Philadelphia Keystones

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The Philadelphia Keystones (aka Keystones of Philadelphia) were a professional baseball franchise. In 1884, they were a member of the short-lived Union Association. The team was owned by former player Tom Pratt.[1]

The Keystones were managed by catcher Fergy Malone and finished eighth in the league with a 21-46 record. Their top-hitting regular was left fielder/infielder Buster Hoover, who batted .364 with a slugging percentage of .495, and their best pitcher was Jersey Bakely, who was 14-25 with an ERA of 4.47. Their home games were played at Keystone Park. Jack Clements, who played for 17 seasons and was the last (and virtually the only) left-handed catcher in major-league history, made his big-league debut with the Keystones.

Like several other teams in the Union Association, the Keystones did not make it through the entire season, folding after the game of August 7. The entire league ceased operations after 1884, its first and only season.


1884 season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

Union Association W L Pct. GB Home Road
St. Louis Maroons 94 19 0.832 49–6 45–13
Cincinnati Outlaw Reds 69 36 0.657 21 35–17 34–19
Baltimore Monumentals 58 47 0.552 32 29–21 29–26
Boston Reds 58 51 0.532 34 34–22 24–29
Milwaukee Brewers 8 5 0.615 36 8–4 0–1
St. Paul Saints 2 6 0.250 39½ 0–0 2–6
Chicago Browns/Pittsburgh Stogies 41 50 0.451 42 21–19 20–31
Altoona Mountain City 6 19 0.240 44 6–12 0–7
Wilmington Quicksteps 2 16 0.111 44½ 1–6 1–10
Washington Nationals (UA) 47 65 0.420 46½ 36–27 11–38
Philadelphia Keystones 21 46 0.313 50 14–21 7–25
Kansas City Cowboys 16 63 0.203 61 11–23 5–40


Roster[edit]

1884 Philadelphia Keystones
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
C Gillen, TomTom Gillen 29 116 18 .155 0
1B McGuinness, JohnJohn McGuinness 53 210 52 .236 0
3B McCormick, JerryJerry McCormick 67 295 84 .285 0
SS Easterday, HenryHenry Easterday 28 115 28 .243 0
OF Hoover, BusterBuster Hoover 63 275 100 .364 0
OF Flynn, JoeJoe Flynn 52 209 52 .249 4

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
Luff, HenryHenry Luff 26 111 30 .270 0
Carroll, PatPat Carroll 5 19 3 .158 0
Jones, BillBill Jones 4 14 2 .143 0
Meyerle, LeviLevi Meyerle 3 11 1 .091 0
Drew, DaveDave Drew 2 9 4 .444 0
Johnson, LeftyLefty Johnson 1 4 0 .000 0
Malone, FergyFergy Malone 1 4 1 .250 0
Foster, RobertRobert Foster 1 3 1 .333 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
Bakely, JerseyJersey Bakely 39 344.2 14 25 4.47 204
Weaver, SamSam Weaver 17 136 5 10 5.76 40
Fischer, JohnJohn Fischer 8 70.2 1 7 3.57 42
Gallagher, BillBill Gallagher 3 25 1 2 3.24 12
Maul, AlAl Maul 1 8 0 1 4.50 7

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
Drew, DaveDave Drew 1 0 1 0 3.86 2
McCormick, JerryJerry McCormick 1 0 0 0 9.00 3


Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Spink, Alfred Henry (1911). The National Game. Carbondale, Illinois: SIU Press. p. 70. ISBN 0-8093-2304-4. 

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