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1900 National League All-Star Team

ONEHOF-Buck Ewing, C

P-Cy Young, STL

P-Bill Dinneen, BSN

P-Noodles Hahn, CIN

P-Joe McGinnity, BRO

P-Deacon Phillippe, PIT

P-Clark Griffith, CHC

P-Sam Leever, PIT

P-Kid Nichols, BSN

P-Ned Garvin, CHC

P-Brickyard Kennedy, BRO

C-Ed McFarland, PHI

C-Chief Zimmer, PIT

1B-Jake Beckley, CIN

2B-Nap Lajoie, PHI

3B-John McGraw, STL

SS-George Davis, NYG

SS-Bill Dahlen, BRO

LF-Jesse Burkett, STL

LF-Kip Selbach, NYG

LF-Joe Kelley, BRO

CF-Billy Hamilton, BSN

CF-George Van Haltren, NYG

RF-Honus Wagner, PIT

RF-Elmer Flick, PHI

RF-Willie Keeler, BRO

 

Ewing Buck 325-63_FL_PD1900 ONEHOF Inductee-Buck Ewing, C

1882 1883 1884 1885 1886 1888 1889 1890

.303, 71 HR, 883 RBI, 2-3, 3.45 ERA, 23 K, 47.6 WAR

 

For any new readers, every year I pick a player who I believe to be the best player not currently in the ONEHOF, the One-a-Year Hall of Fame. I also have a second Hall of Fame, which is creatively called Ron’s Hall of Fame, in which any player whose career WAR multiplied by the number of All-Star teams made is 300 or greater is in. You’ll see those in the individual player write-ups and can see both lists in the About page on this site.

ONEHOF Nominees for 1901: King Kelly, Hardy Richardson, Charley Jones, Fred Dunlap, George Gore, Ned Williamson, Bid McPhee, Sam Thompson, Jack Clements, Amos Rusie, Cupid Childs, Ed Delahanty.

Ewing is arguably the best catcher of the 1800s, with the argument coming from Charlie Bennett fans like myself. But since the tough Bennett was inducted seven years ago, there’s plenty of room in the ONEHOF for Ewing. He was part of two championship teams in 1888 and 1889.

Catching takes its toll on its denizens and Ewing stopped catching at the age of 31, moving to mainly first base and the outfield. For Cincinnati, Ewing also managed for five seasons, guiding the Reds to above-.500 years every time. This season, he started by managing the Giants, the team he garnered the most fame, but after they started 21-41, he was done and wouldn’t manage again.

Ewing didn’t have many years left. He moved back to Cincinnati where he would die of diabetes in 1906, at the age of 47.

young10P-Cy Young, St. Louis Cardinals, 33 Years Old

1891 1892 1893 1894 1895 1896 1897 1898 1899

19-19, 3.00 ERA, 115 K, .177, 1 HR, 13 RBI

Hall of Fames:

ONEHOF: Yes

Cooperstown: Yes

Ron’s: Yes

 

Led in:

 

Wins Above Replacement-7.3 (4th Time)

WAR for Pitchers-7.5 (4th Time)

Bases on Balls per 9 IP-1.008 (9th Time)

Shutouts-4 (4th Time)

Strikeouts/Base on Balls-3.194 (6th Time)

10th Time All-Star-After eight straight seasons of the National League fielding 12 teams, the league condensed down to eight this season. Louisville, Washington, Cleveland, and, most surprisingly, Baltimore were pared from the league, leaving Brooklyn (now Los Angeles), Boston (now Atlanta), Philadelphia, St. Louis, Cincinnati, Pittsburgh, Chicago, and New York (now San Francisco). Those teams all remain to this day and would make up the NL all the way through 1961, or 61 years of consistency. Next year, in 1901, the American League will begin, adding eight more teams, and those 16 teams would be Major League Baseball all the way through 1960 (not counting the Federal League in 1914 and 1915 or the switch of Baltimore to New York in 1903).

It might be a changed league, but it was the same old Cy Young. He had an off-season, winning less than 20 games for the first time since 1890, but still led the league in WAR (7.3) and WAR for Pitchers (7.5). Young finished fourth in innings pitched (321 1/3), eighth in ERA (3.00), and 10th in Adjusted ERA+ (121).

Cyclone’s team switched nicknames from the Perfectos to the Cardinals this season and it remains that even to this day. Patsy Tebeau (42-50) and Louie Heilbroner (23-25) led the team to a fifth place 65-75 record, 19 games out of first.

According to SABR, Young “actually thought he had won 20 games, and it was reported as such at the time in both The Sporting News and the Spalding Guide but, as Reed Browning explains, later reconstruction of the historical record (including regularizing scoring rules) deprived him of one victory. The count at the time showed Young with 20 wins, and had everyone believed he was one win short of the number, there were two opportunities that might have been handled otherwise and given him a shot to reach 20.”

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P-Bill Dinneen, Boston Beaneaters, 24 Years Old

1899

20-14, 3.12 ERA, 107 K, .280, 0 HR, 9 RBI

Hall of Fames:

ONEHOF: No

Cooperstown: No

Ron’s: No (Would require six more All-Star seasons. 66 percent chance)

Led in:

 

Wild Pitches-11

Adj. Pitching Runs-32

Adj. Pitching Wins-3.0

2nd Time All-Star-Wild Bill had his best season ever after coming over to the Beaneaters after Washington went defunct. He finished second in WAR (6.8) to Cy Young (7.3) and second in WAR for Pitchers (6.5), once again to Young (7.5). Dinneen finished fifth in innings pitched 320 2/3 and sixth in Adjusted ERA+ (132). Boston’s South End Grounds was a huge hitters’ park, which explained Dinneen’s high ERA of 3.12.

The Beaneaters fell from second place in 1899 to a fourth place 66-72 finish this season. Frank Selee coached Boston for his 11th straight season, but next year will be his last.

