1887 Boston Beaneaters season

The 1887 Boston Beaneaters season was the seventeenth season of the franchise.

1887 Boston Beaneaters
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record61–60 (.504)
League place5th
Other information
Owner(s)Arthur Soden
Manager(s)King Kelly, John Morrill
< Previous season     Next season >

Regular season

Season standings

National League W L Pct. GB Home Road
Detroit Wolverines 79 45 0.637 44–17 35–28
Philadelphia Quakers 75 48 0.610 38–23 37–25
Chicago White Stockings 71 50 0.587 44–18 27–32
New York Giants 68 55 0.553 10½ 36–26 32–29
Boston Beaneaters 61 60 0.504 16½ 38–22 23–38
Pittsburgh Alleghenys 55 69 0.444 24 31–33 24–36
Washington Nationals 46 76 0.377 32 26–33 20–43
Indianapolis Hoosiers 37 89 0.294 43 24–39 13–50

Record vs. opponents

1887 National League Records

Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8]
Team BOS CHI DET IND NYG PHI PIT WSH
Boston 6–9–3 17–11–1 11–7 7–10–1 9–9 11–7 10–7–1
Chicago 9–6–3 10–8 13–5 11–6–1 12–6–1 5–12–1 11–7
Detroit 11–7–1 8–10 14–4–1 10–8 10–8 13–4 13–4–1
Indianapolis 7–11 5–13 4–14–1 3–15 1–17 7–11 10–8
New York 10–7–1 6–11–1 8–10 15–3 7–10–3 12–6 10–8–1
Philadelphia 9–9 6–12–1 8–10 17–1 10–7–3 12–6 13–3–1
Pittsburgh 7–11 12–5–1 4–13 11–7 6–12 6–12 9–9
Washington 7–10–1 7–11 4–13–1 8–10 8–10–1 3–13–1 9–9

Notable transactions

Roster

1887 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
1B John Morrill 127 504 141 .280 12 81
OF King Kelly 116 484 156 .322 8 63

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
Tom O'Rourke 22 78 12 .154 0 10

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
Dick Conway 26 222.1 9 15 4.66 45

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
King Kelly 3 1 0 0 3.46 0

Notes

  1. ^ Tom Gunning page at Baseball Reference

References

Dick Conway

Richard Butler Conway (April 25, 1865 – September 9, 1926) was a pitcher/right fielder who played from 1886 through 1888 in Major League Baseball. Conway batted left-handed and threw right-handed. He was born in Lowell, Massachusetts.

As a teenager, Conway played for local Lowell teams. In 1884, he played outfield for the Salem team in the Massachusetts State Association, and pitched for the Lawrence team of the New England League in 1885.

Conway was 21 years old when he entered the majors in 1886 with the Baltimore Orioles, playing for them one year before joining the Boston Beaneaters (1887–1888). While playing for Baltimore, Conway entered in the baseball record books when he made battery with his older brother, Bill Conway, to form one of 16 pitcher/catcher combinations of brothers in major league history. His most productive season came in 1887, when he collected career-numbers in wins (9), starts (26), and innings pitched (222 ⅓).

In a three-season career, Conway posted a 15–24 record with a 4.78 ERA in 41 appearances, including 41 starts and 39 complete games, giving up 187 earned runs on 404 hits and 137 walks while striking out 121 in 352.0 innings of work. He also played 18 games as an outfielder, compiling a career .230 batting average (47-for-204) with 27 runs and 14 RBI.

Following his majors career, Conway returned to the New England League and later pitched in the International League. He died in his homeland of Lowell at the age of 61.

National League
American Association
Franchise
Ballparks
Culture
Lore
Rivalries
Key personnel
World Series
Championships (3)
National League
Championships (17)
World's Championship Series
Championships (1)
National Association
Championships (4)
Division titles (18)
Wild card berths (2)
Minor league
affiliates
Broadcasting

This page is based on a Wikipedia article written by authors (here).
Text is available under the CC BY-SA 3.0 license; additional terms may apply.
Images, videos and audio are available under their respective licenses.