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A high-level summary of the 1896 Major League Baseball Season. The page includes standings, team totals and leaderboards. There is a lot more information on the season in various sub-sections such as the player register, team pages and boxscore-related pages.
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1896 Pitching Leaderboards

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Earned Run Average - (NL)
RankPlayer NameTeam(s)Value
1Billy RhinesCincinnati Reds2.45
2Kid NicholsBoston Beaneaters2.83
3Nig CuppyCleveland Spiders3.12
4Frank DwyerCincinnati Reds3.15
5Cy YoungCleveland Spiders3.24
6Bobby WallaceCleveland Spiders3.34
7Bill HofferBaltimore Orioles3.38
8Harley PayneBrooklyn Bridegrooms3.39
9Frank KillenPittsburgh Alleghenys3.41
10Red EhretCincinnati Reds3.42
W+H Per Inning Pitched - (NL)
RankPlayer NameTeam(s)Value
1Billy RhinesCincinnati Reds1.23
2Nig CuppyCleveland Spiders1.29
3Cy YoungCleveland Spiders1.30
4Kid NicholsBoston Beaneaters1.31
5Frank DwyerCincinnati Reds1.32
6Duke EsperBaltimore Orioles1.33
6Bill HofferBaltimore Orioles1.33
8Red EhretCincinnati Reds1.34
9Arlie PondBaltimore Orioles1.35
10Jack StivettsBoston Beaneaters1.37
Wins - (NL)
RankPlayer NameTeam(s)Value
1Kid NicholsBoston Beaneaters30
1Frank KillenPittsburgh Alleghenys30
3Cy YoungCleveland Spiders28
4Jouett MeekinNew York Giants26
5Bill HofferBaltimore Orioles25
5Nig CuppyCleveland Spiders25
5Win MercerWashington Nationals25
8Frank DwyerCincinnati Reds24
9Clark GriffithChicago Colts23
10Pink HawleyPittsburgh Alleghenys22
10Jack StivettsBoston Beaneaters22
Losses - (NL)
RankPlayer NameTeam(s)Value
1Bill HartSt. Louis Browns29
2Bill HillLouisville Colonels28
3Chick FraserLouisville Colonels27
4Ted BreitensteinSt. Louis Browns26
5Red DonahueSt. Louis Browns24
5Dad ClarkeNew York Giants24
7Pink HawleyPittsburgh Alleghenys21
7Jack TaylorPhiladelphia Phillies21
9Doc McJamesWashington Nationals20
9Brickyard KennedyBrooklyn Bridegrooms20
9Les GermanWashington Nationals
New York Giants
Games Pitched - (NL)
RankPlayer NameTeam(s)Value
1Frank KillenPittsburgh Alleghenys52
2Cy YoungCleveland Spiders51
3Kid NicholsBoston Beaneaters49
3Pink HawleyPittsburgh Alleghenys49
5Dad ClarkeNew York Giants48
6Win MercerWashington Nationals46
6Nig CuppyCleveland Spiders46
8Jack TaylorPhiladelphia Phillies45
9Ted BreitensteinSt. Louis Browns44
10Bill HillLouisville Colonels43
10Chick FraserLouisville Colonels43
Games Started - (NL)
RankPlayer NameTeam(s)Value
1Frank KillenPittsburgh Alleghenys50
2Cy YoungCleveland Spiders46
3Win MercerWashington Nationals45
4Pink HawleyPittsburgh Alleghenys43
4Ted BreitensteinSt. Louis Browns43
4Kid NicholsBoston Beaneaters43
7Jouett MeekinNew York Giants41
7Jack TaylorPhiladelphia Phillies41
7Bill HartSt. Louis Browns41
10Dad ClarkeNew York Giants40
10Nig CuppyCleveland Spiders40
Complete Games - (NL)
RankPlayer NameTeam(s)Value
1Frank KillenPittsburgh Alleghenys44
2Cy YoungCleveland Spiders42
3Win MercerWashington Nationals38
4Kid NicholsBoston Beaneaters37
4Bill HartSt. Louis Browns37
4Pink HawleyPittsburgh Alleghenys37
4Ted BreitensteinSt. Louis Browns37
8Chick FraserLouisville Colonels36
9Nig CuppyCleveland Spiders35
9Clark GriffithChicago Colts35
