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The following are the baseball events of the year 1880 throughout the world.  



National Association: Washington Nationals

Inter-league playoff: Washington (NA) def. Chicago (NL), 4 games to 3 (1 tie game)

National League final standings

National League
Rank Club Wins Losses Win %   GB
1st Chicago White Stockings 67 17 .798 --
2nd Providence Grays 52 32 .619 15
3rd Cleveland Blues 47 37 .560 20
4th Troy Trojans 41 42 .494 25.5
5th Worcester Ruby Legs 40 43 .482 26.5
6th Boston Red Caps 40 44 .476 27
7th Buffalo Bisons 24 58 .293 42
8th Cincinnati Reds 21 59 .263 44

Statistical leaders

National League
Type Name Stat
AVG George Gore CHC .360
HR Jim O'Rourke BSN 6 Harry Stovey WOR 6
RBI Cap Anson CHC 74
Wins Jim McCormick CLV 45
ERA Tim Keefe TRO 0.86
Strikeouts Larry Corcoran CHC 268







  • October 4 - The National League prohibits the sale of alcoholic beverages in member parks and also prohibits member parks from being rented out on Sundays. These rulings are directly aimed at the Cincinnati Reds club who routinely did both in order to raise additional money for their continual struggling finances.
  • October 6 - The Cincinnati Reds refuse to abide by the new rules set down and are immediately kicked out of the National League.
  • December 8 - The National League rejects the Washington Nationals bid for membership and accepts the Detroit Wolverines as its newest member.
  • December 9 - The National League re-elects William Hulbert as president and adopts several new rules for 1881. Among the new rules are reducing called balls for a walk down to 7 and moving the pitching box back 5 feet to the new distance of 50 feet.






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