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See also 1884 Virginians, the team's only year in the majors, when a club by that name appeared in the American Association.

In 1917 there also was a team known as the Richmond Virginians in the International League. The former Richmond Climbers had changed names that year. The club went 53-94, the worst record in the IL that year. William A. Smith and Otto Knabe managed the team, which was led offensively by 1B Hack Eibel (.301, 32 doubles), OF Bill Bankston (.300, 16 triples) and OF Charlie Hanford (.254, 12 homers, 82 runs). The top pitcher was Charlie Young (6-7, 3.58).

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[edit] Year-by-Year Record

Year Record Finish Manager Playoffs
1884 28-30 -- Ted Sullivan / Abner Powell Team disbanded August 4
12-30 -- Felix Moses Washington disbanded August 2 and was replaced by Richmond August 5
1885 67-26 2nd Joe Simmons none
1917 53-94 8th William A. Smith / Otto Knabe none
1954 60-94 7th Luke Appling
1955 58-95 8th Luke Appling
1956 74-79 5th Ed Lopat
1957 81-73 3rd Ed Lopat Lost in 1st round
1958 71-82 6th Ed Lopat
1959 76-78 4th Steve Souchock Lost League Finals
1960 82-70 2nd Steve Souchock Lost in 1st round
1961 71-83 6th Cal Ermer
1962 59-95 7th Sheriff Robinson
1963 66-81 9th Preston Gomez
1964 65-88 7th Preston Gomez
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