1881 Buffalo Bisons season

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1881 Buffalo Bisons
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Manager(s) Jim O'Rourke
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The 1881 Buffalo Bisons finished the season with a 45–38 record, good for third place in the National League.

A highlight from this season occurred on September 15. In a 12-inning game against Worcester, Buffalo second baseman Davy Force recorded 12 putouts, seven assists, two unassisted double plays, participated in a triple play, and made just one error in 20 chances.

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

National League W L Pct. GB Home Road
Chicago White Stockings 56 28 0.667 32–10 24–18
Providence Grays 47 37 0.560 9 23–20 24–17
Buffalo Bisons 45 38 0.542 10½ 25–16 20–22
Detroit Wolverines 41 43 0.488 15 23–19 18–24
Troy Trojans 39 45 0.464 17 24–18 15–27
Boston Red Caps 38 45 0.458 17½ 19–22 19–23
Cleveland Blues 36 48 0.429 20 20–22 16–26
Worcester Worcesters 32 50 0.390 23 19–22 13–28


Record vs. opponents[edit]

1881 National League Records

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


Roster[edit]

1881 Buffalo Bisons
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 Jack Rowe 64 246 82 .333 1 43
1B Dan Brouthers 65 270 86 .319 8 45
2B Davy Force 75 278 50 .180 0 15
3B Jim O'Rourke 83 348 105 .302 0 30
SS John Peters 54 229 49 .214 0 25
OF Hardy Richardson 83 344 100 .291 2 53
OF Curry Foley 83 375 96 .256 1 25
OF Blondie Purcell 30 113 33 .292 0 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 78 319 99 .310 0 53
Sleeper Sullivan 35 121 23 .190 0 15
John Morrissey 12 47 10 .213 0 3
Pop Smith 3 11 0 .000 0 1
Ed Swartwood 1 3 1 .333 0 0
Jack Manning 1 1 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
Pud Galvin 56 474 28 24 2.37 136
Jack Lynch 20 165.2 10 9 3.59 32

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
Curry Foley 10 41 3 4 5.27 2
Blondie Purcell 9 61.2 4 1 2.77 15

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