1873 Boston Red Stockings season

1873 Boston Red Stockings
1873 National Association Champions
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record 43–16 (.729)
League place 1st
Other information
Owner(s) Charles H. Porter
Manager(s) Harry Wright
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The 1873 Boston Red Stockings season was the third season of the franchise. They won their second consecutive National Association championship.

Managed by Harry Wright, Boston finished with a record of 43–16 to win the pennant by 4 games. Pitcher Al Spalding started 54 of the Red Stockings' games and led the NA with 41 wins. Second baseman Ross Barnes won the league batting title with a .431 batting average, and catcher Deacon White topped the circuit with 77 runs batted in.

Harry Wright, Al Spalding, first baseman Jim O'Rourke, 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 Stockings4316--.729
Philadelphia White Stockings36174.0.679
Baltimore Canaries34227.5.607
New York Mutuals292411.0.547
Philadelphia Athletics282311.0.549
Brooklyn Atlantics173723.5.205
Washington Blue Legs83125.0.205
Elizabeth Resolutes22123.0.087
Baltimore Marylands0616.5.000

Record vs. opponents

1873 National Association Records

Sources:
Team BC BM BOS BR EL NY PHA PWS WSH
Baltimore Canaries 4–02–7–17–23–06–33–43–66–0
Baltimore Marylands 0–40–00–00–00–00–00–00–2
Boston 7–2–10–08–14–16–34–55–49–0
Brooklyn 2–70–01–83–12–74–5–12–73–2
Elizabeth 0–30–01–41–30–40–20–40–1
New York 3–60–03–67–24–04–54–44–1
Philadelphia Athletics 4–30–05–45–4–12–05–41–86–0
Philadelphia White Stockings 6–30–04–57–24–04–48–13–2
Washington 0–62–00–92–31–01–40–62–3

Roster

1873 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
CDeacon White60311122.392177
1BJim O'Rourke5728098.350149
2BRoss Barnes60320138.431260
SSGeorge Wright59323125.387343
3BHarry Schafer6029679.267242
OFBob Addy3115254.355132
OFHarry Wright5826338.259236
OFAndy Leonard5830096.320060

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
Jack Manning3115441.266021
Dave Birdsall3111.09100
Fraley Rogers2114.36403
Charlie Sweasy141.25000

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 Spalding60496.241142.9950

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 Wright1439.1224.125

References

Preceded by
Boston Red Stockings
1872
National Association of Professional Base Ball Players Championship Season
1873
Succeeded by
Boston Red Stockings
1874


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