1891 Brooklyn Grooms season

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1891 Brooklyn Grooms
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Charles Byrne, Ferdinand Abell, George Chauncey
Manager(s) John Montgomery Ward
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The 1891 Brooklyn Grooms (the name was shortened from "Bridegrooms" this season) started the year with real estate mogul George Chauncey purchasing a controlling interest in the ballclub to join Ferdinand Abell and Charles Byrne in the ownership group. The former owner of the Brooklyn Ward's Wonders in the now defunct Players' League, Chauncey organized a merger of his team with the Grooms, forcing the firing of manager Bill McGunnigle (despite his winning two league championships) and replacing him with former Wonders manager and shortstop, John Montgomery Ward. The new owner also thought the team could generate larger revenue from a bigger stadium, so they decided to move the team to his stadium, Eastern Park. Games would be split between the new facility and old Washington Park during the 1891 season and the team would move full-time in 1892.[1] With all the turmoil, the team fell back into the pack, finishing the season in sixth place.

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

National League W L Pct. GB Home Road
Boston Beaneaters 87 51 0.630 51–20 36–31
Chicago Colts 82 53 0.607 43–22 39–31
New York Giants 71 61 0.538 13 39–28 32–33
Philadelphia Phillies 68 69 0.496 18½ 35–34 33–35
Cleveland Spiders 65 74 0.468 22½ 40–28 25–46
Brooklyn Grooms 61 76 0.445 25½ 41–31 20–45
Cincinnati Reds 56 81 0.409 30½ 26–41 30–40
Pittsburgh Pirates 55 80 0.407 30½ 32–34 23–46


Roster[edit]

1891 Brooklyn Grooms
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; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in; SB = Stolen bases

Pos Player G AB R H Avg. HR RBI SB
C Kinslow, TomTom Kinslow 61 228 22 54 .237 0 33 3
1B Foutz, DaveDave Foutz 130 521 87 134 .257 2 73 48
2B Collins, HubHub Collins 107 435 82 120 .276 3 31 32
3B Pinkney, GeorgeGeorge Pinkney 135 501 80 137 .273 2 71 44
SS Ward, JohnJohn Ward 105 441 85 122 .277 0 39 57
OF Griffin, MikeMike Griffin 134 521 106 139 .267 3 65 65
OF Burns, OysterOyster Burns 123 470 75 134 .285 4 83 21
OF O'Brien, DarbyDarby O'Brien 103 395 79 100 .253 5 57 31

Other batters[edit]

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

Player G AB R H Avg. HR RBI SB
Daily, ConCon Daily 60 206 25 66 .320 0 30 7
Daly, TomTom Daly 58 200 29 50 .250 2 27 7
Caruthers, BobBob Caruthers 56 171 24 48 .281 2 23 4
O'Brien, JohnJohn O'Brien 43 167 22 41 .246 0 26 4
Ely, BonesBones Ely 31 111 9 17 .153 0 11 4
Burdock, JackJack Burdock 3 12 1 1 .083 0 1 0
Esterbrook, DudeDude Esterbrook 3 8 1 3 .375 0 0 0

Pitching[edit]

Starting pitchers[edit]

Note: G = Games pitched; 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
Lovett, TomTom Lovett 44 43 365.7 23 19 3.69 129 129 39
Caruthers, BobBob Caruthers 38 32 297.0 18 14 3.12 107 69 29
Hemming, GeorgeGeorge Hemming 27 22 199.7 8 15 4.96 84 84 19
Terry, AdonisAdonis Terry 25 22 194.0 6 16 4.22 80 65 18
Inks, BertBert Inks 13 13 96.3 3 10 4.02 43 47 11
Foutz, DaveDave Foutz 6 5 52.0 3 2 3.29 16 14 5

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