1902 Pittsburgh Pirates season

1902 Pittsburgh Pirates season

The 1902 Pittsburgh Pirates 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, 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.

Regular season


Season standings

Opening Day lineup

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
C Smith, HarryHarry Smith 50 185 35 .189 0 12
1B Bransfield, KittyKitty Bransfield 102 413 126 .305 0 69
3B Leach, TommyTommy Leach 135 514 143 .278 6 85
OF Wagner, HonusHonus Wagner 136 534 176 .330 3 91
OF Clarke, FredFred Clarke 113 459 145 .316 2 53
OF Beaumont, GingerGinger Beaumont 130 541 193 .357 0 67

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
O'Connor, JackJack O'Connor 49 170 50 .294 1 28
Zimmer, ChiefChief Zimmer 42 142 38 .268 0 17
Miller, BillBill Miller 1 5 1 .200 0 2
Fohl, LeeLee Fohl 1 3 0 .000 0 0

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
Chesbro, JackJack Chesbro 35 286.1 28 6 2.17 136
Phillippe, DeaconDeacon Phillippe 31 272 20 9 2.05 122
Tannehill, JesseJesse Tannehill 26 231 20 6 1.95 100
Leever, SamSam Leever 28 222 15 7 2.39 86
Doheny, EdEd Doheny 22 188.1 16 4 2.53 88
McLaughlin, WarrenWarren McLaughlin 3 26 3 0 2.77 13
Cushman, HarveyHarvey Cushman 4 25.2 0 4 7.36 12

Relief pitchers

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

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Wagner, HonusHonus Wagner 1 0 0 0 0.00 5
Poole, EdEd Poole 1 0 0 0 1.13 2

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

References

  • 1902 Pittsburgh Pirates team page at Baseball Reference
  • 1902 Pittsburgh Pirates Page at Baseball Almanac
Preceded by
Pittsburgh Pirates
1901
National League Championship Season
1902
Succeeded by
Pittsburgh Pirates
1903