Hitless wonders? Yes, but champions none the less. 1878 continued the amazing success of Harry Wright as the Braves manager. They ended up with a record of 41-19 and finished in first place, four games ahead. They won the championship for the second year in a row.
This was an amazing year because the just couldn’t hit. The ended up next to last in team batting average (.241) and slugging percentage (.300). They were dead last in on-base percentage at .253. They were last in hits and walks. Of course, for the whole league there were only 23 home runs the whole season. But this was bad compared to the rest.
And yet, they won the championship that year. Amazing!