1872 Boston Red Stockings season

1872 Boston Red Stockings
1872 National Association Champions
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record 39–8 (.830)
League place 1st
Other information
Owner(s) John A. Conkey
Manager(s) Harry Wright
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The 1872 Boston Red Stockings season was the second season of the franchise. They won the National Association championship.

Managed by Harry Wright, Boston finished with a record of 39–8 to win the pennant by 7.5 games. Pitcher Al Spalding started all 48 of the Red Stockings' games and led the NA with 38 wins. Second baseman Ross Barnes won the league batting title with a .430 batting average. Harry Wright, Al Spalding, and shortstop George Wright have all been elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame.

Regular season

Season standings

National Association W L GB Pct.
Boston Red Stockings398--.830
Baltimore Canaries35197.5.648
New York Mutuals34208.5.630
Philadelphia Athletics30147.5.682
Troy Haymakers151013.0.600
Brooklyn Atlantics92825.0.243
Cleveland Forest Citys61620.5.273
Middletown Mansfields51922.5.208
Brooklyn Eckfords32627.0.103
Washington Olympics2718.0.222
Washington Nationals01121.0.000

Record vs. opponents

1872 National Association Records

Sources:
Team BAL BOS BRA BRE CLE MID NY PHI TRO WSN WSO
Baltimore 0–75–15–14–14–05–4–24–5–23–03–02–0
Boston 7–07–13–04–03–07–24–4–12–11–01–0
Brooklyn Atlantics 1–51–72–21–12–12–60–40–20–00–0
Brooklyn Eckfords 1–50–32–20–10–20–50–50–30–00–0
Cleveland 1–40–41–11–00–11–20–30–11–01–0
Middletown 0–40–31–22–01–00–40–20–41–00–0
New York 4–5–22–76–25–02–14–06–33–21–01–0
Philadelphia 5–4–24–4–14–05–03–02–03–62–01–01–0
Troy 0–31–22–03–01–04–02–30–21–01–0
Washington Nationals 0–30–10–00–00–10–10–10–10–10–2
Washington Olympics 0–20–10–00–00–10–00–10–10–12–0

Roster

1872 Boston Red Stockings
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Player stats

Batting

Starters by position

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
CCal McVey4623776.321041
1BCharlie Gould4521254.255032
2BRoss Barnes4523099.430144
SSGeorge Wright4825586.337235
3BHarry Schafer4822665.288135
OFHarry Wright4820853.255024
OFFraley Rogers4520456.275128
OFAndy Leonard4624184.349242

Other batters

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
Dave Birdsall167616.211115

Pitching

Starting pitchers

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

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Al Spalding48404.23881.8528

Relief pitchers

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

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Harry Wright725.2102.101

References

Preceded by
Philadelphia Athletics
1871
National Association of Professional Base Ball Players Championship Season
1872
Succeeded by
Boston Red Stockings
1873


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