The following is from Pirates Prospects contributor John Dreker, as part of his ongoing Pirates History feature. The feature focuses on the history of the Pittsburgh Pirates, and every Sunday, John will take a look at a different piece of that history. Last week John reviewed the 1890 Alleghenys, owners of the worst record in franchise history. This week John looks at the hitters from that 1890 Alleghenys team.
Continuing on from my previous article, I'll now summarize the powerhouse offense that led the 1890 Pittsburgh Alleghenys to 597 runs scored. That number would be just 33 runs behind the second worst scoring team and "only" 638 runs less than they gave up. Let that number sink in for a minute.
The team's leading hitter in 1890 was Doggie Miller, one of the ...
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