1887 Indianapolis Hoosiers season

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1887 Indianapolis Hoosiers
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Owner(s) John T. Brush
Manager(s) Watch Burnham, Fred Thomas, Horace Fogel
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The 1887 Indianapolis Hoosiers finished with a 37–89 record in the National League, finishing in last place in their first season in Indianapolis. They had played the previous three seasons in St. Louis, Missouri as the Maroons.

Offseason[edit]

John Cahill, an offseason acquisition from the St. Louis Maroons.

Following the 1886 season, the Maroons franchise was purchased by the National League and subsequently sold to John T. Brush. On March 8, the Hoosiers additionally purchased a number of players who were under league control. Technically, these players were purchased from the Maroons franchise. Among these players were Henry Boyle, John Cahill, Jerry Denny, Jack Glasscock, Egyptian Healy, John Kirby, Jack McGeachey, George Myers, Otto Schomberg and Emmett Seery.[1]

Notable transactions[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

National League W L Pct. GB Home Road
Detroit Wolverines 79 45 0.637 44–17 35–28
Philadelphia Quakers 75 48 0.610 38–23 37–25
Chicago White Stockings 71 50 0.587 44–18 27–32
New York Giants 68 55 0.553 10½ 36–26 32–29
Boston Beaneaters 61 60 0.504 16½ 38–22 23–38
Pittsburgh Alleghenys 55 69 0.444 24 31–33 24–36
Washington Nationals 46 76 0.377 32 26–33 20–43
Indianapolis Hoosiers 37 89 0.294 43 24–39 13–50


Record vs. opponents[edit]

1887 National League Records

Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8]
Team BOS CHI DET IND NYG PHI PIT WSH
Boston 6–9–3 17–11–1 11–7 7–10–1 9–9 11–7 10–7–1
Chicago 9–6–3 10–8 13–5 11–6–1 12–6–1 5–12–1 11–7
Detroit 11–7–1 8–10 14–4–1 10–8 10–8 13–4 13–4–1
Indianapolis 7–11 5–13 4–14–1 3–15 1–17 7–11 10–8
New York 10–7–1 6–11–1 8–10 15–3 7–10–3 12–6 10–8–1
Philadelphia 9–9 6–12–1 8–10 17–1 10–7–3 12–6 13–3–1
Pittsburgh 7–11 12–5–1 4–13 11–7 6–12 6–12 9–9
Washington 7–10–1 7–11 4–13–1 8–10 8–10–1 3–13–1 9–9


Opening Day lineup[edit]

Notable transactions[edit]

Roster[edit]

1887 Indianapolis Hoosiers
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 George Myers 69 235 51 .217 1 20
1B Otto Schomberg 112 419 129 .308 5 83
2B Charley Bassett 119 452 104 .230 1 47
3B Jerry Denny 122 510 165 .324 11 97
SS Jack Glasscock 122 483 142 .294 0 40
OF Emmett Seery 122 465 104 .224 4 28
OF Jack McGeachey 99 405 109 .269 1 56
OF John Cahill 68 263 54 .205 0 26

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
Tug Arundel 43 157 31 .197 0 13
Mert Hackett 42 147 35 .238 2 10
Tom Brown 36 140 25 .179 2 9
Mark Polhemus 20 75 18 .240 0 8
Gid Gardner 18 63 11 .175 1 8
Lefty Johnson 11 42 8 .190 0 3
Henry Jackson 10 38 10 .263 0 3
Larry Corcoran 3 10 2 .200 0 0
John Sowders 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
Egyptian Healy 41 341 12 29 5.17 75
Henry Boyle 38 328 13 24 3.65 85
Lev Shreve 14 122 5 9 4.72 22
John Kirby 8 62 1 6 6.10 7
Doc Leitner 8 65 2 6 5.68 27
Hank Morrison 7 57 3 4 7.58 13
Sam Moffet 6 50 1 5 3.78 3
Larry Corcoran 2 15 0 2 12.60 4

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
John Cahill 6 22 0 2 14.32 5
Frederick Fass 4 15.2 0 1 10.34 0

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
Jack McGeachey 1 0 1 0 11.37 3
John Sowders 1 0 0 0 21.00 0
Jack Glasscock 1 0 0 0 0.00 1

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