1894 Baltimore Orioles season

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1894 Baltimore Orioles
1894 National League Champions
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Owner(s) Harry Von der Horst
Manager(s) Ned Hanlon
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The Baltimore Orioles won their first National League pennant in 1894. They won 24 of their last 25 games.[1] After the regular season's conclusion, the Orioles participated in the first Temple Cup competition against the second-place New York Giants. The Orioles lost to the Giants in a sweep, four games to none.

The Orioles roster contained six future Hall of Famers: Wilbert Robinson, John McGraw, Dan Brouthers, Hughie Jennings, Wee Willie Keeler and Joe Kelley. Every man in their starting line up hit .300 for the season. They bunted, hit-and-ran, Baltimore chopped, backed up throws, cut off throws, and had pitchers cover first.[context needed] They also deadened balls by icing them, tilted baselines so bunts would roll fair, and put soap around the mound so opposing pitchers would get slippery fingers if he tried to dry his hands in the dirt.[1]

Regular season

Season standings

National League W L Pct. GB Home Road
Baltimore Orioles 89 39 0.695 52–15 37–24
New York Giants 88 44 0.667 3 49–17 39–27
Boston Beaneaters 83 49 0.629 8 44–19 39–30
Philadelphia Phillies 71 57 0.555 18 48–20 23–37
Brooklyn Grooms 70 61 0.534 20½ 42–24 28–37
Cleveland Spiders 68 61 0.527 21½ 35–24 33–37
Pittsburg Pirates 65 65 0.500 25 46–28 19–37
Chicago Colts 57 75 0.432 34 35–30 22–45
St. Louis Browns 56 76 0.424 35 34–32 22–44
Cincinnati Reds 55 75 0.423 35 37–28 18–47
Washington Senators 45 87 0.341 46 32–30 13–57
Louisville Colonels 36 94 0.277 54 24–38 12–56

Record vs. opponents

1894 National League Records

Sources:

[1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10] [11] [12]

Team BAL BOS BR CHI CIN CLE LOU NYG PHI PIT STL WSH
Baltimore 4–8 8–4 9–3 10–2 9–3 10–2 6–6 6–4–1 6–4 10–2 11–1
Boston 8–4 6–6 7–5 8–4 9–3 10–2 6–6–1 6–6 8–4 6–6 9–3
Brooklyn 4–8 6–6 6–6–1 6–6 6–5 8–4 5–7–1 5–7–1 7–5–1 8–4 9–3
Chicago 3–9 5–7 6–6–1 6–6–1 2–10 8–4 1–11–2 7–5 6–6–1 6–6 7–5
Cincinnati 2–10 4–8 6–6 6–6–1 3–8–1 7–5 5–7 3–8–2 5–7 7–5 7–5
Cleveland 3–9 3–9 5–6 10–2 8–3–1 8–3 3–9 7–5 4–8 9–3 8–4
Louisville 2–10 2–10 4–8 4–8 5–7 3–8 0–12–1 3–8 3–9 6–6 4–8
New York 6–6 6–6–1 7–5–1 11–1–2 7–5 9–3 12–0–1 5–7 8–4–1 7–5–1 10–2
Philadelphia 4–6–1 6–6 7–5–1 5–7 8–3–2 5–7 8–3 7–5 8–4 5–7 8–4
Pittsburg 4–6 4–8 5–7–1 6–6–1 7–5 8–4 9–3 4–8–1 4–8 6–6 8–4
St. Louis 2–10 6–6 4–8 6–6 5–7 3–9 6–6 5–7–1 7–5 6–6 6–6
Washington 1–11 3–9 3–9 5–7 5–7 4–8 8–4 2–10 4–8 4–8 6–6


Roster

1894 Baltimore Orioles
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Player stats

Batting

Starters by position

Note: Pos = Position; G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

Pos Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
C Robinson, WilbertWilbert Robinson 109 414 146 .353 1 98
1B Brouthers, DanDan Brouthers 123 525 182 .347 9 128
3B McGraw, JohnJohn McGraw 124 512 174 .340 1 92

Other batters

Note: G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
Baker, KirtleyKirtley Baker 2 4 0 .000 0 0

Pitching

Starting pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Gleason, KidKid Gleason 21 172 15 5 4.45 35

Other pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Hawke, BillBill Hawke 32 206 16 9 5.81 68
Esper, DukeDuke Esper 16 101 10 2 3.92 25
Brown, StubStub Brown 9 49.2 4 0 4.89 8

Relief pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Baker, KirtleyKirtley Baker 1 0 1 0 0

Notes

  1. ^ a b Suehsdorf, A. D. (1978). The Great American Baseball Scrapbook, p. 11. Random House. ISBN 0-394-50253-1.

References

  • 1894 Baltimore Orioles season
  • 1894 Baltimore Orioles team page at www.baseball-almanac.com


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