1879 Providence Grays
1879 National League Champions
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Owner(s)Henry Root
Manager(s)George Wright
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The 1879 Providence Grays won the National League title in only their second season in the league.

Regular season

1879 Providence Grays
1879 Providence Grays

Season standings

National League W L Pct. GB Home Road
Providence Grays 59 25 0.702 34–8 25–17
Boston Red Caps 54 30 0.643 5 29–13 25–17
Buffalo Bisons 46 32 0.590 10 23–16 23–16
Chicago White Stockings 46 33 0.582 10½ 29–13 17–20
Cincinnati Reds 43 37 0.537 14 21–16 22–21
Cleveland Blues 27 55 0.329 31 15–27 12–28
Syracuse Stars 22 48 0.314 30 11–22 11–26
Troy Trojans 19 56 0.253 35½ 12–27 7–29

Record vs. opponents


Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8]
Team BOS BUF CHI CIN CLE PRV SYR TRO
Boston 9–3 4–8 7–5 10–2 4–8 9–3 11–1
Buffalo 3–9 6–6–1 7–3 8–4 6–6 5–3 11–1
Chicago 8–4 6–6–1 3–8 8–4 5–7–1 8–1 8–3–2
Cincinnati 5–7 3–7 8–3 8–4 2–10 8–4–1 9–2
Cleveland 2–10 4–8 4–8 4–8 4–8 4–7 5–6
Providence 8–4 6–6 7–5–1 10–2 8–4 10–2 10–2
Syracuse 3–9 3–5 1–8 4–8–1 7–4 2–10 2–4
Troy 1–11 1–11 3–8–2 2–9 6–5 2–10 4–2


Roster

1879 Providence Grays
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 53 229 59 .258 2 38
1B Joe Start 66 317 101 .319 2 37
2B Mike McGeary 85 374 103 .275 0 35
3B Bill Hague 51 209 47 .225 0 21
SS George Wright 85 388 107 .276 1 42
OF Paul Hines 85 409 146 .357 2 52
OF Tom York 81 342 106 .310 1 50
OF Jim O'Rourke 81 362 126 .348 1 46

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
Emil Gross 30 132 46 .348 0 24
Jack Farrell 12 51 13 .255 0 5
Denny Sullivan 5 19 5 .263 0 2
Rudy Kemmler 2 7 1 .143 0 0
Dan O'Leary 2 7 3 .429 0 2
Doug Allison 1 5 0 .000 0 0
Bill White 1 4 1 .250 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
John Ward 70 587 47 19 2.15 239
Bobby Mathews 27 189 12 6 2.29 90

References