1884 Cincinnati Red Stockings season

1884 Cincinnati Red Stockings
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Owner(s) Aaron Stern
Manager(s) Pop Snyder, Will White
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The 1884 Cincinnati Red Stockings season was a season in American baseball. The team finished fifth in the American Association with a record of 68–41, 8 games behind the New York Metropolitans.

Regular season

The Red Stockings were looking to return to their 1882 form, when they won the American Association pennant before falling to third place in 1883. The club named pitcher Will White the player-manager for the 1884 season, taking over for catcher Pop Snyder. Cincinnati was relatively quiet during the off-season, although they did sign Tom Mansell, who had split the previous season between the Detroit Wolverines of the National League, and the St. Louis Browns of the AA, hitting .305 with 34 RBI and 45 runs between those two teams. The club also moved into American Park for the 1884 season.

John Reilly was the offensive force on the team, hitting .339 with eleven home runs and 91 RBI, all club highs. Charley Jones hit .314 with seven home runs and 71 RBI, along with a team high 117 runs. On the mound, White led the way with a 34–18 record and a 3.32 ERA in 52 starts.

Season summary

Cincinnati got off to a slow start, as they lost their first game in their new ballpark, 10–9 to the Columbus Buckeyes, and they had a record of 4–5 in their first nine games, before reeling off four wins in a row to stay above the .500 level for the rest of the season. The Red Stockings got red hot, as they eventually had a 28–14 record, only one game out of first place. In a three-game series against the Washington Nationals, the Red Stockings outscored their opposition 48–6. Cincinnati started to fade as the season continued on, and with their record at 44–27 changed managers, bringing Pop Snyder back as player-manager. Cincinnati continued to slump, falling to 10½ games out of first place with a 52–35 record, but then won ten games in a row to climb back to within 4½ games. It was too little too late though, as Cincinnati finished the season with a 68–41 record, good enough for fifth place, eight games behind the Metropolitans.

Season standings

American Association W L Pct. GB Home Road
New York Metropolitans 7532 0.701 42–9 33–23
Columbus Buckeyes 6939 0.639 38–16 31–23
Louisville Eclipse 6840 0.630 41–14 27–26
St. Louis Browns 6740 0.626 8 38–16 29–24
Cincinnati Red Stockings 6841 0.624 8 40–16 28–25
Baltimore Orioles 6343 0.594 11½ 42–13 21–30
Philadelphia Athletics 6146 0.570 14 38–16 23–30
Toledo Blue Stockings 4658 0.442 27½ 28–25 18–33
Brooklyn Atlantics 4064 0.385 33½ 23–26 17–38
Richmond Virginians 1230 0.286 30½ 5–15 7–15
Pittsburgh Alleghenys 3078 0.278 45½ 18–37 12–41
Indianapolis Hoosiers 2978 0.271 46 15–39 14–39
Washington Nationals 1251 0.190 41 10–20 2–31

Record vs. opponents

1884 American Association Records

Baltimore 5–54–66–49–16–4–15–53–79–04–05–55–5–12–1
Brooklyn 5–52–83–77–33–61–9–13–64–63–2–12–7–14–4–23–1
Cincinnati 6–48–23–79–1–15–54–6–14–68–1–14–04–67–36–0
Columbus 4–67–37–38–25–54–55–5–19–12–25–58–1–15–1
Indianapolis 1–93–71–9–12–81–92–84–64–61–2–13–6–13–64–2
Louisville 4–6–16–35–55–59–13–7–16–38–24–15–59–14–1
New York 5–59–1–16–4–15–48–27–3–18–29–12–05–4–15–4–16–2
Philadelphia 7–36–36–45–5–16–43–62–88–22–03–76–37–1
Pittsburgh 0–96–41–8–11–96–42–81–92–81–4–11–95–54–1
Richmond 0–42–3–10–42–22–1–11–40–20–24–1–11–30–4–10–0
St. Louis 5–57–2–16–45–56–3–15–54–5–17–39–13–15–55–1
Toledo 5–5–14–4–23–71–8–16–31–94–5–13–65–54–0–15–55–1
Washington 1–21–30–61–52–41–42–61–71–40–01–51–5


1884 Cincinnati Red Stockings
Pitchers Catchers


Outfielders Manager

Player stats


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
CPop Snyder6726869.257039
1BJohn Reilly105448152.3391191
2BBid McPhee112450125.278564
3BHick Carpenter108474121.255460
SSJimmy Peoples6926745.169116
OFCharley Jones112472148.314771
OFPop Corkhill110452124.274470
OFTom Mansell6526666.248023

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
Phil Powers3513318.13508
Buck West3313132.244115
Frank Fennelly2812243.3522?
Chick Fulmer3111420.17508
Jimmy Woulfe8345.14702
Frank Berkelbach6256.24003
George Miller6205.25003
Icicle Reeder3142.14300


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
Will White5245634183.32118
Bill Mountjoy3328919122.9396
Gus Shallix23199.211103.7078
Ren Deagle434315.0312

Relief pitchers

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

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Pop Corkhill11001.804


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