1888 Brooklyn Bridegrooms season

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1888 Brooklyn Bridegrooms
Major League affiliations
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Other information
Owner(s) Charles Byrne, Ferdinand Abell
Manager(s) Bill McGunnigle
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With the 1888 season, the Brooklyn Grays underwent a name change to the Brooklyn Bridegrooms, a nickname that resulted from several team members getting married around the same time. Also, owner Charles Byrne decided to withdraw from managing the team's on field activities and turned the reins over to more experienced baseball manager Bill McGunnigle. That, along with the Dodgers purchase of several top players from the defunct New York Metropolitans, led to a dramatic on field improvement as the team finished in second place in the American Association.

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

American Association W L Pct. GB Home Road
St. Louis Browns 92 43 0.681 60–21 32–22
Brooklyn Bridegrooms 88 52 0.629 53–20 35–32
Philadelphia Athletics 81 52 0.609 10 55–20 26–32
Cincinnati Red Stockings 80 54 0.597 11½ 56–25 24–29
Baltimore Orioles 57 80 0.416 36 30–26 27–54
Cleveland Blues 50 82 0.379 40½ 33–27 17–55
Louisville Colonels 48 87 0.356 44 27–29 21–58
Kansas City Cowboys 43 89 0.326 47½ 23–34 20–55


Notable transactions[edit]

Roster[edit]

1888 Brooklyn Bridegrooms
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 scored; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in; SB = Stolen bases

Pos Player G R AB H Avg. HR RBI SB
C Bushong, DocDoc Bushong 69 253 23 53 .209 0 16 9
1B Orr, DaveDave Orr 99 394 57 120 .305 1 59 11
2B Burdock, JackJack Burdock 70 246 15 30 .122 1 8 9
3B Smith, GermanyGermany Smith 103 402 47 86 .214 3 61 27
SS Pinkney, GeorgeGeorge Pinkney 143 575 134 156 .271 4 52 51
OF O'Brien, DarbyDarby O'Brien 136 532 105 149 .280 2 65 55
OF Radford, PaulPaul Radford 90 308 48 67 .218 2 29 33
OF Foutz, DaveDave Foutz 140 563 91 156 .277 3 99 35

Other batters[edit]

Note: G = Games played; AB = At bats; R = Runs scored; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in; SB = Stolen bases

Player G R AB H Avg. HR RBI SB
Caruthers, BobBob Caruthers 94 335 58 77 .230 5 54 23
McClellan, BillBill McClellan 74 278 33 57 .205 0 21 13
Burns, OysterOyster Burns 52 204 40 58 .284 2 25 21
Clark, BobBob Clark 45 150 23 36 .240 1 20 11
Peoples, JimmyJimmy Peoples 32 103 15 20 .194 0 17 10
Corkhill, PopPop Corkhill 19 71 17 27 .380 1 19 3
Holbert, BillBill Holbert 15 50 4 6 .120 0 1 0
Silch, EdEd Silch 14 48 5 13 .271 0 3 4
Collins, HubHub Collins 12 42 16 13 .310 0 3 9

Pitching[edit]

Starting pitchers[edit]

Note: G = Games pitched; GS = Games started; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; BB = Bases on balls; SO = Strikeouts; CG = Complete games

Player G GS IP W L ERA BB SO CG
Caruthers, BobBob Caruthers 44 42 391.7 29 15 2.39 53 140 42
Hughes, MickeyMickey Hughes 40 40 363.0 25 13 2.13 98 159 40
Terry, AdonisAdonis Terry 23 23 195.0 13 8 2.03 67 138 20
Foutz, DaveDave Foutz 23 19 176.0 12 7 2.51 35 73 19
Mays, AlAl Mays 18 18 160.7 9 9 2.80 32 67 17

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