1883 Cincinnati Red Stockings
LeagueAmerican Association
BallparkBank Street Grounds
CityCincinnati
OwnerJustus Thorner[1]
ManagerPop Snyder
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The 1883 Cincinnati Red Stockings season was a season in American baseball. The team finished third in the American Association with a record of 61–37, 5 games behind the Philadelphia Athletics.

Regular season

The Red Stockings came into the 1883 season looking to repeat as American Association Champions, as they had a league best record of 55–25 in 1882. During the off-season, the team announced that catcher Pop Snyder would return as player-manager. Cincinnati also made a big signing, as they signed Charley Jones, who played with the Cincinnati Reds of the National League from 1876–1878. Jones had not played professional baseball since 1880, when he played for the Boston Red Caps of the NL, after which he was black-balled from professional baseball. The Red Stockings also signed another former Reds player, John Reilly, who had also last played major league baseball for the Reds in the 1880 season.

On the diamond, the Red Stockings were led by Jones, who hit .294 with a team leading ten home runs, as well as a league leading 80 RBI. Reilly hit a team high .311 with nine homers and 79 RBI. On the mound, Will White continued to be the ace of the pitching staff, posting a 43–22 record with 64 complete games and a 2.09 ERA in 577 innings pitched.

Season summary

Cincinnati started off the season on the right foot, winning their first four games, and had an impressive 11–5 record in their first sixteen ballgames. However, they were 3.5 games behind the Athletics. The Red Stockings would continue to play good baseball, and had a 31–23 record. However, they sat in fourth place. Cincinnati would then go on to win twelve of their next thirteen games to improve to 43–24. However, they only moved up to third place. The Red Stockings would remain in third place for the rest of the season, finishing the year at 61–37, five games behind the Athletics.

Season standings

American Association
Team W L Pct. GB Home Road
Philadelphia Athletics 66 32 .673 37‍–‍14 29‍–‍18
St. Louis Browns 65 33 .663 1 35‍–‍14 30‍–‍19
Cincinnati Red Stockings 61 37 .622 5 38‍–‍13 23‍–‍24
New York Metropolitans 54 42 .562 11 29‍–‍17 25‍–‍25
Louisville Eclipse 52 45 .536 13½ 29‍–‍18 23‍–‍27
Columbus Buckeyes 32 65 .330 33½ 18‍–‍29 14‍–‍36
Pittsburgh Alleghenys 31 67 .316 35 18‍–‍31 13‍–‍36
Baltimore Orioles 28 68 .292 37 18‍–‍31 10‍–‍37

Record vs. opponents


Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8]
Team BAL CIN CLB LOU NY PHI PIT STL
Baltimore 3–11 6–7 6–8 3–10 3–11 5–9 2–12
Cincinnati 11–3 11–3 10–4 4–10 9–5 8–6 8–6
Columbus 7–6 3–11 5–9 3–11 1–13 10–4 3–11
Louisville 8–6 4–10 9–5 7–6–1 7–7 11–3 6–8
New York 10–3 10–4 11–3 6–7–1 5–9 9–5 3–11
Philadelphia 11–3 5–9 13–1 7–7 9–5 12–2 9–5
Pittsburgh 9–5 6–8 4–10 3–11 5–9 2–12 2–12
St. Louis 12–2 6–8 11–3 8–6 11–3 5–9 12–2


