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The following are the baseball events of the year 1884 throughout the world.  

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Champions

Major league baseball final standings

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National League final standings

National League
Club Wins Losses Win %   GB
Providence Grays 84 28 .750 --
Boston Beaneaters 73 38 .658 10.5
Buffalo Bisons 64 47 .577 19.5
Chicago White Stockings 62 50 .554 22
New York Gothams 62 50 .554 22
Philadelphia Phillies/Quakers 39 73 .348 45
Cleveland Blues 35 77 .313 49
Detroit Wolverines 28 84 .250 56

American Association final standings

American Association
Club Wins Losses Win %   GB
New York Metropolitans 75 32 .701 --
Columbus Buckeyes 69 39 .639 6.5
Louisville Eclipse 68 40 .630 7.5
St. Louis Browns 67 40 .626 8
Cincinnati Red Stockings 68 41 .624 8
Baltimore Orioles 63 43 .594 11.5
Philadelphia Athletics 61 46 .570 14
Toledo Blue Stockings 46 58 .442 27.5
Brooklyn Atlantics 40 64 .385 33.5
Richmond Virginians 12 30 .286 32.5
Pittsburg Alleghenys 30 78 .278 45.5
Indianapolis Hoosiers 29 78 .271 46
Washington Nationals 12 51 .190 41

Union Association final standings

Union Association
Club Wins Losses Win %   GB
St. Louis Maroons 94 19 .832 --
Milwaukee Brewers 8 4 .667 35.5
Cincinnati Outlaw Reds 69 36 .657 21.0
Baltimore Monumentals 58 47 .552 32.0
Boston Reds 58 51 .532 34.0
Chicago Browns/Pittsburgh Stogies 41 50 .451 42.0
Washington Nationals 47 65 .420 46.5
Philadelphia Keystones 21 46 .313 50.0
St. Paul White Caps 2 6 .250 39.5
Altoona Mountain City 6 19 .240 44.0
Kansas City Cowboys 16 63 .203 61.0
Wilmington Quicksteps 2 16 .111 44.5

Statistical leaders

National League Statistical Leaders

National League
Type Name Stat
AVG Mike "King" Kelly CHC .354
HR Ned Williamson CHC 27
RBI Cap Anson CHC 102
Wins Charles Radbourn PRO 59
ERA Charles Radbourn PRO 1.38
Strikeouts Charles Radbourn PRO 441

American Association Statistical Leaders

American Association
Type Name Stat
AVG Dave Orr NYP .354
HR John Reilly CIN 11
RBI Dave Orr NYP 112
Wins Guy Hecker LOU 52
ERA Guy Hecker LOU 1.80
Strikeouts Guy Hecker LOU 385

Union Association Statistical Leaders

Union Association
Type Name Stat
AVG Fred Dunlap SLM .412
HR Fred Dunlap SLM 13
RBI Unavailable NA
Wins Bill Sweeney BLU 40
ERA Jim McCormick COR 1.54
Strikeouts Hugh Daily CPI/WHS 483

Notable seasons

Events

January-March

  • February 18 - Terry Larkin, recently released from prison after shooting his wife and a police officer in 1883, is arrested again for threatening to shoot his father. Larkin will be released and play this season for the Richmond Virginians. Larkin will later be institutionalized after challenging his former employer to a duel and will commit suicide by slitting his throat with a razor in 1894.
  • February 20 - Altoona Mountain City is admitted to the Union Association. This gives the UA 7 teams in the newly-formed league.
  • March 4 - The National League reduces the number of balls needed for a walk to 6. Team owners agree to provide 2 separate benches for the teams in order to cut down on player fraternizing during games.
  • March 15 - Henry Chadwick writes in a newspaper column that a ground-keeper in St. Louis has started placing tarpaulins over the bases when it rains in order to keep them dry. Other clubs will follow suit and cover the pitching area and batter areas as well.
  • March 17 - The Union Association admits the Boston Reds, run by George Wright, to the league.
  • March 28 - Umpire William McLean throws a bat into the stands, striking a spectator, in reaction to taunts from the crowd. McLean is arrested but not charged as the fan is not injured.

April-June

July-September

October-December

Births

January-April

May-August

September-December

  • Some sources show 1887

Deaths

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