1883 Philadelphia Quakers season

The 1883 Philadelphia Quakers season was the first in the franchise's existence. The team was founded earlier in the year as a replacement for the Worcester franchise. It was the first year Philadelphia was represented in the National League since the original Athletics were disbanded in 1876. The American Association's Philadelphia Athletics had been founded a year earlier.

The team opened the year managed by Bob Ferguson; however, he was fired as manager after a disappointing 4–13 start[1] and replaced by Blondie Purcell. The team finished the season 17–81, worst in the National League.[1]

1883 Philadelphia Quakers
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Owner(s)Al Reach, John Rogers
Manager(s)Bob Ferguson, Blondie Purcell
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Regular season

Season standings

National League W L Pct. GB Home Road
Boston Beaneaters 63 35 0.643 41–8 22–27
Chicago White Stockings 59 39 0.602 4 36–13 23–26
Providence Grays 58 40 0.592 5 34–15 24–25
Cleveland Blues 55 42 0.567 31–18 24–24
Buffalo Bisons 49 45 0.521 12 36–13 13–32
New York Gothams 46 50 0.479 16 28–19 18–31
Detroit Wolverines 40 58 0.408 23 23–26 17–32
Philadelphia Quakers 17 81 0.173 46 9–40 8–41

Record vs. opponents

1883 National League Records

Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8]
Team BOS BUF CHI CLE DET NY PHI PRV
Boston 7–7 7–7 10–4 10–4 7–7 14–0 8–6
Buffalo 7–7 5–9 7–7 9–5–1 8–5 9–5 7–7
Chicago 7–7 9–5 6–8 9–5 9–5 12–2 7–7
Cleveland 4–10 7–7 8–6 9–5–1 7–6–2 12–2 8–6
Detroit 4–10 5–9–1 5–9 5–9–1 8–6 11–3–1 2–12
New York 7–7 5–8 5–9 6–7–2 6–8 12–2 5–9
Philadelphia 0–14 5–9 2–12 2–12 3–11–1 2–12 3–11
Providence 6–8 7–7 7–7 6–8 12–2 9–5 11–3

Roster

1883 Philadelphia Quakers
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 Emil Gross 57 231 71 .307 1 25
1B Sid Farrar 99 377 88 .233 0 29
2B Bob Ferguson 86 329 85 .258 0 27
3B Blondie Purcell 97 425 114 .268 1 32
SS Bill McClellan 80 326 75 .230 1 33
OF Bill Harbridge 73 280 62 .221 0 21
OF Jack Manning 98 420 112 .267 0 37
OF Fred Lewis 38 160 40 .250 0 18

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
John Coleman 90 354 83 .234 0 32
Frank Ringo 60 221 42 .190 0 12
Fred Warner 39 141 32 .227 0 13
Jack Neagle 18 73 12 .164 0 4
Conny Doyle 16 68 15 .221 0 3
James Pirie 5 19 3 .158 0 0
Art Benedict 3 15 4 .267 0 4
Joe Mulvey 3 12 6 .500 0 3
Abe Wolstenholme 3 11 1 .091 0 0
Bill Gallagher 2 8 0 .000 0 0
Hardie Henderson 2 8 2 .250 0 1
Charlie Kelly 2 7 1 .143 0 0
Piggy Ward 1 5 0 .000 0 0
Edgar Smith 1 4 3 .750 0 1
Buck Gladmon 1 4 0 .000 0 0
Charlie Waitt 1 3 1 .333 0 0
John Kelly 1 3 0 .000 0 0
Bill White 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
John Coleman 65 538.1 12 48 4.87 159
Art Hagan 17 137 1 14 5.45 39
Blondie Purcell 11 80 2 6 4.39 30
Jack Neagle 8 61.1 1 7 6.90 13
Charlie Hilsey 3 26 0 3 5.54 8
Hardie Henderson 1 9 0 1 19.00 2
Edgar Smith 1 7 0 1 15.43 2
Alonzo Breitenstein 1 5 0 1 9.00 0

Relief pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Bob Ferguson 1 0 0 0 9.00 0

Notes

  1. ^ a b "Bob Ferguson managerial record". Baseball Reference. Archived from the original on June 22, 2008. Retrieved August 4, 2008.

References

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