The Full Wiki

1888 Major League Baseball season: Wikis

Advertisements
  

Note: Many of our articles have direct quotes from sources you can cite, within the Wikipedia article! This article doesn't yet, but we're working on it! See more info or our list of citable articles.

Encyclopedia

(Redirected to 1888 in baseball article)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The following are the baseball events of the year 1888 throughout the world.  

Contents

Champions

Major league baseball final standings

Advertisements

National League final standings

National League
Club Wins Losses Win %   GB
New York Giants 84 47 .641 --
Chicago White Stockings 77 58 .570 9
Philadelphia Phillies/Quakers 69 61 .531 14.5
Boston Beaneaters 70 64 .522 15.5
Detroit Wolverines 68 63 .519 16
Pittsburg Alleghenys 66 68 .493 19.5
Indianapolis Hoosiers 50 85 .370 36
Washington Nationals 48 86 .358 37.5

American Association final standings

American Association
Club Wins Losses Win %   GB
St. Louis Browns 92 43 .681 --
Brooklyn Bridegrooms 88 52 .629 6.5
Philadelphia Athletics 81 52 .609 10
Cincinnati Red Stockings 80 54 .597 11.5
Baltimore Orioles 57 80 .416 36
Cleveland Blues 50 82 .379 40.5
Louisville Colonels 48 87 .356 44
Kansas City Cowboys 43 89 .326 47.5

Statistical leaders

National League Statistical Leaders

National League
Type Name Stat
AVG Cap Anson CHC .344
HR Jimmy Ryan CHC 16
RBI Cap Anson CHC 84
Wins Tim Keefe NYG 35
ERA Tim Keefe NYG 1.74
Strikeouts Tim Keefe NYG 335

American Association Statistical Leaders

American Association
Type Name Stat
AVG Tip O'Neill STL .335
HR John Reilly CIN 13
RBI John Reilly CIN 103
Wins Silver King STL 45
ERA Silver King STL 1.64
Strikeouts Ed Seward PHA 272

Notable seasons

Events

January-March

  • January 2 - Fred Dunlap signs a contract paying him a $5,000 salary and a $2,000 signing bonus. It is the largest contract ever given to a player to-date.
  • January 17 - The Kansas City Cowboys are admitted to the American Association.
  • January 27 - The Brooklyn Bridegrooms keep 5 players from the New York Metropolitans that they purchased last October and sell the rest, plus 4 of their own players, to the Kansas City Cowboys for $7,000.
  • February 2 - The Indianapolis Hoosiers announce that they will have 42 private boxes on top of their new grandstand. The boxes will only be available to season subscribers.
  • March 2 - The National League reverts back to its original policy of a .50¢ admission price with no concessions given to individual clubs.
  • March 5 - The American Association votes to adopt the use of turnstiles at all parks in order to better control entry into games.

April-June

July-September

October-December

Births

January-April

May-August

September-December

Deaths

External links


Advertisements






Got something to say? Make a comment.
Your name
Your email address
Message