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1884 Cincinnati Red Stockings season

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1884 Cincinnati Red Stockings season

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


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
C Snyder, PopPop Snyder 67 268 69 .257 0 39
1B Reilly, JohnJohn Reilly 105 448 152 .339 11 91
2B McPhee, BidBid McPhee 112 450 125 .278 5 64
3B Carpenter, HickHick Carpenter 108 474 121 .255 4 60
SS Peoples, JimmyJimmy Peoples 69 267 45 .169 1 16
OF Jones, CharleyCharley Jones 112 472 148 .314 7 71
OF Corkhill, PopPop Corkhill 110 452 124 .274 4 70
OF Mansell, TomTom Mansell 65 266 66 .248 0 23

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
Powers, PhilPhil Powers 35 133 18 .135 0 8
West, BuckBuck West 33 131 32 .244 1 15
Fennelly, FrankFrank Fennelly 28 122 43 .352 2  ?
Fulmer, ChickChick Fulmer 31 114 20 .175 0 8
Woulfe, JimmyJimmy Woulfe 8 34 5 .147 0 2
Berkelbach, FrankFrank Berkelbach 6 25 6 .240 0 3
Miller, GeorgeGeorge Miller 6 20 5 .250 0 3
Reeder, IcicleIcicle Reeder 3 14 2 .143 0 0


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
White, WillWill White 52 456 34 18 3.32 118
Mountjoy, BillBill Mountjoy 33 289 19 12 2.93 96
Shallix, GusGus Shallix 23 199.2 11 10 3.70 78
Deagle, RenRen Deagle 4 34 3 1 5.03 12

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
Corkhill, PopPop Corkhill 1 1 0 0 1.80 4


  • 1884 Cincinnati Red Stockings season at Baseball Reference
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