9Jack TaylorPhiladelphia Phillies35
Shutouts - (NL)
RankPlayer NameTeam(s)Value
1Frank KillenPittsburgh Alleghenys5
1Cy YoungCleveland Spiders5
3Bill HofferBaltimore Orioles3
3Frank DwyerCincinnati Reds3
3Kid NicholsBoston Beaneaters3
3Billy RhinesCincinnati Reds3
3George HemmingBaltimore Orioles3
8Red EhretCincinnati Reds2
8Win MercerWashington Nationals2
8Harley PayneBrooklyn Bridegrooms2
8Chauncey FisherCincinnati Reds2
8Arlie PondBaltimore Orioles2
8Bobby WallaceCleveland Spiders2
8Jack StivettsBoston Beaneaters2
8Pink HawleyPittsburgh Alleghenys2
Games Finished - (NL)
RankPlayer NameTeam(s)Value
1Chauncey FisherCincinnati Reds11
2Jim HugheyPittsburgh Alleghenys9
3Les GermanWashington Nationals
New York Giants
3Dad ClarkeNew York Giants8
5Bill KissingerSt. Louis Browns7
5Dan DaubBrooklyn Bridegrooms7
5Bert AbbeyBrooklyn Bridegrooms7
5Ed SteinBrooklyn Bridegrooms7
9Pink HawleyPittsburgh Alleghenys6
9Nig CuppyCleveland Spiders6
9Kid NicholsBoston Beaneaters6
9Harley PayneBrooklyn Bridegrooms6
9Kid CarseyPhiladelphia Phillies6
9Tom SmithLouisville Colonels6
9Jack StivettsBoston Beaneaters6
9Silver KingWashington Nationals6
Saves - (NL)
RankPlayer NameTeam(s)Value
1Cy YoungCleveland Spiders3
2Chauncey FisherCincinnati Reds2
2Bill HillLouisville Colonels2
4Kid CarseyPhiladelphia Phillies1
4Silver KingWashington Nationals1
4Dad ClarkeNew York Giants1
4Bill KissingerSt. Louis Browns1
4Bert CunninghamLouisville Colonels1
4Willard MainsBoston Beaneaters1
4Nig CuppyCleveland Spiders1
4Doc McJamesWashington Nationals1
4Frank DwyerCincinnati Reds1
4Jim SullivanBoston Beaneaters1
4Buttons BriggsChicago Colts1
4Jack TaylorPhiladelphia Phillies1
4Joe CorbettBaltimore Orioles1
4Frank ForemanCincinnati Reds1
4Zeke WilsonCleveland Spiders1
4Chick FraserLouisville Colonels1
4Les GermanWashington Nationals
New York Giants
4Brickyard KennedyBrooklyn Bridegrooms1
4Charlie GettigNew York Giants1
4Kid NicholsBoston Beaneaters1
4Charlie HastingsPittsburgh Alleghenys1
Innings PItched - (NL)
RankPlayer NameTeam(s)Value
1Frank KillenPittsburgh Alleghenys432.1
2Cy YoungCleveland Spiders414.1
3Pink HawleyPittsburgh Alleghenys378.0
4Kid NicholsBoston Beaneaters372.1
5Win MercerWashington Nationals366.1
6Jack TaylorPhiladelphia Phillies359.0
7Nig CuppyCleveland Spiders358.0
8Dad ClarkeNew York Giants351.0
9Chick FraserLouisville Colonels349.1
10Ted BreitensteinSt. Louis Browns339.2
Hits Allowed - (NL)
RankPlayer NameTeam(s)Value
1Cy YoungCleveland Spiders477
2Frank KillenPittsburgh Alleghenys476
3Jack TaylorPhiladelphia Phillies459
4Win MercerWashington Nationals456
5Dad ClarkeNew York Giants431
6Bill HartSt. Louis Browns411
7Chick FraserLouisville Colonels396
8Nig CuppyCleveland Spiders388
9Kid NicholsBoston Beaneaters387
10Pink HawleyPittsburgh Alleghenys382
Runs Allowed - (NL)
RankPlayer NameTeam(s)Value
1Jack TaylorPhiladelphia Phillies282
1Chick FraserLouisville Colonels282
3Bill HartSt. Louis Browns271
4Win MercerWashington Nationals266
5Dad ClarkeNew York Giants246
6Frank KillenPittsburgh Alleghenys244
7Ted BreitensteinSt. Louis Browns236
8Red DonahueSt. Louis Browns235
9Bill HillLouisville Colonels229
10Jack StivettsBoston Beaneaters219
Earned Runs Allowed - (NL)
RankPlayer NameTeam(s)Value
