With the release of 1893, Deep Drive Baseball now has a second 19th century season available.
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Boston won 2 out of 3 games they played that season, finishing 5 games than Pittsburgh.
Hugh Duffy hit .363 and Tommy McCarthy batted .346 to lead the Boston offense, while ace Kid Nichols went 34-14, 3.52 with a 1.28 WHIP to lead the pitching staff.
The backup catcher on that runner-up squad from Pittsburgh? None other than future Hall of Fame manager Connie Mack.
Cleveland finished 3rd place, led by 26-year old Cy Young, who finished 33-16 with a 3.36 ERA and 1.29 WHIP.
Philadelphia finished with the top three batters in 1893 – Billy Hamilton (.380), Sam Thompson (.370), and Ed Delahanty (.368).
Delahanty also led the NL with 19 home runs, while teammate Jack Clements was second best, poking 17 round trippers.
With a league ERA of 4.66 and 6.6 runs scored per game, the leading pitchers aren’t going to necessarily sound impressive, but it’s all relative, right?
Theodore Breitenstein (3.18) and Amos Russie (3.23) were the only two qualified pitchers to finish with a better ERA than Cy Young.
Frank Killen’s 36 wins were the only mark better than Nichols’, while Rusie (33) tied with Young.
In terms of strikeout rates, Rusie’s 3.9 K/9 was 0.6 better than any other pitcher. His 7 SO readings on his card are indeed a set-best.