I finished documenting all of the 1888 AA lineups and ended up documenting 98.2% of the batter strikeouts.
I went through all of the primary sources for each team with the exception of Louisville as well as double checked against ICI.
After my normal projected adjustment (very small due to the high completion %), here are the leaders for the 1888 AA:
1. Frank Fennelly, Cin/Phil - 83
2. Yank Robinson, StL - 78
3. Reddy Mack, Lou - 75
3. White Wings Tebeau, Cin - 75
5. Jim McTamany, KC - 72
6. Henry Easterday, KC - 70
7. Harry Stovey, Phil - 69
8. Jersey Bakley, Clev - 68
9. Silver King, StL - 65
10. Bill White, Lou/StL - 61
10. Darby O'Brien, Brook - 61
Bakley & King were pitchers who both started over 60 games each.
Among the best in the BK+ category (struck out the least compared to the league average), we have:
1. Louis Bierbauer, Phil - 434 (13 k's)
2. Pop Corkhill, Cin/Brook -302 (19 k's)
3. Oyster Burns, Balt/Brook - 277 (20 k's)
4. George Pinkney, Brook - 272 (22 k's)
5. Tommy McCarthy, StL - 247 (22 k's)
Other K-related stats:
Most k's by a pitcher: Ed Seward, Phil (vs. Lou), Aug 2 - 14 (extra innings).
Sources by city:
Kansas City - Times, Star
Brooklyn - NY Sun, NY Evening World
Cleveland - Leader, Plain Dealer
Cincinnati - Commercial Gazette
St. Louis - Republic
Baltimore - Sun, American
Philadelphia - Inquirer, Record
I'll add some other stuff in subsequent days.
- Jonathan Frankel
- I am a long time baseball fan who became interesting in documenting the "missing" batter strikeouts a few years back as an outgrowth of my interest in the 1899 Cleveland Spiders. Grew up w/ the Big Red Machine. I now follow them and my new hometown, Detroit Tigers. Member of SABR off and on since 1979.
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