1874 Boston Red Stockings season

The 1874 Boston Red Stockings season was the fourth season of the franchise. They won their third consecutive National Association championship.

Managed by Harry Wright, Boston finished with a record of 52–18 to win the pennant by 7.5 games. Pitcher Al Spalding started 69 of the Red Stockings' games and led the NA with 52 wins. Outfielder Cal McVey led the league with 71 runs batted in, and he paced the Boston offense which scored more runs than any other team.

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

1874 Boston Red Stockings
1874 National Association Champions
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record52–18 (.743)
League place1st
Other information
Owner(s)Charles H. Porter
Manager(s)Harry Wright
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Regular season

1874 Boston Red Stockings
Team photograph

Season standings

National Association W L GB Pct.
Boston Red Stockings 52 18 -- .743
New York Mutuals 42 23 7.5 .646
Philadelphia Athletics 33 22 11.5 .600
Philadelphia White Stockings 29 29 17.0 .500
Chicago White Stockings 28 31 18.5 .474
Brooklyn Atlantics 22 33 22.5 .400
Hartford Dark Blues 16 37 27.5 .302
Baltimore Canaries 9 38 31.5 .191

Record vs. opponents

1874 National Association Records

Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8]
Team BAL BOS BR CHI HAR NY PHA PWS
Baltimore 1–9 1–3 1–9 2–3 1–8 2–2 1–4
Boston 9–1 6–4–1 7–3 9–1 5–5 8–2 8–2
Brooklyn 3–1 4–6–1 3–4 5–3 3–7 1–6 3–6
Chicago 9–1 3–7 4–3 4–1 1–9 4–3 3–7
Hartford 3–2 1–9 3–5 1–4 2–8 2–5 4–4
New York 8–1 5–5 7–3 9–1 8–2 4–6 1–5
Philadelphia Athletics 2–2 2–8 6–1 3–4 5–2 6–4 9–1
Philadelphia White Stockings 4–1 2–8 6–3 7–3 4–4 5–1 1–9

Roster

1874 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 Deacon White 70 352 106 .301 3 52
1B Jim O'Rourke 70 331 104 .314 5 61
2B Ross Barnes 51 259 88 .340 0 39
SS George Wright 60 313 103 .329 2 44
3B Harry Schafer 71 327 87 .266 1 45
OF George Hall 47 222 64 .288 1 34
OF Cal McVey 70 343 123 .359 3 71
OF Andy Leonard 71 339 106 .313 0 50

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 Wright 40 184 58 .315 2 27
Tommy Beals 19 97 19 .196 0 17

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
Al Spalding 71 617.1 52 16 1.92 31

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
Harry Wright 6 16.2 0 2 2.16 0

References

  • Johnson, Lloyd; Wolff, Miles, eds. (1997). The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball (2nd ed.). Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America. ISBN 978-0-9637189-8-3.
  • 1874 Boston Red Stockings season at Baseball Reference
Preceded by
Boston Red Stockings
1873
National Association of Professional Base Ball Players Championship Season
1874
Succeeded by
Boston Red Stockings
1875
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