1902 Pittsburgh Pirates season

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, 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

Season standings

National League W L Pct. GB Home Road
Pittsburgh Pirates 10336 0.741 56–15 47–21
Brooklyn Superbas 7563 0.543 27½ 45–23 30–40
Boston Beaneaters 7364 0.533 29 42–27 31–37
Cincinnati Reds 7070 0.500 33½ 35–35 35–35
Chicago Orphans 6869 0.496 34 31–38 37–31
St. Louis Cardinals 5678 0.418 44½ 28–38 28–40
Philadelphia Phillies 5681 0.409 46 29–39 27–42
New York Giants 4888 0.353 53½ 24–44 24–44

Record vs. opponents

1902 National League Records

Sources:
Team BOS BR CHI CIN NYG PHI PIT STL
Boston 8–1211–911–916–311–9–16–14–110–8–3
Brooklyn 12–812–812–810–1013–66–14–110–9–2
Chicago 9–118–1212–8–110–10–410–107–1312–5–1
Cincinnati 9–118–128–12–114–613–75–1513–7
New York 3–1610–1010–10–46–146–126–13–17–13
Philadelphia 9–11–16–1310–107–1312–62–1810–10
Pittsburgh 14–6–114–6–113–715–513–6–118–216–4
St. Louis 8–10–39–10–25–12–17–1313–710–104–16

Roster

1902 Pittsburgh Pirates
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Player stats

Batting

Starters by position

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

Pos Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
CHarry Smith5018535.189012
1BKitty Bransfield102413126.305069
3BTommy Leach135514143.278685
OFHonus Wagner136534176.330391
OFFred Clarke113459145.316253
OFGinger Beaumont130541193.357067

Other batters

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

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
Jack O'Connor4917050.294128
Chief Zimmer4214238.268017
Bill Miller151.20002
Lee Fohl130.00000

Pitching

Starting pitchers

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

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Jack Chesbro35286.12862.17136
Deacon Phillippe312722092.05122
Jesse Tannehill262312061.95100
Sam Leever282221572.3986
Ed Doheny22188.11642.5388
Warren McLaughlin326302.7713
Harvey Cushman425.2047.3612

Relief pitchers

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

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Honus Wagner10000.005
Ed Poole10001.132

Awards and honors

League top five finishers

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

  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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