1872 Boston Red Stockings season

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1872 Boston Red Stockings
1872 National Association Champions
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record 39–8 (.830)
League place 1st
Other information
Owner(s) John A. Conkey
Manager(s) Harry Wright
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The 1872 Boston Red Stockings season was the second season of the franchise. They won the National Association championship.

Managed by Harry Wright, Boston finished with a record of 39–8 to win the pennant by 7.5 games. Pitcher Al Spalding started all 48 of the Red Stockings' games and led the NA with 38 wins. Second baseman Ross Barnes won the league batting title with a .430 batting average. Harry Wright, Al Spalding, and shortstop George Wright have all been elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame.

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

National Association W L GB Pct.
Boston Red Stockings 39 8 -- .830
Baltimore Canaries 35 19 7.5 .648
New York Mutuals 34 20 8.5 .630
Philadelphia Athletics 30 14 7.5 .682
Troy Haymakers 15 10 13.0 .600
Brooklyn Atlantics 9 28 25.0 .243
Cleveland Forest Citys 6 16 20.5 .273
Middletown Mansfields 5 19 22.5 .208
Brooklyn Eckfords 3 26 27.0 .103
Washington Olympics 2 7 18.0 .222
Washington Nationals 0 11 21.0 .000

Record vs. opponents[edit]

1872 National Association Records

Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10] [11]
Team BAL BOS BRA BRE CLE MID NY PHI TRO WSN WSO
Baltimore 0–7 5–1 5–1 4–1 4–0 5–4–2 4–5–2 3–0 3–0 2–0
Boston 7–0 7–1 3–0 4–0 3–0 7–2 4–4–1 2–1 1–0 1–0
Brooklyn Atlantics 1–5 1–7 2–2 1–1 2–1 2–6 0–4 0–2 0–0 0–0
Brooklyn Eckfords 1–5 0–3 2–2 0–1 0–2 0–5 0–5 0–3 0–0 0–0
Cleveland 1–4 0–4 1–1 1–0 0–1 1–2 0–3 0–1 1–0 1–0
Middletown 0–4 0–3 1–2 2–0 1–0 0–4 0–2 0–4 1–0 0–0
New York 4–5–2 2–7 6–2 5–0 2–1 4–0 6–3 3–2 1–0 1–0
Philadelphia 5–4–2 4–4–1 4–0 5–0 3–0 2–0 3–6 2–0 1–0 1–0
Troy 0–3 1–2 2–0 3–0 1–0 4–0 2–3 0–2 1–0 1–0
Washington Nationals 0–3 0–1 0–0 0–0 0–1 0–1 0–1 0–1 0–1 0–2
Washington Olympics 0–2 0–1 0–0 0–0 0–1 0–0 0–1 0–1 0–1 2–0


Roster[edit]

1872 Boston Red Stockings
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 Cal McVey 46 237 76 .321 0 41
1B Charlie Gould 45 212 54 .255 0 32
2B Ross Barnes 45 230 99 .430 1 44
SS George Wright 48 255 86 .337 2 35
3B Harry Schafer 48 226 65 .288 1 35
OF Harry Wright 48 208 53 .255 0 24
OF Fraley Rogers 45 204 56 .275 1 28
OF Andy Leonard 46 241 84 .349 2 42

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
Dave Birdsall 16 76 16 .211 1 15

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
Al Spalding 48 404.2 38 8 1.85 28

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
Harry Wright 7 25.2 1 0 2.10 1

References[edit]

Preceded by
Philadelphia Athletics
1871
National Association of Professional Base Ball Players Championship Season
1872
Succeeded by
Boston Red Stockings
1873