1890 Louisville Colonels season

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1890 Louisville Colonels
1890 American Association Champions
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Owner(s) Barney Dreyfuss
Manager(s) Jack Chapman
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The 1890 Louisville Colonels baseball team finished with an 88–44 record and won the American Association championship. The previous season, the Colonels had lost 111 games, the most any team in the Major Leagues had lost up to that point (the record was broken during the 1890 season by the Pittsburg Alleghenys, who lost 113 games). This "worst to first" transformation was accomplished partly because of new ownership led by Barney Dreyfuss. Competition was also diminished due to the advent of the Players' League and a couple of the best AA teams jumping to the National League.

After the season, Louisville played the NL champions, the Brooklyn Bridegrooms, in the 1890 World Series. The Bridegrooms were one of the teams that had jumped to the NL, and had been the champions of the AA in 1889. The World Series wound up in a 3–3–1 tie.

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

American Association W L Pct. GB Home Road
Louisville Colonels 88 44 0.667 57–13 31–31
Columbus Solons 79 55 0.590 10 47–22 32–33
St. Louis Browns 78 58 0.574 12 45–25 33–33
Toledo Maumees 68 64 0.515 20 40–27 28–37
Rochester Broncos 63 63 0.500 22 40–22 23–41
Baltimore Orioles 15 19 0.441 24 8–11 7–8
Syracuse Stars 55 72 0.433 30½ 30–30 25–42
Philadelphia Athletics 54 78 0.409 34 36–36 18–42
Brooklyn Gladiators 26 73 0.263 45½ 15–22 11–51


Record vs. opponents[edit]

1890 American Association Records

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Team BAL BR COL LOU PHI ROC STL SYR TOL
Baltimore 0–0 2–4–2 1–2–1 2–2 5–1 2–5 1–2 2–3–1
Brooklyn 0–0 5–9 2–13 2–10 3–10–1 4–10 5–12 5–9
Columbus 4–2–2 9–5 10–8–1 11–9 10–9–1 12–8–2 10–7 13–7
Louisville 2–1–1 13–2 8–10–1 17–3 11–6–2 9–11 14–5 14–6
Philadelphia 2–2 10–2 9–11 3–17 7–12 7–13 10–7 6–14
Rochester 1–5 10–3–1 9–10–1 6–11–2 12–7 8–12–1 11–4–1 6–11–1
St. Louis 5–2 10–4 8–12–2 11–9 13–7 12–8–1 10–9 9–7
Syracuse 2–1 12–5 7–10 5–14 7–10 4–11–1 9–10 9–11
Toledo 3–2–1 9–5 7–13 6–14 14–6 11–6–1 7–9 11–9


Opening Day lineup[edit]

Roster[edit]

1890 Louisville Colonels
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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 Ryan, JackJack Ryan 93 337 73 .217 0 35
1B Taylor, HarryHarry Taylor 134 553 169 .306 0 53
2B Shinnick, TimTim Shinnick 133 493 126 .256 1 82
3B Raymond, HarryHarry Raymond 123 521 135 .259 2 51
SS Tomney, PhilPhil Tomney 108 386 107 .277 1 58
OF Hamburg, CharlieCharlie Hamburg 133 485 132 .272 3 77
OF Weaver, FarmerFarmer Weaver 130 557 161 .289 3 67
OF Wolf, JimmyJimmy Wolf 134 543 197 .363 4 98

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
Weckbecker, PetePete Weckbecker 32 101 24 .238 0 11
Bligh, NedNed Bligh 24 73 15 .205 1 9
Phelan, DanDan Phelan 8 32 8 .250 0 4
O'Connor, DanDan O'Connor 6 26 12 .462 0 5
Easterday, HenryHenry Easterday 7 24 2 .083 0 1
Roseman, ChiefChief Roseman 2 8 2 .250 0 0
Sweeney, PetePete Sweeney 2 7 1 .143 0 1

Pitching[edit]

Starting pitchers[edit]

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G GS IP W L SV ERA SO
Stratton, ScottScott Stratton 50 49 431 34 14 0 2.36 207
Ehret, RedRed Ehret 43 38 359 25 14 2 2.53 174
Meakim, GeorgeGeorge Meakim 28 21 192 12 7 1 2.91 123
Goodall, HerbHerb Goodall 18 13 109 8 5 4 3.39 46
Daily, EdEd Daily 12 10 93 6 3 0 1.94 31
Jones, MikeMike Jones 3 3 22 2 0 0 3.27 6

1890 World Series[edit]

Main article: 1890 World Series

Louisville, champions of the American Association, played the National League champions, the Brooklyn Bridegrooms in the 1890 World Series. The series pitted the two most recent American Association champions against each other.

The series winner was to be the first to win four games. Brooklyn started strong, winning the first two games in Louisville, with game 3 called after eight innings with the score tied. Louisville salvaged the fourth game, which was the last one played in Louisville. After Brooklyn won the first game at home to take a 3–1 lead, Louisville came back to win two straight. However, bad weather forced any remaining games to be canceled, with the plan that a deciding game would be played before the 1891 season began. However, due to inter-league disputes, that never occurred, and the series officially ended in a 3–3–1 tie.

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