Bay Street Ball Grounds
© Albert R. Stone
Rochester Museum & Science Center
Rochester New York
Former home of the Rochester Tribe
The Bronchos wanted to use their momentum to try and 3-peat for the 1911 season and certainly put an outstanding team on the field as they won an unbelievable 98 games while losing only 54. It wasn’t the hitting that was the standout of the 1911 team. Whitey Alperman led in HR with 5 along with 10 2B and 11 3B but batted only .245. Danny Moeller would bat .289 with 14 2B, 12 3B and 3 HR and Herbie Moran would join him by also hitting .289 with 25 2B and 9 HR. Fred Osborn returned again to hit 15 2B, 7 3B and bat .290 but the two big hitters on the team were Hack Simmons who hit .313 with 17 2B and 10 3B and Joe Ward who hit .309 with 31 2B and 10 3B. While these were good numbers they weren’t the type to cause a team to win 98 ballgames. That mark was achieved due to the efforts of George McConnell who put up the best pitching performance in Rochester history going 30-8 on the season.