1880 Worcester Worcesters
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record40–43 (.482)
League place5th
Other information
Manager(s)Frank Bancroft
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The 1880 season was the first for the Worcester Worcesters franchise in the National League, having played 1879 in the National Association. The team finished its initial season with a 40–43 record, good for fifth place. Lee Richmond threw a perfect game on June 12, 1880, the first ever perfect game in Major League Baseball history in a 1-0 victory over the Cleveland Blues. On August 20, they were the first team to ever be no-hit at home after Pud Galvin of the Buffalo Bisons defeated them 1-0.

Regular season

Worcester Worcesters, 1880
Worcester Worcesters, 1880

Season standings

National League W L Pct. GB Home Road
Chicago White Stockings 67 17 0.798 37–5 30–12
Providence Grays 52 32 0.619 15 31–12 21–20
Cleveland Blues 47 37 0.560 20 24–19 23–18
Troy Trojans 41 42 0.494 25½ 20–21 21–21
Worcester Worcesters 40 43 0.482 26½ 24–17 16–26
Boston Red Caps 40 44 0.476 27 25–17 15–27
Buffalo Bisons 24 58 0.293 42 13–28 11–30
Cincinnati Stars 21 59 0.263 44 14–25 7–34

Record vs. opponents

1880 National League Records

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


Roster

1880 Worcester Worcesters
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 Charlie Bennett 51 193 44 .228 0 18
1B Chub Sullivan 43 166 43 .259 0 ?
2B George Creamer 85 306 61 .199 0 27
3B Art Whitney 76 302 67 .222 1 36
SS Arthur Irwin 85 352 91 .259 1 35
OF George Wood 81 327 80 .245 0 28
OF Lon Knight 49 201 48 .239 0 21
OF Harry Stovey 83 355 94 .265 6 28

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
Doc Bushong 41 146 25 .171 0 19
Fred Corey 41 138 24 .174 0 6
Buttercup Dickerson 31 133 39 .293 0 20
Jerry Dorgan 10 35 7 .200 0 1
Joe Ellick 5 18 1 .056 0 0
Bill Tobin 5 16 2 .125 0 3
Steve Dignan 3 10 3 .300 0 2
Billy Geer 2 6 0 .000 0 0
Bill McGunnigle 1 4 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
Lee Richmond 74 590.2 32 32 2.15 243
Fred Corey 25 148.1 8 9 2.43 47
Tricky Nichols 2 17.2 0 2 4.08 4

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
Harry Stovey 2 0 0 0 4.50 3

References