1893 Cincinnati Reds season

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1893 Cincinnati Reds
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Owner(s) John T. Brush
Manager(s) Charlie Comiskey
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The 1893 Cincinnati Reds season was a season in American baseball. The team finished tied for sixth place in the National League with a record of 65-63, 20.5 games behind the Boston Beaneaters.

Regular season[edit]

Cincinnati was looking to build on a solid 1892 season in which the team had improved from a record of 56-81 in 1891 to 82-68. First baseman Charles Comiskey returned as player-manager, while the Reds would have a new outfielder, as Jim Canavan joined Cincinnati after spending the previous season with the Chicago Colts. Canavan had struggled offensively with Chicago, hitting only .166 with no homers and 32 RBI in 118 games in 1892.

Catcher Farmer Vaughn had a career season, as he hit .280 with one home run and a team high 108 RBI. Bug Holliday led the Reds with a .310 batting average and 89 RBI, as well as a team high 108 runs scored, while his five home runs tied with Canavan for the team lead. Bid McPhee had a solid season, batting .281 with three home runs and 68 RBI. Arlie Latham hit .282 with two home runs, 49 RBI and a team best 57 stolen bases.

Frank Dwyer was the ace of the pitching staff, as he led the club with an 18-15 record in a team high 37 games, which included 30 starts, with 28 complete games. Ice Box Chamberlain was 16-12 with a team low 3.73 ERA.

Season summary[edit]

The Reds got off to a solid start, sitting in first place with a 6-3 record after nine games. However, the team would win only ten of their next twenty-nine ball games to fall into tenth place in the National League with a 16-22 record. Cincinnati would be under the .500 mark for a majority of the season, however, the Reds would win ten of their final eleven games to avoid finishing with a losing record, as they ended the season with a 65-63 record, tying the Brooklyn Grooms, 20.5 games behind the pennant-winning Boston Beaneaters.

Season standings[edit]

National League W L Pct. GB Home Road
Boston Beaneaters 86 43 0.667 49–15 37–28
Pittsburgh Pirates 81 48 0.628 5 54–19 27–29
Cleveland Spiders 73 55 0.570 12½ 47–22 26–33
Philadelphia Phillies 72 57 0.558 14 43–22 29–35
New York Giants 68 64 0.515 19½ 49–20 19–44
Cincinnati Reds 65 63 0.508 20½ 37–27 28–36
Brooklyn Grooms 65 63 0.508 20½ 43–24 22–39
Baltimore Orioles 60 70 0.462 26½ 36–24 24–46
Chicago Colts 56 71 0.441 29 38–34 18–37
St. Louis Browns 57 75 0.432 30½ 40–30 17–45
Louisville Colonels 50 75 0.400 34 24–28 26–47
Washington Senators 40 89 0.310 46 21–27 19–62


Roster[edit]

1893 Cincinnati Reds
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
1B Comiskey, CharlieCharlie Comiskey 64 259 57 .220 0 26
OF Canavan, JimJim Canavan 121 461 104 .226 5 64

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
Murphy, ConnieConnie Murphy 6 17 3 .176 0 2

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
Chamberlain, Ice BoxIce Box Chamberlain 34 241 16 12 3.73 59
Cross, LemLem Cross 3 21 0 2 5.57 7

Other 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

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