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1871 Boston Red Stockings
Major league affiliations
1871 Information
Owner(s) Ivers Whitney Adams
Manager(s) Harry Wright
Local television none
Local radio none

The Boston Red Stockings were formed in 1871 by Boston businessman and Ashburnham native Ivers Whitney Adams. The team was comprised of former players of the defunct Cincinnati Red Stockings franchise, who were brought to Boston and kept the name with them. Led and managed by baseball pioneer Harry Wright the new Boston team would join the newly formed National Association of Professional Base Ball Players for the 1871 season and finish the year in third place.


Regular season


Season standings

National Association W L GB Pct.
Philadelphia Athletics 21 7 -- .750
Chicago White Stockings 19 9 2.0 .679
Boston Red Stockings 20 10 2.0 .667
Washington Olympics 15 15 7.0 .500
New York Mutuals 16 17 7.5 .485
Troy Haymakers 13 15 8.0 .464
Fort Wayne Kekiongas 7 12 9.5 .368
Cleveland Forest Citys 10 19 11.5 .345
Rockford Forest Citys 4 21 15.5 .160


1871 Boston Red Stockings
Pitchers Catchers




Player stats


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

Starting pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA SO

Relief pitchers

Player G W L SV ERA SO



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