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1879 Providence Grays

Batting, Pitching, & Fielding Statistics

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59-25, Finished 1st in National League (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: George Wright (59-25)
Scored 612 runs, Allowed 355 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 61-23

Ballparks: Messer Street Grounds ·
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
  multi-year:
Batting - 100, Pitching - 96 · one-year: Batting - 102, Pitching - 95


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1878 / 1880 Batting, Pitching, & Fielding Statistics

Game Results

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1879 Top 12 by WAR

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Photo of John Ward Photo of Paul Hines Photo of George Wright Photo of Jim O'Rourke Photo of Joe Start Photo of Tom York Photo of Bobby Mathews Photo of Mike McGeary Photo of Emil Gross Photo of Lew Brown Photo of Bill Hague Photo of Jack Farrell

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 Lew Brown 21 53 233 229 23 59 13 4 2 38 4 24 .258 .270 .376 .646 110 86
2 1B Joe Start* 36 66 324 317 70 101 11 5 2 37 7 4 .319 .333 .404 .737 141 128
3 2B Mike McGeary 28 85 379 374 62 103 7 2 0 35 5 13 .275 .285 .305 .590 94 114
4 SS George Wright 32 85 401 388 79 107 15 10 1 42 13 20 .276 .299 .374 .673 120 145
5 3B Bill Hague 27 51 212 209 20 47 3 1 0 21 3 19 .225 .236 .249 .485 60 52
6 OF Tom York* 28 81 361 342 69 106 25 5 1 50 19 28 .310 .346 .421 .767 151 144
7 OF Paul Hines 24 85 417 409 81 146 25 10 2 52 8 16 .357 .369 .482 .851 177 197
8 OF Jim O'Rourke 28 81 375 362 69 126 19 9 1 46 13 10 .348 .371 .459 .829 171 166
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 C Emil Gross 21 30 136 132 31 46 9 5 0 24 4 8 .348 .368 .492 .860 180 65
10 2B Jack Farrell 21 12 51 51 5 13 2 0 0 5 0 0 .255 .255 .294 .549 80 15
11 UT Denny Sullivan? 21 5 20 19 5 5 2 0 0 2 1 1 .263 .300 .368 .668 118 7
12 OF Dan O'Leary* 22 2 7 7 1 3 0 0 0 2 0 0 .429 .429 .429 .857 183 3
13 C Rudy Kemmler 19 2 7 7 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .143 .143 .143 .286 -6 1
14 C Doug Allison 32 1 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0
15 1B Bill White? 18 1 4 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .250 .250 .250 .500 65 1
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
16 P John Ward* 19 83 371 364 71 104 9 4 2 41 7 14 .286 .299 .349 .648 112 127
17 P Bobby Mathews 27 43 180 173 25 35 2 0 1 10 7 12 .202 .233 .231 .465 53 40
Team Totals 26.8 85 3483 3392 612 1003 142 55 12 405 91 172 .296 .314 .381 .695 127 1291
Rank in 8 NL teams 1 1 1 2 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Non-Pitcher Totals 27.8 85 2932 2855 516 864 131 51 9 354 77 146 .303 .321 .394 .715 134 1124
Pitcher Totals 21.7 85 551 537 96 139 11 4 3 51 14 26 .259 .278 .311 .589 93 167
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 John Ward 19 47 19 .712 2.15 70 60 10 58 2 1 587.0 571 270 140 5 36 239 0 29 2425 112 2.22 1.034 8.8 0.1 0.6 3.7 6.64
2 SP Bobby Mathews 27 12 6 .667 2.29 27 25 2 15 1 1 189.0 194 85 48 4 26 90 0 17 779 105 2.47 1.164 9.2 0.2 1.2 4.3 3.46
