National League of Professional Base Ball Clubs in 1898

Introduction

The National League of Professional Base Ball Clubs (NL) was established in 1876 (148 years ago) when a number of its teams broke away from the NA. The National League of Professional Base Ball Clubs (NL) was formed in Chicago, Illinois, by businessman and owner of the Chicago Base Ball Club (now known as the Chicago Cubs), William Hulbert, for the purpose of replacing the NA, which he believed to have been corrupt, mismanaged, full of rowdy, drunken ballplayers, and under the influence of the gambling community. One of the new rules put into place by the new league was that all teams had to be located in cities that had a population of 75,000 or more.

1898 was Season 23 of play for the National League of Professional Base Ball Clubs (NL) and took place 126 years ago.


Classification

Major League


Season Length

April 15, 1898 to October 15, 1898


Season Champion

Boston Beaneaters


# of Teams

12


Season Standings


Season Playoffs

There were no championship playoffs as the top team with the most wins at end of season was declared league champion for the season.


World Series

There was no World Series Championship, with the last being played the 1891 Season, 133 years ago.


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