Since I don’t know when I’ll have a chance to tell this story, I’ll do it now. From Wikipedia on Dinneen’s days as an umpire: “Dinneen had his own confrontation with [Babe] Ruth in the 1922 season. On June 19, the outfielder got into an argument with the umpire, and during the next day’s game he again insulted the official. In response, AL president Ban Johnson on June 21 sent a letter to Ruth, reading in part:

“’ I was keenly disappointed and amazed when I received Umpire Dinneen’s report, recounting your shameful and abusive language to that official in the game at Cleveland last Monday. Bill Dinneen was one of the greatest pitchers the game ever produced, and with common consent we hand to him today the just tribute. He is one of the cleanest and most honorable men baseball ever fostered. … Your conduct at Cleveland on Monday was reprehensible to a great degree – shocking to every American mother who permits her boy to go to a professional game. The American League cares nothing for Ruth. The individual player means nothing to the organization. When he steps on the ball field he is subject to our control and discipline. … Again you offended on Tuesday. You branded Umpire Dinneen as “yellow.” This is the most remarkable declaration a modern ball player has made. Dinneen stands out in the history of the game as one of the most courageous players we have ever had. If you could match up to his standard you would not be in the trough you occupy today. … Coupled with your misconduct on Monday, you doubled the penalty on Tuesday. You are hereby notified of your suspension for five days without salary. It seems the period has arrived when you should allow some intelligence to creep into a mind that has plainly been warped.’”

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P-Noodles Hahn, Cincinnati Reds, 21 Years Old

1899

16-20, 3.27 ERA, 132 K, .209, 2 HR, 9 RBI

Hall of Fames:

ONEHOF: No

Cooperstown: No

Ron’s: No (Would require five more All-Star seasons. 80 percent chance)

 

Led in:

 

Strikeouts-132 (2nd Time)

Shutouts-4

2nd Time All-Star-Hanh continued to be the Reds’ best pitcher, despite his young age. He also is going to have a short career, which is probably going to keep him out of my Hall of Fame. But while he did pitch, there weren’t too many better than Noodles. This season, he finished fourth in WAR (6.2) and third in WAR for Pitchers (6.4), behind only St. Louis’ Cy Young (7.5) and Boston’s Bill Dinneen (6.5). Hanh was seventh in innings pitched 311 1/3 with a 3.27 ERA. This wasn’t a good year for pitchers since only the best of the best remained in the league after the contraction of teams from 12 to eight.

It also wasn’t a good year for my Cincinnati Reds as the Bob Allen-led squad finished seventh in the National League with a 62-27 record. Allen only managed once before, in 1890 with the Phillies, and would never coach again.

Of this season, Wikipedia says, “By 1900, Hahn was beginning to look at careers beyond baseball. Though his friends had urged him to develop his talent for piano, Hahn wanted to pursue the study of electricity. He made plans to work for a large Memphis electrical company in the offseason following the 1900 season. He pitched the first no-hitter in the 20th century on July 12, 1900 against the Philadelphia Phillies. The day after being shut down by Hahn, the Phillies scored the most runs the team posted all year, defeating Pittsburgh 23–8. Hahn led the NL in shutouts that season.”

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P-Joe McGinnity, Brooklyn Superbas, 29 Years Old

1899

28-8, 2.94 ERA, 93 K, .193, 0 HR, 16 RBI

Hall of Fames:

ONEHOF: No

Cooperstown: Yes

Ron’s: No (Would require four more All-Star seasons. A virtual lock)

 

Led in:

 

Wins-28 (2nd Time)

Win-Loss %-.778

Innings Pitched-343

Bases on Balls-113

Hit By Pitch-40

2nd Time All-Star-Iron Man McGinnity moved from Baltimore to Brooklyn after the Orioles folded, but continued to pitch often and pitch well. He finished ninth in WAR (5.1) and fourth in WAR for Pitchers (5.7). His walks probably hurt him in the WAR category, but I probably would have given him my Cy Young vote. He led the league in innings pitched (343), finished seventh in ERA (2.94), and seventh in Adjusted ERA+ (130). As was typical, McGinnity pitched a lot of innings and we haven’t seen the best of this yet.

So, led by Iron Man’s arm, Brooklyn took the National League crown for the second consecutive season. Ned Hanlon coached the team to an 82-54 record and the Superbas finished four-and-a-half games ahead of Pittsburgh. It was their hitting that led the way as they finished first in runs scored in the league.

Wikipedia says there was a playoff between the Superbas and Pirates at the end of the season. It states, “McGinnity also pitched two complete games in the Chronicle-Telegraph Cup, as the Superbas defeated the Pittsburgh Pirates. Rather than draw straws to decide who would keep the trophy, the team voted to award it to McGinnity.”

By the way, his nickname didn’t come from his arm, but his occupation. According to SABR, “Joe McGinnity was truly an ‘Iron Man’ in almost every sense. Though he said that the nickname came from his off-season work in his wife’s family business, an iron foundry in McAlester, Oklahoma, McGinnity became famous for pitching both ends of doubleheaders and led his league in innings pitched four times in the five seasons from 1900 to 1904.”

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P-Deacon Phillippe, Pittsburgh Pirates, 28 Years Old

20-13, 2.84 ERA, 75 K, .203, 0 HR, 10 RBI

Hall of Fames:

ONEHOF: No

Cooperstown: No

Ron’s: No (Would require eight more All-star seasons. 38 percent chance)

 

1st Time All-Star-Charles Louis “Deacon” Phillippe (pronounced FILL-eh-pee) was born on May 23, 1872 in Rural Retreat, VA. He started in 1899, winning 21 games for the Louisville Colonels, before coming over to Pittsburgh after the Colonels folded. He’s not going to make the Hall of Fame, but will be an integral part of the first official World Series in 1903. This season, Phillippe finished fifth in WAR for Pitchers (5.1), fifth in ERA (2.84), and eighth in Adjusted ERA+ (128).

Pittsburgh battled for the pennant, finishing second with a 79-60 record, four-and-a-half games behind Brooklyn. Phillippe and Sam Leever gave the Pirates the best pitching in the league and had Pittsburgh within one-and-a-half games of first place as of September 24. Fred Clarke’s squad stumbled the rest of the way, going 6-7, and never got any closer.

There was an unofficial postseason this year, as Wikipedia mentions: “In 1900, he pitched for the Pirates in Game 3 of the Chronicle-Telegraph Cup series to determine the National League champion between the Pirates and the Brooklyn Superbas. Pittsburg avoided the series sweep as Phillippe threw a six-hit shutout and the Pirates’ bats added 10 runs. The Pirates lost the series 3 games to 1.” Also, “Deacon is a distant relative of actor Ryan Phillippe, who named his first son Deacon in honor of the pitcher in 2003.” Ryan is probably most famous for being married to Reese Witherspoon for a number of years. So, if you’re ever going to use one of these players in one of those degrees of separation games, it might be good to start with Deacon.

