1874 Boston Red Stockings season

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1874 Boston Red Stockings
1874 National Association Champions
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record 52–18 (.743)
League place 1st
Other information
Owner(s) Charles H. Porter
Manager(s) Harry Wright
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The 1874 Boston Red Stockings won their third consecutive National Association championship.

Managed by Harry Wright, Boston finished with a record of 52–18 to win the pennant by 7.5 games. Pitcher Al Spalding started 69 of the Red Stockings' games and led the NA with 52 wins. Outfielder Cal McVey led the league with 71 runs batted in, and he paced the Boston offense which scored more runs than any other team.

Harry Wright, Al Spalding, first baseman Jim O'Rourke, catcher Deacon White, and shortstop George Wright have all been elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame.

Regular season[edit]

Team photograph

Season standings[edit]

National Association W L GB Pct.
Boston Red Stockings 52 18 -- .743
New York Mutuals 42 23 7.5 .646
Philadelphia Athletics 33 22 11.5 .600
Philadelphia White Stockings 29 29 17.0 .500
Chicago White Stockings 28 31 18.5 .474
Brooklyn Atlantics 22 33 22.5 .400
Hartford Dark Blues 16 37 27.5 .302
Baltimore Canaries 9 38 31.5 .191

Roster[edit]

1874 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 70 352 106 .301 3 52
1B O'Rourke, JimJim O'Rourke 70 331 104 .314 5 61
2B Barnes, RossRoss Barnes 51 259 88 .340 0 39
SS Wright, GeorgeGeorge Wright 60 313 103 .329 2 44
3B Schafer, HarryHarry Schafer 71 327 87 .266 1 45
OF Hall, GeorgeGeorge Hall 47 222 64 .288 1 34
OF McVey, CalCal McVey 70 343 123 .359 3 71
OF Leonard, AndyAndy Leonard 71 339 106 .313 0 50

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
Wright, HarryHarry Wright 40 184 58 .315 2 27
Beals, TommyTommy Beals 19 97 19 .196 0 17

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 71 617.1 52 16 1.92 31

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 6 16.2 0 2 2.16 0

References[edit]

Preceded by
Boston Red Stockings
1873
National Association of Professional Base Ball Players Championship Season
1874
Succeeded by
Boston Red Stockings
1875