Managers of the Providence Grays

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

"The Grays made it more of a battle the next two seasons (1881 & 1882), but whenever the Providence boys threatened, the White Stockings took a hitch in their blue prints and smacked them down." - Fred Lieb in The Baseball Story (1950)
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Managers & Finishes

Year Uniform # Manager(s) Wins Losses WP Finish GB
1878

n/a

Tom York

33 27 .550 3 rd 8
1879

n/a

George Wright

59 25 .702 1 st +5
1880

n/a

Mike McGeary

8 7 .533 2 nd 15

n/a

John Ward

18 13 .581

n/a

Mike Dorgan

26 12 .684
1881

n/a

Jack Farrell

24 27 .471 2 nd 9

n/a

Tom York

23 10 .697
1882

n/a

Harry Wright

52 32 .619 2 nd 3
1883

n/a

58 40 .592 3 rd 5
1884

n/a

Frank Bancroft

84 28 .750 1 st +10½
1885

n/a

53 57 .482 4 th 33

Providence Grays Managers & Finishes



The Providence Grays played their home games at Messer Street Grounds which was the first ballpark to have a screen behind home plate to protect the fans from foul balls.

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During the 1884 season, Old Hoss Radbourn won a single season record fifty nine games and all three games of the matchup between the American Association pennant winner (New York Metropolitans) in the "championship of the United States."

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