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1872 Boston Red Stockings season

The 1872 Boston Red Stockings won the National Association championship.

Managed by Harry Wright, Boston finished with a record of 39-8 to win the pennant by 7.5 games. Pitcher Al Spalding started all 48 of the Red Stockings' games and led the NA with 38 wins. Second baseman Ross Barnes won the league batting title with a .430 batting average. Harry Wright, Al Spalding, 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 Stockings 39 8 -- .830
Baltimore Canaries 35 19 7.5 .648
New York Mutuals 34 20 8.5 .630
Philadelphia Athletics 30 14 7.5 .682
Troy Haymakers 15 10 13.0 .600
Brooklyn Atlantics 9 28 25.0 .243
Cleveland Forest Citys 6 16 20.5 .273
Middletown Mansfields 5 19 22.5 .208
Brooklyn Eckfords 3 26 27.0 .103
Washington Olympics 2 7 18.0 .222
Washington Nationals 0 11 21.0 .000

Roster

1872 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
C McVey, CalCal McVey 46 237 76 .321 0 41
1B Gould, CharlieCharlie Gould 45 212 54 .255 0 32
2B Barnes, RossRoss Barnes 45 230 99 .430 1 44
SS Wright, GeorgeGeorge Wright 48 255 86 .337 2 35
3B Schafer, HarryHarry Schafer 48 226 65 .288 1 35
OF Wright, HarryHarry Wright 48 208 53 .255 0 24
OF Rogers, FraleyFraley Rogers 45 204 56 .275 1 28
OF Leonard, AndyAndy Leonard 46 241 84 .349 2 42

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
Birdsall, DaveDave Birdsall 16 76 16 .211 1 15

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
Spalding, AlAl Spalding 48 404.2 38 8 1.85 28

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
Wright, HarryHarry Wright 7 25.2 1 0 2.10 1

References

  • 1872 Boston Red Stockings season at Baseball Reference
Preceded by
Philadelphia Athletics
1871
National Association of Professional Base Ball Players Championship Season
1872
Succeeded by
Boston Red Stockings
1873
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