1884 Providence Grays season

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1884 Providence Grays
1884 National League Champions
1884 World Series Champions
Major League affiliations
Location
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Owner(s) C. T. Gardner
Manager(s) Frank Bancroft
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The Providence Grays went 84–28 during the 1884 season, easily capturing the National League championship. They then faced the American Association champions, the New York Metropolitans, in the very first World Series. Thanks to excellent pitching by Charles "Old Hoss" Radbourn, the Grays swept the series and became the "World Champions."

During the last half of the regular season, Radbourn was the team's main pitcher after Charlie Sweeney jumped to the Union Association. Radbourn won 59 games for the Grays, which set a Major League Baseball record that has stood for over 120 years.

Regular season[edit]

1884 World Series Champion Providence Grays


National League W L Pct. GB Home Road
Providence Grays 84 28 0.750 45–11 39–17
Boston Beaneaters 73 38 0.658 10½ 40–16 33–22
Buffalo Bisons 64 47 0.577 19½ 37–18 27–29
New York Gothams 62 50 0.554 22 34–22 28–28
Chicago White Stockings 62 50 0.554 22 39–17 23–33
Philadelphia Quakers 39 73 0.348 45 19–37 20–36
Cleveland Blues 35 77 0.312 49 22–34 13–43
Detroit Wolverines 28 84 0.250 56 18–38 10–46


Roster[edit]

1884 Providence Grays
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 Gilligan, BarneyBarney Gilligan 82 294 72 .245 1 38
1B Start, JoeJoe Start 93 381 105 .276 2 32
2B Farrell, JackJack Farrell 111 469 102 .217 1 37
3B Denny, JerryJerry Denny 110 439 109 .248 6 59
SS Irwin, ArthurArthur Irwin 102 404 97 .240 2 44
OF Hines, PaulPaul Hines 114 490 148 .302 3 41
OF Radford, PaulPaul Radford 97 355 70 .197 1 29
OF Carroll, CliffCliff Carroll 113 452 118 .261 3 54

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
Nava, SandySandy Nava 34 116 11 .095 0 6
Bassett, CharleyCharley Bassett 27 79 11 .139 0 6
Murray, MiahMiah Murray 8 27 5 .185 0 1
Cattanach, JohnJohn Cattanach 1 4 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
Radbourn, Old HossOld Hoss Radbourn 75 678.2 59 12 1.38 441
Sweeney, CharlieCharlie Sweeney 27 221 17 8 1.55 145
Conley, EdEd Conley 8 71 4 4 2.15 33
Miller, CycloneCyclone Miller 6 34.2 3 2 2.08 12
Radford, PaulPaul Radford 2 13 0 2 7.62 2
Arundel, HarryHarry Arundel 1 9 1 0 1.00 4
Cattanach, JohnJohn Cattanach 1 5 0 0 9.00 2

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
Irwin, ArthurArthur Irwin 1 0 0 0 3.00 0
Hines, PaulPaul Hines 1 0 0 0 0.00 0

The World Series of 1884[edit]

Main article: 1884 World Series

Providence Grays (NL) (84–28) vs New York Metropolitans (AA) (75–32)

Game 1[edit]

Friday, October 23, at the Polo Grounds

Providence defeats New York 6–0

Game 2[edit]

Saturday, October 24, at the Polo Grounds

Providence defeats New York 3–1 (7 innings)

Game 3[edit]

Sunday, October 25, at the Polo Grounds

Providence defeats New York 12–2 (6 innings)

References[edit]

Preceded by
Boston Beaneaters
1883
National League Championship Season
1884
Succeeded by
Chicago White Stockings
1885