1Jack TaylorPhiladelphia Phillies191
1Bill HartSt. Louis Browns191
3Chick FraserLouisville Colonels189
4Red DonahueSt. Louis Browns172
5Ted BreitensteinSt. Louis Browns169
6Win MercerWashington Nationals168
7Dad ClarkeNew York Giants166
8Frank KillenPittsburgh Alleghenys164
9Bill HillLouisville Colonels153
9Danny FriendChicago Colts153
Home Runs Allowed - (NL)
RankPlayer NameTeam(s)Value
1Jack StivettsBoston Beaneaters20
2Jack TaylorPhiladelphia Phillies17
3Kid NicholsBoston Beaneaters14
3Bill HillLouisville Colonels14
5Brickyard KennedyBrooklyn Bridegrooms12
5Jim SullivanBoston Beaneaters12
5Ted BreitensteinSt. Louis Browns12
8Bill HartSt. Louis Browns11
8Danny FriendChicago Colts11
10Win MercerWashington Nationals10
10Al OrthPhiladelphia Phillies10
Walks Allowed - (NL)
RankPlayer NameTeam(s)Value
1Chick FraserLouisville Colonels166
2Pink HawleyPittsburgh Alleghenys157
3Bill HillLouisville Colonels155
4Bill HartSt. Louis Browns141
5Danny FriendChicago Colts139
6Ted BreitensteinSt. Louis Browns138
7Doc McJamesWashington Nationals135
8Brickyard KennedyBrooklyn Bridegrooms130
9Jouett MeekinNew York Giants127
10Frank KillenPittsburgh Alleghenys119
Strikeouts - (NL)
RankPlayer NameTeam(s)Value
1Cy YoungCleveland Spiders140
2Pink HawleyPittsburgh Alleghenys137
3Frank KillenPittsburgh Alleghenys134
4Ted BreitensteinSt. Louis Browns114
5Jouett MeekinNew York Giants110
6Bill HillLouisville Colonels104
7Doc McJamesWashington Nationals103
8Kid NicholsBoston Beaneaters102
9Jack TaylorPhiladelphia Phillies97
10Win MercerWashington Nationals94
Hits per 9 Innings - (NL)
RankPlayer NameTeam(s)Value
1Billy RhinesCincinnati Reds8.06
2Pink HawleyPittsburgh Alleghenys9.10
3Mike SullivanNew York Giants9.13
4Danny FriendChicago Colts9.23
4Bill HofferBaltimore Orioles9.23
6Kid NicholsBoston Beaneaters9.35
7Buttons BriggsChicago Colts9.37
8Jack StivettsBoston Beaneaters9.66
9Red EhretCincinnati Reds9.69
10Duke EsperBaltimore Orioles9.71
Home Runs per 9 Innings - (NL)
RankPlayer NameTeam(s)Value
1Bill HofferBaltimore Orioles0.03
2Pink HawleyPittsburgh Alleghenys0.05
3Billy RhinesCincinnati Reds0.06
3Doc McJamesWashington Nationals0.06
5Clark GriffithChicago Colts0.08
6Frank ForemanCincinnati Reds0.10
7Bobby WallaceCleveland Spiders0.12
8Mike SullivanNew York Giants0.15
8Frank KillenPittsburgh Alleghenys0.15
8Harley PayneBrooklyn Bridegrooms0.15
8Cy YoungCleveland Spiders0.15
Walks per 9 Innings - (NL)
RankPlayer NameTeam(s)Value
1Cy YoungCleveland Spiders1.35
2Dad ClarkeNew York Giants1.54
3Frank DwyerCincinnati Reds1.87
4Nig CuppyCleveland Spiders1.89
5Clark GriffithChicago Colts1.98
6Chauncey FisherCincinnati Reds2.03
7Al OrthPhiladelphia Phillies2.11
8Harley PayneBrooklyn Bridegrooms2.16
9Duke EsperBaltimore Orioles2.25
10Arlie PondBaltimore Orioles2.39
Strikeouts per 9 Innings - (NL)
RankPlayer NameTeam(s)Value
1Buttons BriggsChicago Colts3.90
2Arlie PondBaltimore Orioles3.36
3Doc McJamesWashington Nationals3.31
4Pink HawleyPittsburgh Alleghenys3.26
5Cy YoungCleveland Spiders3.04
6Ted BreitensteinSt. Louis Browns3.02
7Jouett MeekinNew York Giants2.96
8Bill HillLouisville Colonels2.93
9Adonis TerryChicago Colts2.86
10Bobby WallaceCleveland Spiders2.85
242 record(s)
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