1883 Philadelphia Quakers season

1883 Philadelphia Quakers season

The 1883 Philadelphia Quakers season was the first in the franchise's existence. The team was founded earlier in the year as a replacement for the Worcester franchise. It was the first year Philadelphia was represented in the National League since the original Athletics were disbanded in 1876. The American Association's Philadelphia Athletics had been founded a year earlier.

The team opened the year managed by Bob Ferguson; however, he was fired as manager after a disappointing 4–13 start[1] and replaced by Blondie Purcell. The team finished the season 17–81, worst in the National League.[1]

Regular season

Season standings

Roster

1883 Philadelphia Quakers
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders 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 Gross, EmilEmil Gross 57 231 71 .307 1 25
1B Farrar, SidSid Farrar 99 377 88 .233 0 29
2B Ferguson, BobBob Ferguson 86 329 85 .258 0 27
3B Purcell, BlondieBlondie Purcell 97 425 114 .268 1 32
SS McClellan, BillBill McClellan 80 326 75 .230 1 33
OF Harbridge, BillBill Harbridge 73 280 62 .221 0 21
OF Manning, JackJack Manning 98 420 112 .267 0 37
OF Lewis, FredFred Lewis 38 160 40 .250 0 18

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
Coleman, JohnJohn Coleman 90 354 83 .234 0 32
Ringo, FrankFrank Ringo 60 221 42 .190 0 12
Warner, FredFred Warner 39 141 32 .227 0 13
Neagle, JackJack Neagle 18 73 12 .164 0 4
Doyle, ConnyConny Doyle 16 68 15 .221 0 3
Pirie, JamesJames Pirie 5 19 3 .158 0 0
Benedict, ArtArt Benedict 3 15 4 .267 0 4
Mulvey, JoeJoe Mulvey 3 12 6 .500 0 3
Wolstenholme, AbeAbe Wolstenholme 3 11 1 .091 0 0
Gallagher, BillBill Gallagher 2 8 0 .000 0 0
Henderson, HardieHardie Henderson 2 8 2 .250 0 1
Kelly, CharlieCharlie Kelly 2 7 1 .143 0 0
Ward, PiggyPiggy Ward 1 5 0 .000 0 0
Smith, EdgarEdgar Smith 1 4 3 .750 0 1
Gladmon, BuckBuck Gladmon 1 4 0 .000 0 0
Waitt, CharlieCharlie Waitt 1 3 1 .333 0 0
Kelly, JohnJohn Kelly 1 3 0 .000 0 0
White, BillBill White 1 1 0 .000 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
Coleman, JohnJohn Coleman 65 538.1 12 48 4.87 159
Hagan, ArtArt Hagan 17 137 1 14 5.45 39
Purcell, BlondieBlondie Purcell 11 80 2 6 4.39 30
Neagle, JackJack Neagle 8 61.1 1 7 6.90 13
Hilsey, CharlieCharlie Hilsey 3 26 0 3 5.54 8
Henderson, HardieHardie Henderson 1 9 0 1 19.00 2
Smith, EdgarEdgar Smith 1 7 0 1 15.43 2
Breitenstein, AlonzoAlonzo Breitenstein 1 5 0 1 9.00 0

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
Ferguson, BobBob Ferguson 1 0 0 0 9.00 0

Notes

References

  • 1883 Philadelphia Quakers season at Baseball Reference