1884 Altoona Mountain City season

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1884 Altoona Mountain City
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Arthur Dively, William Ritz
Manager(s) Ed Curtis
     

The 1884 Altoona Mountain City or Altoona Pride were a team in the Union Association (UA). They started the season with a 6–19 record, then folded following the game of May 31, 1884. This was the only season this team existed, and indeed the only season the Union Association existed. Despite very small market size, Altoona was selected as a charter member of the UA because of its strategic location; it was a railroad city that lay conveniently about halfway between the western teams and the eastern teams in the UA. The idea was that teams traveling between the western and eastern portions of the league could stop in Altoona for a series along the way.

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

Union Association W L Pct. GB Home Road
St. Louis Maroons 94 19 0.832 49–6 45–13
Cincinnati Outlaw Reds 69 36 0.657 21 35–17 34–19
Baltimore Monumentals 58 47 0.552 32 29–21 29–26
Boston Reds 58 51 0.532 34 34–22 24–29
Milwaukee Brewers 8 5 0.615 36 8–4 0–1
St. Paul Saints 2 6 0.250 39½ 0–0 2–6
Chicago Browns/Pittsburgh Stogies 41 50 0.451 42 21–19 20–31
Altoona Mountain City 6 19 0.240 44 6–12 0–7
Wilmington Quicksteps 2 16 0.111 44½ 1–6 1–10
Washington Nationals (UA) 47 65 0.420 46½ 36–27 11–38
Philadelphia Keystones 21 46 0.313 50 14–21 7–25
Kansas City Cowboys 16 63 0.203 61 11–23 5–40


Opening Day lineup[edit]

Roster[edit]

1884 Altoona Mountain City
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

Pos Player G AB H Avg. HR
C Moore, JerryJerry Moore 20 80 25 .313 1
1B Harris, FrankFrank Harris 24 95 25 .263 0
2B Dougherty, CharlieCharlie Dougherty 23 85 22 .259 0
3B Koons, HarryHarry Koons 21 78 18 .231 0
SS Smith, GermanyGermany Smith 25 108 34 .315 0
OF Shafer, TaylorTaylor Shafer 19 74 21 .284 0
OF Brown, JimJim Brown 21 88 22 .250 1
OF Murphy, JohnJohn Murphy 23 94 14 .149 0

Other batters[edit]

Note: G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs

Player G AB H Avg. HR
Carroll, PatPat Carroll 11 49 13 .265 0
Grady, JohnJohn Grady 9 36 11 .306 0
Leary, JackJack Leary 8 33 3 .091 0
Berry, CharlieCharlie Berry 7 25 6 .240 0
Noftsker, GeorgeGeorge Noftsker 7 25 1 .040 0
Connors, JoeJoe Connors 3 11 1 .091 0
Cross, ClarenceClarence Cross 2 7 4 .571 0
Manlove, CharlieCharlie Manlove 2 7 3 .429 0
Daisy, GeorgeGeorge Daisy 1 4 0 .000 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
Murphy, JohnJohn Murphy 14 111.2 5 6 3.87 48
Brown, JimJim Brown 11 74 1 9 5.35 39
Leary, JackJack Leary 3 24 0 3 5.25 7
Connors, JoeJoe Connors 1 9 0 1 7.00 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
Smith, GermanyGermany Smith 1 0 0 0 9.00 1

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