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By John Freyer,Mark Rucker

The Chicago White Stockings--later renamed the Cubs--won the inaugural nationwide League Pennant in 1876 with a barrage of offensive numbers. Ross Barnes led the league at a .421 clip, and 3 different Chicago batters comprehensive one of the league's best 5 hitters. Even pitcher Al Spalding hit a magnificent .312. therefore started the "northsiders" culture of manufacturing a number of the significant leagues' maximum sluggers--including "Cap" Anson, "Gabby" Hartnett, and "Hack" Wilson.

The Chicago White Sox--still named the White Sox--won the inaugural American League Pennant in 1901, led via Fielder Jones' .311 typical for a crew equipped extra round pitching than hitting--a staff that gained its first global sequence name in 1906 with the nickname "The Hitless Wonders." however the "southsiders" additionally publish a few lofty offensive numbers with the likes of Shoeless Joe Jackson and Eddie Collins.

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