1876 Philadelphia Athletics season

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1876 Philadelphia Athletics
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Owner(s) Thomas J. Smith
Manager(s) Al Wright
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After five seasons in the National Association, the 1876 Philadelphia Athletics finished the first season of the National League with a record of 14–45, good for 7th place. It would prove to be their only season in the league, as they were expelled from the league as punishment for refusing to make a late-season road trip.

Regular season[edit]

  • April 22, 1876: The Athletics played in the first game in National League history, losing to the Boston Red Caps, 7–6.[1]

Season standings[edit]

National League W L GB Pct.
Chicago White Stockings 52 14 -- .788
St. Louis Brown Stockings 45 19 6 .703
Hartford Dark Blues 47 21 6 .691
Boston Red Caps 39 31 15 .557
Louisville Grays 30 36 22 .455
New York Mutuals 21 35 26 .375
Philadelphia Athletics 14 45 34.5 .237
Cincinnati Reds 9 56 42.5 .138

Roster[edit]

1876 Philadelphia Athletics
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

Pos Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
C Malone, FergyFergy Malone 22 96 22 .229 0 6
1B Sutton, EzraEzra Sutton 54 236 70 .297 1 31
2B Fisler, WesWes Fisler 59 278 80 .288 1 30
3B Meyerle, LeviLevi Meyerle 55 256 87 .340 0 34
SS Force, DavyDavy Force 60 284 66 .232 0 17
OF Hall, GeorgeGeorge Hall 60 268 98 .366 5 45
OF Eggler, DaveDave Eggler 39 174 52 .299 0 19
OF Coon, WilliamWilliam Coon 54 220 50 .227 0 22

Other batters[edit]

Note: G = Games played; AB = At Bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting Average; HR = Home Runs

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
Fouser, BillBill Fouser 21 89 12 .135 0 2
Ritterson, WhiteyWhitey Ritterson 16 52 13 .250 0 4
Bushong, DocDoc Bushong 5 21 1 .048 0 1
Curran, JohnJohn Curran 3 12 4 .333 0 2
Paul, LouLou Paul 3 12 2 .167 0 0
Bergh, JohnJohn Bergh 1 4 0 .000 0 0
Phelps, NealyNealy Phelps 1 4 0 .000 0 0
Ward, JimJim Ward 1 4 2 .500 0 1
Mullen, JohnJohn Mullen 1 3 0 .000 0 0
Warner, FredFred Warner 1 3 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
Knight, LonLon Knight 34 282 10 22 2.62 12
Zettlein, GeorgeGeorge Zettlein 28 234 4 20 3.88 10
Meyerle, LeviLevi Meyerle 2 18 0 2 5.00 0
Lafferty, FlipFlip Lafferty 1 9 0 1 0.00 0

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
Coon, WilliamWilliam Coon 2 0 0 0 5.14 0

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