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1885 Philadelphia Athletics

Roster (40-man)

Franchise Encyclopedia: 1884 / 1886

55-57, Finished 4th in American Association (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: Harry Stovey (55-57)
Scored 764 runs, Allowed 691 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 61-51

Ballparks: Jefferson Street Grounds ·
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
  multi-year:
Batting - 106, Pitching - 106 · one-year: Batting - 103, Pitching - 102


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1884 / 1886 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
John Coleman 22 L R 5' 9" 170 Mar 6, 1863 3 96 96 8 0 0 0 0 0 1 17 76 93 1.1
Jim Conway 26 R R Oct 8, 1858 2 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 -0.5
Fred Corey 30 R R 5' 7" 160 1855 7 94 94 1 0 0 0 92 1 0 0 0 0 0.4
Ed Cushman 33 R L 6' 0" 177 Mar 27, 1852 3 10 10 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -1.3
Bob Emslie 26 R R 5' 11" 180 Jan 27, 1859 3 4 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 -0.8
Eddie Fusselback 26 R 5' 6" 156 Jul 4, 1858 3 5 5 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.2
Sadie Houck 29 R R 5' 7" 151 Mar, 1856 6 93 93 0 0 0 0 0 93 0 0 0 0 1.0
Bill Hughes 25 L L 1860 2 4 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 -0.3
Lon Knight 32 R R 5' 11" 165 Jun 16, 1853 8 29 29 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 29 29 0.0
Ed Knouff 18 R R 160 Jun, 1867 1st 14 14 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 -0.2
Henry Larkin 25 R R 5' 10" 175 Jan 12, 1860 2 108 108 0 0 0 0 0 0 48 61 0 108 4.2
Tom Lovett 21 R R 5' 8" 162 Dec 7, 1863 1st 16 16 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.2
Bobby Mathews 33 R R 5' 5" 140 Nov 21, 1851 13 48 48 48 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 5.8
Jocko Milligan 23 R R 6' 0" 192 Aug 8, 1861 2 67 67 0 61 6 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 2.2
Jack O'Brien 25 R R 5' 10" 184 Jun 12, 1860 4 62 62 0 43 7 0 2 9 0 0 3 3 0.9 $2,200
Jim Powell 25 R 5' 10" 170 Aug 30, 1859 2 19 19 0 0 19 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.5
Blondie Purcell 31 R R 5' 9" 159 Mar 16, 1854 7 66 66 1 0 0 0 0 0 66 1 0 66 0.3
Marshall Quinton 33 5' 11" 190 1852 2 7 7 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.5
Orator Shafer 33 L R 5' 9" 165 Oct 4, 1851 11 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0.0
Frank Siffell 24 1861 2 3 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 -0.2
Phenomenal Smith 20 L L 5' 6" 161 Dec 12, 1864 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.4
Harry Stovey 28 R R 5' 11" 175 Dec 20, 1856 6 112 112 0 0 82 0 0 0 0 30 0 30 3.7
Cub Stricker 26 R R 5' 3" 138 Jun 8, 1859 4 106 106 0 0 0 106 0 0 0 0 0 0 -1.1
George Strief 28 R R 5' 7" 172 Oct 16, 1856 5 44 44 0 0 0 7 19 10 0 4 4 8 0.5
Billy Taylor 30 R R 5' 11" 204 1855 5 6 6 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.1
Bill Vinton 20 R R 6' 1" 160 Apr 27, 1865 2 7 7 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 -0.2
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.

1884 / 1886 Roster (40-man)