1912 Boston Braves
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record52–101 (.340)
League place8th
Other information
Owner(s)James Gaffney, John Montgomery Ward
Manager(s)Johnny Kling
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The 1912 Boston Braves season was the 42nd season of the franchise. Team owner William Hepburn Russell died after the 1911 season and his stock was bought up by a group including Tammany Hall alderman James Gaffney and former baseball manager John Montgomery Ward. The team was renamed the Boston Braves after the Sachems, also known as "Braves", of Tammany Hall.[1]

Regular season

Season standings

National League W L Pct. GB Home Road
New York Giants 103 48 0.682 49–25 54–23
Pittsburgh Pirates 93 58 0.616 10 44–31 49–27
Chicago Cubs 91 59 0.607 11½ 46–30 45–29
Cincinnati Reds 75 78 0.490 29 45–32 30–46
Philadelphia Phillies 73 79 0.480 30½ 34–41 39–38
St. Louis Cardinals 63 90 0.412 41 37–40 26–50
Brooklyn Trolley Dodgers 58 95 0.379 46 33–43 25–52
Boston Braves 52 101 0.340 52 31–47 21–54


Record vs. opponents


Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8]
Team BOS BR CHC CIN NYG PHI PIT STL
Boston 9–13 5–17 11–11 3–18–1 10–12 4–18–1 10–12
Brooklyn 13–9 5–17 6–16 6–16 9–13 8–14 11–10
Chicago 17–5 17–5 11–10–1 13–9–1 10–10 8–13 15–7
Cincinnati 11–11 16–6 10–11–1 6–16–1 8–14 11–11 13–9
New York 18–3–1 16–6 9–13–1 16–6–1 17–5 12–8 15–7
Philadelphia 12–10 13–9 10–10 14–8 5–17 8–14 11–11
Pittsburgh 18–4–1 14–8 13–8 11–11 8–12 14–8 15–7
St. Louis 12–10 10–11 7–15 9–13 7–15 11–11 7–15


Notable transactions

Roster

1912 Boston Braves
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

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 Bill Rariden 79 247 55 .223 1 16
1B Ben Houser 108 332 95 .286 8 59
2B Bill Sweeney 153 593 204 .344 1 99
SS Frank O'Rourke 61 196 24 .122 0 15
3B Ed McDonald 121 459 119 .259 2 33
OF John Titus 96 345 112 .325 2 48
OF Vin Campbell 145 624 185 .296 3 52
OF George Jackson 110 397 104 .262 4 51

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
Art Devlin 124 436 126 .289 0 57
Jay Kirke 103 359 115 .320 4 62
Johnny Kling 81 252 80 .317 2 29
Doc Miller 51 201 47 .234 2 24
Al Bridwell 31 106 25 .236 0 16
Hank Gowdy 44 96 26 .271 3 9
Harry Spratt 27 89 23 .258 3 12
Rabbit Maranville 26 86 18 .209 0 8
Al Kaiser 4 13 0 .000 0 0
Joe Schultz 4 12 3 .250 0 3
Dave Shean 4 10 3 .300 0 3
Gil Whitehouse 2 3 0 .000 0 0
Mike González 1 2 0 .000 0 0
Bill Jones 3 2 1 .500 0 0
Art Schwind 1 2 1 .500 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
Lefty Tyler 42 256.1 12 22 4.18 144
Otto Hess 33 254.0 12 17 3.76 80
Hub Perdue 37 249.0 13 16 3.80 101
Buster Brown 31 168.1 4 15 4.01 68

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
Walt Dickson 36 189.0 3 19 3.86 47
Ed Donnelly 37 184.1 5 10 4.35 67
Rube Kroh 3 6.1 0 0 5.68 1
Al Mattern 2 6.1 0 1 7.11 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
Bill McTigue 10 2 0 0 5.45 17
Brad Hogg 10 1 1 1 6.97 12
Steve White 3 0 0 0 6.00 2
Hank Griffin 3 0 0 0 27.00 0
King Brady 1 0 0 0 20.25 0
Bill Brady 1 0 0 0 0.00 0

References

  1. ^ Murnane, T.H. (December 21, 1911). "Ward Wants His Team to be Called the "Boston Braves"". Boston Globe. Retrieved February 21, 2020.
  2. ^ Doc Miller page at Baseball Reference