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Wilmington Quicksteps

From BR Bullpen

In 1883, the Wilmington Quicksteps were 27-48 in the Interstate Association. Managed by Charlie Waitt, then John McHugh, and finally Fergy Malone, the team finished 5th in the 7 team league.

In 1884, the Wilmington Quicksteps were members of the Eastern League. Managed by Joe Simmons, the team went 50-12, easily the best record in the league, when they jumped to the Union Association on August 12. Oyster Burns was still able to lead the EL in runs (107) and HR (11), while Dan Casey led the league wih a .833 winning percentage.

For the UA part of the year, see 1884 Wilmington Quicksteps, the only major league season of the franchise.

Year-by-Year Record[edit]

Year Record Finish Manager Playoffs Notes
1883 24-49 5th Charlie Waitt / John McHugh / Fergy Malone
1884 50-12 NA Joe Simmons Team disbanded August 12
1889 4-9 NA Thomas Kane Team entered league August 22 from Delaware State League and disbanded August 30

Further Reading[edit]

  • Jon Springer: Once Upon a Team: The Epic Rise and Historic Fall of Baseball's Wilmington Quicksteps, Sports Publishing LLC, New York, NY, 2018. ISBN 978-1-68358-209-0