1876 Boston Red Caps
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record39–31 (.557)
League place4th
Other information
Owner(s)Nicholas T. Apollonio
Manager(s)Harry Wright (6th Season)
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The 1876 Boston Red Caps season was the 6th season of the franchise. With the dissolution of the National Association, the Boston team joined the brand new National League. The team name was changed from the Boston Red Stockings to the Boston Red Caps to avoid confusion with the new Cincinnati Red Stockings team. Some of the players from the previous year's team defected to other ballclubs, so the team finished further down in the standings this season.

Regular season

Season standings

National League W L Pct. GB Home Road
Chicago 52 14 0.788 25–6 27–8
Hartford 47 21 0.691 6 23–9 24–12
St. Louis 45 19 0.703 6 24–6 21–13
Boston 39 31 0.557 15 19–17 20–14
Louisville 30 36 0.455 22 15–16 15–20
Mutual 21 35 0.375 26 13–20 8–15
Athletic 14 45 0.237 34½ 10–24 4–21
Cincinnati 9 56 0.138 42½ 6–24 3–32

Record vs. opponents


Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8]
Team BOS CHI CIN HAR LOU NY PHI STL
Boston 1–9 10–0 2–8 5–5 8–2 9–1 4–6
Chicago 9–1 10–0 6–4 9–1 7–1 7–1 4–6
Cincinnati 0–10 0–10 1–9 2–8 1–7 3–5 2–7
Hartford 8–2 4–6 9–1 9–1–1 4–4 9–1 4–6
Louisville 5–5 1–9 8–2 1–9–1 5–3–1 6–2–1 4–6
New York 2–8 1–7 7–1 4–4 3–5–1 3–4 1–6
Philadelphia 1–9 1–7 5–3 1–9 2–6–1 4–3 0–8
St. Louis 6–4 6–4 7–2 6–4 6–4 6–1 8–0


Roster

1876 Boston Red Caps
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 Lew Brown 45 195 41 .210 2 21
1B Tim Murnane 69 308 87 .282 2 34
2B John Morrill 66 278 73 .263 0 26
3B Harry Schafer 70 286 72 .252 0 35
SS George Wright 70 335 100 .299 1 34
OF Jim O'Rourke 70 312 102 .327 2 43
OF Jack Manning 70 288 76 .264 2 25
OF Andy Leonard 64 303 85 .281 0 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
Frank Whitney 34 139 33 .237 0 15
Tim McGinley 9 40 6 .150 0 2
Sam Wright 2 8 1 .125 0 0
Bill Parks 1 4 0 .000 0 0
Harry Wright 1 3 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
Joe Borden 29 218.1 11 12 2.89 34
Foghorn Bradley 22 173.1 9 10 2.49 16
Dick McBride 4 33.0 0 4 2.73 2
Tricky Nichols 1 9.0 1 0 1.00 0

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
Jack Manning 34 197.1 18 5 2.14 24

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
George Wright 1 0 0 0 0.00 1

References