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1886 New York Metropolitans

Roster (40-man)

Franchise Encyclopedia: 1885 / 1887

53-82, Finished 7th in American Association (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: Jim Gifford (5-12) and Bob Ferguson (48-70)
Scored 628 runs, Allowed 766 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 55-80

Ballparks: St. George Cricket Grounds ·
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
  multi-year:
Batting - 95, Pitching - 98 · one-year: Batting - 103, Pitching - 106


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1885 / 1887 Roster (40-man)

Team Roster & Games By Position

Name Age B T Ht Wt DoB Yrs G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF PH PR WAR Salary
Steve Behel 25 Nov 6, 1860 2 59 59 0 0 0 0 0 0 26 33 0 59 -0.4
Steve Brady 34 5' 9" 165 Jul 14, 1851 6 124 124 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 123 123 -0.5
Peter Connell 24 6' 1" 180 1862 1st 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 -0.1
Joe Crotty 26 R R Dec 24, 1859 4 14 14 0 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.1
Ed Cushman 34 R L 6' 0" 177 Mar 27, 1852 4 38 38 38 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.1
Jim Donahue 24 R R 6' 0" 175 Jan 8, 1862 1st 49 49 0 19 0 0 0 0 12 21 1 32 -0.7
Tom Forster 27 R R 5' 9" 153 May 1, 1859 4 67 67 0 0 0 62 0 1 2 2 0 4 -0.3
Elmer Foster 24 R L 5' 10" 178 Aug 15, 1861 1st 35 35 0 0 0 21 0 0 9 5 0 14 -0.8
Frank Hankinson 30 R R 5' 11" 168 Apr 29, 1856 8 136 136 0 0 0 0 136 0 0 0 0 0 2.4
Bill Holbert 31 R R 197 Mar 14, 1855 10 48 48 0 45 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 3 0.3
Jack Lynch 29 R R 5' 8" 185 Feb 5, 1857 5 51 51 51 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.3
Fred Mauer 24 Apr 19, 1862 1st 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 -0.4
Al Mays 21 R R May 17, 1865 2 41 41 41 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.7
Tom McLaughlin 26 R R Mar 28, 1860 4 74 74 0 0 0 10 0 63 1 0 0 1 -0.7
John Meister 23 5' 8" 175 May 10, 1863 1st 45 45 0 0 0 45 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Candy Nelson 37 L R 5' 6" 145 Mar 14, 1849 11 109 109 0 0 0 0 0 73 0 28 8 36 1.0
Dave Orr 26 R R 5' 11" 250 Sep 29, 1859 4 136 136 0 0 136 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6.3
Charlie Reipschlager 30 R R 5' 6" 160 Feb 7, 1856 4 65 65 0 57 0 0 0 0 1 6 2 9 -0.5
Chief Roseman 29 R R 5' 7" 167 Jul 4, 1856 5 134 134 1 0 0 0 0 0 88 44 3 134 -0.2 $3,000
John Shaffer 22 R 5' 10" Feb 18, 1864 1st 8 8 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.0
Chief Zimmer 25 R R 6' 0" 190 Nov 23, 1860 2 6 6 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.1
Name Age B T Ht Wt DoB Yrs G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF PH PR WAR Salary
Primary salary Data (about) courtesy Doug Pappas, and the Society for American Baseball Research.
Additional 1915-1969 salaries researched via Baseball Hall of Fame contract archives by Dr. Michael Haupert of UW-LaCrosse.
Salaries for mid-season call-ups or traded players may not be shown.
Salaries converted to alternate years using Consumer Price Index (CPI) data courtesy of the Minneapolis Federal Reserve Board.

1885 / 1887 Roster (40-man)