1896 Chicago Colts
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Owner(s)Albert Spalding
Manager(s)Cap Anson
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The 1896 Chicago Colts season was the 25th season of the Chicago Colts franchise, the 21st in the National League and the 4th at West Side Park. The Colts finished fifth in the National League with a record of 71–57.

Regular season

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Season standings

National League W L Pct. GB Home Road
Baltimore Orioles 90 39 0.698 49–16 41–23
Cleveland Spiders 80 48 0.625 43–19 37–29
Cincinnati Reds 77 50 0.606 12 51–15 26–35
Boston Beaneaters 74 57 0.565 17 42–24 32–33
Chicago Colts 71 57 0.555 18½ 42–24 29–33
Pittsburgh Pirates 66 63 0.512 24 35–31 31–32
New York Giants 64 67 0.489 27 39–26 25–41
Philadelphia Phillies 62 68 0.477 28½ 42–27 20–41
Washington Senators 58 73 0.443 33 38–29 20–44
Brooklyn Bridegrooms 58 73 0.443 33 35–28 23–45
St. Louis Browns 40 90 0.308 50½ 27–34 13–56
Louisville Colonels 38 93 0.290 53 25–37 13–56

Record vs. opponents


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Team BAL BOS BR CHI CIN CLE LOU NYG PHI PIT STL WSH
Baltimore 5–7 6–6 7–4–2 10–2 3–8–1 10–2 9–3 12–0 9–2 9–3 10–2
Boston 7–5 10–2 3–9 5–6 5–7–1 8–4 7–5 7–5 7–5 8–4 7–5
Brooklyn 6–6 2–10 6–6 2–10 5–7 8–4 4–8 8–4 6–5–1 7–5 4–8–1
Chicago 4–7–2 9–3 6–6 4–6–1 2–9–1 9–3 5–7 4–8 11–1 9–3 8–4
Cincinnati 2–10 6–5 10–2 6–4–1 6–5 9–3 6–6 8–4 5–7 12–0 7–4
Cleveland 8–3–1 7–5–1 5–7 9–2–1 5–6 8–3–2 7–5 6–6 4–8–1 10–2 9–3–1
Louisville 2–10 4–8 4–8 3–9 3–9 3–8–2 4–8–1 7–5 2–10 3–9 3–9
New York 3–9 5–7 8–4 7–5 6–6 5–7 8–4–1 3–8 4–8 9–3–1 6–6
Philadelphia 0–12 5–7 4–8 8–4 4–8 6–6 5–7 8–3 6–6 8–3 8–4
Pittsburgh 2–9 5–7 5–6–1 1–11 7–5 8–4–1 10–2 8–4 6–6 8–3 6–6
St. Louis 3–9 4–8 5–7 3–9 0–12 2–10 9–3 3–9–1 3–8 3–8 5–7
Washington 2–10 5–7 8–4–1 4–8 4–7 3–9–1 9–3 6–6 4–8 6–6 5–7


Roster

1896 Chicago Colts
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 Malachi Kittridge 65 215 48 .223 1 19
1B Cap Anson 108 402 133 .331 2 90
2B Fred Pfeffer 94 360 88 .244 2 52
SS Bill Dahlen 125 474 167 .352 9 74
3B Bill Everitt 132 575 184 .320 2 46
OF George Decker 107 421 118 .280 5 61
OF Jimmy Ryan 128 489 149 .305 3 86
OF Bill Lange 122 469 153 .326 4 92

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
Tim Donahue 57 188 41 .218 0 20
Barry McCormick 45 168 37 .220 1 23
Harry Truby 29 109 28 .257 2 31
George Flynn 29 106 27 .255 0 4
Josh Reilly 9 42 9 .214 0 2
Algie McBride 9 29 7 .241 1 7
Con Daily 9 27 2 .074 0 1
Walter Thornton 9 22 8 .364 0 1

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
Clark Griffith 36 317.2 23 11 3.54 81
Danny Friend 36 290.2 18 14 4.74 86
Adonis Terry 30 235.2 15 14 4.43 75
Buttons Briggs 26 194.0 12 8 4.31 84
Doc Parker 9 73.0 1 5 6.16 15
Walter Thornton 5 23.2 2 1 5.70 10

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
Monte McFarland 4 25 0 4 7.20 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
Malachi Kittridge 1 0 0 0 5.40 0

References