New York led the league in runs scored, but won two games less than Brooklyn, which had a wonderful team. The Pirates finished the season four games ahead of Philadelphia, but two behind the Giants. Boston won 81 games, enough for a 20 1/2 game lead over Pittsburgh and an eight game edge over New York. Chicago was 3 1/2 games behind Brooklyn.
Name the year this happened, and the team that wound up on top of the standings.