1930 Boston Braves season

The 1930 Boston Braves season was the 60th season of the franchise.

1930 Boston Braves
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record70–84 (.455)
League place6th
Other information
Owner(s)Emil Fuchs
Manager(s)Bill McKechnie
Local televisionnone
Local radioWNAC
(Fred Hoey)
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Offseason

  • February 18, 1930: Owen Kahn was purchased by the Braves from the Manchester Blue Sox.[1]

Regular season

Season standings

National League W L Pct. GB Home Road
St. Louis Cardinals 92 62 0.597 53–24 39–38
Chicago Cubs 90 64 0.584 2 51–26 39–38
New York Giants 87 67 0.565 5 46–31 41–36
Brooklyn Robins 86 68 0.558 6 49–28 37–40
Pittsburgh Pirates 80 74 0.519 12 42–35 38–39
Boston Braves 70 84 0.455 22 39–38 31–46
Cincinnati Reds 59 95 0.383 33 37–40 22–55
Philadelphia Phillies 52 102 0.338 40 35–42 17–60

Record vs. opponents

1930 National League Records

Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8]
Team BOS BR CHC CIN NYG PHI PIT STL
Boston 9–13 5–17 13–9 11–11 14–8 10–12 8–14
Brooklyn 13–9 8–14 13–9 13–9 15–7 13–9 11–11
Chicago 17–5 14–8 11–11 10–12 16–6–2 11–11 11–11
Cincinnati 9–13 9–13 11–11 7–15 12–10 8–14 3–19
New York 11–11 9–13 12–10 15–7 16–6 14–8 10–12
Philadelphia 8–14 7–15 6–16–2 10–12 6–16 9–13 6–16
Pittsburgh 12–10 9–13 11–11 14–8 8–14 13–9 13–9
St. Louis 14–8 11–11 11–11 19–3 12–10 16–6 9–13

Notable transactions

Roster

1930 Boston Braves
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

Manager

Coaches

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 Al Spohrer 112 356 113 .317 2 37
1B George Sisler 116 431 133 .309 3 67
2B Freddie Maguire 146 516 138 .267 0 52
SS Rabbit Maranville 142 558 157 .281 2 43
OF Lance Richbourg 130 529 161 .304 3 54
OF Wally Berger 151 555 172 .310 38 119

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
Earl Clark 82 233 69 .296 3 28
Bernie James 8 11 2 .182 0 1
Billy Rhiel 20 47 8 .170 0 4
Owen Kahn 1 0 0 ---- 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
Socks Seibold 36 251 15 16 4.12 70
Bob Smith 38 219.2 10 14 4.26 84
Ben Cantwell 31 173.1 9 15 4.88 43
Bill Sherdel 21 119.1 6 5 4.75 26
Burleigh Grimes 11 49 3 5 7.35 15

Other 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
Ed Brandt 41 147.1 4 11 5.01 65
Fred Frankhouse 27 110.2 7 6 5.61 30
Bruce Cunningham 36 106.2 5 6 5.48 28

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
Ken Jones 8 0 1 0 5.95 4
Johnny Cooney 2 0 0 0 18.00 1
Bob Brown 3 0 0 0 10.50 1

Notes

  1. ^ a b Owen Kahn page at Baseball Reference

References

Bill Dunlap

William James Dunlap (May 1, 1909 – November 29, 1980) was a backup outfielder in Major League Baseball, playing mainly at left field for the Boston Braves in the 1929 and 1930 seasons. Listed at 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m), 170 lb., Dunlap batted and threw right-handed. He was born in Palmer, Massachusetts.

In a two-season career, Dunlap posted a .241 batting average (14-for-58) with one home run and four RBI in 26 games, including nine runs, one double and one triple.

Dunlap died on November 29, 1980 in Reading, Pennsylvania at the age of 71.

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