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P-Clark Griffith, Chicago Orphans, 30 Years Old

1894 1895 1897 1898 1899

14-13, 3.05 ERA, 61 K, .253, 1 HR, 7 RBI

Hall of Fames:

ONEHOF: No

Cooperstown: No (Yes as Pioneer/Executive)

Ron’s: Yes

 

Led in:

 

Shutouts-4

6th Time All-Star-To show the type of pitcher the Old Fox was, he had an off year and still made the All-Star team. Off year or not, he was the best player on the Orphans. It’s shocking to me he didn’t make the Hall of Fame as a player. His chances kept increasing yearly as he started getting two percent of the vote in 1937, three-point-eight percent in 1938; seven-point-three in 1939; 30.5 in 1942; and 43.7 percent in 1945. Yet on his final ballot in 1946, it dropped to 31.2 percent. That was the year he elected as a pioneer/executive by the Old Timers Committee.

Tom Loftus manned the reins in the Windy City, but Chicago had a tough year, finishing 65-75 and in sixth place. They had pretty good pitching, but no hitting and it hurt them.

Griffith fell to 248 innings this season, but he still managed to finish ninth in ERA at 3.05. The managers who took over for Chicago after the departure of Anson certainly didn’t feel the need to wear out arms like ol’ Cap did. What he’s most famous for is detailed in Wikipedia, which says, “When Ban Johnson, a longtime friend, announced plans to form the American League, Griffith was one of the ringleaders in getting National League players to jump ship. Using the cover of his post as vice president of the League Protective Players’ Association (a nascent players’ union), Griffith persuaded 39 players to sign on with the new league for the 1901 season. Griffith himself signed on with the Chicago White Stockings as player-manager.”

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P-Sam Leever, Pittsburgh Pirates, 28 Years Old

15-13, 2.71 ERA, 84 K, .205, 1 HR, 5 RBI

Hall of Fames:

ONEHOF: No

Cooperstown: No

Ron’s: No (Would require seven more All-Star seasons. 43 percent chance)

 

Led in:

 

Home Runs per 9 IP-0.077

1st Time All-Star-Samuel “Sam” or “Deacon” or “The Goshen Schoolmaster” Leever was born on December 23, 1871 in Goshen, OH. He started with Pittsburgh in 1898 and would remain with it his entire 13-year career. The lanky five-foot-10, 175 pound hurler finished fourth in the league in ERA (2.71) and fourth in Adjusted ERA+ (134). Deacon Leever and Deacon Phillippe made a formidable one-two punch from the Pirates’ mound.

SABR says, “The fourth of Edward and Amerideth Leever’s eight children, Samuel Leever was born on December 23, 1871, on a farm in Goshen, Ohio, about twenty miles northeast of Cincinnati. Like many of their neighbors, the Leevers were of Pennsylvania German heritage. After graduating from Goshen High School, Leever taught there for seven years before he signed his first baseball contract at the advanced age of 25.

“As an 1899 rookie, Leever pitched in a league-leading 51 games and 379 innings, and compiled a record of 21-23. Manager Patsy Donovan not only let him complete 35 games, Leever also led the league by finishing 11 games for other pitchers and by saving (as retroactively calculated) three games. Though a sore right arm nagged him occasionally throughout his career, Leever never had another losing season, and never again had an ERA as high as 3.00.

“During the years 1900-1902, with an exceptionally deep and talented pitching staff at his disposal, manager Fred Clarke used what amounted to a five-man rotation most of the time, thus preventing any of his great pitchers from accumulating huge win totals.” Even back in 1900, there was a five-man rotation.

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P-Kid Nichols, Boston Beaneaters, 30 Years Old

1890 1891 1892 1893 1894 1895 1896 1897 1898

13-16, 3.07 ERA, 53 K, .200, 1 HR, 7 RBI

Hall of Fames:

ONEHOF: Yes

Cooperstown: Yes

Ron’s: Yes

 

Led in:

 

Shutouts-4

10th Time All-Star-Maybe the most shocking thing to happen in 1899 was that Kid Nichols, for the first time in nine years, didn’t make the All-Star team. It’s not like his season was terrible. He finished 21-19 with a 2.99 ERA. As a matter of fact, if I would’ve predicted a year in which he wouldn’t make the All-Star team, it would have been this one. Yet here he is, continuing to plug along as one of the greatest pitchers of all time.

Nichols didn’t finish in the top 10 in WAR this season, for the first time ever. He did finish seventh in WAR for Pitchers (4.7), 10th in ERA (3.07), and fifth in Adjusted ERA+ (134). It was one of those seasons in which won-loss record doesn’t tell the story.

SABR talks about his decline this year, saying, “In 1900, Nichols was hampered significantly for the first time in his career by an injury, suffered in late April, and he ended up with his first losing season as a pro, at 13-16. Still, his ERA of 3.07 was better than his 3.52 mark of the 1893 championship year and the next two seasons after that. The most notable difference in his performance was that his strikeouts dropped considerably from the previous season.

“Near the turn of the century Nichols spent the closing weeks of successive preseasons coaching collegiate players along the East Coast, at Amherst (1899), Yale (1900), and Brown (1901). He received an offer from Brown again for 1902, but in mid-December of 1901 a shakeup in the Western League provided Nichols an opportunity to co-own and manage that circuit’s Kansas City club, which were known as the Blue Stockings under Nichols—while the Blues name shifted to a rival franchise across town in the newly formed American Association.”

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P-Ned Garvin, Chicago Orphans, 26 Years Old

10-18, 2.41 ERA, 107 K, .154, 0 HR, 4 RBI

Hall of Fames:

ONEHOF: No

Cooperstown: No

Ron’s: No (Would require 21 more All-Star seasons. Impossible)

 

1st Time All-Star-Virgil Lee “Ned” Garvin was born on New Year’s Day, 1874 in Navasota, TX. He started his career pitching two games with Philadelphia in 1896. The Phillies then traded him to Wilmington of the Atlantic League. Chicago purchased him from Reading of the Atlantic league in July of 1899. This season was his best season ever as he finished ninth in WAR for Pitchers (4.4); second in ERA (2.41), behind only Pittsburgh’s Rube Waddell (2.37); and second in Adjusted ERA+ (149), trailing only Waddell (153). His 10-18 record wasn’t indicative of how well he pitched.

