Managers of the Detroit Wolverines (1881 - 1888)

This is a comprehensive list of managers for the Detroit Wolverines organization. Win / loss statistics, winning percentage, position in division, and games behind the leader are also shown for each manager.

"The Detroit Wolverines (in) 1888: Ned Hanlon was the brains of the club and Dan Brouthers its muscle. Champions the previous year, the club was so money-starved that owner F.H. Stearns engineered a 15-game series against the St. Louis Association at the season's end." - Professor Ed Stephan
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Managers & Finishes

Year Uniform # Manager(s) Wins Losses WP Finish GB


Frank Bancroft

41 43 .488 4 th 15


42 41 .506 6 th 12½


Jack Chapman

40 58 .408 7 th 23


28 84 .250 8 th 56


Charlie Morton

7 31 .184 6 th 44


Bill Watkins

34 36 .486


87 36 .707 2 nd


79 45 .637 1 st +3½


49 44 .527 5 th 16


Bob Leadley

19 19 .500

Detroit Wolverines Managers & Finishes

Did you know that the Detroit Wolverines played, during their eight year National League tenure, eight-hundred sixty-three games, won four-hundred twenty-six games and lost four-hundred thirty-seven games?

What happened to the Detroit Wolverines? The unceremonial loss / expelling of the 1880 Cincinnati Reds "created" them, the demise of the 1885 Buffalo Bisons put them on the map (they bought their entire roster for approximately $7,000 & they finished second & first respectively the next two seasons), and a single losing season in 1888 caused them serious financial troubles which they were never able to resolve.

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