1890 Pittsburgh Alleghenys season

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1890 Pittsburgh Alleghenys
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Owner(s) William A. Nimick
Manager(s) Guy Hecker
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The 1890 Pittsburgh Alleghenys season was the ninth season for the Pittsburgh Pirates franchise. The team finished eighth and last in the National League with a record of 23–113, 66.5 games behind the Brooklyn Bridegrooms.

For all intents and purposes, the Alleghenys' season ended when most of their stars defected to the Pittsburgh Burghers of the Players' League. With a decimated roster, the Alleghenys made a wretched showing. The 113 losses by the Alleghenys set a new major league record, breaking the old record of 111 set the previous year by the Louisville Colonels. The record would stand until 1899, when the Cleveland Spiders lost 134 games, the all-time record.

Poor attendances meant that they played 97 of their 136 games on the road, finishing with a road record of 9-88 (the 88 losses remained a record until 1899, and is unreachable under current MLB scheduling rules, which allow a maximum of 81 road games). Their .093 road winning percentage is the lowest in MLB history for a minimum of 60 games. This would be the last time the Pittsburgh franchise reached the century mark in the loss column until 1917, when the team was known as the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

National League W L Pct. GB Home Road
Brooklyn Bridegrooms 86 43 0.667 58–16 28–27
Chicago Colts 83 53 0.610 48–24 35–29
Philadelphia Phillies 78 53 0.595 9 54–21 24–32
Cincinnati Reds 77 55 0.583 10½ 50–23 27–32
Boston Beaneaters 76 57 0.571 12 43–23 33–34
New York Giants 63 68 0.481 24 37–27 26–41
Cleveland Spiders 44 88 0.333 43½ 30–37 14–51
Pittsburgh Alleghenys 23 113 0.169 66½ 14–25 9–88

Record vs. opponents[edit]

1890 National League Records

Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8]
Team BOS BR CHI CIN CLE NYG PHI PIT
Boston 6–11 8–11 11–8 13–7 11–8–1 11–9 16–3
Brooklyn 11–6 11–9 9–7 17–3 10–8 10–8 18–2
Chicago 11–8 9–11 12–8–2 13–7 13–6 8–10–1 17–3
Cincinnati 8–11 7–9 8–12–2 13–4 14–6 11–9 16–4
Cleveland 7–13 3–17 7–13 4–13 6–12–2 5–14–1 12–6–1
New York 8–11–1 8–10 6–13 6–14 12–6–2 6–11 17–3–1
Philadelphia 9–11 8–10 10–8–1 9–11 14–5–1 11–6 17–2
Pittsburgh 3–16 2–18 3–17 4–16 6–12–1 3–17–1 2–17


Opening Day lineup[edit]

Roster[edit]

1890 Pittsburgh Alleghenys

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 Guy Hecker 86 340 77 .226 0 38
OF Billy Sunday 86 358 92 .257 1 33

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
Bill Wilson 83 304 65 .214 0 21
Fred Osborne 41 168 40 .238 1 14
John Coleman 3 11 2 .182 0 0
John Gilbert 2 8 0 .000 0 0
Jim Gray 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
Kirtley Baker 25 178.1 3 19 5.60 76
Guy Hecker 14 119.2 2 9 5.11 32
Dave Anderson 13 108 2 11 4.67 41
Billy Gumbert 10 79.1 4 6 5.22 18
Sumner Bowman 9 70.2 2 5 6.62 22
Pete Daniels 4 28 1 2 7.07 8

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
Fred Osborne 8 58 0 5 8.38 14

Relief pitchers[edit]

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

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Billy Sunday 1 0 0 0 0

References[edit]