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1884 Providence Grays season

1884 Providence Grays
National League Champions
World Series Champions
Major League affiliations
Location
  • Messer Street Grounds (since 1878)
  • Providence, Rhode Island (since 1878)
  • Other information
    Owner(s) C. T. Gardner
    Manager(s) Frank Bancroft
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    The Providence Grays went 84–28 during the 1884 season, easily capturing the National League championship. They then faced the American Association champions, the New York Metropolitans, in the very first World Series. Thanks to excellent pitching by Charles "Old Hoss" Radbourn, the Grays swept the series and became the "World Champions."

    During the last half of the regular season, Radbourn was the team's main pitcher after Charlie Sweeney jumped to the Union Association. Radbourn won 59 games for the Grays, which set a Major League Baseball record that has stood for over 120 years.

    Regular season

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    1884 World Series Champion Providence Grays

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    Roster

    1884 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 Gilligan, BarneyBarney Gilligan 82 294 72 .245 1 38
    1B Start, JoeJoe Start 93 381 105 .276 2 32
    2B Farrell, JackJack Farrell 111 469 102 .217 1 37
    3B Denny, JerryJerry Denny 110 439 109 .248 6 59
    SS Irwin, ArthurArthur Irwin 102 404 97 .240 2 44
    OF Hines, PaulPaul Hines 114 490 148 .302 3 41
    OF Radford, PaulPaul Radford 97 355 70 .197 1 29
    OF Carroll, CliffCliff Carroll 113 452 118 .261 3 54

    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
    Nava, SandySandy Nava 34 116 11 .095 0 6
    Bassett, CharleyCharley Bassett 27 79 11 .139 0 6
    Murray, MiahMiah Murray 8 27 5 .185 0 1
    Cattanach, JohnJohn Cattanach 1 4 0 .000 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
    Radbourn, Old HossOld Hoss Radbourn 75 678.2 59 12 1.38 441
    Sweeney, CharlieCharlie Sweeney 27 221 17 8 1.55 145
    Conley, EdEd Conley 8 71 4 4 2.15 33
    Miller, CycloneCyclone Miller 6 34.2 3 2 2.08 12
    Radford, PaulPaul Radford 2 13 0 2 7.62 2
    Arundel, HarryHarry Arundel 1 9 1 0 1.00 4
    Cattanach, JohnJohn Cattanach 1 5 0 0 9.00 2

    Relief pitchers

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

    Player G W L SV ERA SO
    Irwin, ArthurArthur Irwin 1 0 0 0 3.00 0
    Hines, PaulPaul Hines 1 0 0 0 0.00 0

    The World Series of 1884

    Main article: 1884 World Series

    Providence Grays (NL) (84–28) vs New York Metropolitans (AA) (75–32)

    Game 1

    Friday, October 23, at the Polo Grounds

    Providence defeats New York 6–0

    Game 2

    Saturday, October 24, at the Polo Grounds

    Providence defeats New York 3–1 (7 innings)

    Game 3

    Sunday, October 25, at the Polo Grounds

    Providence defeats New York 12–2 (6 innings)

    References