Game log

Legend
Red Stockings Win Red Stockings Loss Game Tied/Postponed
1883 Game Log: 61–37 (Home: 38–13; Away: 23–24)
May: 12–8 (Home: 7–2; Away: 5–6)
# Date Opponent Score Stadium Attendance Record Streak
1 May 1 Browns 6–5 Bank Street Grounds N/A 1–0 W1
2 May 2 Browns 12–1 Bank Street Grounds N/A 2–0 W2
3 May 3 Browns 3–2 Bank Street Grounds N/A 3–0 W3
4 May 5 Eclipse 4–2 Bank Street Grounds N/A 4–0 W4
5 May 7 Eclipse 2–5 Bank Street Grounds N/A 4–1 L1
6 May 8 Eclipse 3–4 Bank Street Grounds N/A 4–2 L2
7 May 10 @ Buckeyes 3–4 Recreation Park N/A 4–3 L3
8 May 12 @ Buckeyes 7–6 Recreation Park N/A 5–3 W1
9 May 13 @ Buckeyes 7–0 Recreation Park N/A 6–3 W2
10 May 15 @ Browns 4–7 Sportsman's Park N/A 6–4 L1
11 May 16 @ Browns 5–9 Sportsman's Park N/A 6–5 L2
12 May 17 @ Browns 6–3 Sportsman's Park N/A 7–5 W1
13 May 19 @ Eclipse 6–3 Eclipse Park N/A 8–5 W2
May 20 @ Eclipse Postponed (unknown reason); Makeup: July 14 (site change)
May 22 @ Eclipse Postponed (unknown reason); Makeup: August 8 (site change)
14 May 24 Buckeyes 10–8 Bank Street Grounds N/A 9–5 W3
15 May 25 Buckeyes 13–11 Bank Street Grounds N/A 10–5 W4
16 May 26 Buckeyes 6–0 Bank Street Grounds N/A 11–5 W5
17 May 29 @ Athletics 1–2 Jefferson Street Grounds N/A 11–6 L1
18 May 30 1 @ Metropolitans 0–1 Polo Grounds N/A 11–7 L2
19 May 30 2 @ Athletics 10–9 Jefferson Street Grounds N/A 12–7 W1
20 May 31 @ Athletics 7–8 Jefferson Street Grounds N/A 12–8 L1
June: 10–7 (Home: 5–2; Away: 5–3)
# Date Opponent Score Stadium Attendance Record Streak
21 June 2 @ Alleghenys 9–10 Exposition Park N/A 12–9 L2
22 June 4 @ Alleghenys 12–8 Exposition Park N/A 13–9 W1
23 June 5 @ Alleghenys 3–2 Exposition Park N/A 14–9 W2
24 June 7 @ Metropolitans 1–3 Polo Grounds N/A 14–10 L1
25 June 8 @ Metropolitans 8–7 Polo Grounds N/A 15–10 W1
26 June 12 @ Orioles 9–3 Oriole Park N/A 16–10 W2
June 13 @ Orioles Postponed (rain); Makeup: June 15
27 June 14 @ Orioles 8–12 Oriole Park N/A 16–11 L1
28 June 15 @ Orioles 11–3 Oriole Park N/A 17–11 W1
29 June 18 Athletics 6–0 Bank Street Grounds N/A 18–11 W2
30 June 19 Athletics 7–0 Bank Street Grounds N/A 19–11 W3
31 June 20 Athletics 11–1 Bank Street Grounds N/A 20–11 W4
32 June 21 Athletics 4–15 Bank Street Grounds N/A 20–12 L1
33 June 23 Alleghenys 7–2 Bank Street Grounds N/A 21–12 W1
34 June 25 Alleghenys 1–2 Bank Street Grounds N/A 21–13 L1
35 June 26 Alleghenys 1–4 Bank Street Grounds N/A 21–14 L2
June 28 Metropolitans Postponed (rain); Makeup: July 3
36 June 29 Metropolitans 4–2 Bank Street Grounds N/A 22–14 W1
37 June 30 Metropolitans 5–9 Bank Street Grounds N/A 22–15 L1
July: 14–8 (Home: 8–2; Away: 6–6)
# Date Opponent Score Stadium Attendance Record Streak
38 July 2 Metropolitans 3–4 Bank Street Grounds N/A 22–16 L2
39 July 3 Metropolitans 12–1 Bank Street Grounds N/A 23–16 W1
40 July 4 1 Orioles 14–2 Bank Street Grounds N/A 24–16 W2
41 July 4 2 Orioles 7–8 Bank Street Grounds N/A 24–17 L1
42 July 6 Orioles 23–0 Bank Street Grounds N/A 25–17 W1
43 July 7 Orioles 4–3 Bank Street Grounds N/A 26–17 W2
44 July 10 @ Eclipse 0–4 Eclipse Park N/A 26–18 L1
45 July 11 @ Eclipse 9–3 Eclipse Park N/A 27–18 W1
46 July 12 @ Eclipse 11–2 Eclipse Park N/A 28–18 W2
47 July 13 @ Eclipse 3–1 Eclipse Park N/A 29–18 W3
48 July 14 Eclipse 9–3 Bank Street Grounds N/A 30–18 W4
49 July 15 @ Browns 4–1 Sportsman's Park N/A 31–18 W5
50 July 17 @ Browns 4–5 Sportsman's Park N/A 31–19 L1
51 July 18 @ Browns 3–5 Sportsman's Park N/A 31–20 L2
52 July 19 @ Browns 7–13 Sportsman's Park N/A 31–21 L3
53 July 21 @ Buckeyes 1–6 Recreation Park N/A 31–22 L4
54 July 22 @ Buckeyes 2–4 Recreation Park N/A 31–23 L5
July 24 @ Buckeyes Postponed (unknown reason); Makeup: July 25
55 July 25 @ Buckeyes 8–1 Recreation Park N/A 32–23 W1