Team Totals 20.9 59 25 .702 2.18 85 85 12 73 3 2 776.0 765 355 188 9 62 329 0 46 3204 110 2.28 1.066 8.9 0.1 0.7 3.8 5.31
Rank in 8 NL teams 1 8 1 7 6 1 1 5 2 4 5 6 1
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
Doug Allison 32 1 12 9 1 2 0 .833 10.00 2 0 0 C
Lew Brown 21 54 420 290 64 66 5 .843 6.56 42 0 0 C-OF
Jack Farrell 21 12 106 42 55 9 8 .915 8.08 2B
Emil Gross 21 30 213 152 39 22 1 .897 6.37 30 0 0 C
Bill Hague 27 51 214 54 122 38 2 .822 3.45 3B
Paul Hines 24 85 196 146 24 26 3 .867 2.00 OF
Rudy Kemmler 19 2 24 13 7 4 0 .833 10.00 4 0 0 C
Bobby Mathews 27 53 83 24 46 13 1 .843 1.32 P-OF-3B
Mike McGeary 28 85 595 238 290 67 25 .887 6.21 2B-3B
Dan O'Leary 22 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 OF
Jim O'Rourke 28 84 365 302 29 34 6 .907 3.94 4 0 0 OF-1B-C-3B
Joe Start 36 66 812 779 11 22 24 .973 11.97 1B-OF
Denny Sullivan 21 5 14 1 5 8 0 .429 1.20 3B-OF
John Ward 19 94 245 55 167 23 4 .906 2.36 P-3B-OF
Bill White 18 1 12 12 0 0 1 1.000 12.00 1B
George Wright 32 85 449 96 319 34 17 .924 4.88 SS
Tom York 28 81 137 114 9 14 2 .898 1.52 OF
Team Totals 26.5 85 3897 2327 1188 382 41 .902 4.44 82 0 0
Rank in 8 NL teams 4 3
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
Doug Allison 32 1 5 -1 0 0 0 0 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .396 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1 /2
Lew Brown 21 53 233 2 0 0 -2 3 2 0.2 8 10 1.0 .504 .501 1.2 0.1 12 2/O
Jack Farrell 21 12 51 -1 0 0 2 0 2 0.1 2 3 0.3 .513 .501 0.2 0.2 1 4
Emil Gross 21 30 136 11 0 0 0 2 13 1.2 4 18 1.7 .540 .507 1.7 0.2 18 2
Bill Hague 27 51 212 -9 0 0 5 2 -2 -0.2 7 5 0.5 .496 .499 0.1 0.6 0 5
Paul Hines 24 85 417 34 0 0 4 -5 34 3.1 13 46 4.4 .537 .519 4.1 -0.1 42 *O
Rudy Kemmler 19 2 7 -1 0 0 -1 0 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.1 .421 .499 -0.1 -0.1 -0 /2
Bobby Mathews 27 43 180 -8 0 0 -3 5 -6 -0.6 0 -6 -0.6 .488 .497 -0.2 -0.4 -2 1O/5
Mike McGeary 28 85 379 -0 0 0 4 2 5 0.4 13 18 1.8 .506 .503 1.5 0.5 14 *45
Dan O'Leary* 22 2 7 1 0 0 0 -0 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .526 .500 0.1 -0.0 1 /O
Jim O'Rourke 28 81 375 29 0 0 -3 -3 23 2.0 12 35 3.3 .526 .513 3.7 -0.6 38 Free Agency *O3/25
Joe Start* 36 66 324 16 0 0 4 -0 20 1.8 10 30 2.9 .528 .512 2.5 0.4 26 *3/O
Denny Sullivan? 21 5 20 0 0 0 -1 0 -0 -0.0 1 0 0.0 .491 .500 0.1 -0.1 1 /5O
John Ward* 19 83 371 6 0 0 1 13 21 1.9 0 21 1.9 .524 .512 1.8 0.1 20 Unknown *15/O
Bill White? 18 1 4 -0 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .479 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 /3
George Wright 32 85 401 9 0 0 17 6 32 3.0 13 45 4.3 .536 .519 2.7 2.1 28 $2,000 Free Agency *6
Tom York* 28 81 361 19 0 0 0 -5 14 1.2 12 26 2.5 .516 .508 2.5 -0.5 26 *O
Team Total 26.7 766 3483 108 0 0 27 20 155 13.8 94 249 23.8 .519 .509 21.8 2.3 222 $2,000
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
Bobby Mathews 27 189.0 27 25 85 4.05 5.02 0.30 0.00 95.0 4.48 11 1.0 1.0 -0.2 2.6 29 .538 .506
John Ward 19 587.0 70 60 270 4.14 5.02 0.32 0.00 95.0 4.47 26 2.5 1.0 -0.5 7.4 84 .536 .516 Unknown
Team Total 20.9 776.0 97 85 355 4.12 5.02 0.31 0.00 95.0 4.47 37 3.6 1.0 -0.7 10.1 113 .537 .513
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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