After this season, Garvin moved around for the rest of his short career. He pitched for the American League Milwaukee Brewers (1901), the AL Chicago White Sox (1902), the National League Brooklyn Superbas (1902-04), and the AL New York Highlanders (1904). He would finish with a 58-97 record with a 2.72 ERA and a 124 ERA+. He never had a winning season, with his best season, won-loss wise, being 1902 when he finished 11-11.

An article from The National Pastime Museum says, “Bill James once dubbed Virgil ‘Ned’ Garvin ‘the tough luck pitcher of the decade [1900–1910], if not the hard luck pitcher of all time,’ and it’s easy to see why. His earned run average was better than league average in each of his six full seasons (he played in seven seasons but tossed only 13 innings in his rookie year), and three times it was outstanding—he finished second in ERA in 1900 and 1904 and fifth in 1902. Yet he went only 58–97 with six different teams, a winning percentage of only .374.”

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P-Brickyard Kennedy, Brooklyn Superbas, 32 Years Old

1893 1897 1898

20-13, 3.91 ERA, 75 K, .301, 0 HR, 15 RBI

Hall of Fames:

ONEHOF: No

Cooperstown: No

Ron’s: No (Would require five more All-Star seasons. Impossible)

 

4th Time All-Star-If Ned Garvin was a hard luck pitcher with a poor won-loss record and a great ERA, then Kennedy was the opposite. Because he pitched on the champion Superbas, he had a great 20-13 record despite a poor ERA. He finished ninth in innings pitched (292), but was below league average in ERA as indicated by ERA+ (97). This would be Kennedy’s last full season. Brickyard pitched for Brooklyn in 1901, the Giants in 1902, and the Pirates in 1903. He also pitched in the first official World Series in his last season. Wikipedia says, “In 1903, Kennedy went 9–6 in 18 starts for the Pirates team that won the National League pennant. On his 35th birthday, Kennedy pitched in the first World Series. In Game Five, with Pittsburgh up three games to one, Kennedy faced Cy Young and the Boston Americans. Kennedy and Young each pitched five scoreless innings, until Honus Wagner committed two errors and Boston scored six runs. After giving up another four runs in the seventh, Kennedy was replaced and did not pitch again in the majors.” He would have a total of three pennants in his 12-year career.

This season, SABR says, “On August 31, 1900, he issued free passes to a National League record six consecutive hitters in the course of a 9-4 loss to Philadelphia and finished his career having walked the most batters (1,203) of any pitcher with fewer than 800 strikeouts (799). His volatile temper, argumentative nature and erratic control were nonetheless tolerated because his live fastball was nearly unhittable on days when he was right.”

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C-Ed McFarland, Philadelphia Phillies, 26 Years Old

1898 1899

.305, 0 HR, 38 RBI

Hall of Fames:

ONEHOF: No

Cooperstown: No

Ron’s: No (Would require 14 more All-Star seasons. Impossible)

 

Led in:

 

Def. Games as C-93

Assists as C-137 (2nd Time)

Stolen Bases Allowed as C-171

Caught Stealing as C-120 (3rd Time)

Fielding % as C-.963

3rd Time All-Star-It wasn’t easy to be a catcher in the era in which McFarland toiled, which is why 93 games catching led the league. The equipment was poor and the position, like nowadays, was grueling day-after-day. Still, McFarland had his best season ever, finishing eighth in Defensive WAR (0.7). And he was competing against defenders who played the full 140-game season.

Philadelphia stayed in third place, with Bill Shettsline leading the Phillies to a 75-63 record, eight games out of first place. As per usual for the team, it had the league’s best hitting and the National League’s worst pitching. If this team could have had even a smidge better personnel on the mound, who knows how many pennants it could have won.

Catcher is the hardest position in which to predict future All-Star teams. My guess would be McFarland is done making them, but who knows. He would never catch over 80 games in a season again and finished his career with Philadelphia (1901), the American League Chicago White Sox (1902-07), and the AL Boston Red Sox (1908).

When the AL started next season, SABR says, “McFarland was a target for acquisition by the American League when it began in 1901, particularly by the new team in town, the Philadelphia Athletics. He may even have signed briefly with Connie Mack’s new team. A news story in mid-March said, ‘Eddie McFarland may be turned back to the local National League club because of his reported dissatisfaction.’ He played again with the Phillies, in 74 games. When he did play, he was more or less as effective as before, hitting .285 and with a proportionate number of runs scored and runs batted in.”

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C-Chief Zimmer, Pittsburgh Pirates, 39 Years Old

1892

.295, 0 HR, 35 RBI

Hall of Fames:

ONEHOF: No

Cooperstown: No

Ron’s: No (Would require 12 more All-Star seasons. Impossible)

 

Led in:

 

Putouts as C-318 (2nd Time)

Oldest-39 Years Old

2nd Time All-Star-It doesn’t happen very often, but the oldest player in the league made the All-Star team. It was his first appearance on this list since 1892, when Zimmer was a catcher for  the now-defunct Cleveland team. He played with them through 1899, then went to Louisville that season. After the Colonels folded, Zimmer ended up on Pittsburgh where he had a decent year. He finished eighth in Defensive WAR (0.7), despite playing only 82 games. Chief would play two more seasons with the Pirates, before finishing off his career with Philadelphia in 1903 at the age of 42. It’s incredible to play 19 seasons at any position, but absolutely amazing to do it at catcher.

Zimmer’s reputation as a defensive catcher stands to this day. Wikipedia states, “Zimmer is regarded by some as ‘the finest defensive catcher of his day.’ Baseball historian Bill James picked Zimmer as the catcher both for his 1890s Gold Glove team and his 1890s All-Star team, and as the 62nd best catcher of all time. From 1889 to 1900, Zimmer was regularly among his league’s leaders in putouts, assists, double plays, fielding percentage and games played at catcher.”

Wikipedia also notes he was an innovator, saying, “Zimmer is also credited with being the first catcher, in 1887, to play from a squatting position directly behind the plate on every play. In prior years, catchers had played further behind the plate often standing, particularly with runners on base.” He also put a piece of beefsteak in his glove to protect his hand.

