1902 Pittsburgh Pirates
1902 Pittsburgh Pirates / Franchise: Pittsburgh Pirates / BR Team Page
Won NL Pennant
Managed by Fred Clarke
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The 1902 Pittsburgh Pirates won a second straight National League pennant, by an overwhelming 27 1/2 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. The Pirates went 56-15 for a winning percentage of .789. There was never a pennant, really, as they started the season 30-5 and already had a ten-game lead over their closest opponent by June 12th.
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 National League.
- Ronald T. Waldo: The 1902 Pittsburgh Pirates: Treachery and Triumph, McFarland, Jefferson, NC, 2015. ISBN 978-0-7864-7832-3