1902 Cleveland Bronchos
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Owner(s)Charles Somers
Manager(s)Bill Armour
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The 1902 Cleveland Bronchos season was a season in American baseball. The team, known during this season as the "Bronchos" (or "Broncos"), finished in fifth place in the American League with a record of 69–67, 14 games behind the Philadelphia Athletics.

Regular season

The Cleveland team in 1902
The Cleveland team in 1902

In 1902, the National League's Philadelphia Phillies obtained an injunction, effective only in Pennsylvania, barring Nap Lajoie from playing baseball for any team other than the Phillies.[1] The American League responded by transferring Lajoie's contract to the Cleveland Guardians, then known unofficially as the Bronchos and subsequently renamed the "Naps" in Lajoie's honor for several seasons.

Season standings

American League W L Pct. GB Home Road
Philadelphia Athletics 83 53 0.610 56–17 27–36
St. Louis Browns 78 58 0.574 5 49–21 29–37
Boston Americans 77 60 0.562 43–27 34–33
Chicago White Stockings 74 60 0.552 8 48–20 26–40
Cleveland Bronchos 69 67 0.507 14 40–25 29–42
Washington Senators 61 75 0.449 22 40–28 21–47
Detroit Tigers 52 83 0.385 30½ 34–33 18–50
Baltimore Orioles 50 88 0.362 34 32–31 18–57

Record vs. opponents


Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8]
Team BAL BOS CWS CLE DET PHI STL WSH
Baltimore 4–16 8–11–1 9–11 10–10 6–13 2–18–1 11–9–1
Boston 16–4 12–8 6–14 11–7–1 9–11 15–5 8–11
Chicago 11–8–1 8–12 12–7 12–7–1 10–10 9–9–1 12–7–1
Cleveland 11–9 14–6 7–12 8–10 8–12 9–10–1 12–8
Detroit 10–10 7–11–1 7–12–1 10–8 4–16 5–15 9–11
Philadelphia 13–6 11–9 10–10 12–8 16–4 9–10–1 12–6
St. Louis 18–2–1 5–15 9–9–1 10–9–1 15–5 10–9–1 11–9
Washington 9–11–1 11–8 7–12–1 8–12 11–9 6–12 9–11

Notable transactions

Roster

1902 Cleveland Bronchos
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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 Harry Bemis 93 317 99 .312 1 29
1B Charlie Hickman 102 426 161 .378 8 94
2B Nap Lajoie 86 348 132 .379 7 64
SS John Gochnaur 127 459 85 .185 0 37
3B Bill Bradley 137 550 187 .340 11 77
OF Elmer Flick 110 424 126 .297 2 61
OF Jack McCarthy 95 359 102 .284 0 41
OF Harry Bay 108 455 132 .290 0 23

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
Ollie Pickering 69 293 75 .256 3 26
Bob Wood 81 258 76 .295 0 40
Frank Bonner 34 132 37 .280 0 14
Jack Thoney 28 103 30 .286 0 11
Charlie Hemphill 25 94 25 .266 0 11
Ossee Schrecongost 18 74 25 .338 0 9
Zaza Harvey 12 46 16 .348 0 5
Hal O'Hagan 3 13 5 .385 0 1
Peaches Graham 2 6 2 .333 0 1
George Starnagle 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
Earl Moore 36 293.0 17 18 2.95 84
Addie Joss 32 269.1 17 13 2.77 106
Bill Bernhard 27 217.0 17 5 2.20 57
Gene Wright 21 148.0 7 10 3.95 52
Oscar Streit 8 51.2 0 7 5.23 10
Gus Dorner 4 36.0 3 1 1.25 5
Luther Taylor 4 34.0 1 3 1.59 8
Charlie Smith 3 20.0 2 1 4.05 5
Dike Varney 3 14.2 1 1 6.14 7
Lou Polchow 1 8.0 0 1 5.63 2
Ed Walker 1 8.0 0 1 3.38 1
Charlie Hickman 1 8.0 0 1 7.88 1
George Leitner 1 8.0 0 0 4.50 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
Otto Hess 7 43.2 2 4 5.98 13
Jack Lundbom 8 34.0 1 1 6.62 7

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
Cal Vasbinder 2 0 0 0 9.00 2
Ginger Clark 1 1 0 0 6.00 1

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