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1B-Jake Beckley, Cincinnati Reds, 32 Years Old

1889 1890 1891 1893 1894

.341, 2 HR, 94 RBI

Hall of Fames:

ONEHOF: No

Cooperstown: Yes

Ron’s: Yes

 

6th Time All-Star-It has been six years since Beckley made an All-Star team, meaning he made none of them during the time most baseball players reach their prime. Since his last appearance on this list, Eagle Eye played for Pittsburgh (1895-96) and New York (1896-97), before coming to the Reds in 1897. Though he didn’t make the All-Star teams from 1895-99, he still managed to be consistent and do Beckley-type things, hitting for average and flashing good leather, though that aspect of his game was declining. This year, Beckley finished sixth in WAR Position Players (4.3); sixth in Offensive WAR (4.0); and sixth in batting average (.341). He’s probably got a couple All-Star seasons left.

SABR says of his career with the Reds, “For seven years Beckley played first base for the Reds, batting over .300 in every season except 1898. His career nearly ended on May 8, 1901, when Christy Mathewson hit him in the head with a fastball, knocking him unconscious for more than five minutes. Beckley recovered, missing only two games, and hit .307 for the last-place Reds that season. He was ‘Old Eagle Eye’ by then, but still a solid run producer with good range and quick reflexes on defense. His only weakness remained his poor throwing arm, and National League base runners always knew they could take an extra base on him. Beckley once fielded a bunt and threw wildly past first base. He retrieved the ball himself and saw the runner rounding third and heading for home. Rather than risk another bad throw, Jake raced the runner to home plate and tagged him in time for the out.”

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2B-Nap Lajoie, Philadelphia Phillies, 25 Years Old

1897

.337, 7 HR, 92 RBI

Hall of Fames:

ONEHOF: No

Cooperstown: Yes

Ron’s: No (Would require one more All-Star season. Definitely)

 

Led in:

 

Double Plays Turned as 2B-69

Range Factor/9 Inn as 2B-6.12

Range Factor/Game as 2B-6.16

Fielding % as 2B-.954

2nd Time All-Star-Lajoie made his first All-Star team as a second sacker this season after moving to that position in 1898. Except for 1911, that would be his main position the rest of his career. Because his offensive stats are so monstrous, people might not care about his defense, but he actually had a good glove throughout his career. As for this season, Lajoie finished seventh in WAR Position Players (4.3); ninth in Offensive WAR (3.7); seventh in batting average (.337); third in slugging (.510), behind Pittsburgh’s Honus Wagner (.573) and teammate Elmer Flick (.545); and sixth in Adjusted OPS+ (141). He is an offensive force at this time, but you ain’t seen nothin’ yet!

Wikipedia writes of his last few seasons, “Later in 1898, new manager George Stallings moved Lajoie to second base, commenting that ‘[Lajoie would] have made good no matter where I positioned him.’

“Lajoie hit .363 and led the NL in slugging percentage in 1897 and doubles and RBIs in 1898. He had a .378 batting average in 1899, though he played only 77 games due to an injury. In 1900, he missed five weeks due to a broken thumb suffered in a fistfight with teammate Elmer Flick.”

And on Lajoie’s move to the American League: “John Rogers, described as a ‘penny-pinching’ majority owner of the Phillies, assured Lajoie that he would make the same salary as Delahanty. However, Lajoie discovered that while he was earning $2,600 ($74,849 in current dollar terms), Delahanty earned $3,000 ($86,364 in current dollar terms) (contracts for NL players were not allowed to surpass $2,400). Rogers increased Lajoie’s pay by $200 but the damage had already been done. ‘Because I felt I had been cheated, I was determined to listen to any reasonable American League offer’, Lajoie said.” Lajoie would break the bank if he played nowadays.

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3B-John McGraw, St. Louis Cardinals, 27 Years Old

1893 1895 1898 1899

.344, 2 HR, 33 RBI

Hall of Fames:

ONEHOF: No

Cooperstown: No (Yes as manager)

Ron’s: No (Would require two more All-Star seasons. 50 percent chance)

 

Led in:

 

On-Base %-.505 (3rd Time)

5th Time All-Star-One of the unusual things about McGraw, the ballplayer, is how few games he actually played. He never played over 143 games and only three times played 120 or more. This season, Mugsy played in only 99 of St. Louis’ 140 games, yet still played good enough ball to make the All-Star team. Next season, he’s going to play 73 games for the American League Baltimore Orioles and still have a good shot at making this list. He looks like he’s going to fall just short of making Ron’s Hall of Fame.

McGraw finished sixth in WAR (5.3) and I want to stop there for a second. Though he played only 70 percent of his team’s games, only five players in the league had a better WAR. His stretch of play from 1898-1900 was hard to match when he could actually be on the field. Back to the stats. Little Napoleon finished third in WAR Position Players (5.3), behind Pittsburgh’s Honus Wagner (6.5) and Philadelphia’s Elmer Flick (5.9); third in Offensive WAR (5.2), trailing Wagner (6.3) and Flick (6.3); fifth in batting average (.344); first in on-base percentage (.505); and third in Adjusted OPS+ (157), again behind Wagner (176) and Flick (173).

Mugsy played a big role in the formation of the American League. From Our Game, “John McGraw had been the Orioles’ player–manager in 1899, but when he got wind of the NL’s intent to drop Baltimore in 1900 he threatened to form an American League team with Ban Johnson and assist him in mounting a major league threat. Inability to secure a ballpark in time to open the 1900 season, however (Hanlon was no longer using the Union Grounds but he’d be damned if he’d let McGraw have it), doomed the AL franchise and did nothing for McGraw’s bargaining position. In mid-February he sheepishly re-upped as manager of the NL Orioles. Only two weeks later, however, the other shoe dropped at last, as the rumored contraction of Baltimore — along with Cleveland, Washington, and Louisville — was announced as fact. The syndicate clubs hoped that by consolidating their interests they could cut their losses, and by reducing the league to eight teams they might heighten interest in the pennant race … or at least conclude the season with only seven losing teams rather than eleven.” Read the whole thing.

davis5SS-George Davis, New York Giants, 29 Years Old

1893 1894 1897 1899

.319, 3 HR, 61 RBI

Hall of Fames:

ONEHOF: No

Cooperstown: Yes

Ron’s: Yes

 

Led in:

 

Range Factor/9 Inn as SS-6.81 (2nd Time)

Range Factor/Game as SS-6.39 (3rd Time)

Fielding % as SS-.944 (2nd Time)

5th Time All-Star-Despite Davis’ mind-boggling career WAR (84.3), he doesn’t get much publicity. He wasn’t rowdy and his offensive stats don’t jump off the page. Davis also had the misfortune of playing many of his best seasons at the same time as Honus Wagner, who will eventually end up the game’s greatest shortstop. The other problem for Davis is he didn’t play on many winning teams, though that would not always be the case. He has some pennants and World Series victories in his future.

