1879 Boston Red Caps Roster

National League (NL)
Team Record: 54-30
Finished 2nd in the NL
Ballpark: South End Grounds I
Manager: Harry Wright (54-30)
Location: Boston, Massachusetts
1879 Boston Red Caps Statistics
1879 Boston Red Caps Results

The Boston Red Caps of the National League ended the 1879 season with a record of 54 wins and 30 losses, finishing second in the NL.

The Red Caps paced the circuit with just 348 runs allowed. Boston scored 562 runs. Charley Jones and John O'Rourke each drove in 62 runs. John O'Rourke led hitters with significant playing time by hitting .341. Tommy Bond earned 43 wins for the squad and a team-best 1.96 ERA, best among regularly-used pitchers.

Harry Wright coached the team.

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Player Pos. Bats Throws Birth Date Height Weight Hometown
Tommy BondPRRApril 2, 18565'7"160Granard, Ireland
Jack BurdockPRRApril 0, 18525'9"158Brooklyn, NY USA
Ed CogswellPRRFebruary 25, 18545'8"150, United Kingdom
Curry FoleyPLJanuary 14, 18565'10"160Milltown, Ireland
Bill HawesPRRNovember 17, 18535'10"155Nashua, NH USA
Sadie HouckPRRFebruary 29, 18565'7"151Washington, DC USA
Charley JonesPRRApril 30, 18525'11"202Alamance County, NC USA
John MorrillPRRFebruary 19, 18555'10"155Boston, MA USA
John O'RourkePLLAugust 23, 18496'0"190Bridgeport, CT USA
Lee RichmondPLMay 5, 18575'10"155Sheffield, OH USA
Pop SnyderPRROctober 6, 18545'11"184Washington, DC USA
Ezra SuttonPRRSeptember 17, 18495'8"153Seneca Falls, NY USA
Jim TyngPRRMay 27, 18565'9"155Philadelphia, PA USA