1871 Chicago White Stockings season

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1871 Chicago White Stockings
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Owner(s) George Gage
Manager(s) Jimmy Wood
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The 1871 Chicago White Stockings season was the 1st season of the Chicago White Stockings franchise, the 1st in the National Association of Professional Base Ball Players and the 1st at Union Base-Ball Grounds.

With the debut of the first professional baseball league, the National Association, the Chicago franchise joined up as the "White Stockings." The team went 19–9 and finished second in the league standings. Pitcher George Zettlein started all 28 of Chicago's games and led the NA with a 2.73 earned run average.

Near the end of the season, the team lost its stadiums and equipment when the Great Chicago Fire hit the city. The team was able to finish out the season on the road, but had to drop out of the league while the city attempted to recover. The team would not resurface until 1874.

Regular season[edit]

Cabinet card of the 1871 Chicago White Stockings

Season standings[edit]

National Association W L GB Pct.
Philadelphia Athletics 21 7 -- .750
Chicago White Stockings 19 9 2.0 .679
Boston Red Stockings 20 10 2.0 .667
Washington Olympics 15 15 7.0 .500
New York Mutuals 16 17 7.5 .485
Troy Haymakers 13 15 8.0 .464
Fort Wayne Kekiongas 7 12 9.5 .368
Cleveland Forest Citys 10 19 11.5 .345
Rockford Forest Citys 4 21 15.5 .160

Roster[edit]

1871 Chicago White Stockings
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Player stats[edit]

Batting[edit]

Starters by position[edit]

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 Hodes, CharlieCharlie Hodes 28 130 36 .277 2 25
1B McAtee, BubBub McAtee 26 135 37 .274 0 10
2B Wood, JimmyJimmy Wood 28 135 51 .378 1 29
SS Duffy, EdEd Duffy 26 121 28 .231 0 15
3B Pinkham, EdEd Pinkham 24 95 25 .263 1 17
OF Foley, TomTom Foley 18 84 22 .262 0 13
OF Treacey, FredFred Treacey 25 124 42 .339 4 33
OF Simmons, JoeJoe Simmons 27 129 28 .217 0 17

Other batters[edit]

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
King, MarshallMarshall King 20 101 21 .208 2 16
Brannock, MikeMike Brannock 3 14 1 .071 0 0

Pitching[edit]

Starting pitchers[edit]

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

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Zettlein, GeorgeGeorge Zettlein 28 240.2 18 9 2.73 22

Relief pitchers[edit]

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

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Pinkham, EdEd Pinkham 3 10.1 1 0 3.48 0

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