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1887 Indianapolis Hoosiers season

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Owner(s)  John T. Brush
1887 Indianapolis Hoosiers season
Manager(s)  Watch Burnham, Fred Thomas, Horace Fogel

The 1887 Indianapolis Hoosiers finished with a 37–89 record in the National League, finishing in last place in their first season in Indianapolis. They had played the previous three seasons in St. Louis, Missouri as the Maroons.

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Offseason

Following the 1886 season, the Maroons franchise was purchased by the National League and subsequently sold to John T. Brush. On March 8, the Hoosiers additionally purchased a number of players who were under league control. Technically, these players were purchased from the Maroons franchise. Among these players were Henry Boyle, John Cahill, Jerry Denny, Jack Glasscock, Egyptian Healy, John Kirby, Jack McGeachey, George Myers, Otto Schomberg and Emmett Seery.

Notable transactions

  • March 9, 1887: The Hoosiers obtained Mert Hackett and Charley Bassett, who had been under league control, for $1,000.
  • Notable transactions

  • July 2, 1887: John Kirby was sold by the Hoosiers to the Cleveland Blues for $800 to $1000.
  • August 15, 1887: Lev Shreve was purchased by the Hoosiers from the Baltimore Orioles.
  • August 19, 1887: Tom Brown was signed by the Hoosiers as a free agent.
  • Starters by position

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

    Other batters

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

    Starting pitchers

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

    Other pitchers

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

    Relief pitchers

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

    References

    1887 Indianapolis Hoosiers season Wikipedia


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