With the Rochester Patriots having trouble in the 1898 Eastern League, the club disbanded July 12th and the franchise was moved to Ottawa, ON July 13 where they became the Ottawa Wanderers. The team still finished last in the IL, going 53-70 under managers Bill Clymer and Sandy Griffin. Many players came and went - the best player to spend their entire IL season with the club was 3B Bill Keister, who hit .322. The team did not return to the EL in 1899 though 53 years later IL baseball would return to Ottawa with the Ottawa Giants.
|1898||30-32||8th||Bill Clymer (7/__) / Sandy Griffin|