 114 | 640 | .900
4 |McKean |Cleveland | 75 | 380 | .895
5 |Sommer |Baltimore | 32 | 161 | .885
6 |Herr |St.Louis | 28 | 133 | .872
7 |Fenelly |Cincinnati | 120 | 723 | .871
| |and | | |
| |Athletic | | |
8 |Gleason |Athletic | 121 | 565 | .865
9 |Wolf |Louisville | 38 | 222 | .860
10 |Alberts |Cleveland | 52 | 272 | .857
11 |Burns |Baltimore | 53 | 277 | .848
| |and | | |
| |Brooklyn | | |
12 |Smith |Brooklyn | 103 | 600 | .847
13 |Robinson |St. Louis | 34 | 168 | .845
14 |Greenwood|Baltimore | 26 | 118 | .831
15 |White |Louisville | 96 | 596 | .827
| |and St. Louis| | |
16 |Kapell |Cincinnati | 21 | 107 | .785

LEFT FIELDERS.

Rank|NAME. |CLUB. |Number|Chances|Per Cent.
| | |Games.|Offered|Accepted.
----+------------+-----------+------+-------+--------
1 |Stovey |Athletic | 117 | 226 | .950
2 |Browning |Louisville | 21 | 35 | .943
3 |Allen |Kansas City| 33 | 80 | .938
4 |O'Neill |St. Louis | 130 | 257 | .934
5 |O'Brien |Brooklyn | 136 | 261 | .931
6 |Collins |Louisville | 57 | 152 | .921
| |and | | |
| |Brooklyn | | |
7 |{Sommer |Baltimore | 30 | 56 | .911
|{Tebeau |Cincinnati | 121 | 235 | .911
8 |Vaughn |Louisville | 20 | 40 | .900
9 |Goldsby |Baltimore | 42 | 58 | .893
10 |McKean |Cleveland | 43 | 88 | .886
11 |{Hogan |Cleveland | 26 | 41 | .878
|{Gilks |Cleveland | 58 | 115 | .878
12 |Burns |Baltimore | 47 | 120 | .833
| |and | | |
| |Brooklyn | | |
13 |Cline |Kansas City| 26 | 46 | .826
14 |Sullivan |Kansas City| 16 | 25 | .800
15 |Stratton |Louisville | 23 | 37 | .730

THIRD BASEMEN.

Rank|NAME. |CLUB. |Number|Chances|Per Cent.
| | |Games.|Offered|Accepted.
----+---------+-----------+------+-------+--------
1 |Shindle |Baltimore | 135 | 606 | .919
2 |Pinkney |Brooklyn | 143 | 470 | .896
3 |Albert |Cleveland | 48 | 198 | .894
4 |Lyons |Athletic | 111 | 397 | .889
5 |Latham |St. Louis | 132 | 525 | .882
6 |Carpenter|Cincinnati | 135 | 491 | .878
7 |Raymond |Louisville | 31 | 129 | .876
8 |Davis |Kansas City| 114 | 576 | .849
9 |Werrick |Louisville | 89 | 321 | .822
10 |Gilks |Cleveland | 26 | 109 | .798
11 |McGlone |Cleveland | 48 | 198 | .793

RIGHT FIELDERS

Rank|NAME. |CLUB. |Number|Chances|Per Cent.
| | |Games.|Offered|Accepted.
----+----------+-----------+------+-------+---------
1 |Hogan |Cleveland | 51 | 90 | .988
2 |McClellan |Brooklyn | 32 | 52 | .962
| |and | | |
| |Cleveland | | |
3 |Nicol |Cincinnati | 124 | 218 | .959
4 |Hamilton |Kansas City| 29 | 35 | .943
5 |Foutz |Brooklyn | 78 | 251 | .932
6 |McCarthy |St. Louis | 118 | 276 | .924
7 |Purcell |Athletic | 111 | 182 | .923
| |and | | |
| |Baltimore | | |
8 |Carruthers|Brooklyn | 31 | 80 | .900
8 |Cline |Kansas City| 44 | 80 | .900
9 |Poorman |Athletic | 85 | 134 | .896
10 |Wolf |Louisville | 83 | 158 | .892
11 |McTamany |Kansas City| 48 | 92 | .891
12 |Goodfellow|Cleveland | 51 | 100 | .850
13 |Kerins |Louisville | 35 | 61 | .820

CENTER FIELDERS.

Rank|NAME. |CLUB. |Number |Chances |Per Cent.
| | |Games. |Offered |Accepted.
----+--------+-----------+-------+--------+---------
1 |Welch |Athletic | 135 | 309 | .968
2 |Corkhill|Cincinnati | 131 | 320 | .966
| |and | | |
| |Brooklyn | | |
3 |Gilks |Cleveland | 26 | 50 | .960
4 |Radford |Brooklyn | 84 | 208 | .947
5 |Griffin |Baltimore | 137 | 323 | .941
6 |McTamany|Kansas City| 68 | 206 | .932
7 |Lyons |St. Louis | 108 | 267 | .910
8 |Weaver |Louisville | 26 | 49 | .898
8 |Rowe |Kansas City| 32 | 68 | .897
9 |Browning|Louisville | 78 | 181 | .884
10 |Hotaling|Cleveland | 97 | 200 | .875
11 |Collins |Louisville | 24 | 61 | .852
| |and | | |
| |Brooklyn | | |
12 |O'Connor|Cincinnati | 19 | 39 | .846

CLUB BATTING RECORD

Rank|Clubs |Number |Times |Runs|Number |Stolen|Per cent
| |of Games|at Bat| |of Base|Bases |B. H. to
| | | | |Hits | |A. B.
----+-----------+--------+------+----+-------+------+------
1 |Athletic | 136 | 4801 | 828| 1262 | 568 | .263
2 |St. Louis | 137 | 4753 | 790| 1188 | 526 | .250
3 |Louisville | 137 | 4807 | 678| 1190 | 368 | .248
4 |Brooklyn | 143 | 4868 | 757| 1183 | 413 | .243

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