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The following are the baseball events of the year 1890 throughout the world.  

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Champions

Inter-league playoff: Brooklyn (NL) declined challenge by Boston (PL)

Inter-league playoff: Louisville (AA) declined challenge by Boston (PL)

Major league baseball final standings

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National League final standings

National League
Club Wins Losses Win %   GB
Brooklyn Bridegrooms 86 43 .667 --
Chicago Colts 83 53 .610 6.5
Philadelphia Phillies 78 53 .595 9
Cincinnati Reds 77 55 .583 10.5
Boston Beaneaters 76 57 .571 12
New York Giants 63 68 .481 24
Cleveland Spiders 44 88 .333 43.5
Pittsburgh Alleghenys 23 113 .169 66.5

American Association final standings

American Association
Club Wins Losses Win %   GB
Louisville Colonels 88 44 .667 --
Columbus Solons 79 55 .590 10
St. Louis Browns 78 58 .574 12
Toledo Maumees 68 64 .515 20
Rochester Broncos 63 63 .500 22
Baltimore Orioles 15 19 .441 24
Syracuse Stars 55 72 .433 30.5
Philadelphia Athletics 54 78 .409 34
Brooklyn Gladiators 26 73 .263 45.5

Players' League final standings

Players' League
Club Wins Losses Win %   GB
Boston Reds 81 48 .628 --
Brooklyn Ward's Wonders 76 56 .576 6.5
New York Giants 74 57 .565 8
Chicago Pirates 75 62 .547 10
Philadelphia Quakers 68 63 .519 14
Pittsburgh Burghers 60 68 .469 20.5
Cleveland Infants 55 75 .423 26.5
Buffalo Bisons 36 96 .273 46.5

Statistical leaders

National League Statistical Leaders

National League
Type Name Stat
AVG Jack Glasscock NYG .336
HR Oyster Burns BRO 13 Mike Tiernan NYG 13 Walt Wilmot CHC 13
RBI Oyster Burns BRO 128
Wins Bill Hutchison CHC 42
ERA Billy Rhines CIN 1.95
Strikeouts Amos Rusie NYG 341

American Association Statistical Leaders

American Association
Type Name Stat
AVG Jimmy Wolf LOU .363
HR Count Campau STL 9
RBI Spud Johnson COL 113
Wins Sadie McMahon PHA/BAL 36
ERA Scott Stratton LOU 2.36
Strikeouts Sadie McMahon PHA/BAL 291

Players' League Statistical Leaders

Players' League
Type Name Stat
AVG Pete Browning CLE .373
HR Roger Connor NYI 14
RBI Hardy Richardson BOS 146
Wins Mark Baldwin CHI 34
ERA Silver King CHI 2.69
Strikeouts Mark Baldwin CHI 211

Notable seasons

Events

January-March

  • January 9 - The Brooklyn Gladiators are admitted to the American Association, joining Toledo, Rochester and Syracuse as new members.
  • January 28 - New York Supreme Court Justice Morgan J. O'Brien rules in favor of John Montgomery Ward's Reserve Clause case, and by extension the Players' League, by ruling baseball contracts lacked mutuality and were therefore unenforceable. This is the first in several rulings that allows the Players' League to proceed as planned.
  • February 1 - The National League finalizes its schedule for 1890, but refuses to release it. Speculation abounds that they are waiting for the Players' League to release their own schedule so that the NL may purposely schedule conflicting games in the same cities where both leagues have teams.
  • February 24 - An anonymous group allegedly offers $1 million to purchase the entire National League. The National League, believing the offer a hoax, turns it down. Some believe the offer was made by the Players' League, knowing the NL would refuse the offer, so they could point to the refusal as proof that the NL was in much better financial shape than they claimed.
  • March 6 - The National League releases its official schedule although many believe it to be an intentional fake as it includes the Indianapolis Hoosiers and the Washington Nationals, who are rumored to be on the brink of being bought out by the NL.
  • March 11 - The Players' League releases its schedule while claiming it paid no attention to the previously released National League schedule.
  • March 27 - The Inter-State League rejects an application from an all-black team made up of former Cuban Giants.

April-June

July-September

October-December

  • November 22 - At the American Association annual meeting in Louisville, the Philadelphia Athletics are expelled for violating the league's constitution. A new team in Philadelphia is admitted, plus entries from Boston, Washington and Chicago, replacing Syracuse, Toledo and Rochester.

Births

January-April

 

  • Some sources show 1889
    ** Some sources show 1888

May-August


*Some sources show 1889

September-December

Deaths

  • 1890 - Wash Williams, age unknown, played in 3 games from 1884-1885.
  • January 13 - Buck Gladman, 36, third baseman who played from 1883-1886.
  • February 1 - George Trenwith, age unknown, third baseman for the 1875 Philadelphia Centennials.
  • February 4 - Ed Greer, 34?, outfielder who played from 1885-1887.
  • February 22 - Bill Blair, 26, pitched in 1888 for the Philadelphia Athletics of the American Association.
  • March 9 - Jake Goodman, 36, first baseman for the 1878 Milwaukee Grays.
  • April 25 - Charlie Hodnett, 28?, pitcher who went 12-2 for the 1884 St. Louis Maroons.
  • June 12 - Warren White, 45?, starting third baseman for 6 different teams from 1871-1875, 1884.
  • June 20 - John Weyhing, 20, pitcher who made eight starts for 1888 Cincinnati Red Stockings, one inning for 1889 Columbus team; brother of star pitcher Gus.
  • September 26 - Jerrie Moore, 35?, reserve catcher from 1884-1885.
  • October 1 - Pete Donnelly, 40, outfielder/shortstop/second baseman for three teams in the National Association.
  • October 14 - Gus Williams, 20?, pitched in 2 games for the 1890 Brooklyn Gladiators.
  • November 9 - Jim Lillie, outfielder from 1883-1886.

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