1894 Cincinnati Reds season

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1894 Cincinnati Reds
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Owner(s) John T. Brush
Manager(s) Charlie Comiskey
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The 1894 Cincinnati Reds season was a season in American baseball. The team finished in tenth place in the National League with a record of 55-75, 35 games behind the Baltimore Orioles.

Regular season[edit]

After a somewhat disappointing 1893 season, in which the Reds had a 65-63 record to finish in sixth place, the club was hoping to rebound in 1894. Player-manager Charles Comiskey would return to manage the team for a third season. During the off-season, the Reds acquired outfielder Dummy Hoy from the Washington Senators in a trade. Hoy had batted .245 with no home runs, 45 RBI, and 48 stolen bases with the Senators in 1893. Hoy led the National League in stolen bases with 82 while with the Washington Nationals in 1888.

Bug Holliday had a huge season for the Reds, hitting a team high .376 with a team record 123 RBI. He also hit thirteen home runs, which tied him with Jim Canavan, and had 126 runs. Canavan batted .275 and had 74 RBI to go with his thirteen homers. Hoy batted .304 with five home runs and 71 RBI while scoring 118 runs in his first season with Cincinnati. Bid McPhee hit .313 with five home runs and 93 RBI, while Arlie Latham also batted .313, hitting four home runs and collecting 60 RBI while stealing a team-high 62 bases.

The Reds pitching staff struggled, as they had the worst ERA in the league at 5.99. Frank Dwyer led the team with a 19-21 record with a team best 5.07 ERA in 45 games, 39 of them starts. Tom Parrott was 17-19 with a 5.60 ERA in 41 games, while Ice Box Chamberlain was the only Cincinnati pitcher to have a winning record, as he was 10-9 with a 5.77 ERA in 23 games.

Season summary[edit]

After opening the season with three wins, the Reds lost eight of their next ten to fall to a 5-8 record and eighth place. Cincinnati responded with a four-game winning streak to bump themselves over .500, but fell into a slump and won only five of their next twenty-five games.

Pitching was a problem, as during their slump, the team allowed over ten runs a game eight times, and twice allowed over twenty runs a game, which included a 20-11 loss to the Boston Beaneaters, and a 21-8 loss to the Philadelphia Phillies. Cincinnati went on an eleven-game winning streak to close within three games of the .500 level, and broke over the .500 level with a 39-38 record after winning eight in a row later in the season.

From that point on, however, the Reds were never a factor in the pennant race, as they were 16-37 over their last 53 games to finish the year with a dreadful 55-75 record, in tenth place, 35 games behind the Baltimore Orioles.

Season standings[edit]

National League W L Pct. GB Home Road
Baltimore Orioles 89 39 0.695 52–15 37–24
New York Giants 88 44 0.667 3 49–17 39–27
Boston Beaneaters 83 49 0.629 8 44–19 39–30
Philadelphia Phillies 71 57 0.555 18 48–20 23–37
Brooklyn Grooms 70 61 0.534 20½ 42–24 28–37
Cleveland Spiders 68 61 0.527 21½ 35–24 33–37
Pittsburgh Pirates 65 65 0.500 25 46–28 19–37
Chicago Colts 57 75 0.432 34 35–30 22–45
St. Louis Browns 56 76 0.424 35 34–32 22–44
Cincinnati Reds 55 75 0.423 35 37–28 18–47
Washington Senators 45 87 0.341 46 32–30 13–57
Louisville Colonels 36 94 0.277 54 24–38 12–56


Roster[edit]

1894 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 61 220 58 .264 0 33
OF Hoy, DummyDummy Hoy 128 503 153 .304 5 71

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
Merritt, BillBill Merritt 30 117 38 .325 1 22
Murphy, ConnieConnie Murphy 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
Chamberlain, Ice BoxIce Box Chamberlain 23 177.2 10 9 5.77 57
Cross, LemLem Cross 8 53 3 4 8.49 11
Blank, FredFred Blank 1 8 0 1 4.50 1

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

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

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