1880 Cincinnati Reds season

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1880 Cincinnati Reds
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Manager(s) John Clapp
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The 1880 Cincinnati Reds season was a season in American baseball. The team finished in eighth and last place in the National League with a record of 21–59, 44 games behind the Chicago White Stockings.

At the end of the season, the team was kicked out of the league for selling beer and refusing to close their park on Sunday as required at the time. The team disbanded. A different Cincinnati Reds team joined the American Association two years later.

Regular season[edit]

The Reds were coming off a fifth-place finish in the National League in 1879, as they had a 43–37 record, which was their second consecutive winning season. During the off-season, Cincinnati signed catcher John Clapp, who had played with the Buffalo Bisons in the previous season. Clapp was also named the manager of the team. Deacon White, who was the Reds catcher the previous two seasons, moved to the outfield. Other off-season signings included Hick Carpenter of the Syracuse Stars to play third base, while the Reds would have rookies at first base, John Reilly, and second base, Pop Smith.

Clapp and Blondie Purcell led the team offensively, as Clapp had a .282 average with a homer and 20 RBI and 33 runs scored, while Purcell hit .292 with a homer and 24 RBI, along with 48 runs. Will White led the NL with 42 losses, however, he had a good ERA of 2.14.

Season summary[edit]

Cincinnati got off to a miserable start, having a record of only 6–26 in their first 32 games, which included lopsided losses of 20–7 and 15–1 to the White Stockings, and 13–0 to the Worcester Ruby Legs during that span. Cincinnati would never get it together during the season, and finished in last place for the third time in the team's five-year history, as the Reds had a record of 21–59, 44 games behind the first place White Stockings.

Season standings[edit]

National League W L Pct. GB Home Road
Chicago White Stockings 67 17 0.798 37–5 30–12
Providence Grays 52 32 0.619 15 31–12 21–20
Cleveland Blues 47 37 0.560 20 24–19 23–18
Troy Trojans 41 42 0.494 25½ 20–21 21–21
Worcester Worcesters 40 43 0.482 26½ 24–17 16–26
Boston Red Caps 40 44 0.476 27 25–17 15–27
Buffalo Bisons 24 58 0.293 42 13–28 11–30
Cincinnati Reds 21 59 0.263 44 14–25 7–34


Record vs. opponents[edit]

1880 National League Records

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


Roster[edit]

1880 Cincinnati Reds
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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 John Clapp 80 323 91 .282 1 20
1B John Reilly 73 272 56 .206 0 16
2B Pop Smith 83 334 69 .207 0 27
3B Hick Carpenter 77 300 72 .240 0 23
SS Lou Say 48 191 38 .199 0 15
OF Blondie Purcell 77 325 95 .292 1 24
OF Mike Mansell 53 187 36 .193 2 12
OF Jack Manning 48 190 41 .216 2 17

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
Deacon White 35 141 42 .298 0 7
Andy Leonard 33 133 28 .211 1 17
Charlie Reilley 30 103 21 .204 0 9
Joe Sommer 24 88 16 .182 0 6
Harry Wheeler 17 65 6 .092 0 2
Sam Wright 9 34 3 .088 0 0
Amos Booth 1 2 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
Will White 62 517.1 18 42 2.14 161
Blondie Purcell 25 196 3 17 3.21 47

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