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1873 Boston Red Stockings season

1873 Boston Red Stockings
1873 National Association Champions
Major League affiliations
Location
  • South End Grounds (since 1871)
  • Boston, Massachusetts (since 1871)
  • Results
    Record 43–16 (.729)
    League place 1st
    Other information
    Owner(s) Charles H. Porter
    Manager(s) Harry Wright
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    The 1873 Boston Red Stockings won their second consecutive National Association championship.

    Managed by Harry Wright, Boston finished with a record of 43–16 to win the pennant by 4 games. Pitcher Al Spalding started 54 of the Red Stockings' games and led the NA with 41 wins. Second baseman Ross Barnes won the league batting title with a .431 batting average, and catcher Deacon White topped the circuit with 77 runs batted in.

    Harry Wright, Al Spalding, first baseman Jim O'Rourke, and shortstop George Wright have all been elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame.

    Regular season

    Season standings

    National Association W L GB Pct.
    Boston Red Stockings 43 16 -- .729
    Philadelphia White Stockings 36 17 4.0 .679
    Baltimore Canaries 34 22 7.5 .607
    New York Mutuals 29 24 11.0 .547
    Philadelphia Athletics 28 23 11.0 .549
    Brooklyn Atlantics 17 37 23.5 .205
    Washington Blue Legs 8 31 25.0 .205
    Elizabeth Resolutes 2 21 23.0 .087
    Baltimore Marylands 0 6 16.5 .000

    Roster

    1873 Boston Red Stockings
    Roster
    Pitchers

    Catchers

    Infielders

    Outfielders

    Manager

    Player stats

    Batting

    Starters by position

    Note: Pos = Position; G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

    Pos Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
    C White, DeaconDeacon White 60 311 122 .392 1 77
    1B O'Rourke, JimJim O'Rourke 57 280 98 .350 1 49
    2B Barnes, RossRoss Barnes 60 320 138 .431 2 60
    SS Wright, GeorgeGeorge Wright 59 323 125 .387 3 43
    3B Schafer, HarryHarry Schafer 60 296 79 .267 2 42
    OF Addy, BobBob Addy 31 152 54 .355 1 32
    OF Wright, HarryHarry Wright 58 263 38 .259 2 36
    OF Leonard, AndyAndy Leonard 58 300 96 .320 0 60

    Other batters

    Note: G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

    Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
    Manning, JackJack Manning 31 154 41 .266 0 21
    Birdsall, DaveDave Birdsall 3 11 1 .091 0 0
    Rogers, FraleyFraley Rogers 2 11 4 .364 0 3
    Sweasy, CharlieCharlie Sweasy 1 4 1 .250 0 0

    Pitching

    Starting pitchers

    Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

    Player G IP W L ERA SO
    Spalding, AlAl Spalding 60 496.2 41 14 2.99 50

    Relief pitchers

    Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

    Player G IP W L ERA SO
    Wright, HarryHarry Wright 14 39.1 2 2 4.12 5

    References

    Preceded by
    Boston Red Stockings
    1872
    National Association of Professional Base Ball Players Championship Season
    1873
    Succeeded by
    Boston Red Stockings
    1874


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