1887 Detroit Wolverines Roster

The 1887 Detroit Wolverines team roster seen on this page includes every player who appeared in a game during the 1887 season. It is a comprehensive team roster and player names are sorted by the fielding position where the most number of games were played during the regular season. Every player's name links to their career statistics.

Below the main roster you will find in the Fast Facts section: a 1887 Detroit Wolverines Opening Day starters list, a 1887 Detroit Wolverines salary list, a 1887 Detroit Wolverines uniform number breakdown and a 1887 Detroit Wolverines primary starters list. These team rosters are presented only when and where the data is available.

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1887 Detroit Wolverines


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Complete Roster

5-11
160
Left
Left
1859-04-08
5-09
162
Left
Right
1866-08-10
6-00
200
Right
Right
1862-11-01
162
Right
Right
1866-10-30
5-10
172
Right
Right
1864-02-14
5-09
155
Right
Right
1863-12-14
5-07½
165
Right
Right
1861-02-17
5-11
180
Right
Right
1854-11-21
5-08½
190
Right
Unknown
1858-08-13
6-00
161
Right
Right
1862-06-18
6-02
207
Left
Left
1858-05-08
5-08
165
Right
Right
1859-05-21
5-09½
170
Right
Right
1855-04-21
5-08
170
Right
Left
1856-12-08
5-08½
155
Right
Right
1860-12-05
5-11
175
Right
Left
1847-12-07
5-09½
175
Right
Right
1857-08-22
5-07
157
Right
Both
1862-01-31
6-02
207
Left
Left
1860-03-05
6-00
185
Right
Right
1864-02-18


The 1887 Detroit Wolverines played 124 games during the regular season, won 79 games, lost 45 games, and finished in first position. They played their home games at Recreation Park (Park Factors: 103/99) where 95,000 fans witnessed their 1887 Wolverines finish the season with a .637 winning percentage.

Baseball Almanac is pleased to present a unique set of rosters not easily found on the Internet. Included, where data is available, is a 1887 Detroit Wolverines Opening Day starters list, a 1887 Detroit Wolverines salary list, a 1887 Detroit Wolverines uniform number breakdown and a 1887 Detroit Wolverines primary starters list:

1887 Detroit Wolverines
Opening Day Starters


No Opening Day Information Available


1887 Detroit Wolverines
Salaries

Dan Brouthers $4,000.00
Ned Hanlon $2,100.00


1887 Detroit Wolverines
Uniform Numbers

Uniform Numbers Not Worn

Did you know that a 1887 Detroit Wolverines Schedule is available and it includes dates of every game played, scores of every game played, a cumulative record, and many hard to find splits (Monthly Splits, Team vs Team Splits & Score Related Splits)?

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