1873 Boston Red Stockings season

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1873 Boston Red Stockings
1873 National Association Champions
Major League affiliations
Location
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[edit]

Season standings[edit]

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[edit]

1873 Boston Red 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 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[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
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[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
Spalding, AlAl Spalding 60 496.2 41 14 2.99 50

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
Wright, HarryHarry Wright 14 39.1 2 2 4.12 5

References[edit]

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