Davis finished ninth in WAR Position Players (4.0) and sixth in Defensive WAR (1.2). This was a typical Davis season, where he didn’t blow people’s minds offensively, but his contribution with the glove was so fantastic, he has no problem making these All-Star teams. Along with his fine play, he also managed the Giants, taking over for Buck Ewing, who had a 21-41 record. Davis actually led New York to a winning record in his stint at the helm (39-37), but the team still finished last with a 60-78 record. The team had decent hitting, but the second worst pitching in the league.

The Hall of Fame indicates how underrated Davis was, saying, “’Many ball players regard him as the best shortstop in the business; batting, base running and fielding considered.’ The Sporting News Supplements,1899.

“When he was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1998, George Davis was likely the best ballplayer you’d never heard of. But due to the dogged efforts of historians like Lee Allen and Walter Lipka, he finally received his due, a century after he made a name for himself as one of the greatest shortstops in baseball history.”

dahlen5SS-Bill Dahlen, Brooklyn Superbas, 30 Years Old

1892 1896 1898 1899

.259, 1 HR, 69 RBI

Hall of Fames:

ONEHOF: No

Cooperstown: No

Ron’s: Yes

 

Led in:

 

Assists-517 (2nd Time)

Def. Games as SS-133

Assists as SS-517 (2nd Time)

5th Time All-Star-Ron’s Hall of Fame is based totally on stats. I don’t judge a man’s morals when it comes to entry onto that team or it would be a much smaller group indeed. Many of these 19th Century players were ruffians, brutes, and drunkards. They might have been gypsies, tramps, and thieves, also, for all I know. Bad Bill Dahlen won few accolades for his demeanor, but between the white lines, there has rarely been a shortstop as good. He’s a big part of the reason Brooklyn won its second straight National League title.

Dahlen finished second in Defensive WAR (1.5), behind only Pittsburgh shortstop Bones Ely (2.5). The difference is Bad Bill added some value offensively, while Ely provided very little with the bat.

The Sporting News has a lengthy article on Dahlen’s candidacy for election to the Hall of Fame on the Pre Integration ballot. Here is just a bit of it: “Longtime baseball researcher and author Bill James has said that with enough time, only statistics get remembered with players. This helps Dahlen, a lot. In his time, he received spotted coverage in the press and had the nickname ‘Bad Bill.’

“Granted, there’s some dispute among researchers about Dahlen’s reputation. When asked if character issues had delayed Dahlen’s candidacy, [baseball writer John] Thorn replied via email, ‘No; all that is mere dust and has been for a long while.’ Baseball historian and author David Nemec said, ‘There are certainly guys with worse character who are in the Hall of Fame. I don’t think he was that bad a guy.’”

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LF-Jesse Burkett, St. Louis Cardinals, 31 Years Old

1893 1895 1896 1899

.363, 7 HR, 68 RBI

Hall of Fames:

ONEHOF: No

Cooperstown: Yes

Ron’s: Yes

 

Led in:

 

Def. Games as OF-141 (2nd Time)

Putouts as OF- 337

5th Time All-Star-One of the game’s surliest players made my Hall of Fame this year. He didn’t hit .400 like he had done two times previously, but it was still a great season, maybe his greatest thus far. Next season will be even better. Burkett finished seventh in WAR (5.3); fourth in WAR Position Players (5.3); and fourth in Offensive WAR (5.0); third in batting average (.363), behind Pittsburgh’s Honus Wagner (.381) and Philadelphia’s Elmer Flick (.367); sixth in on-base percentage (.429); sixth in slugging percentage (.474); and fourth in Adjusted OPS+ (151). Like I said, it was a great season, with a better one ahead.

Baseball Reference tells us Burkett was fast, stating, “In addition to his hitting, Burkett was also known for his speed, stealing 389 bases in his career. He also holds a record with 55 lifetime inside-the-park home runs. He was also a terrific bunter, who could lay down the ball wherever he wanted on the field. However, he was a liability in the field, posting a large number of errors in the outfield, something that was relatively common at that time.”

For a glimpse at the attitude of Burkett, take a look at this bit from SABR, which says, “Ever with a chip on his shoulder, Burkett felt he had been forgotten by the game he loved. After his election to the Hall of Fame in 1946, Burkett told a reporter, ‘It took them a long time and I thought they weren’t going to because everybody had forgotten me.’ Still unsparing in his judgments, even when it came to members of his own family, Burkett also told reporters that his greatest disappointment was that his son, Howard, who spent several years playing in the minor leagues, never reached the majors. ‘Curveball pitching is what beat him,’ Burkett told the New York Herald Tribune in 1947. ‘They never could get curves past me, but I guess the boy just didn’t have the knack.’”

selbach3LF-Kip Selbach, New York Giants, 28 Years Old

1897 1898

.337, 4 HR, 68 RBI

Hall of Fames:

ONEHOF: No

Cooperstown: No

Ron’s: No (Would require six more All-Star seasons. Very slim chance)

 

Led in:

 

Def. Games as OF-141

Double Plays Turned as OF-8

3rd Time All-Star-Since last making the All-Star team for Washington in 1898, Selbach moved twice. He played for the Cincinnati Reds in 1899, then moved to the Giants this season. He had his best season ever, finishing eighth in WAR (5.1), fifth in WAR Position Players (5.1), fifth in Offensive WAR (5.0), eighth in batting average (.337), seventh in on-base percentage (.425), seventh in slugging (.461), eighth in stolen bases (36), and fifth in Adjusted OPS+ (149). Selbach would start declining after this season, but his 1900 season is still pretty good.

