1871 Philadelphia Athletics season

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1871 Philadelphia Athletics
1871 National Association Champions
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Manager(s) Dick McBride
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With the debut of the first professional baseball league, the National Association of Professional Base Ball Players, the Athletic Baseball Club of Philadelphia was one of the first clubs to join. The Athletics had been around since 1860 as an amateur club. The team went 21-7 and won the first NA title during the 1871 season.

Philadelphia's third baseman, Levi Meyerle, led the league with a .492 batting average.

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

National Association W L GB Pct.
Philadelphia Athletics 21 7 -- .750
Chicago White Stockings 19 9 2.0 .679
Boston Red Stockings 20 10 2.0 .667
Washington Olympics 15 15 7.0 .500
New York Mutuals 16 17 7.5 .485
Troy Haymakers 13 15 8.0 .464
Fort Wayne Kekiongas 7 12 9.5 .368
Cleveland Forest Citys 10 19 11.5 .345
Rockford Forest Citys 4 21 15.5 .160

Record vs. opponents[edit]

1871 National Association Records

Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9]
Team BOS CHI CLE FW NY PHI ROC TRO WSH
Boston 1–3 3–1 2–0 2–2 3–1 3–0 3–2 3–1–1
Chicago 3–1 2–1 2–0 3–1 2–3 3–0 1–1 3–2
Cleveland 1–3 1–2 0–3 3–2 0–3 3–1 2–2 0–3
Fort Wayne 0–2 0–2 3–0 1–2 0–2 1–1 1–1 1–2
New York 2–2 1–3 2–3 2–1 2–3 3–1 1–3 3–1
Philadelphia 1–3 3–2 3–0 2–0 3–2 3–0 3–0 3–0
Rockford 0–3 0–3 1–3 1–1 1–3 0–3 1–2 0–3
Troy 2–3 1–1 2–2 1–1 3–1 0–3 2–1 2–3–1
Washington 1–3–1 2–3 3–0 2–1 1–3 0–3 3–0 3–2–1


Roster[edit]

1871 Philadelphia Athletics
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
C Fergy Malone 27 134 46 .343 1 33
1B Wes Fisler 28 147 41 .279 0 16
2B Al Reach 26 133 47 .353 0 34
SS John Radcliff 28 145 44 .303 0 22
3B Levi Meyerle 26 130 64 .492 4 40
OF Count Sensenderfer 25 127 41 .323 0 23
OF Ned Cuthbert 28 150 37 .247 3 30
OF George Heubel 17 75 23 .307 0 13

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
George Bechtel 20 94 33 .351 1 21
Tom Pratt 1 6 2 .333 0 1
Nate Berkenstock 1 4 0 .000 0 0
Tom Berry 1 4 1 .250 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
Dick McBride 25 222 18 5 4.58 15
George Bechtel 3 26 1 2 7.96 1

Relief 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
Levi Meyerle 1 1 0 0 9.00 0

References[edit]

Preceded by
First Season
National Association of Professional Base Ball Players Championship Season
1871
Succeeded by
Boston Red Stockings
1872