1885 Chicago White Stockings season

1885 Chicago White Stockings season

The 1885 Chicago White Stockings season was a season in American baseball. The team won the National League pennant for the first time since 1882, beating the New York Giants by two games. They went on to face the St. Louis Browns in the 1885 World Series. The series ended without a champion, with both teams winning three games with one tie.

Regular season


Season standings

Roster

1885 Chicago White Stockings
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
1B Anson, CapCap Anson 112 464 144 .310 7 108
2B Pfeffer, FredFred Pfeffer 112 469 113 .241 5 73
3B Williamson, NedNed Williamson 113 407 97 .238 3 65

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
Williams, WashWash Williams 1 4 1 .250 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
Clarkson, JohnJohn Clarkson 70 623 53 16 1.85 308
Kennedy, TedTed Kennedy 9 78.2 7 2 3.43 36
Corcoran, LarryLarry Corcoran 7 59.1 5 2 3.64 10
Williams, WashWash Williams 1 2 0 0 13.50 0

Other 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
Pfeffer, FredFred Pfeffer 5 31.2 2 1 2.56 13

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
Williamson, NedNed Williamson 2 0 0 2 0.00 3

1885 World Series

Main article: 1885 World Series

The White Stockings tied the St. Louis Browns in the World Series 3-3-1.

  • Game 1 (October 14): Darkness ends game one after 8 innings‚ with the teams tied 5-5.
  • Game 2 (October 15): With Chicago leading 5-4 in the sixth inning, Browns manager Charles Comiskey calls his team off the field to protest a ruling made by umpire Dave Sullivan. The game is forfeited to Chicago.
  • Game 6 (October 23): The series moves from Pittsburgh to Cincinnati‚ setting a record for the series played in the most cities. (It was also played in New York and St. Louis.) Chicago takes a 3-2 series lead by beating the Browns 9-2.
  • Game 7 (October 24): Behind pitcher Dave Foutz, St. Louis defeats Chicago 13-4 in the 7th and last game. The Browns claim the game 2 forfeit didn't count and therefore claim the championship. The two clubs split the $1000 prize.[1]

Notes

References

  • 1885 Chicago White Stockings season at Baseball Reference
Preceded by
Providence Grays
1884
National League Championship Season
1885
Succeeded by
Chicago White Stockings
1886