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1887 Indianapolis Hoosiers

Trades and Transactions

Franchise Encyclopedia: 1888

37-89, Finished 8th in National League (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: Watch Burnham (6-22), Fred Thomas (11-18) and Horace Fogel (20-49)
Scored 628 runs, Allowed 965 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 39-87

Ballparks: Seventh Street Park II ·
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
  multi-year:
Batting - 96, Pitching - 102 · one-year: Batting - 96, Pitching - 102


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1888 Trades and Transactions

Transactions listed are from October 1 of previous year to April 1 of the following year.

March 8, 1887

Purchased Henry Boyle, John Cahill, Jerry Denny, Jack Glasscock, Egyptian Healy, John Kirby, Jack McGeachey, George Myers, Otto Schomberg and Emmett Seery from the St. Louis Maroons.

March 9, 1887

Obtained Mert Hackett and Charley Bassett who was under league control for $1,000.

July 2, 1887 (Standings)

Sold John Kirby to the Cleveland Blues for $800 to $1000.

August 15, 1887 (Standings)

Purchased Lev Shreve from the Baltimore Orioles. (Date given is approximate. Exact date is uncertain.)

August 19, 1887 (Standings)

Signed Tom Brown as a free agent. (Date given is approximate. Exact date is uncertain.)

October 20, 1887

Traded Gid Gardner and cash to the Washington Nationals. Received Paul Hines.

February 6, 1888

Tom Brown sent to the Boston Beaneaters in an unknown transaction.

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1888 Trades and Transactions