December 05, 2002

BATTING RECORD. 19

(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 |