St. Paul Saints (UA)
The St. Paul Saints, also known as the Apostles or the White Caps, were a replacement Major League Baseball team that represented St. Paul, Minnesota in the short-lived Union Association, which existed for the 1884 season only. The team began the 1884 season in the Northwestern League as the Apostles. In September of that year, after compiling a 24-48 record, the team jumped to the Union Association along with the Milwaukee Brewers. The club finished its short stint in the Association with a 2-6-1 record in nine road games, earning the distinction of being the only major league team not to play a single home game. The team was managed by Andrew Thompson. Their normal home field was the Fort Road or Fort Street Grounds, also known as West Seventh Street Park (two names for the same street).
Their top-hitting regular was pitcher/outfielder Jim Brown, who had five hits in 16 at bats, for a batting average of .312, hit four doubles, and a slugging percentage of .562. The team also included Charlie Ganzel, their catcher, who went on to play in 786 games in a 14-season career, most notably with the Detroit Wolverines and the Boston Beaneaters.
The 1884 St. Paul Saints (variously known also as the "White Caps" or "Apostles") joined the Union Association on September 27, 1884, partway through its season after starting the season in the Northwestern League. They finished with a 2–6–1 record. After the season the UA folded, as did the Saints.
|St. Louis Maroons||94||19||0.832||—||49–6||45–13|
|Cincinnati Outlaw Reds||69||36||0.657||21||35–17||34–19|
|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 Citys||6||19||0.240||44||6–12||0–7|
|Washington Nationals (UA)||47||65||0.420||46½||36–27||11–38|
|Kansas City Cowboys||16||63||0.203||61||11–23||5–40|
Record vs. opponents
1884 Union Association Records
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|1884 St. Paul Saints|
Starters by position
Note: Pos = Position; G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs
Note: G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs
Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts
Note: G = Games pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts
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