1875 Boston Red Stockings season

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1875 Boston Red Stockings
1875 National Association Champions
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record 71–8 (.899)
League place 1st
Other information
Owner(s) Nicholas T. Apollonio
Manager(s) Harry Wright
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The 1875 Boston Red Stockings season was the fifth season of the franchise. They won their fourth consecutive National Association championship.

Managed by Harry Wright, Boston finished with a record of 71–8 to win the pennant by 15 games. Pitcher Al Spalding started 62 of the Red Stockings' games and led the NA with 54 wins. Catcher Deacon White (.367), second baseman Ross Barnes (.364), and first baseman Cal McVey (.355) finished 1–2–3 in the league's batting race. McVey paced the circuit with 87 runs batted in, and outfielder Jim O'Rourke had the most home runs, with 6. The Boston offense scored more runs than any other team in the NA. According to the FiveThirtyEight ELO rating system, they are the greatest team of all time. [1]

Harry Wright, Al Spalding, Jim O'Rourke, and shortstop George Wright have all been elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame.

This was the last season of the Association, which dissolved at the end of the year. The Red Stockings club would join the new National League in 1876.

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

National Association W L T GB Pct.
Boston Red Stockings 71 8 3 -- .884
Philadelphia Athletics 53 20 4 15.0 .714
Hartford Dark Blues 54 28 3 18.5 .659
St. Louis Brown Stockings 39 29 2 26.5 .571
Philadelphia White Stockings 37 31 2 28.5 .542
Chicago White Stockings 30 37 2 35.0 .449
New York Mutuals 30 38 3 35.5 .443
New Haven Elm Citys 7 40 - 48.0 .149
Washington Nationals 5 23 - 40.5 .179
St. Louis Red Stockings 4 15 - 37.0 .211
Philadelphia Centennials 2 12 - 36.5 .143
Brooklyn Atlantics 2 42 - 51.5 .045
Keokuk Westerns 1 12 - 37.0 .077

Record vs. opponents[edit]

1875 National Association Records

Sources: [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10] [11] [12] [13] [14]
Team BOS BR CHI HAR KEO NH NY PHA PHC PWS SLB SLR WSH
Boston 6–0 8–2 9–1 1–0 5–1 10–0 8–2–2 4–0 6–0–1 7–2 1–0 6–0
Brooklyn 0–6 0–2 0–10 0–0 2–1 0–7 0–7 0–0 0–7 0–2 0–0 0–0
Chicago 2–8 2–0 4–6–1 4–0 2–1 3–3 1–7–1 0–0 3–7 5–5 4–0 0–0
Hartford 1–9 10–0 6–4–1 0–0 8–1 8–2–2 4–3–1 1–0 4–4 5–5 3–0 4–0
Keokuk 0–1 0–0 0–4 0–0 0–0 0–1 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–4 1–2 0–0
New Haven 1–5 1–2 1–2 1–8 0–0 1–5 0–7 0–1 0–4 1–2 0–0 1–4
New York 0–10 7–0 3–3 2–8–2 1–0 5–1 3–6 2–0 5–2 0–8–1 2–0 0–0
Philadelphia Athletics 2–8–2 7–0 7–1–1 3–4–1 0–0 7–0 6–3 2–1 8–2 6–1 0–0 5–0
Philadelphia Centennials 0–4 0–0 0–0 0–1 0–0 1–0 0–2 1–2 0–3 0–0 0–0 0–0
Philadelphia White Stockings 0–6–1 7–0 7–3 4–4 0–0 4–0 2–5 2–8 3–0 5–5–1 1–0 2–0
St. Louis Brown Stockings 2–7 2–0 5–5 5–5 4–0 2–1 8–0–1 1–6 0–0 5–5–1 2–0 3–0
St. Louis Red Stockings 0–1 0–0 0–4 0–3 2–1 0–0 0–2 0–0 0–0 0–1 0–2 2–1
Washington 0–6 0–0 0–0 0–4 0–0 4–1 0–0 0–5 0–0 0–2 0–3 1–2


Roster[edit]

1875 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 Deacon White 80 371 136 .367 1 60
1B Cal McVey 82 389 138 .355 3 87
2B Ross Barnes 78 393 143 .364 1 58
SS George Wright 79 408 136 .333 2 61
3B Harry Schafer 52 222 64 .288 0 17
OF Jack Manning 77 348 94 .270 1 46
OF Jim O'Rourke 75 358 106 .296 6 72
OF Andy Leonard 80 396 127 .321 1 74

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
Tommy Beals 35 155 41 .265 0 16
Juice Latham 16 78 21 .269 0 13
Frank Heifer 11 50 14 .280 0 5
Harry Wright 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
Al Spalding 72 570.2 54 5 1.59 75
Jack Manning 27 144 16 2 2.38 34

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
Cal McVey 3 11 1 0 4.91 1
George Wright 2 4 0 1 6.75 0
Frank Heifer 2 2.1 0 0 15.43 0

References[edit]

Preceded by
Boston Red Stockings
1874
National Association of Professional Base Ball Players Championship Season
1875
Succeeded by
League Disbands