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1898 In Baseball

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1898 In Baseball

The following are the baseball events of the year 1898 throughout the world.


  • Champions 1
  • National League final standings 2
  • Events 3
  • Births 4
    • January 4.1
    • February 4.2
    • March 4.3
    • April 4.4
    • May 4.5
    • June 4.6
    • July 4.7
    • August 4.8
    • September 4.9
    • October 4.10
    • November 4.11
    • December 4.12
  • Deaths 5


National League final standings


  • July 5 – Reading Coal Heavers of the Atlantic League. She hurled the final inning of that game and gave up two hits and a walk but did not allow a run. Some claim she also pitched in exhibition games after being hired by Ed Barrow, the league's president.















USS Maine baseball team, 1898, shortly after winning the Navy baseball championship. The entire team was killed save one in February 1898.
  • January 28 – Ned Connor, 48, utility player for the 1871 New York Haymakers.
  • February 25 – Tom Power (?), first baseman.
  • April 17 – Bobby Mathews, 46, pitcher who won 297 games, 131 of them in the National Association, in a career that ran from 1871 to 1887, including the first professional league game victory in 1871, and consecutive 30-win seasons for the Philadelphia Athletics from 1883 to 1885.
  • September 21 – Bill Tierney, 40, first baseman and outfielder.
  • October 5 – John Richmond, 43, shortstop and center fielder for seven teams during his eight seasons from 1875 to 1885.
  • October 20 – Curry Foley, 42, Irish outfielder/first baseman/pitcher who played from 1879 through 1883 for the Boston Red Caps and Buffalo Bisons National League teams, and the first major league player ever to hit for the cycle (May 25, 1882).
  • November 21 – Bill Hague, 46, third baseman from 1875 to 1879.
  • December 30 – Bill Stearns, 45, pitcher for several National Association teams from 1871 to 1875.

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