1888 Brooklyn Bridegrooms season

With the 1888 season, the Brooklyn Grays underwent a name change to the Brooklyn Bridegrooms, a nickname that resulted from several team members getting married around the same time. Also, owner Charles Byrne decided to withdraw from managing the team's on field activities and turned the reins over to more experienced baseball manager Bill McGunnigle. That, along with the Bridegrooms' purchase of several top players from the defunct New York Metropolitans, led to a dramatic on field improvement as the team finished in second place in the American Association.

1888 Brooklyn Bridegrooms
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Owner(s)Charles Byrne, Ferdinand Abell
Manager(s)Bill McGunnigle
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Offseason

Regular season

Season standings

American Association W L Pct. GB Home Road
St. Louis Browns 92 43 0.681 60–21 32–22
Brooklyn Bridegrooms 88 52 0.629 53–20 35–32
Philadelphia Athletics 81 52 0.609 10 55–20 26–32
Cincinnati Red Stockings 80 54 0.597 11½ 56–25 24–29
Baltimore Orioles 57 80 0.416 36 30–26 27–54
Cleveland Blues 50 82 0.379 40½ 33–27 17–55
Louisville Colonels 48 87 0.356 44 27–29 21–58
Kansas City Cowboys 43 89 0.326 47½ 23–34 20–55

Record vs. opponents

1888 American Association Records

Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8]
Team BAL BR CIN CLE KC LOU PHI STL
Baltimore 8–12 6–14 10–9 11–8 11–9 5–14 6–14
Brooklyn 12–8 14–6–1 16–4 11–9 13–7 12–8–1 10–10–1
Cincinnati 14–6 6–14–1 10–7–1 15–4 17–3–1 10–10 8–10
Cleveland 9–10 4–16 7–10–1 10–9 9–8–2 7–13 4–16
Kansas City 8–11 9–11 4–15 9–10 6–12 3–14 4–16
Louisville 9–11 7–13 3–17–1 8–9–2 12–6 5–15–1 4–16
Philadelphia 14–5 8–12–1 10–10 13–7 14–3 15–5–1 7–10–1
St. Louis 14–6 10–10–1 10–8 16–4 16–4 16–4 10–7–1

Notable transactions

Roster

1888 Brooklyn Bridegrooms
Roster
Pitchers Catchers Infielders Outfielders Manager

Player stats

Batting

Starters by position

Note: Pos = Position; G = Games played; AB = At Bats; R = Runs scored; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting Average; HR = Home Runs; RBI = Runs Batted In; SB = Stolen bases

Pos Player G AB R H Avg. HR RBI SB
C Doc Bushong 69 253 23 53 .209 0 16 9
1B Dave Orr 99 394 57 120 .305 1 59 11
2B Jack Burdock 70 246 15 30 .122 1 8 9
3B Germany Smith 103 402 47 86 .214 3 61 27
SS George Pinkney 143 575 134 156 .271 4 52 51
OF Darby O'Brien 136 532 105 149 .280 2 65 55
OF Paul Radford 90 308 48 67 .218 2 29 33
OF Dave Foutz 140 563 91 156 .277 3 99 35

Other batters

Note: G = Games played; AB = At Bats; R = Runs scored; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting Average; HR = Home Runs; RBI = Runs Batted In; SB = Stolen bases

Player G R AB H Avg. HR RBI SB
Bob Caruthers 94 335 58 77 .230 5 54 23
Bill McClellan 74 278 33 57 .205 0 21 13
Oyster Burns 52 204 40 58 .284 2 25 21
Bob Clark 45 150 23 36 .240 1 20 11
Jimmy Peoples 32 103 15 20 .194 0 17 10
Pop Corkhill 19 71 17 27 .380 1 19 3
Bill Holbert 15 50 4 6 .120 0 1 0
Ed Silch 14 48 5 13 .271 0 3 4
Hub Collins 12 42 16 13 .310 0 3 9

Pitching

Starting pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; GS = Games started; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned Run Average; BB = Bases on balls; SO = Strikeouts; CG = Complete games

Player G GS IP W L ERA BB SO CG
Bob Caruthers 44 42 391.7 29 15 2.39 53 140 42
Mickey Hughes 40 40 363.0 25 13 2.13 98 159 40
Adonis Terry 23 23 195.0 13 8 2.03 67 138 20
Dave Foutz 23 19 176.0 12 7 2.51 35 73 19
Al Mays 18 18 160.7 9 9 2.80 32 67 17

Notes

  1. ^ a b Jim Donahue page at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ a b Bill Fagan page at Baseball Reference
  3. ^ a b Frank Hankinson page at Baseball Reference
  4. ^ Bill Holbert page at Baseball Reference
  5. ^ Al Mays page at Baseball Reference
  6. ^ Darby O'Brien page at Baseball Reference
  7. ^ Paul Radford page at Baseball Reference
  8. ^ Doc Bushong page at Baseball Reference
  9. ^ Bob Caruthers page at Baseball Reference
  10. ^ Dave Foutz page at Baseball Reference
  11. ^ Bill Phillips page at Baseball Reference
  12. ^ Henry Porter page at Baseball Reference
  13. ^ Steve Toole page at Baseball Reference
  14. ^ Bert Cunningham page at Baseball Reference
  15. ^ John Harkins page at Baseball Reference
  16. ^ Jim McTamany page at Baseball Reference
  17. ^ Oyster Burns page at Baseball Reference
  18. ^ Bill McClellan page at Baseball Reference
  19. ^ Pop Corkhill page at Baseball Reference
  20. ^ Hub Collins page at Baseball Reference

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