1896 Louisville Colonels season

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1896 Louisville Colonels
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Barney Dreyfuss
Manager(s) John McCloskey, Bill McGunnigle
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The 1896 Louisville Colonels baseball team finished with a 38–93 record and last place in the National League for the third straight season. The team set a Major League record which will never be broken by losing 5 games over the course of 2 days – a tripleheader on September 7, and a doubleheader on September 8.[1]

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

National League W L Pct. GB Home Road
Baltimore Orioles 90 39 0.698 49–16 41–23
Cleveland Spiders 80 48 0.625 43–19 37–29
Cincinnati Reds 77 50 0.606 12 51–15 26–35
Boston Beaneaters 74 57 0.565 17 42–24 32–33
Chicago Colts 71 57 0.555 18½ 42–24 29–33
Pittsburgh Pirates 66 63 0.512 24 35–31 31–32
New York Giants 64 67 0.489 27 39–26 25–41
Philadelphia Phillies 62 68 0.477 28½ 42–27 20–41
Washington Senators 58 73 0.443 33 38–29 20–44
Brooklyn Bridegrooms 58 73 0.443 33 35–28 23–45
St. Louis Browns 40 90 0.308 50½ 27–34 13–56
Louisville Colonels 38 93 0.290 53 25–37 13–56


Record vs. opponents[edit]

1896 National League Records

Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10] [11] [12]
Team BAL BOS BR CHI CIN CLE LOU NYG PHI PIT STL WSH
Baltimore 5–7 6–6 7–4–2 10–2 3–8–1 10–2 9–3 12–0 9–2 9–3 10–2
Boston 7–5 10–2 3–9 5–6 5–7–1 8–4 7–5 7–5 7–5 8–4 7–5
Brooklyn 6–6 2–10 6–6 2–10 5–7 8–4 4–8 8–4 6–5–1 7–5 4–8–1
Chicago 4–7–2 9–3 6–6 4–6–1 2–9–1 9–3 5–7 4–8 11–1 9–3 8–4
Cincinnati 2–10 6–5 10–2 6–4–1 6–5 9–3 6–6 8–4 5–7 12–0 7–4
Cleveland 8–3–1 7–5–1 5–7 9–2–1 5–6 8–3–2 7–5 6–6 4–8–1 10–2 9–3–1
Louisville 2–10 4–8 4–8 3–9 3–9 3–8–2 4–8–1 7–5 2–10 3–9 3–9
New York 3–9 5–7 8–4 7–5 6–6 5–7 8–4–1 3–8 4–8 9–3–1 6–6
Philadelphia 0–12 5–7 4–8 8–4 4–8 6–6 5–7 8–3 6–6 8–3 8–4
Pittsburgh 2–9 5–7 5–6–1 1–11 7–5 8–4–1 10–2 8–4 6–6 8–3 6–6
St. Louis 3–9 4–8 5–7 3–9 0–12 2–10 9–3 3–9–1 3–8 3–8 5–7
Washington 2–10 5–7 8–4–1 4–8 4–7 3–9–1 9–3 6–6 4–8 6–6 5–7


Opening Day lineup[edit]

Roster[edit]

1896 Louisville Colonels
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
2B John O'Brien 49 186 63 .339 2 24
OF Tom McCreery 115 441 155 .351 7 65

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
Ducky Holmes 47 141 38 .270 0 18
Jack Warner 33 110 25 .227 0 10

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
Chick Fraser 43 349.1 12 27 4.87 91
Bert Cunningham 27 189.1 7 14 5.09 37
Art Herman 14 94.1 4 6 5.63 13
Mike McDermott 12 65 2 7 7.34 12
Fritz Clausen 2 11 0 2 6.55 4
Charlie Emig 1 8 0 1 7.88 1
Tom McCreery 1 1 0 1 36.00 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
Ducky Holmes 2 12 0 1 7.50 3

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
Joe Kostal 2 0 0 0 0.00 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Games Lost by Teams Records". Baseball-Almanac.com. Retrieved May 14, 2012.