1888 Chicago White Stockings season

The 1888 Chicago White Stockings season was the 17th season of the Chicago White Stockings franchise, the 13th in the National League and the 4th at the first West Side Park. The White Stockings finished second in the National League with a record of 77–58, 9 games behind the New York Giants.

1888 Chicago White Stockings
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s)Albert Spalding
Manager(s)Cap Anson
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Regular seasonEdit

 
The 1888 Chicago White Stockings – Top Row: ?, Fred Pfeffer, Cap Anson, George Van Haltren. Bottom Row: ?, Jimmy Ryan, Ned Williamson, Duke Farrell, Digby Bell (in white bowler with black band), Clarence Duval (mascot), DeWolf Hopper (in dark bowler), George Borchers, Tom Burns, Tom Daly. DeWolf Hopper is the vaudeville comedian who made "Casey at the Bat" famous, adopting the classic poem as his "signature" piece.

Season standingsEdit

National League W L Pct. GB Home Road
New York Giants 84 47 0.641 44–23 40–24
Chicago White Stockings 77 58 0.570 9 43–27 34–31
Philadelphia Quakers 69 61 0.531 14½ 37–29 32–32
Boston Beaneaters 70 64 0.522 15½ 36–30 34–34
Detroit Wolverines 68 63 0.519 16 40–26 28–37
Pittsburgh Alleghenys 66 68 0.493 19½ 37–30 29–38
Indianapolis Hoosiers 50 85 0.370 36 31–35 19–50
Washington Nationals 48 86 0.358 37½ 26–38 22–48

Record vs. opponentsEdit

1888 National League Records

Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8]
Team BOS CHI DET IND NYG PHI PIT WSH
Boston 7–12 10–8–1 11–9 8–12 9–10 10–8–2 15–5
Chicago 12–7 10–10 14–6 11–8–1 8–10 9–11 13–6
Detroit 8–10–1 10–10 11–8 7–11–2 11–7 10–10 11–7
Indianapolis 9–11 6–14 8–11 5–14 4–13 6–14 12–8–1
New York 12–8 8–11–1 11–7–2 14–5 14–5–1 10–7–2 15–4–1
Philadelphia 10–9 10–8 7–11 13–4 5–14–1 14–6–1 10–9
Pittsburgh 8–10–2 11–9 10–10 14–6 7–10–2 6–14–1 10–9
Washington 5–15 6–13 7–11 8–12–1 4–15–1 9–10 9–10


RosterEdit

1888 Chicago White Stockings
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Player statsEdit

BattingEdit

Starters by positionEdit

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 Tom Daly 65 219 42 .192 0 29
1B Cap Anson 134 515 177 .344 12 84
2B Fred Pfeffer 135 517 129 .250 8 57
SS Ned Williamson 132 452 113 .250 8 73
3B Tom Burns 134 483 115 .238 3 70
OF Hugh Duffy 71 298 84 .282 7 41
OF Marty Sullivan 75 314 74 .236 7 39
OF Jimmy Ryan 129 549 182 .332 16 64

Other battersEdit

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
George Van Haltren 81 318 90 .283 4 34
Duke Farrell 64 241 56 .232 3 19
Bob Pettit 43 169 43 .254 4 23
Silver Flint 22 77 14 .182 0 3
Dell Darling 20 75 16 .213 2 7

PitchingEdit

Starting pitchersEdit

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

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Gus Krock 39 339.2 25 14 2.44 161
Mark Baldwin 30 251 13 15 2.76 157
George Van Haltren 30 245.2 13 13 3.52 139
John Tener 12 102 7 5 2.74 39
George Borchers 10 67 4 4 3.49 26
Ad Gumbert 6 48.2 3 3 3.14 16
Frank Dwyer 5 42 4 1 1.07 17
Tod Brynan 3 25 2 1 6.48 11
Dad Clarke 2 16 1 0 5.06 6
Willard Mains 2 11 1 1 4.91 5

Other pitchersEdit

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

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Jimmy Ryan 8 38.1 4 0 3.05 11

ReferencesEdit