1882 Providence Grays season

The Providence Grays hired veteran manager Harry Wright to guide the team in 1882 and the team seemed to improve. They held first place until September 17, but then suffered a losing streak that dropped the team into second place.

1882 Providence Grays
LeagueNational League
BallparkMesser Street Grounds
CityProvidence, Rhode Island
OwnerC. T. Gardner
ManagerHarry Wright
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After the season ended, they played a three-game postseason series against the Boston Red Caps for the "Championship of New England." Providence won the series, two games to one, thanks to shutouts pitched by John Montgomery Ward and Hoss Radbourn.

Regular season

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The 1882 Providence Grays

Season standings

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National League W L Pct. GB Home Road
Chicago White Stockings 55 29 0.655 35–10 20–19
Providence Grays 52 32 0.619 3 30–12 22–20
Boston Red Caps 45 39 0.536 10 27–15 18–24
Buffalo Bisons 45 39 0.536 10 26–13 19–26
Cleveland Blues 42 40 0.512 12 21–19 21–21
Detroit Wolverines 42 41 0.506 12½ 24–18 18–23
Troy Trojans 35 48 0.422 19½ 22–20 13–28
Worcester Worcesters 18 66 0.214 37 12–30 6–36

Record vs. opponents

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


Roster

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1882 Providence Grays
Roster
Pitchers

Catchers

Infielders Outfielders Manager

Player stats

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Batting

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Starters by position

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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 Barney Gilligan 56 201 45 .224 0 26
1B Joe Start 82 356 117 .329 0 48
2B Jack Farrell 84 366 93 .254 2 31
3B Jerry Denny 84 329 81 .246 2 42
SS George Wright 46 185 30 .162 0 9
OF Tom York 81 321 86 .268 1 40
OF Paul Hines 84 379 117 .309 4 34
OF John Ward 83 355 87 .245 1 39

Other batters

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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
Sandy Nava 28 97 20 .206 0 7
Tim Manning 21 76 8 .105 0 8
Cliff Carroll 10 41 5 .122 0 2
Art Whitney 11 40 3 .075 0 1
Dasher Troy 4 17 4 .235 0 1
Charlie Reilley 3 11 2 .182 0 2
Charlie Sweeney 1 4 0 .000 0 0

Pitching

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Starting pitchers

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Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Charles Radbourn 55 474.0 33 20 2.09 201
John Ward 33 278.0 19 12 2.59 72

References

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