How did Selbach end up on the Giants? It’s baffling, according to SABR, which says, “How he had come to New York was, as late as September, still a mystery: ‘No one knows the terms by which the New York Club secured Selbach and Hawley,’ Sporting Life wrote. ‘They both represented the outlay of considerable coin of the realm. Whether they were released outright or simply loaned for the year is not known. … Poor managerial judgment was responsible for his failure in red.’ Before the 1900 season Selbach and pitchers Pink Hawley and Jack Taylor had been asked by Brush to take a pay cut rather than receive a raise, because – Brush said – his salaries were based on efficiency, and none of the three had lived up to expectations. In Selbach’s case, it was said to be a cut from $2,400 to $1,800. He wasn’t buying it. In the last week of March, near the end of spring training, Selbach signed with the Giants. There were several suggestions in print that he’d been loaned out, or some other deal had been made but Brush denied it.”

kelley5LF-Joe Kelley, Brooklyn Superbas, 28 Years Old

1894 1895 1896 1897

.319, 6 HR, 91 RBI

Hall of Fames:

ONEHOF: No

Cooperstown: Yes

Ron’s: No (Would require one more All-Star season. Just maybe)

 

5th Time All-Star-In the history of baseball, there have been 19,061 Major League players and only 228 of those players have been inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame (not counting the Negro League inductees). That is a percentage of one-point-two, which makes sense. There should be a huge pool of good and mediocre players, but only one out of hundred should be considered great enough to make the Hall of Fame. Joe Kelley happens to be one of those players and that’s no small feat. A group of baseball experts decided he was one of the one percent of players of all time and that shouldn’t be disparaged. I actually have nothing against Kelley being in the Hall, there are certainly worse. But unless one of his next few seasons allows him to make my All-Star team, he’s not going to make it. And it’s going to be close, with next season being his best shot.

This season, Kelley finished fourth in slugging (.485) and seventh in Adjusted OPS+ (138), while helping lead Brooklyn to its second consecutive league title – Kelley’s fifth. It’s no small feat to be a big part of five National League champions and, in four of five of those seasons, Kelley was good enough to make the All-Star team.

Wikipedia wraps up these last two seasons for Kelley, saying, “With McGraw remaining in Baltimore, Hanlon named Kelley team captain. The Superbas won the NL pennant in 1899 and 1900, as Kelley finished tenth in RBI (93), OBP (.410), and tied several players for tenth in home runs (6) in 1899 and led the team with a .319 batting average in 1900, while finishing fourth in the league in SLG (.485), tying Hickman for seventh in RBI (91), and tying Jimmy Collins and Buck Freeman for tenth in home runs (6).”

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CF-Billy Hamilton, Boston Beaneaters, 34 Years Old

1890 1891 1892 1893 1894 1895 1896 1897 1898

.333, 1 HR, 47 RBI

Hall of Fames:

ONEHOF: Yes

Cooperstown: Yes

Ron’s: Yes

 

10th Time All-Star-In 1899, Hamilton missed making the All-Star team for the first time after nine consecutive years of doing so. He only played 84 games which most likely accounted for it, but he also had his weakest hitting season since his rookie year in 1888. He’s back this season and has probably made the All-Star team for the last time. Next season will be his last.

Sliding Billy finished eighth in WAR Position Players (4.2); ninth in Offensive WAR (3.7); ninth in batting average (.333); and third in on-base percentage (.449), behind St. Louis’ John McGraw (.505) and Philadelphia’s Roy Thomas (.451). Hamilton’s skills were declining, but if you look at these stats, every player would take those in his fading years.

Here’s a wrap-up of his career from SABR: “Few observers paid attention to lifetime statistics and career records 100 years ago, but Billy Hamilton’s numbers marked him as one of the greats. He retired as baseball’s all-time leader in walks, a distinction he held until Eddie Collins passed him in 1922. His .344 career batting average is the eighth highest of all time, and his on-base percentage of .455 is surpassed only by Ted Williams, Babe Ruth, and John McGraw. Hamilton’s career stolen bases, once recorded as 937 and later revised to 914, stood as a major league record until Lou Brock, who retired in 1979 with 938 steals (under different rules). During his 14 years in the majors, Billy scored 1,697 runs in 1,594 games, and his average of 1.06 runs per game is the highest figure ever recorded. Only three men (Hamilton and fellow 19th-century stars Harry Stovey and George Gore) scored more than one run per game during their careers, and no modern player has come close to matching the feat.”

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CF-George Van Haltren, New York Giants, 34 Years Old

1889 1891

.315, 1 HR, 51 RBI, 0-0, 0.00 ERA, 0 K

Hall of Fames:

ONEHOF: No

Cooperstown: No

Ron’s: No (Would require five more All-Star seasons. Impossible)

 

Led in:

 

Stolen Bases-45

Def. Games as OF-141 (4th Time)

Assists as OF-28 (2nd Time)

3rd Time All-Star-Van Haltren incredibly is back after not making the All-Star team for nine seasons. He played for Baltimore and Pittsburgh in 1892, then the Pirates again in 1893. On November 16, 1893, the Giants purchased him from Pittsburgh for $2,500 and he’d remain with New York the rest of his career. This season, Van Haltren led the league in stolen bases with 45, quite a feat for a 34-year-old ballplayer. He’s 21st all-time in that category, pilfering 583 bags.

There are Hall of Fame arguments for Rip, mainly based on batting average and stolen bases, two stats inflated by the era in which he played. He was a good outfielder (hitting-wise) in an era with a lot of great outfielders, so I think he falls a bit short.

Bill Lamb of SABR writes, “Van Haltren’s death precipitated a brief West Coast push for his induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame. Contemporaries like Hugh Duffy, Jim O’Rourke, and Tommy McCarthy had recently been summoned to Cooperstown, but Rip never got the call. His champions had to content themselves with the Hall’s acceptance of the silver-encased bat awarded Rip in 1894, donated by his widow via the Oakland Old Timers Club. The bat still remained on display in 2011, a fitting reminder of George Van Haltren, an outstanding, if not quite immortal, 19th-century ballplayer.” If you use Tommy McCarthy as a baseline for players making the Hall of Fame, you’re opening up a floodgate, because he might be the worst player in Cooperstown.

