1886 Detroit Wolverines season

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1886 Detroit Wolverines
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Owner(s) Frederick K. Stearns
Manager(s) Bill Watkins
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The 1886 Detroit Wolverines had the best winning percentage of any major league baseball team to play in Detroit. They compiled a record of 87–36 for a .707 winning percentage. Nevertheless, the Wolverines finished in second place, 2½ games behind the Chicago White Stockings.

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

National League W L GB Pct.
Chicago White Stockings 90 34 -- .726
Detroit Wolverines 87 36 2.5 .707
New York Giants 75 44 12.5 .630
Philadelphia Quakers 71 43 14 .623
Boston Beaneaters 56 61 30.5 .479
St. Louis Maroons 43 79 46 .352
Kansas City Cowboys 30 91 58.5 .248
Washington Nationals 28 92 60 .233

Roster[edit]

1886 Detroit Wolverines
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Player stats[edit]

Batting[edit]

Starters by position[edit]

Note: Pos = position; G = Games played; AB = At bats; R = Runs; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; Slg. = Slugging percentage; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

Pos Player G AB R H Avg. Slg. HR RBI
C Bennett, CharlieCharlie Bennett 72 235 37 57 .243 .391 4 34
1B Brouthers, DanDan Brouthers 121 489 139 181 .370 .581 11 72
2B Dunlap, FredFred Dunlap 51 196 32 56 .286 .418 4 37
3B White, DeaconDeacon White 124 491 65 142 .289 .354 1 76
SS Rowe, JackJack Rowe 111 468 97 142 .303 .425 6 87
OF Thompson, SamSam Thompson 122 503 101 156 .310 .445 8 89
OF Hanlon, NedNed Hanlon 126 494 105 116 .235 .296 4 60
OF Richardson, HardyHardy Richardson 125 538 125 189 .351 .504 11 61

Other batters[edit]

Note: G = Games played; AB = At bats; R = Runs; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; Slg. = Slugging percentage; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

Player G AB R H Avg. Slg. HR RBI
Ganzel, CharlieCharlie Ganzel 57 213 28 58 .272 .338 0 51
Crane, SamSam Crane 47 185 24 26 .141 .189 1 12
Manning, JimJim Manning 26 97 14 18 .186 .268 0 7
Decker, HarryHarry Decker 14 54 2 12 .222 .250 0 5
McGeachey, JackJack McGeachey 6 27 3 9 .333 .333 0 4
Shindle, BillyBilly Shindle 7 26 4 7 .269 .269 0 4
Gillen, TomTom Gillen 2 10 2 4 .400 .400 0 4

Note: pitchers' batting statistics not included

Pitching[edit]

Starting pitchers[edit]

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

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Baldwin, LadyLady Baldwin 56 487 42 13 2.24 323
Getzien, CharlieCharlie Getzien 43 386.2 30 11 3.03 172
Conway, PetePete Conway 11 91 6 5 3.36 35
Smith, BillyBilly Smith 9 77 5 4 4.09 36
Smith, PhenomenalPhenomenal Smith 3 25 1 1 2.16 15
Twitchell, LarryLarry Twitchell 4 25 0 2 6.48 6

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
Richardson, HardyHardy Richardson 4 3 0 0 4.50 5

Awards and honors[edit]

League top ten finishers[edit]

Lady Baldwin

  • NL leader in wins (42)
  • NL leader in strikeouts (323)
  • NL leader in shutouts (7)
  • NL leader in walks plus hits per 9 innings pitched (WHIP) (0.967)
  • NL leader in hits allowed per 9 innings pitched (6.86)
  • #3 in NL in ERA (2.24)
  • #3 in NL in win percentage (.764)
  • #2 in NL in strikeouts to walks (3.23)
  • #3 in NL in strikeouts per 9 innings pitched (5.97)
  • #4 in NL in games (56)
  • #4 in NL in innings pitched (487)
  • #4 in NL in games started (56)
  • #4 in NL in complete games (55)
  • #5 in NL in walks per 9 innings pitched (1.85)
  • #5 in NL in Adjusted ERA+ (147)

Dan Brouthers

  • NL leader in slugging percentage (.581)
  • NL leader in OPS (1.026)
  • NL leader in total bases (284)
  • NL leader in doubles (40)
  • NL leader in home runs (11) (tied with Richardson)
  • NL leader in runs created (126)
  • NL leader in extra base hits (66)
  • NL leader in at bats per home run (44.5)
  • #2 in NL in on-base percentage (.445)
  • #2 in NL in triples (15)
  • #2 in NL in times on base (247)
  • #3 in NL in Power/Speed Number (14.4)
  • #3 in NL in at bats per strikeout (30.6)
  • #3 in NL in batting average (.370)
  • #3 in NL in plate appearances (555)
  • #3 in NL in runs scored (139)
  • #3 in NL in hits (181)
  • #4 in NL in runs scored (125)
  • #4 in NL in bases on balls (66)

Charlie Getzien

  • #5 in NL in win percentage (.732)

Ned Hanlon

  • NL leader in games played (126)
  • #2 in NL in outs (378)
  • #3 in NL in stolen bases (50)
  • #4 in NL in plate appearances (551)
  • #5 in NL in at bats (494)

Hardy Richardson

  • NL leader in at bats (538)
  • NL leader in plate appearances (584)
  • NL leader in hits (189)
  • NL leader in home runs (11) (tied with Brouthers)
  • NL leader in singles (140)
  • NL leader in Power/Speed Number (17.4)
  • #2 in NL in at bats per home run (48.9)
  • #2 in NL in games finished (pitcher) (4)
  • #3 in NL in games played (125)
  • #3 in NL in total bases (271)
  • #3 in NL in stolen bases (42)
  • #4 in NL in runs created (109)
  • #4 in NL in extra base hits (49)
  • #5 in NL in times on base (235)
  • #5 in NL in batting average (.351)
  • #5 in NL in slugging percentage (.504)
  • #5 in NL in OPS (.906)

Jack Rowe

  • #4 in NL in RBIs (87)

Sam Thompson

  • NL leader in double plays by an outfielder (11)
  • #3 in NL in at bats (503)
  • #3 in NL in RBIs (89)
  • #4 in NL in singles (117)

Deacon White

  • #4 in NL in singles (117)
  • 3rd oldest player in NL (38)

Players Ranking Among Top 100 of All Time at Position[edit]

The following members of the 1886 Detroit Wolverines are among the Top 100 of all time at their positions, as ranked by The New Bill James Historical Baseball Abstract in 2001:

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