1876 Cincinnati Reds season

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1876 Cincinnati Reds
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Manager(s) Charlie Gould
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The 1876 Cincinnati Reds season was a season in American baseball. It was the team's first season of existence, having been formed as part of the brand new National League in 1876. This team was not related (except by name) to the previous Cincinnati Red Stockings National Association team, which had folded in 1870.[1]

Regular season[edit]

One bright spot for the Reds was the play of Charley Jones, who led the club with a batting average of .286, had the second highest home run total in the league with four, and was among the league leaders in doubles and slugging percentage.

Season summary[edit]

The Reds played their first ever game on April 25, 1876, defeating the St. Louis Brown Stockings 2–1 at Avenue Grounds. Wins would be far and few between for the Reds, as after putting up a solid 3–2 record in their opening five games, the Reds would go on an eleven-game losing streak to fall to 3–13. After defeating the Hartford Dark Blues 8–2 to end their losing streak, the Reds would then have a thirteen-game losing streak, and saw their record fall to 4–26. By the time the season was finished, Cincinnati had the worst record in the National League, as they ended the season with a 9–56 record, 42.5 games behind the first place Chicago White Stockings.

Season standings[edit]

National League W L GB Pct.
Chicago White Stockings 52 14 -- .788
St. Louis Brown Stockings 45 19 6 .703
Hartford Dark Blues 47 21 6 .691
Boston Red Caps 39 31 15 .557
Louisville Grays 30 36 22 .455
New York Mutuals 21 35 26 .375
Philadelphia Athletics 14 45 34.5 .237
Cincinnati Reds 9 56 42.5 .138

Roster[edit]

1876 Cincinnati Reds
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 Pierson, DaveDave Pierson 57 233 55 .236 0 13
1B Gould, CharlieCharlie Gould 61 258 65 .252 0 11
2B Sweasy, CharlieCharlie Sweasy 56 225 46 .204 0 10
3B Foley, WillWill Foley 58 221 50 .226 0 9
SS Kessler, HenryHenry Kessler 59 248 64 .258 0 11
OF Jones, CharleyCharley Jones 64 276 79 .286 4 38
OF Snyder, RedlegRedleg Snyder 55 205 31 .151 0 12
OF Clack, BobbyBobby Clack 32 118 19 .161 0 5

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
Booth, AmosAmos Booth 63 272 71 .261 0 14
Field, SamSam Field 4 14 0 .000 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
Dean, DoryDory Dean 30 262.2 4 26 3.73 22
Fisher, CherokeeCherokee Fisher 28 229.1 4 20 3.02 29
Williams, DaleDale Williams 9 83 1 8 4.23 9
Pierson, DaveDave Pierson 1 0 0 1 0

Other 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
Booth, AmosAmos Booth 3 9.2 0 1 9.31 0

Relief pitchers[edit]

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

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Gould, CharlieCharlie Gould 2 0 0 0 0.00 0
Clack, BobbyBobby Clack 1 0 0 0 4.50 0

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