1885 Boston Beaneaters season

The 1885 Boston Beaneaters season was the fifteenth season of the franchise. The team finished in fifth place in the National League with a record of 46–66, 41 games behind the Chicago White Stockings.

1885 Boston Beaneaters
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Location
Results
Record46–66 (.411)
League place5th
Other information
Owner(s)Arthur Soden
Manager(s)John Morrill
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Regular season

Season standings

National League W L Pct. GB Home Road
Chicago White Stockings 87 25 0.777 42–14 45–11
New York Giants 85 27 0.759 2 51–10 34–17
Philadelphia Quakers 56 54 0.509 30 29–26 27–28
Providence Grays 53 57 0.482 33 31–20 22–37
Boston Beaneaters 46 66 0.411 41 24–34 22–32
Detroit Wolverines 41 67 0.380 44 29–23 12–44
Buffalo Bisons 38 74 0.339 49 19–34 19–40
St. Louis Maroons 36 72 0.333 49 23–33 13–39

Record vs. opponents

1885 National League Records

Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8]
Team BOS BUF CHI DET NYG PHI PRV STL
Boston 10–6 2–14 7–9 3–13 7–9 9–7 8–8–1
Buffalo 6–10 0–16 11–5 1–15 5–11 3–13 12–4
Chicago 14–2 16–0 15–1 6–10 11–5 11–5 14–2–1
Detroit 9–7 5–11 1–15 4–12 7–9 6–9 9–4
New York 13–3 15–1 10–6 12–4 11–5 12–4 12–4
Philadelphia 9–7 11–5 5–11 9–7 5–11 8–7 9–6–1
Providence 7–9 13–3 5–11 9–6 4–12 7–8 8–8
St. Louis 8–8–1 4–12 2–14–1 4–9 4–12 6–9–1 8–8

Roster

1885 Boston Beaneaters
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 Tom Gunning 48 174 32 .184 0 15
1B John Morrill 111 438 114 .260 3 61
OF Jim Manning 84 306 63 .206 2 27

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
Charlie Buffinton 82 338 81 .240 1 33
Pat Dealy 35 130 29 .223 1 9
Walter Hackett 35 125 23 .184 0 9
Pop Tate 4 13 2 .154 0 2

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
Jim Whitney 51 441.1 18 32 2.98 200
Charlie Buffinton 51 434.1 22 27 2.88 242
Daisy Davis 11 94.1 5 6 4.29 30
Bill Stemmeyer 2 11 1 1 0.00 8

References

Guerdon Whiteley

Guerdon W. Whiteley (October 5, 1859 – November 23, 1925) was a Major League Baseball outfielder who played for two seasons. He played for the Cleveland Blues in eight games during the 1884 Cleveland Blues season and for the Boston Beaneaters for 33 games during the 1885 Boston Beaneaters season. He continued to play in the minor league until 1892.

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