1888 Louisville Colonels season

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1888 Louisville Colonels
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) W. L. Lyons, Zach Phelps, W. L. Jackson, John Phelps, Mordecai Davidson, John R. Botto
Manager(s) Kick Kelly, Mordecai Davidson, John Kerins
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The 1888 Louisville Colonels season was a season in American baseball. The team finished with a 58–87 record, seventh place in the American Association.

Regular season[edit]

Team photograph

On June 7, shareholder Mordecai Davidson bought out most of the other shareholder, appointing himself president and John R. Botto vice-president. Two days later, he officially took over as manager as well. John Kerins, among others, served as team captain, guiding the team's on-field activities.

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


Record vs. opponents[edit]

1888 American Association Records

Sources:

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Team BAL BR CIN CLE KC LOU PHI STL
Baltimore 8–12 6–14 10–9 11–8 11–9 5–14 6–14
Brooklyn 12–8 14–6–1 16–4 11–9 13–7 12–8–1 10–10–1
Cincinnati 14–6 6–14–1 10–7–1 15–4 17–3–1 10–10 8–10
Cleveland 9–10 4–16 7–10–1 10–9 9–8–2 7–13 4–16
Kansas City 8–11 9–11 4–15 9–10 6–12 3–14 4–16
Louisville 9–11 7–13 3–17–1 8–9–2 12–6 5–15–1 4–16
Philadelphia 14–5 8–12–1 10–10 13–7 14–3 15–5–1 7–10–1
St. Louis 14–6 10–10–1 10–8 16–4 16–4 16–4 10–7–1


Opening Day lineup[edit]

Roster[edit]

1888 Louisville Colonels
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
C Cook, PaulPaul Cook 57 185 34 .184 0 13
3B Werrick, JoeJoe Werrick 111 413 89 .215 0 51
SS White, BillBill White 49 198 55 .278 1 30
OF Browning, PetePete Browning 99 383 120 .313 3 72
OF Collins, HubHub Collins 116 485 149 .307 2 50

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
Kerins, JohnJohn Kerins 83 319 75 .235 2 41
Stratton, ScottScott Stratton 67 249 64 .257 1 29
Hecker, GuyGuy Hecker 56 211 48 .227 0 29
Cross, LaveLave Cross 47 181 41 .227 0 15
Andrews, WallyWally Andrews 26 93 18 .194 0 6
Long, Long 1 2 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
Ramsey, ToadToad Ramsey 40 342.1 8 30 3.42 228
Stratton, ScottScott Stratton 33 269.2 10 17 3.64 97
Hecker, GuyGuy Hecker 26 223.1 8 17 3.39 63
Chamberlain, Ice BoxIce Box Chamberlain 24 196 14 9 2.53 119
Ewing, JohnJohn Ewing 21 191 8 13 2.83 87
Crowell, BillyBilly Crowell 1 9 0 1 6.00 5

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