1878 Indianapolis Blues Roster

National League (NL)
Team Record: 24-36
Finished 5th in the NL
Ballpark: South Street Park
Manager: John Clapp (24-36)
Location: Indianapolis, Indiana
1878 Indianapolis Blues Statistics
1878 Indianapolis Blues Results

The Indianapolis Blues of the National League ended the 1878 season with a record of 24 wins and 36 losses, finishing fifth in the NL.

The Blues scored 293 runs and conceded 328 runs. Russ McKelvy drove in 36 runs. Orator Shafer led all qualifying hitters on the roster by connecting at a .338 clip. The Only Nolan topped the squad with 13 wins, while Jim McCormick recorded a 1.69 ERA, best among regularly-used pitchers.

John Clapp coached the team.

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Player Pos. Bats Throws Birth Date Height Weight Hometown
John ClappPRRJuly 15, 18515'7"194Ithaca, NY USA
Art CroftPJanuary 23, 18550'0"0St. Louis, MO USA
Silver FlintPRRAugust 3, 18556'0"180Philadelphia, PA USA
Jimmy HallinanPLLMay 27, 18495'9"172, Ireland
Tom HealeyPR4'7"155Cranston, RI USA
Jim McCormickPRRNovember 3, 18565'10"215Glasgow, Glasgow United Kingdom
Russ McKelvyPRRSeptember 8, 18540'0"0Swissvale, PA USA
Candy NelsonPLRMarch 14, 18495'6"145Portland, ME USA
The Only NolanPLRNovember 7, 18555'8"171Trenton, ON CAN
Joe QuestPRRNovember 16, 18525'6"150New Castle, PA USA
Orator ShaferPLROctober 4, 18515'9"165Philadelphia, PA USA
Fred WarnerPJanuary 7, 18555'7"155Philadelphia, PA USA
Ed WilliamsonPRROctober 24, 18575'11"210Philadelphia, PA USA


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