1896 Pittsburg Pirates season

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1896 Pittsburg Pirates
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Owner(s) William Kerr and Phil Auten
Manager(s) Connie Mack
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The 1896 Pittsburgh Pirates season was the 15th season of the Pittsburgh Pirates[1] franchise; their 10th in the National League. The Pirates finished sixth in the National League with a record of 66–63.

Regular season[edit]

The 1896 Pittsburg Pirates

Season standings[edit]

National League W L Pct. GB Home Road
Baltimore Orioles 90 39 0.698 49–16 41–23
Cleveland Spiders 80 48 0.625 43–19 37–29
Cincinnati Reds 77 50 0.606 12 51–15 26–35
Boston Beaneaters 74 57 0.565 17 42–24 32–33
Chicago Colts 71 57 0.555 18½ 42–24 29–33
Pittsburg Pirates 66 63 0.512 24 35–31 31–32
New York Giants 64 67 0.489 27 39–26 25–41
Philadelphia Phillies 62 68 0.477 28½ 42–27 20–41
Washington Senators 58 73 0.443 33 38–29 20–44
Brooklyn Bridegrooms 58 73 0.443 33 35–28 23–45
St. Louis Browns 40 90 0.308 50½ 27–34 13–56
Louisville Colonels 38 93 0.290 53 25–37 13–56

Record vs. opponents[edit]

1896 National League Records

Sources:

[1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10] [11] [12]

Team BAL BOS BR CHI CIN CLE LOU NYG PHI PIT STL WSH
Baltimore 5–7 6–6 7–4–2 10–2 3–8–1 10–2 9–3 12–0 9–2 9–3 10–2
Boston 7–5 10–2 3–9 5–6 5–7–1 8–4 7–5 7–5 7–5 8–4 7–5
Brooklyn 6–6 2–10 6–6 2–10 5–7 8–4 4–8 8–4 6–5–1 7–5 4–8–1
Chicago 4–7–2 9–3 6–6 4–6–1 2–9–1 9–3 5–7 4–8 11–1 9–3 8–4
Cincinnati 2–10 6–5 10–2 6–4–1 6–5 9–3 6–6 8–4 5–7 12–0 7–4
Cleveland 8–3–1 7–5–1 5–7 9–2–1 5–6 8–3–2 7–5 6–6 4–8–1 10–2 9–3–1
Louisville 2–10 4–8 4–8 3–9 3–9 3–8–2 4–8–1 7–5 2–10 3–9 3–9
New York 3–9 5–7 8–4 7–5 6–6 5–7 8–4–1 3–8 4–8 9–3–1 6–6
Philadelphia 0–12 5–7 4–8 8–4 4–8 6–6 5–7 8–3 6–6 8–3 8–4
Pittsburg 2–9 5–7 5–6–1 1–11 7–5 8–4–1 10–2 8–4 6–6 8–3 6–6
St. Louis 3–9 4–8 5–7 3–9 0–12 2–10 9–3 3–9–1 3–8 3–8 5–7
Washington 2–10 5–7 8–4–1 4–8 4–7 3–9–1 9–3 6–6 4–8 6–6 5–7


Opening Day lineup[edit]

Roster[edit]

1896 Pittsburg Pirates

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
OF Smith, MikeMike Smith 122 484 175 .362 6 94

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 77 282 82 .291 1 42
Davis, HarryHarry Davis 44 168 32 .190 0 23
Mack, ConnieConnie Mack 33 120 26 .217 0 16

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
Hastings, CharlieCharlie Hastings 17 104 5 10 5.88 19
Foreman, BrownieBrownie Foreman 9 61.2 3 3 6.57 18

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 IP W L ERA SO
Goar, JotJot Goar 3 0 1 0 16.88 3

References[edit]

  1. ^ In 1891 the United States Board on Geographic Names forced the city of Pittsburgh to undergo a controversial name change by having them drop the "h" at the end of the name, making the team's official name the "Pittsburg Pirates" from the adoption of the Pirates nickname until Pittsburgh was able to get the "h" restored to its name in 1911.