National League of Baseball (Division One)

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First Season: 1876
League Level: Division One – Major League (1876 – cureent)
Most Championships: 7 – New York City Hawks
Most Eastern Division Pennants: 9 – Brooklyn Gothams
Most Western Division Pennants: 4 – Indianapolis Capitols
Highest Win Pct: .611 (276-176) – Detroit Wolves
Lowest Win Pct: .430 (204-270) – Syracuse Bisons

 

LEAGUE CAREER RECORDS:

BATTERS
Batting Average (min 3,000 PA): .369 (6,294 PA) – Fred Clarke (1895-current)
Games: 2,514 – Roger Connor (1880-1901)
Hits: 3,095 – Jesse Burkett (1890-current)
RBI’s: 1,584 – Roger Connor (1880-1901)
Runs: 1,746 – Jesse Burkett (1890-current)
Home Runs: 174 – Ralph Dunn (1885-1902)
Stolen Bases: 667 – Jack Doyle (1889-current)

PITCHERS
ERA (min 2,000 IP): 2.25 (2,350.0 IP) – Edward Nolan (1878-1900)
Wins: 365 – Charlie Geggus (1889-current)
Games Pitched: 719 – Milo Lockwood (1884-1902)
Games Started: 685 – Milo Lockwood (1884-1902)
Complete Game: 486 – Milo Lockwood (1884-1902)
Strikeouts: 2,323 – Charlie Geggus (1889-current)
Innings Pitched: 5,677.1 – Milo Lockwood (1884-1902)

 

LEAGUE SINGLE SEASON RECORDS:

BATTERS
Batting Average: .450 – Jesse Burkett (1896)
On-Base Pct: .512 – Bill Joyce (1894)
Hits: 294 – Jesse Burkett (1896)
RBI’s: 168 – Lave Cross (1894)
Runs: 192 – Kip Selbach (1895)
Home Runs: 46 – Ralph Dunn (1888)
Stolen Bases: 82 – Billy Hamilton (1897)
WAR: 10.7 – Hughie Jennings (1896)

PITCHERS
ERA: 1.38 – Ralph Caldwell (1904)
Wins: 39 – Edward Nolan (1885), Pete Meegan (1886) & Toad Ramsey (1893 & 1895)
Saves: 12 – Bill Swarback (1891)
Games Pitched: 63 – Ed Dugan, Perry Werden, Stump Wiedman, Tom Lee, Dan Casey, Jim McElroy, Tim Keefe & Pete Meegan (1886)
Games Started: 63 – Ed Dugan, Perry Werden, Stump Wiedman, Tom Lee, Dan Casey, Jim McElroy, Tim Keefe & Pete Meegan (1886)
Strikeouts: 426 – Edward Nolan (1884)
Shutouts: 7 – Charlie Geggus (1892), Amos Rusie (1898), Antonio Polanco (1902), Cy Young & Harry Howell (1904)
WAR: 14.9 – Edward Nolan (1884)

 

SEASON BY SEASON CHAMPIONS:

NLB Champions

 

HITTER & PITCHER OF THE YEAR AWARDS:

NLB Hitter-Pitcher Awards

 

GOLD GLOVE AWARD WINNERS (Started 1887):

NLB Gold Glove Awards

 

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