1881 Detroit Wolverines season

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1881 Detroit Wolverines
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) William G. Thompson
Manager(s) Frank Bancroft
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In 1881, Detroit Mayor William G. Thompson bought most of the players from the defunct Cincinnati Reds franchise and formed the Detroit Wolverines, which joined the National League. The team finished the season with a 41–43 record, good enough for fourth place in the NL race.

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 Detroit Wolverines
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 Charlie Bennett 76 299 90 .301 7 64
1B Martin Powell 55 219 74 .338 1 38
2B Joe Gerhardt 80 297 72 .242 0 36
3B Art Whitney 58 214 39 .182 0 9
SS Sadie Houck 75 308 86 .279 1 36
OF Lon Knight 83 340 92 .271 1 52
OF George Wood 80 337 100 .297 2 32
OF Ned Hanlon 76 305 85 .279 2 28

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
Lew Brown 27 108 26 .241 3 14
Charlie Reilley 19 70 12 .171 0 3
Dasher Troy 11 44 15 .341 0 4
Mike Dorgan 8 34 8 .235 0 5
Sam Trott 6 25 5 .200 0 2
Will Foley 5 15 2 .133 0 1
Jack Leary 3 11 3 .273 0 4
Dan Stearns 3 11 1 .091 0 0
Dan O'Leary 2 8 0 .000 0 0
George Bradley 1 4 0 .000 0 0
Mike Moynahan 1 4 1 .250 0 0
Billy Taylor 1 4 2 .500 0 1
Sam Wise 1 4 2 .500 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
George Derby 56 494.2 29 26 2.20 212
Stump Wiedman 13 115 8 5 1.80 26
Frank Mountain 7 60 3 4 5.25 13
Tony Mullane 5 44 1 4 4.91 7
Will White 2 18 0 2 5.00 5
Jack Leary 2 13 0 2 4.15 2

References[edit]