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1883 Cincinnati Red Stockings season

The 1883 Cincinnati Red Stockings season was a season in American baseball. The team finished third in the American Association with a record of 61-37, 5 games behind the Philadelphia Athletics.

Regular season

The Red Stockings came into the 1883 season looking to repeat as American Association Champions, as they had a league best record of 55-25 in 1882. During the off-season, the team announced that catcher Pop Snyder would return as player-manager. Cincinnati also made a big signing, as they signed Charley Jones, who played with the Cincinnati Reds of the National League from 1876-1878. Jones had not played professional baseball since 1880, when he played for the Boston Red Caps of the NL, after which he was black-balled from professional baseball. The Red Stockings also signed another former Reds player, John Reilly, who had also last played major league baseball for the Reds in the 1880 season.

On the diamond, the Red Stockings were led by Jones, who hit .294 with a team leading ten home runs, as well as a league leading 80 RBI. Reilly hit a team high .311 with nine homers and 79 RBI. On the mound, Will White continued to be the ace of the pitching staff, posting a 43-22 record with 64 complete games and a 2.09 ERA in 577 innings pitched.

Season summary

Cincinnati started off the season on the right foot, winning their first four games, and had an impressive 11-5 record in their first sixteen ballgames, however, they were 3.5 games behind the Athletics. The Red Stockings would continue to play good baseball, and had a 31-23 record, however they sat in fourth place. Cincinnati would then go on to win twelve of their next thirteen games to improve to 43-24, however, they only moved up to third place. The Red Stockings would remain in third place for the rest of the season, finishing the year at 61-37, five games behind the Athletics.

Season standings

Roster

1883 Cincinnati 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
C Snyder, PopPop Snyder 58 250 64 .256 0 34
1B Reilly, JohnJohn Reilly 98 437 136 .311 9 79
2B McPhee, BidBid McPhee 96 367 90 .245 2 42
3B Carpenter, HickHick Carpenter 95 435 130 .299 3 40
SS Fulmer, ChickChick Fulmer 92 362 92 .254 5 52
OF Sommer, JoeJoe Sommer 97 413 115 .278 3 52
OF Jones, CharleyCharley Jones 90 391 115 .294 10 80
OF Corkhill, PopPop Corkhill 88 375 81 .216 2 46

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 30 114 28 .246 0 8
Traffley, BillBill Traffley 30 105 21 .200 0 8
Macullar, JimmyJimmy Macullar 14 48 8 .167 0 4
Weihe, PodgePodge Weihe 1 4 1 .250 0 0

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
White, WillWill White 65 577 43 22 2.09 141
Deagle, RenRen Deagle 18 148 10 8 2.31 48
McCormick, HarryHarry McCormick 15 128.2 8 6 2.87 21
Mountjoy, BillBill Mountjoy 1 8 0 1 2.25 3

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
Sommer, JoeJoe Sommer 1 0 0 0 5.40 2

References

  • 1883 Cincinnati Red Stockings season at Baseball Reference
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