1884 American Association

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The 1884 season of the American Association was the third season of the league.

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Season summary[edit]

Standings[edit]

Bold indicates league champion, Italics indicates World Series champion
Rank Team G W L T WPCT GB RS (RS/G) RA (RA/G) AVG OBP SLG ERA FPCT
1 New York Metropolitans 112 75 32 5 .670 -.- 734 (6.55) 423 (3.78) 0.262 0.298 0.349 2.46 0.907
2 Columbus Buckeyes 110 69 39 2 .627 6.5 585 (5.32) 459 (4.17) 0.240 0.277 0.351 2.68 0.908
3 Louisville Eclipse 110 68 40 2 .618 7.5 573 (5.21) 425 (3.86) 0.254 0.280 0.340 2.17 0.912
4 St. Louis Browns 110 67 40 3 .609 8.0 658 (5.98) 539 (4.90) 0.249 0.281 0.326 2.67 0.900
5 Cincinnati Red Stockings 112 68 41 3 .607 8.0 754 (6.73) 512 (4.57) 0.254 0.281 0.354 3.33 0.911
6 Baltimore Orioles 108 63 43 2 .583 11.5 636 (5.89) 515 (4.77) 0.233 0.273 0.336 2.71 0.899
7 Philadelphia Athletics 108 61 46 1 .565 14.0 700 (6.48) 546 (5.06) 0.267 0.294 0.379 3.42 0.901
8 Toledo Blue Stockings 110 46 58 6 .418 27.5 463 (4.21) 571 (5.19) 0.231 0.263 0.305 3.06 0.900
9 Brooklyn Atlantics 109 40 64 5 .367 33.5 476 (4.37) 644 (5.91) 0.225 0.260 0.292 3.79 0.889
10 Richmond Virginians 46 12 30 4 .261 30.5 194 (4.22) 294 (6.39) 0.221 0.248 0.308 4.52 0.874
11 Pittsburgh Alleghenys 110 30 78 2 .273 45.5 406 (3.69) 725 (6.59) 0.211 0.240 0.268 4.35 0.889
12 Indianapolis Hoosiers 110 29 78 3 .264 46.0 462 (4.20) 755 (6.86) 0.233 0.258 0.315 4.20 0.889
13 Washington Nationals 63 12 51 0 .190 41.0 248 (3.94) 481 (7.63) 0.200 0.236 0.259 4.01 0.858

Note: Richmond took over the remainder of Washington's schedule starting on August 5th.

League leaders[edit]

Bold indicates league record, Italics indicate all-time record

Batting[edit]

Statistic Leader Team Number
Games Played Steve Brady
Dude Esterbrook
Charley Jones
Bid McPhee
New York Metropolitans
New York Metropolitans
Cincinnati Red Stockings
Cincinnati Red Stockings
112
At Bats Jimmy Wolf Louisville Eclipse 486
Runs Scored Harry Stovey Philadelphia Athletics 124
Hits Dave Orr New York Metropolitans 162
Doubles Sam Barkley Toledo Blue Stockings 39
Triples Harry Stovey Philadelphia Athletics 23
Home Runs John Reilly Cincinnati Red Stockings 11
Total Bases Dave Orr
John Reilly
New York Metropolitans
Cincinnati Red Stockings
247
Runs Batted In Dave Orr New York Metropolitans 112
Walks Candy Nelson New York Metropolitans 74
Hit by Pitch Ed Swartwood Pittsburgh Alleghenys 15
Batting Average Dave Orr New York Metropolitans 0.354
On-Base Percentage Charley Jones Cincinnati Red Stockings 0.376
Slugging Percentage John Reilly Cincinnati Red Stockings 0.551
On-Base plus Slugging John Reilly Cincinnati Red Stockings 0.917
On-Base plus Slugging Plus Dave Orr New York Metropolitans 192

Pitching[edit]

Statistic Leader Team Number
Wins Guy Hecker Louisville Eclipse 52
Losses Larry McKeon Indianapolis Hoosiers 41
Win-Loss Percentage Bob Caruthers St. Louis Browns 0.778
Appearances Guy Hecker Louisville Eclipse 75
Games Started Guy Hecker Louisville Eclipse 73
Complete Games Guy Hecker Louisville Eclipse 72
Shutouts Tony Mullane
Will White
Toledo Blue Stockings
Cincinnati Red Stockings
7
Games Finished Phil Reccius Louisville Eclipse 7
Saves Oyster Burns
Frank Mountain
Hank O'Day
Wilmington Quicksteps/Baltimore Orioles
Columbus Buckeyes
Toledo Blue Stockings
1
Innings Pitched Guy Hecker Louisville Eclipse 670.2
Batters Faced Guy Hecker Louisville Eclipse 2649
Hits Allowed Guy Hecker Louisville Eclipse 526
Home Runs Allowed Larry McKeon Indianapolis Hoosiers 20
Base-on-Balls Allowed Hardie Henderson Baltimore Orioles 116
Hit Batsmen Will White Cincinnati Red Stockings 35
Strikeouts Guy Hecker Louisville Eclipse 385
Wild Pitches Bob Emslie Baltimore Orioles 43
Balks 74 players tied 0
Runs Allowed Larry McKeon Indianapolis Hoosiers 350
Earned Runs Allowed Fleury Sullivan Pittsburgh Alleghenys 206
Earned Run Average Guy Hecker Louisville Eclipse 1.80
Walks plus Hits
per Inning Pitched
Guy Hecker Louisville Eclipse 0.868

Postseason[edit]

In the World's Series, the American Association champion New York Metropolitans were defeated by the National League's Providence Grays, 3 games to 0.

Notable events[edit]

Umpires[edit]

* Denotes a fill-in umpire

Further Reading[edit]

  • Paul Batesel: Major League Baseball Players of 1884, McFarland, Jefferson, NC, 2011.
  • David Nemec: Early Dreams, Baseball Press Books, San Diego, CA, 1998. ISBN 978-1893392021