1902 Pittsburgh Pirates season

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1902 Pittsburgh Pirates
1902 National League Champions
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Owner(s) Barney Dreyfuss
Manager(s) Fred Clarke
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The 1902 Pittsburgh Pirates[1] won a second straight National League pennant, by an overwhelming 27.5 game margin over the Brooklyn Superbas. It was the Pirates' first ever 100-win team, and still holds the franchise record for best winning percentage at home (.789).

Ginger Beaumont won the batting title with a .357 mark, Tommy Leach led the league in home runs with 6 (a major league record for fewest HRs to lead the league), Honus Wagner led the league in RBI with 91, and Jack Chesbro led the league with 28 wins. As a team, the Pirates led the league in every significant batting category,[clarification needed] the last time that has been done in the NL. They scored 775 runs, which was 142 more than any other team.

The team allowed four home runs during their 1902 season, the fewest in MLB history.[2]


Regular season[edit]

The 1902 Pittsburgh Pirates

Season standings[edit]

National League W L Pct. GB Home Road
Pittsburgh Pirates 103 36 0.741 56–15 47–21
Brooklyn Superbas 75 63 0.543 27½ 45–23 30–40
Boston Beaneaters 73 64 0.533 29 42–27 31–37
Cincinnati Reds 70 70 0.500 33½ 35–35 35–35
Chicago Orphans 68 69 0.496 34 31–38 37–31
St. Louis Cardinals 56 78 0.418 44½ 28–38 28–40
Philadelphia Phillies 56 81 0.409 46 29–39 27–42
New York Giants 48 88 0.353 53½ 24–44 24–44


Record vs. opponents[edit]

1902 National League Records

Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8]
Team BOS BR CHI CIN NYG PHI PIT STL
Boston 8–12 11–9 11–9 16–3 11–9–1 6–14–1 10–8–3
Brooklyn 12–8 12–8 12–8 10–10 13–6 6–14–1 10–9–2
Chicago 9–11 8–12 12–8–1 10–10–4 10–10 7–13 12–5–1
Cincinnati 9–11 8–12 8–12–1 14–6 13–7 5–15 13–7
New York 3–16 10–10 10–10–4 6–14 6–12 6–13–1 7–13
Philadelphia 9–11–1 6–13 10–10 7–13 12–6 2–18 10–10
Pittsburgh 14–6–1 14–6–1 13–7 15–5 13–6–1 18–2 16–4
St. Louis 8–10–3 9–10–2 5–12–1 7–13 13–7 10–10 4–16


Opening Day lineup[edit]

Roster[edit]

1902 Pittsburgh Pirates
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Player stats[edit]

Batting[edit]

Starters by position[edit]

Note: Pos = Position; G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

Pos Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
C Harry Smith 50 185 35 .189 0 12
1B Kitty Bransfield 102 413 126 .305 0 69
3B Tommy Leach 135 514 143 .278 6 85
OF Honus Wagner 136 534 176 .330 3 91
OF Fred Clarke 113 459 145 .316 2 53
OF Ginger Beaumont 130 541 193 .357 0 67

Other batters[edit]

Note: G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
Jack O'Connor 49 170 50 .294 1 28
Chief Zimmer 42 142 38 .268 0 17
Bill Miller 1 5 1 .200 0 2
Lee Fohl 1 3 0 .000 0 0

Pitching[edit]

Starting pitchers[edit]

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

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Jack Chesbro 35 286.1 28 6 2.17 136
Deacon Phillippe 31 272 20 9 2.05 122
Jesse Tannehill 26 231 20 6 1.95 100
Sam Leever 28 222 15 7 2.39 86
Ed Doheny 22 188.1 16 4 2.53 88
Warren McLaughlin 3 26 3 0 2.77 13
Harvey Cushman 4 25.2 0 4 7.36 12

Relief pitchers[edit]

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

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Honus Wagner 1 0 0 0 0.00 5
Ed Poole 1 0 0 0 1.13 2

Awards and honors[edit]

League top five finishers[edit]

Ginger Beaumont

  • NL leader in batting average (.357)
  • #3 in NL in runs scored (100)
  • #3 in NL in on-base percentage (.404)
  • #4 in NL in stolen bases (33)

Jack Chesbro

  • NL leader in wins (28)

Fred Clarke

  • #2 in NL in runs scored (103)
  • #3 in NL in slugging percentage (.449)
  • #4 in NL in on-base percentage (.401)

Tommy Leach

  • NL leader in home runs (6)
  • #2 in NL in RBI (85)
  • #4 in NL in runs scored (97)

Jesse Tannehill

  • #3 in NL in ERA (1.95)

Honus Wagner

  • NL leader in RBI (91)
  • NL leader in runs scored (105)
  • NL leader in stolen bases (42)
  • NL leader in slugging percentage (.463)

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ In the late 1800s and early 1900s, the name of Pittsburgh was often spelled without the 'h'.
  2. ^ Starkey, Joe (April 27, 2014). "Starkey: Unbreakable Pittsburgh records". Retrieved May 1, 2014. 

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