In 1884, the club went 40-43 under manager Dave Pierson, 6th in the circuit. OF-3B John Coogan led the league with 128 hits and also posted the best average (.375); he scored 95 times in 84 games. Con Murphy split the season between Newark and Trenton and went 21-14 with a 1.51 ERA, leading the league in victories.
|1884||40-43||3rd||Dave Pierson/John Farrow|
|1885||42-49||4th||John Farrow/Charlie Hackett|