1878 Indianapolis Blues season

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1878 Indianapolis Blues
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Manager(s) John Clapp
     

The Indianapolis Blues were in the National League for only the 1878 season, after playing as an independent team in 1877. They finished in fifth place, one of just two teams to finish below .500.

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

National League W L Pct. GB Home Road
Boston Red Caps 41 19 0.683 23–7 18–12
Cincinnati Reds 37 23 0.617 4 25–8 12–15
Providence Grays 33 27 0.550 8 17–13 16–14
Chicago White Stockings 30 30 0.500 11 17–18 13–12
Indianapolis Blues 24 36 0.400 17 10–17 14–19
Milwaukee Grays 15 45 0.250 26 7–18 8–27


Record vs. opponents[edit]

1878 National League Records

Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6]
Team BOS CHI CIN IND MIL PRV
Boston 8–4 6–6 10–2 11–1 6–6
Chicago 4–8 2–10 8–4 10–2 6–6–1
Cincinnati 6–6 10–2 4–8–1 8–4 9–3
Indianapolis 2–10 4–8 8–4–1 8–4–1 2–10–1
Milwaukee 1–11 2–10 4–8 4–8–1 4–8
Providence 6–6 6–6–1 3–9 10–2–1 8–4


Roster[edit]

1878 Indianapolis Blues
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 Silver Flint 63 254 57 .224 0 18
1B Art Croft 60 222 35 .158 0 16
2B Joe Quest 62 278 57 .205 0 13
3B Ned Williamson 63 250 58 .232 1 19
SS Fred Warner 43 165 41 .248 0 10
OF Orator Shafer 63 266 90 .338 0 30
OF Russ McKelvy 63 253 57 .225 2 36
OF John Clapp 63 263 80 .304 0 29

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
Candy Nelson 19 84 11 .131 0 5
Jimmy Hallinan 3 12 3 .250 0 1

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
The Only Nolan 38 347 13 22 2.57 125
Jim McCormick 14 117 5 8 1.69 36
Tom Healey 11 89 6 4 2.22 18

Other 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
Russ McKelvy 4 25 0 2 2.16 3

References[edit]