1891 Baseball Windows Season
- Boston boasts: Beaneaters win NL pennant; Reds win final American Association flag
- 30-30 ammo: Hall of Fame pitchers Clarkson, Nichols each win 30 for Beaneaters
- Late greats: 29 HOF players include Anson, Brouthers, Delahanty, King Kelly, Cy Young
This roster completes Strat-O-Matic’s run of old-timer seasons dating to 1876. If you haven’t tried them yet, this one might provoke you to start.
In the National League, the pennant-winning Boston Beaneaters (87-51) were 3 ½ games better than the Chicago Colts thanks to such luminaries as pitchers John Clarkson and Kid Nichols, who each won 30 games to strengthen their Hall-of-Fame credentials. They had hitting help from Herman Long (.282 average, 129 runs) and Harry Stovey (.279 with 16 HR).
The final American Association pennant was won by the Boston Reds, whose 93-42 record was 8 ½ games better than the St. Louis Browns. The AA went out with a bang, featuring such superstars as Dan Brouthers (.350), Hugh Duffy (.336), Tom Brown (.321 and league-best 177 runs). Pitchers George Haddock (34 wins, 2.49 ERA) and Charlie Buffington (29 wins, 2.55 ERA) paced the pitchers.
The team rosters are rich in future Hall of Famers – 29 in all. Rookie pitcher Clark Griffith and rookie infielder John McGraw joined Cap Anson, Jake Beckley, Dan Brouthers, Jesse Burkett, John Clarkson, Charlie Comiskey, Roger Connor, George Davis, Ed Delahanty, Hugh Duffy, Buck Ewing, Pud Galvin, Billy Hamilton, Hughie Jennings, Tim Keefe, Joe Kelley, King Kelly, Tommy McCarthy, Bid McPhee, Kid Nichols, Jim O’Rourke, Old Hoss Radbourn, Amos Russie, Sam Thompson, John Ward, Mickey Welch, and Cy Young.
Requires Strat-O-Matic Baseball 2013 or higher to play. Season roster release new for 2013.
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