1887 Major League Baseball season

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This article is about the 1887 Major League Baseball season only. For information on all of baseball, see 1887 in baseball.

The 1887 MLB Season was the National League's twelfth season and American Association's sixth season. The Detroit Wolverines defeated the St. Louis Browns in a 15-game World Series match played in ten cities.[1] The Louisville Colonels set a Major League record which still stands for the most base on balls for a team in a game, with 19 against the Cleveland Blues on the 21st of September.[2]

Final standings[edit]

American Association
Rank Club Wins Losses Win %   GB
1st St. Louis Browns 95 40 .704     –
2nd Cincinnati Red Stockings 81 54 .600 14.0
3rd Baltimore Orioles 77 58 .570 18.0
4th Louisville Colonels 76 60 .559 19.5
5th Philadelphia Athletics 64 69 .481 30.0
6th Brooklyn Grays 60 74 .448 34.5
7th New York Metropolitans 44 89 .331 50.0
8th Cleveland Blues 39 92 .298 54.0
National League
Rank Club Wins Losses Win %   GB
1st Detroit Wolverines 79 45 .637     –
2nd Philadelphia Quakers 75 48 .610  3.5
3rd Chicago White Stockings 71 50 .587  6.5
4th New York Giants 68 55 .553 10.5
5th Boston Beaneaters 61 60 .504 16.5
6th Pittsburg Alleghenys 55 69 .444 24.0
7th Washington Nationals 46 76 .377 32.0
8th Indianapolis Hoosiers 37 89 .294 43.0

League leaders[edit]

American Association National League
AVG Tip O'Neill STL .435 Sam Thompson DET .372
HR Tip O'Neill STL 14 Billy O'Brien WAS 19
RBI Tip O'Neill STL 123 Sam Thompson DET 166
Wins Matt Kilroy BAL 46 John Clarkson CHI 38
ERA Elmer Smith CIN 2.94   Dan Casey PHI 2.86  
Ks Toad Ramsey LOU 355 John Clarkson CHI 237

Postseason[edit]

World Series:

The Detroit Wolverines (79–45, NL) defeated the St. Louis Browns (95–40, AA) ten games to five.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Suehsdorf, A. D. (1978). The Great American Baseball Scrapbook, p. 24. Random House. ISBN 0-394-50253-1.
  2. ^ "Games Based Bases on Balls Records". Baseball-Almanac.com. Retrieved 14 May 2012. 

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