1886 Cincinnati Red Stockings season

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1886 Cincinnati Red Stockings
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Owner(s) John Hauck
Manager(s) O. P. Caylor
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The 1886 Cincinnati Red Stockings season was a season in American baseball. The Red Stockings finished in fifth place in the American Association, 27.5 games behind the St. Louis Browns.

Regular season[edit]

Pop Corkhill had a breakout season, hitting .265 with five home runs and a team high 97 RBI, while Bid McPhee hit .268 with a team highs in home runs with eight, stolen bases with 40, and runs with 139. Fred Lewis had a team high .318 batting average.

On the mound, Mullane was the ace of the staff, as he had a 33–27 record with a 3.70 ERA in 56 starts, as he struck out 250 batters in 529.2 innings pitched.

Season summary[edit]

The Red Stockings were coming off a second-place finish in the 1885 season, which was their highest placing since winning the 1882 American Association pennant. Cincinnati was relatively quiet during the off-season; however, Tony Mullane, who had been suspended for the 1885 season for defying his contract, returned and made his Cincinnati debut in 1886.

The Red Stockings started the season off slowly, winning only four of their first twelve games to sit in seventh place. Cincinnati would continue to play mediocre baseball, and would be in eighth place with a 24–35 record, 12.5 games out of first place. The Red Stockings then went on a seven-game winning streak to climb into sixth place to bring their record to 31–35, however, they remained 12.5 games out of first. The team eventually broke over the .500 level, reaching a season best three games over .500 with a 50–47 record. However, Cincinnati faded down the stretch, and finished with a losing record for the first time in team history, as they were 65–73, which was good for fifth place 27.5 games behind the St. Louis Browns.

Season standings[edit]

American Association W L Pct. GB Home Road
St. Louis Browns 93 46 0.669 52–18 41–28
Pittsburgh Alleghenys 80 57 0.584 12 45–28 35–29
Brooklyn Grays 76 61 0.555 16 44–25 32–36
Louisville Colonels 66 70 0.485 25½ 37–30 29–40
Cincinnati Red Stockings 65 73 0.471 27½ 40–31 25–42
Philadelphia Athletics 63 72 0.467 28 38–31 25–41
New York Metropolitans 53 82 0.393 38 30–33 23–49
Baltimore Orioles 48 83 0.366 41 30–32 18–51


Record vs. opponents[edit]

1886 American Association Records

Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8]
Team BAL BR CIN LOU NY PHI PIT STL
Baltimore 6–14–1 5–13–2 7–12–2 8–9 8–10–1 7–12–2 7–13
Brooklyn 14–6–1 13–7 13–7 10–9–1 11–7–2 8–12 7–13
Cincinnati 13–5–2 7–13 10–10 13–7–1 10–10 7–13 5–15
Louisville 12–7–2 7–13 10–10 11–8 9–11 7–12 10–9
New York 9–8 9–10–1 7–13–1 8–11 8–12 8–12 4–16
Philadelphia 10–8–1 7–11–2 10–10 11–9 12–8 8–11–1 5–15
Pittsburgh 12–7–2 12–8 13–7 12–7 12–8 11–8–1 8–12
St. Louis 13–7 13–7 15–5 9–10 16–4 15–5 12–8


Roster[edit]

1886 Cincinnati Red Stockings
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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
1B John Reilly 115 441 117 .265 6 79
2B Bid McPhee 140 560 150 .268 8 70
OF Fred Lewis 77 324 103 .318 2 32
OF Pop Corkhill 129 540 143 .265 5 97

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
Jim Keenan 44 148 40 .270 3 24
Leech Maskrey 27 98 19 .194 0 10
Abner Powell 19 74 17 .230 0 8
Lee Richmond 8 29 8 .276 0 3
Farmer Vaughn 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
Tony Mullane 63 529.2 33 27 3.70 250
George Pechiney 40 330.1 15 21 4.14 110
Larry McKeon 19 156 8 8 5.08 46
Mike Smith 9 72.2 4 4 3.72 14
Joe Murphy 5 46 2 3 4.89 11
Will White 3 26 1 2 4.15 6
Bill Irwin 2 17 0 2 5.82 6
Dan Bickham 1 9 1 0 3.00 6
Rex Smith 1 9 0 1 4.00 1
Clarence Stephens 1 8 1 0 5.62 6
Jeremiah Reardon 1 2 0 1 18.00 0

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
Lee Richmond 3 18 0 2 8.00 6
Abner Powell 4 15.1 0 1 4.70 4

Relief pitchers[edit]

Note: G = Games pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Jim Keenan 2 0 1 0 3.38 2
Pop Corkhill 1 0 0 0 13.50 1

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