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1879 Cincinnati Reds

Batting, Pitching, & Fielding Statistics

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43-37, Finished 5th in National League (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: Deacon White (9-9) and Cal McVey (34-28)
Scored 485 runs, Allowed 464 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 42-38

Ballparks: Avenue Grounds ·
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
  multi-year:
Batting - 97, Pitching - 95 · one-year: Batting - 95, Pitching - 94


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1878 / 1880 Batting, Pitching, & Fielding Statistics

Game Results

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1879 Top 12 by WAR

Please note that players may not be in the uniform of the correct team in these images.
Photo of King Kelly Photo of Deacon White Photo of Buttercup Dickerson Photo of Pete Hotaling Photo of Will White Photo of Ross Barnes Photo of Cal McVey Photo of Joe Gerhardt Photo of John Magner Photo of Will Foley Photo of Mike Burke Photo of Jack Neagle

Team Batting

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Rk Pos Name Age G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1 C Deacon White* 31 78 339 333 55 110 16 6 1 52 6 9 .330 .342 .423 .766 153 141
2 1B Cal McVey 29 81 362 354 64 105 18 6 0 55 8 13 .297 .312 .381 .694 130 135
3 2B Joe Gerhardt 24 79 316 313 22 62 12 3 1 39 3 19 .198 .206 .265 .471 56 83
4 SS Ross Barnes 29 77 339 323 55 86 9 2 1 30 16 25 .266 .301 .316 .617 106 102
5 3B King Kelly 21 77 353 345 78 120 20 12 2 47 8 14 .348 .363 .493 .855 182 170
6 OF Pete Hotaling* 22 81 381 369 64 103 20 9 1 27 12 17 .279 .302 .390 .692 129 144
7 OF Buttercup Dickerson* 20 81 353 350 73 102 18 14 2 57 3 27 .291 .297 .440 .737 142 154
8 OF Will Foley 23 56 220 218 22 46 5 1 0 25 2 16 .211 .218 .243 .461 53 53
Rk Pos Name Age G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
9 SS Mike Burke 25 28 119 117 13 26 3 0 0 8 2 5 .222 .235 .248 .483 61 29
10 OF Blondie Purcell 25 12 50 50 10 11 0 0 0 4 0 3 .220 .220 .220 .440 47 11
11 OF John Magner? 24 1 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0
12 OF Harry Wheeler 21 1 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0
Rk Pos Name Age G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
13 P Will White# 24 76 300 294 28 40 6 0 0 17 6 56 .136 .153 .156 .310 4 46
14 P Jack Neagle 21 3 12 12 1 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 .167 .167 .167 .333 11 2
Team Totals 24.9 81 3151 3085 485 813 127 53 8 364 66 207 .264 .279 .347 .626 107 1070
Rank in 8 NL teams 4 3 3 4 3 3 5 3 3 3 3 3 3
Non-Pitcher Totals 25.0 81 2851 2791 457 773 121 53 8 347 60 151 .277 .292 .367 .659 118 1024
Pitcher Totals 24.1 81 300 294 28 40 6 0 0 17 6 56 .136 .153 .156 .310 4 46
Rk Pos Name Age G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
* - bats left-handed, # - bats both, else - bats right, ? - unknown; OPS_lg for OPS+ does not include pitchers.

Team Pitching

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Rk Pos Name Age W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF ERA+ FIP WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W
1 SP Will White 24 43 31 .581 1.99 76 75 1 75 4 0 680.0 676 404 150 10 68 232 0 49 2906 120 2.55 1.094 8.9 0.1 0.9 3.1 3.41
Rk Pos Name Age W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF ERA+ FIP WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W
2 Blondie Purcell 25 0 2 .000 4.00 2 2 0 2 0 0 18.0 27 15 8 0 2 3 0 3 78 61 2.74 1.611 13.5 0.0 1.0 1.5 1.50
3 Cal McVey 29 0 2 .000 8.36 3 1 1 1 0 0 14.0 34 23 13 1 2 7 0 3 77 30 3.10 2.571 21.9 0.6 1.3 4.5 3.50
4 Jack Neagle 21 0 1 .000 3.46 2 2 0 1 0 0 13.0 13 12 5 0 5 4 0 1 59 72 3.28 1.385 9.0 0.0 3.5 2.8 0.80
5 Harry Wheeler 21 0 1 .000 81.00 1 1 0 0 0 0 1.0 6 10 9 0 4 0 0 1 13 5 14.74 10.000 54.0 0.0 36.0 0.0 0.00
Team Totals 24.1 43 37 .538 2.29 81 81 2 79 4 0 726.0 756 464 185 11 81 246 0 57 3133 104 2.59 1.153 9.4 0.1 1.0 3.0 3.04
Rank in 8 NL teams 5 4 3 2 5 2 5 2 7 2 7 7 3
Rk Pos Name Age W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF ERA+ FIP WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W
* - throws left-handed, # - throws both, else - throws right, ? - unknown, for minors bold indicates they appeared in majors
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Team Fielding--Totals

