1879 Providence Grays season

1879 Providence Grays
1879 National League Champions
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Owner(s) Henry Root
Manager(s) George Wright
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The 1879 Providence Grays won the National League title in only their second season in the league.

Regular season

Season standings

National League W L Pct. GB Home Road
Providence Grays 5925 0.702 34–8 25–17
Boston Red Caps 5430 0.643 5 29–13 25–17
Buffalo Bisons 4632 0.590 10 23–16 23–16
Chicago White Stockings 4633 0.582 10½ 29–13 17–20
Cincinnati Reds 4337 0.537 14 21–16 22–21
Cleveland Blues 2755 0.329 31 15–27 12–28
Syracuse Stars 2248 0.314 30 11–22 11–26
Troy Trojans 1956 0.253 35½ 12–27 7–29

Record vs. opponents

1879 National League Records

Sources:
Team BOS BUF CHI CIN CLE PRV SYR TRO
Boston 9–34–87–510–24–89–311–1
Buffalo 3–96–6–17–38–46–65–311–1
Chicago 8–46–6–13–88–45–7–18–18–3–2
Cincinnati 5–73–78–38–42–108–4–19–2
Cleveland 2–104–84–84–84–84–75–6
Providence 8–46–67–5–110–28–410–210–2
Syracuse 3–93–51–84–8–17–42–102–4
Troy 1–111–113–8–22–96–52–104–2

Roster

1879 Providence Grays
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
CLew Brown5322959.258238
1BJoe Start66317101.319237
2BMike McGeary85374103.275035
3BBill Hague5120947.225021
SSGeorge Wright85388107.276142
OFPaul Hines85409146.357252
OFTom York81342106.310150
OFJim O'Rourke81362126.348146

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
Emil Gross3013246.348024
Jack Farrell125113.25505
Denny Sullivan5195.26302
Rudy Kemmler271.14300
Dan O'Leary273.42902
Doug Allison150.00000
Bill White141.25000

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
John Ward7058747192.15239
Bobby Mathews271891262.2990

References

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