1882 Cincinnati Red Stockings season

The 1882 Cincinnati Red Stockings season was a season in American baseball. It was the first season for the team as a member of the American Association. This team took the nickname from the previous National League team that played during 1876–1879, but was otherwise unrelated. The Red Stockings (sometimes called the "Reds") won the first American Association championship this season.

1882 Cincinnati Red Stockings
1882 American Association Champions
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s)Justus Thorner[1]
Manager(s)Pop Snyder
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Regular season

1882 Cincinnati Red Stockings

Before the season began, the Red Stockings named catcher Pop Snyder as the player-manager. Snyder spent the 1881 season with the Boston Red Caps of the National League, hitting .228 with 16 RBI. Cincinnati also signed some familiar players, as Will White and Hick Carpenter spent time with the Cincinnati Reds of the National League. White saw limited action with the Detroit Wolverines, while Carpenter hit .216 with two home runs and 31 RBI with the Worcester Worcesters during the 1881 season.

Carpenter had a breakout season, as he led the AA with 67 RBI and 120 hits, and led the Red Stockings with a .342 batting average. Snyder hit .291 with a homer and 50 RBI, while Joe Sommer hit .288 with a homer, 29 RBI and a team high 82 runs, while leading the league with 354 at-bats. On the mound, White returned to his 1879 form, as he led the AA with 40 wins, while posting a 1.54 ERA in 480 innings pitched.

The Red Stockings lost their first ever game, as the Pittsburgh Alleghenys defeated Cincinnati 10–9 at Bank Street Grounds. The team hovered around the .500 level, as they had a record of 8–9 record in their first 17 games, sitting in fourth place. The Red Stockings then went on a 10-game winning streak and rose to first place in the American Association. Cincinnati stayed hot for the rest of the season, finishing with a 55–25 record and winning the American Association pennant, 11.5 games ahead of the second place Philadelphia Athletics.

Season standings

American Association W L Pct. GB Home Road
Cincinnati Red Stockings 5525 0.688 31–11 24–14
Louisville Eclipse 4238 0.525 13 26–13 16–25
Philadelphia Athletics 4134 0.547 11½ 21–18 20–16
Pittsburgh Alleghenys 3939 0.500 15 17–20 22–19
St. Louis Brown Stockings 3743 0.463 18 24–20 13–23
Baltimore Orioles 1954 0.260 32½ 7–25 12–29

Record vs. opponents


Sources:
Team BAL CIN LOU PHI PIT STL
Baltimore 2–143–134–77–7–13–13
Cincinnati 14–211–510–610–610–6
Louisville 13–35–115–1110–69–7
Philadelphia 7–46–1011–56–1011–5
Pittsburgh 7–7–16–106–1010–610–6
St. Louis 13–36–107–95–116–10

Roster

1882 Cincinnati Red Stockings
Roster
Pitchers

Catchers

Infielders
  • Hick Carpenter
  • Chick Fulmer
  • Harry Luff
  • Bid McPhee
  • Dan Stearns
  • Bill Tierney
Outfielders
  • Jimmy Macullar
  • Joe Sommer
  • Tug Thompson
  • Harry Wheeler
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
CPop Snyder7230990.291150
1BDan Stearns4921455.257035
2BBid McPhee7831171.228131
3BHick Carpenter80351120.342167
SSChick Fulmer7932491.281027
OFJoe Sommer80354102.288129
OFJimmy Macullar7929970.234022
OFHarry Wheeler7634486.250129

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
Harry Luff2812028.23306
Phil Powers166013.21705
Rudy Kemmler3111.09100
Tug Thompson151.20000
Bill Tierney150.00000

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
Will White54480.040121.54122
Harry McCormick25219.214111.5233

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
Harry Wheeler421.2125.4010

References

  1. "Reds owners". The Cincinnati Enquirer. November 3, 2005. p. 20. Retrieved September 14, 2020 via newspapers.com.


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