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Name Age G CG Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/G PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Pos Summary
Ross Barnes 29 77 460 139 254 67 19 .854 5.10 SS-2B
Mike Burke 25 29 130 36 62 32 3 .754 3.38 SS-3B-OF
Buttercup Dickerson 20 81 191 144 9 38 1 .801 1.89 OF
Will Foley 23 57 196 90 72 34 8 .827 2.84 3B-OF-2B
Joe Gerhardt 24 80 594 307 232 55 31 .907 6.74 2B-3B-1B-SS
Pete Hotaling 22 86 247 158 52 37 8 .850 2.44 16 0 0 OF-C-2B-3B
King Kelly 21 84 361 164 139 58 4 .839 3.61 37 0 0 3B-OF-C-2B
John Magner 24 1 2 1 0 1 0 .500 1.00 OF
Cal McVey 29 84 804 752 8 44 33 .945 9.05 0 0 0 1B-OF-P-3B-C
Jack Neagle 21 4 5 1 2 2 0 .600 0.75 P-OF
Blondie Purcell 25 12 35 20 8 7 0 .800 2.33 OF-P
Harry Wheeler 21 2 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 1.00 OF-P
Deacon White 31 82 500 349 96 55 3 .890 5.43 56 0 0 C-OF-1B
Will White 24 76 154 20 114 20 0 .870 1.76 P
Team Totals 24.8 81 3681 2183 1048 450 48 .878 4.28 109 0 0
Rank in 8 NL teams 7 6
Name Age G CG Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/G PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Pos Summary

Team Player Value--Batters

League Register · WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Name Age G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Acquired Pos Summary
Ross Barnes 29 77 339 3 0 0 -2 4 6 0.5 11 17 1.7 .507 .503 1.9 0.2 19 $2,000 *64
Mike Burke 25 28 119 -4 0 0 -5 1 -8 -0.8 4 -4 -0.3 .474 .495 0.2 -0.4 1 6/5O
Buttercup Dickerson* 20 81 353 15 0 0 -2 -5 8 0.7 12 20 1.9 .509 .505 2.2 -0.7 22 *O
Will Foley 23 56 220 -10 0 0 1 -1 -9 -0.9 8 -2 -0.2 .484 .494 -0.2 0.0 -3 5O/4
Joe Gerhardt 24 79 316 -13 0 0 0 2 -12 -1.2 11 -1 -0.0 .486 .493 0.0 0.1 -1 *45/36
Pete Hotaling* 22 81 381 13 0 0 -3 -3 7 0.6 12 19 1.9 .508 .504 2.2 -0.6 22 *O/245
King Kelly 21 77 353 31 0 0 1 1 32 2.9 11 44 4.1 .539 .518 4.1 0.1 43 Free Agency 5O2/4
John Magner? 24 1 4 -1 0 0 0 -0 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .406 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1 /O
Cal McVey 29 81 362 13 0 0 -5 -0 8 0.6 12 20 1.9 .509 .504 2.5 -0.5 25 $2,000 *3/O152
Jack Neagle 21 3 12 -1 0 0 0 -0 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .465 .499 -0.1 -0.0 -1 /O1
Blondie Purcell 25 12 50 -2 0 0 0 -1 -3 -0.3 2 -1 -0.1 .475 .498 -0.1 -0.1 -1 O/1
Harry Wheeler 21 1 3 -1 0 0 0 -0 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .415 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1 /O1
Deacon White* 31 78 339 21 0 0 4 3 27 2.5 12 39 3.7 .533 .516 3.4 0.6 35 $2,000 *2O/3
Will White# 24 76 300 -32 0 0 0 11 -21 -2.1 0 -21 -2.1 .473 .487 -2.1 -0.0 -21 *1
Team Total 24.8 731 3151 32 0 0 -11 11 32 2.2 95 127 12.2 .504 .503 13.8 -1.2 138 $6,000
Name Age G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Acquired Pos Summary

Team Player Value--Pitchers

League Register · WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Name Age IP G GS R RA9 RA9opp RA9def RA9role PPFp RA9avg RAA WAA gmLI WAAadj WAR RAR waaWL% 162WL% Salary Acquired
Cal McVey 29 14.0 3 1 23 14.79 5.21 -0.17 0.00 94.0 5.06 -15 -0.9 1.0 -0.0 -0.8 -14 .185 .494 $2,000
Jack Neagle 21 13.0 2 2 12 8.31 5.21 -0.14 0.00 94.0 5.03 -5 -0.4 -0.0 -0.3 -3 .316 .498
Blondie Purcell 25 18.0 2 2 15 7.50 5.21 -0.14 0.00 94.0 5.03 -5 -0.4 -0.0 -0.2 -3 .312 .498
Harry Wheeler 21 1.0 1 1 10 90.00 5.21 -0.32 0.00 94.0 5.19 -9 -0.4 -0.0 -0.4 -9 .080 .497
Will White 24 680.0 76 75 404 5.35 5.21 -0.14 0.00 94.0 5.03 -19 -1.8 1.0 -0.6 3.9 48 .477 .489
Team Total 24.1 726.0 84 81 464 5.75 5.21 -0.14 0.00 94.0 5.03 -53 -3.9 1.0 -0.7 2.1 19 .454 .490 $2,000
Name Age IP G GS R RA9 RA9opp RA9def RA9role PPFp RA9avg RAA WAA gmLI WAAadj WAR RAR waaWL% 162WL% Salary Acquired

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