56 July 26 @ Buckeyes 8–2 Recreation Park N/A 33–23 W2
57 July 28 Buckeyes 8–3 Bank Street Grounds N/A 34–23 W3
58 July 30 Buckeyes 17–4 Bank Street Grounds N/A 35–23 W4
59 July 31 Buckeyes 3–1 Bank Street Grounds N/A 36–23 W5
August: 13–8 (Home: 8–2; Away: 5–6)
# Date Opponent Score Stadium Attendance Record Streak
60 August 1 Buckeyes 10–2 Bank Street Grounds N/A 37–23 W6
61 August 3 Browns 4–3 Bank Street Grounds N/A 38–23 W7
62 August 4 Browns 0–1 Bank Street Grounds N/A 38–24 L1
63 August 6 Browns 5–2 Bank Street Grounds N/A 39–24 W1
64 August 7 Browns 6–3 Bank Street Grounds N/A 40–24 W2
65 August 8 Eclipse 8–1 Bank Street Grounds N/A 41–24 W3
66 August 9 Eclipse 5–0 Bank Street Grounds N/A 42–24 W4
67 August 10 Eclipse 14–4 Bank Street Grounds N/A 43–24 W5
68 August 11 Eclipse 1–2 Bank Street Grounds N/A 43–25 L1
69 August 13 Eclipse 17–3 Bank Street Grounds N/A 44–25 W1
70 August 16 @ Metropolitans 1–3 Polo Grounds N/A 44–26 L1
71 August 17 @ Metropolitans 4–5 Polo Grounds N/A 44–27 L2
72 August 18 @ Metropolitans 2–3 Polo Grounds N/A 44–28 L3
73 August 20 @ Metropolitans 1–9 Polo Grounds N/A 44–29 L4
74 August 21 @ Athletics 9–11 Jefferson Street Grounds N/A 44–30 L5
75 August 22 @ Athletics 8–6 Jefferson Street Grounds N/A 45–30 W1
76 August 23 @ Athletics 4–1 Jefferson Street Grounds N/A 46–30 W2
77 August 24 @ Athletics 8–5 Jefferson Street Grounds N/A 47–30 W3
78 August 28 @ Orioles 14–4 Oriole Park N/A 48–30 W4
August 29 @ Orioles Postponed (unknown reason); Makeup: September 1
79 August 30 @ Orioles 5–7 Oriole Park N/A 48–31 L1
80 August 31 @ Orioles 5–3 Oriole Park N/A 49–31 W1
September: 12–6 (Home: 10–3; Away: 2–3)
# Date Opponent Score Stadium Attendance Record Streak
81 September 1 @ Orioles 7–5 Oriole Park N/A 50–31 W2
82 September 3 @ Alleghenys 3–4 Exposition Park N/A 50–32 L1
83 September 4 @ Alleghenys 9–7 Exposition Park N/A 51–32 W1
84 September 5 @ Alleghenys 9–15 Exposition Park N/A 51–33 L1
85 September 6 @ Alleghenys 4–12 Exposition Park N/A 51–34 L2
86 September 10 Alleghenys 12–6 Bank Street Grounds N/A 52–34 W1
87 September 11 Alleghenys 7–2 Bank Street Grounds N/A 53–34 W2
88 September 12 Alleghenys 27–5 Bank Street Grounds N/A 54–34 W3
89 September 13 Alleghenys 8–2 Bank Street Grounds N/A 55–34 W4
90 September 15 Athletics 11–0 Bank Street Grounds N/A 56–34 W5
91 September 18 Athletics 12–13 Bank Street Grounds N/A 56–35 L1
92 September 19 Athletics 12–3 Bank Street Grounds N/A 57–35 W1
93 September 20 Orioles 3–2 Bank Street Grounds N/A 58–35 W2
94 September 21 Orioles 10–2 Bank Street Grounds N/A 59–35 W3
95 September 22 Orioles 7–0 Bank Street Grounds N/A 60–35 W4
96 September 26 Metropolitans 6–2 Bank Street Grounds N/A 61–35 W5
97 September 27 Metropolitans 0–3 Bank Street Grounds N/A 61–36 L1
98 September 29 Metropolitans 1–4 Bank Street Grounds N/A 61–37 L2

Roster

1883 Cincinnati Red Stockings
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 Pop Snyder 58 250 64 .256 0 34
1B John Reilly 98 437 136 .311 9 79
2B Bid McPhee 96 367 90 .245 2 42
3B Hick Carpenter 95 435 130 .299 3 40
SS Chick Fulmer 92 362 92 .254 5 52
OF Joe Sommer 97 413 115 .278 3 52
OF Charley Jones 90 391 115 .294 10 80
OF Pop Corkhill 88 375 81 .216 2 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
Phil Powers 30 114 28 .246 0 8
Bill Traffley 30 105 21 .200 0 8
Jimmy Macullar 14 48 8 .167 0 4
Podge Weihe 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
Will White 65 577.0 43 22 2.09 141
Ren Deagle 18 148.0 10 8 2.31 48
Harry McCormick 15 128.2 8 6 2.87 21
Bill Mountjoy 1 8.0 0 1 2.25 3

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
Joe Sommer 1 0 0 0 5.40 2

References

  1. ^ "Reds owners". The Cincinnati Enquirer. November 3, 2005. p. 20. Retrieved September 14, 2020 – via newspapers.com.