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RF-Honus Wagner, Pittsburgh Pirates, 26 Years Old

1899

.381, 4 HR, 100 RBI, 0-0, 0.00 ERA, 1 K

Hall of Fames:

ONEHOF: No

Cooperstown: Yes

Ron’s: No (Would require one more All-Star season. Oh, yeah)

 

Led in:

 

1900 NL Batting Title

War Position Players-6.5

Offensive WAR-6.3

Batting Average-.381

Slugging %-.573

On-Base Plus Slugging-1.007

Total Bases-302

Doubles-45

Triples-22

Adjusted OPS+-176

Runs Created-129

Extra Base Hits-71

Offensive Win %-.832

2nd Time All-Star-This was the season that made the world say, “Wow!” and it’d be saying that for many years after. Interestingly, Wagner still isn’t at his usual position of shortstop. As it turns out, the Flying Dutchman played five different positions, but no shortstop. Yet, it was while there, he’d garner his most fame. This season, Wagner finished third in WAR (6.4), behind St. Louis’ Cy Young (7.3) and Boston’s Bill Dinneen (6.8); first in WAR Position Players (6.5); first in Offensive WAR (6.3); first in batting average (.381); fifth in on-base percentage (.434); first in slugging (.573); fifth in stolen bases (38); and first in Adjusted OPS+ (176). Incredibly, Wagner has better seasons to come. Also, most of his playing time comes during the deadball era. What would his stats looked like if he played in the ‘30s or even early 1890s.

As for how he ended up in Pittsburgh, SABR says, “National League officials reduced league membership from 12 teams to eight. The Louisville club was dissolved. Dreyfuss bought stock in the Pittsburgh Pirates and through clever maneuvering became president of the club. Replacing unproductive Pirates with top players from Louisville, including Wagner, Dreyfuss pushed the Pirates to second behind the Brooklyn Superbas in 1900. Wagner thanked Dreyfuss for bringing him home, hitting and slugging career-bests .381 and .573.”

SABR begins the article with, “’There ain’t much to being a ballplayer, if you’re a ballplayer,’ said the greatest player of his time, or most any other time – Honus Wagner. He may be the greatest player in National League history.”

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RF-Elmer Flick, Philadelphia Phillies, 24 Years Old

1898

.367, 11 HR, 110 RBI

Hall of Fames:

ONEHOF: No

Cooperstown: Yes

Ron’s: No (Would require four more All-Star seasons. Sure thing)

 

Led in:

 

Runs Batted In-110

Adj. Batting Runs-56

Adj. Batting Wins-5.5

Power-Speed #-16.7

2nd Time All-Star-Philadelphia in the 1890s and 1900s must have had an outfielder machine, much like the machine Hugh Jackman’s character had in the movie, The Prestige, that just cloned good outfielder after good outfielder. Flick continued the legacy started by people like Ed Delahanty, Billy Hamilton, and Sam Thompson with his own Hall of Fame career. In 1900, he finished fifth in WAR (5.9); second in WAR Position Players (5.9), behind only Pittsburgh’s Honus Wagner (6.5); second in Offensive WAR (6.3), again behind Wagner (6.3); second in batting average (.367), behind you-know-who (.381); fourth in on-base percentage (.441); second in slugging (.545), behind Wagner (.573); ninth in stolen bases (35); and second in Adjusted OPS+ (173), trailing the unstoppable Wagner (176). What an incredible pair of rightfielders the state of Pennsylvania had this season.

                Wikipedia says, “Before the 1900 season, Philadelphia stars Napoleon Lajoie and Ed Delahanty held out of renewing their contracts with the team. Other members of the team had grown disgruntled. Amid talk of a revival of the American Association, Flick and several other players began to talk about not returning to the team the next year. The Philadelphia Inquirer reported that Flick’s father was in the chair business in Cleveland and that he might require Flick’s help with the business. Flick agreed to a contract extension before the season started.

“The race for the batting title came down to the end of the season. The title winner, Honus Wagner, later said, ‘I’ve had a lot of thrills, but don’t think I was ever happier than in 1900 when I won after battling Elmer Flick to the last day of the season for the title.’”

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RF-Willie Keeler, Brooklyn Superbas, 28 Years Old

1895 1897 1899

.362, 4 HR, 68 RBI

Hall of Fames:

ONEHOF: No

Cooperstown: Yes

Ron’s: No (Would require two more All-Star seasons. 99 percent chance)

 

Led in:

 

Hits-204 (3rd Time)

Singles-175 (4th Time)

AB per SO-140.8 (4th Time)

4th Time All-Star-As a Reds fan, I grew up rooting for Johnny Bench, Tony Perez, Joe Morgan, and, of course, Pete Rose. I never was as much of a Rose fan as I was a Bench one because I’ve always liked the home run. Rose was a singles hitter who hit for a high average and rarely struck out, much like Keeler. I’m not sure I would have been much of a Wee Willie fan either.

Say what you will about Keeler, he was a winner, now part of his fifth pennant-winning team. He finished 10th in WAR Position Players (3.7), fourth in batting average (.362), 10th in on-base percentage (.402), 10th in slugging (.449), fourth in steals (41), and 10th in Adjusted OPS+ (130). It wasn’t his best season, but it was very good.

SABR says of this season, “Hanlon’s Superbas, bolstered by Jennings’ return from injury and the addition of pitcher Joe ‘Iron Man’ McGinnity, outdistanced Honus Wagner’s Pittsburgh Pirates by 4½ games in 1900 to repeat as National League champion. Keeler again finished fourth in batting with a .362 average, stole 41 bases, smacked four homers, and led the league with 140 runs and 204 hits, a number that brought his career total to 1,567 in 4,114 at-bats through the close of the 1900 season, a batting average of .381, the best in baseball in the 19th century. He also played in one game at second base, and handled his only chance cleanly.”  I forget that 1900 is still considered part of the 19th century.

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10 thoughts on “1900 National League All-Star Team

  1. As usual, fine list. Basically all 19th Century players are obscure and Ewing is one of the most obscure. His stats today, especially his fielding numbers, don’t look all that great, but he was an excellent backstop in his era. To me there are 4 superior 19th Century catchers: Ewing, Bennett, Deacon White, and King Kelly. Of those both White and Kelly spend a lot of time elsewhere (White at 3rd and Kelly in the outfield) so I agree with you on the 2 top catchers of the era.
    Good job.
    v

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