1879 Cleveland Blues season

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1879 Cleveland Blues
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Manager(s) Jim McCormick
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The 1879 season was the National League debut for the Cleveland Blues. They finished the season 27–55, sixth in the eight-team National League.

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

National League W L Pct. GB Home Road
Providence Grays 59 25 0.702 34–8 25–17
Boston Red Caps 54 30 0.643 5 29–13 25–17
Buffalo Bisons 46 32 0.590 10 23–16 23–16
Chicago White Stockings 46 33 0.582 10½ 29–13 17–20
Cincinnati Reds 43 37 0.537 14 21–16 22–21
Cleveland Blues 27 55 0.329 31 15–27 12–28
Syracuse Stars 22 48 0.314 30 11–22 11–26
Troy Trojans 19 56 0.253 35½ 12–27 7–29


Record vs. opponents[edit]

1879 National League Records

Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8]
Team BOS BUF CHI CIN CLE PRV SYR TRO
Boston 9–3 4–8 7–5 10–2 4–8 9–3 11–1
Buffalo 3–9 6–6–1 7–3 8–4 6–6 5–3 11–1
Chicago 8–4 6–6–1 3–8 8–4 5–7–1 8–1 8–3–2
Cincinnati 5–7 3–7 8–3 8–4 2–10 8–4–1 9–2
Cleveland 2–10 4–8 4–8 4–8 4–8 4–7 5–6
Providence 8–4 6–6 7–5–1 10–2 8–4 10–2 10–2
Syracuse 3–9 3–5 1–8 4–8–1 7–4 2–10 2–4
Troy 1–11 1–11 3–8–2 2–9 6–5 2–10 4–2


Roster[edit]

1879 Cleveland 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 Doc Kennedy 49 193 56 .290 1 18
1B Bill Phillips 81 365 99 .271 0 29
2B Jack Glasscock 80 325 68 .209 0 29
3B Fred Warner 76 316 77 .244 0 22
SS Tom Carey 80 335 80 .239 0 32
OF Charlie Eden 81 353 96 .239 0 32
OF George Strief 71 264 46 .174 0 15
OF Billy Riley 43 161 23 .143 0 9

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
Barney Gilligan 52 205 35 .171 0 11
Jack Allen 16 60 7 .117 0 4
Sonny Hoffman 2 6 0 .000 0 0
Len Stockwell 2 6 0 .000 0 0
John Kelly 1 4 1 .250 0 0
Fred Gunkle 1 3 0 .000 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
Jim McCormick 62 546.1 20 40 2.42 197
Bobby Mitchell 23 194.2 7 15 3.28 90

References[edit]