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1879 Providence Grays season

1879 Providence Grays
1879 National League Champions
Major League affiliations
Location
  • Messer Street Grounds (since 1878)
  • Providence, Rhode Island (since 1878)
  • Other information
    Owner(s) Henry Root
    Manager(s) George Wright
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    The 1879 Providence Grays won the National League title in only their second season in the league.

    Regular season

    File:Providence Grays 1879.jpg
    Providence Baseball Club, 1879, York, Riley, Hines, Start, Denny, Nara, H. Wright, Radbourne, Gilligan, G. Wright, Farrell, Ward

    Season standings

    National League W L GB Pct.
    Providence Grays 59 25 -- .702
    Boston Red Caps 54 30 5 .643
    Buffalo Bisons 46 32 10 .590
    Chicago White Stockings 46 33 10.5 .582
    Cincinnati Reds 43 37 14 .538
    Cleveland Blues 27 55 31 .482
    Syracuse Stars 22 48 30 .314
    Troy Trojans 19 56 35.5 .253

    Roster

    1879 Providence Grays
    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 Brown, LewLew Brown 53 229 59 .258 2 38
    1B Start, JoeJoe Start 66 317 101 .319 2 37
    2B McGeary, MikeMike McGeary 85 374 103 .275 0 35
    3B Hague, BillBill Hague 51 209 47 .225 0 21
    SS Wright, GeorgeGeorge Wright 85 388 107 .276 1 42
    OF Hines, PaulPaul Hines 85 409 146 .357 2 52
    OF York, TomTom York 81 342 106 .310 1 50
    OF O'Rourke, JimJim O'Rourke 81 362 126 .348 1 46

    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
    Gross, EmilEmil Gross 30 132 46 .348 0 24
    Farrell, JackJack Farrell 12 51 13 .255 0 5
    Sullivan, DennyDenny Sullivan 5 19 5 .263 0 2
    Kemmler, RudyRudy Kemmler 2 7 1 .143 0 0
    O'Leary, DanDan O'Leary 2 7 3 .429 0 2
    Allison, DougDoug Allison 1 5 0 .000 0 0
    White, BillBill White 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
    Ward, JohnJohn Ward 70 587 47 19 2.15 239
    Mathews, BobbyBobby Mathews 27 189 12 6 2.29 90

    References