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1875 Boston Red Stockings season

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1875 Boston Red Stockings season

The 1875 Boston Red Stockings won their fourth consecutive National Association championship.

Managed by Harry Wright, Boston finished with a record of 71-8 to win the pennant by 15 games. Pitcher Al Spalding started 62 of the Red Stockings' games and led the NA with 54 wins. Catcher Deacon White (.367), second baseman Ross Barnes (.364), and first baseman Cal McVey (.355) finished 1-2-3 in the league's batting race. McVey paced the circuit with 87 runs batted in, and outfielder Jim O'Rourke had the most home runs, with 6. The Boston offense scored more runs than any other team in the NA.

Harry Wright, Al Spalding, Jim O'Rourke, and shortstop George Wright have all been elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame.

This was the last season of the Association, which dissolved at the end of the year. The Red Stockings club would join the new National League in 1876.

Regular season

Season standings

National Association W L GB Pct.
Boston Red Stockings 71 8 -- .899
Philadelphia Athletics 53 20 15.0 .726
Hartford Dark Blues 54 28 18.5 .659
St. Louis Brown Stockings 39 29 26.5 .574
Philadelphia White Stockings 37 31 28.5 .544
Chicago White Stockings 30 37 35.0 .441
New York Mutuals 30 38 35.5 .441
New Haven Elm Citys 7 40 48.0 .149
Washington Nationals 5 23 40.5 .179
St. Louis Red Stockings 4 15 37.0 .211
Philadelphia Centennials 2 12 36.5 .143
Brooklyn Atlantics 2 42 51.5 .045
Keokuk Westerns 1 12 37.0 .077

Roster

1875 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 White, DeaconDeacon White 80 371 136 .367 1 60
1B McVey, CalCal McVey 82 389 138 .355 3 87
2B Barnes, RossRoss Barnes 78 393 143 .364 1 58
SS Wright, GeorgeGeorge Wright 79 408 136 .333 2 61
3B Schafer, HarryHarry Schafer 52 222 64 .288 0 17
OF Manning, JackJack Manning 77 348 94 .270 1 46
OF O'Rourke, JimJim O'Rourke 75 358 106 .296 6 72
OF Leonard, AndyAndy Leonard 80 396 127 .321 1 74

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
Beals, TommyTommy Beals 35 155 41 .265 0 16
Latham, JuiceJuice Latham 16 78 21 .269 0 13
Heifer, FrankFrank Heifer 11 50 14 .280 0 5
Wright, HarryHarry Wright 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
Spalding, AlAl Spalding 72 570.2 54 5 1.59 75
Manning, JackJack Manning 27 144 16 2 2.38 34

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
McVey, CalCal McVey 3 11 1 0 4.91 1
Wright, GeorgeGeorge Wright 2 4 0 1 6.75 0
Heifer, FrankFrank Heifer 2 2.1 0 0 15.43 0

References

  • 1875 Boston Red Stockings season at Baseball Reference
Preceded by
Boston Red Stockings
1874
National Association of Professional Base Ball Players Championship Season
1875
Succeeded by
League Disbands
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