1879 Providence Grays season

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1879 Providence Grays
1879 National League Champions
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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

Record vs. opponents

1879 National League Records

Sources:

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Team BOS BUF CHI CIN CLE PRV SYR TRO
Boston 9–3 4–8 7–5 10–2 4–8 9–3 11–1
Buffalo 3–9 6–6–1 7–3 8–4 6–6 5–3 11–1
Chicago 8–4 6–6–1 3–8 8–4 5–7–1 8–1 8–3–2
Cincinnati 5–7 3–7 8–3 8–4 2–10 8–4–1 9–2
Cleveland 2–10 4–8 4–8 4–8 4–8 4–7 5–6
Providence 8–4 6–6 7–5–1 10–2 8–4 10–2 10–2
Syracuse 3–9 3–5 1–8 4–8–1 7–4 2–10 2–4
Troy 1–11 1–11 3–8–2 2–9 6–5 2–10 4–2


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