1874 Boston Red Stockings season

1874 Boston Red Stockings
1874 National Association Champions
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record 52–18 (.743)
League place 1st
Other information
Owner(s) Charles H. Porter
Manager(s) Harry Wright
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The 1874 Boston Red Stockings season was the fourth season of the franchise. They won their third consecutive National Association championship.

Managed by Harry Wright, Boston finished with a record of 52–18 to win the pennant by 7.5 games. Pitcher Al Spalding started 69 of the Red Stockings' games and led the NA with 52 wins. Outfielder Cal McVey led the league with 71 runs batted in, and he paced the Boston offense which scored more runs than any other team.

Harry Wright, Al Spalding, first baseman Jim O'Rourke, catcher Deacon White, 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 Stockings5218--.743
New York Mutuals42237.5.646
Philadelphia Athletics332211.5.600
Philadelphia White Stockings292917.0.500
Chicago White Stockings283118.5.474
Brooklyn Atlantics223322.5.400
Hartford Dark Blues163727.5.302
Baltimore Canaries93831.5.191

Record vs. opponents

1874 National Association Records

Sources:
Team BAL BOS BR CHI HAR NY PHA PWS
Baltimore 1–91–31–92–31–82–21–4
Boston 9–16–4–17–39–15–58–28–2
Brooklyn 3–14–6–13–45–33–71–63–6
Chicago 9–13–74–34–11–94–33–7
Hartford 3–21–93–51–42–82–54–4
New York 8–15–57–39–18–24–61–5
Philadelphia Athletics 2–22–86–13–45–26–49–1
Philadelphia White Stockings 4–12–86–37–34–45–11–9

Roster

1874 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 White70352106.301352
1BJim O'Rourke70331104.314561
2BRoss Barnes5125988.340039
SSGeorge Wright60313103.329244
3BHarry Schafer7132787.266145
OFGeorge Hall4722264.288134
OFCal McVey70343123.359371
OFAndy Leonard71339106.313050

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
Harry Wright4018458.315227
Tommy Beals199719.196017

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 Spalding71617.152161.9231

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 Wright616.2022.160

References

Preceded by
Boston Red Stockings
1873
National Association of Professional Base Ball Players Championship Season
1874
Succeeded by
Boston Red Stockings
1875


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