1881 Buffalo Bisons season

The 1881 Buffalo Bisons finished the season with a 45-38 record, good for third place in the National League.

A highlight from this season occurred on September 15. In a 12-inning game against Worcester, Buffalo second baseman Davy Force recorded 12 putouts, seven assists, two unassisted double plays, participated in a triple play, and made just one error in 20 chances.

Regular season

Season standings

National League W L GB Pct.
Chicago White Stockings 56 28 -- .667
Providence Grays 47 37 9 .560
Buffalo Bisons 45 38 10.5 .542
Detroit Wolverines 41 43 15 .488
Troy Trojans 39 45 17 .464
Boston Red Caps 38 45 17.5 .458
Cleveland Blues 36 48 20 .429
Worcester Worcesters 32 50 23 .390

Roster

1881 Buffalo Bisons
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 Rowe, JackJack Rowe 64 246 82 .333 1 43
1B Brouthers, DanDan Brouthers 65 270 86 .319 8 45
2B Force, DavyDavy Force 75 278 50 .180 0 15
3B O'Rourke, JimJim O'Rourke 83 348 105 .302 0 30
SS Peters, JohnJohn Peters 54 229 49 .214 0 25
OF Richardson, HardyHardy Richardson 83 344 100 .291 2 53
OF Foley, CurryCurry Foley 83 375 96 .256 1 25
OF Purcell, BlondieBlondie Purcell 30 113 33 .292 0 17

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
White, DeaconDeacon White 78 319 99 .310 0 53
Sullivan, SleeperSleeper Sullivan 35 121 23 .190 0 15
Morrissey, JohnJohn Morrissey 12 47 10 .213 0 3
Smith, PopPop Smith 3 11 0 .000 0 1
Swartwood, EdEd Swartwood 1 3 1 .333 0 0
Manning, JackJack Manning 1 1 0 .000 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
Galvin, PudPud Galvin 56 474 28 24 2.37 136
Lynch, JackJack Lynch 20 165.2 10 9 3.59 32

Other 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
Foley, CurryCurry Foley 10 41 3 4 5.27 2
Purcell, BlondieBlondie Purcell 9 61.2 4 1 2.77 15

References

  • 1881 Buffalo Bisons season at Baseball Reference
This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and USA.gov, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for USA.gov and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
 
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
 
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.