1890 in baseball

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

Champions[edit]

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[edit]

National League final standings[edit]

National League W L Pct. GB Home Road
Brooklyn Bridegrooms 86 43 0.667 58–16 28–27
Chicago Colts 83 53 0.610 48–24 35–29
Philadelphia Phillies 78 53 0.595 9 54–21 24–32
Cincinnati Reds 77 55 0.583 10½ 50–23 27–32
Boston Beaneaters 76 57 0.571 12 43–23 33–34
New York Giants 63 68 0.481 24 37–27 26–41
Cleveland Spiders 44 88 0.333 43½ 30–37 14–51
Pittsburg Alleghenys 23 113 0.169 66½ 14–25 9–88


American Association final standings[edit]

American Association W L Pct. GB Home Road
Louisville Colonels 88 44 0.667 57–13 31–31
Columbus Solons 79 55 0.590 10 47–22 32–33
St. Louis Browns 78 58 0.574 12 45–25 33–33
Toledo Maumees 68 64 0.515 20 40–27 28–37
Rochester Broncos 63 63 0.500 22 40–22 23–41
Baltimore Orioles 15 19 0.441 24 8–11 7–8
Syracuse Stars 55 72 0.433 30½ 30–30 25–42
Philadelphia Athletics 54 78 0.409 34 36–36 18–42
Brooklyn Gladiators 26 73 0.263 45½ 15–22 11–51


Players' League final standings[edit]

Players' League W L Pct. GB Home Road
Boston Reds 81 48 0.628 48–21 33–27
Brooklyn Ward's Wonders 76 56 0.576 46–19 30–37
New York Giants 74 57 0.565 8 47–19 27–38
Chicago Pirates 75 62 0.547 10 46–23 29–39
Philadelphia Athletics 68 63 0.519 14 35–30 33–33
Pittsburgh Burghers 60 68 0.469 20½ 37–28 23–40
Cleveland Infants 55 75 0.423 26½ 31–30 24–45
Buffalo Bisons 36 96 0.273 46½ 23–42 13–54


Statistical leaders[edit]

National League statistical leaders[edit]

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 Hutchinson CHC 42
ERA Billy Rhines CIN 1.95
Strikeouts Amos Rusie NYG 341

American Association statistical leaders[edit]

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[edit]

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

Events[edit]

January–March[edit]

  • 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 new circuit may purposely schedule conflicting games in the same cities where both leagues have teams.
  • February 20 – Sam Rice is born in Morocco, Indiana. A quick outfielder with a great arm, Rice will lead the American League in hits twice, in stolen bases once, and collect at least 200 hits on six occasions, while finishing in the top ten in batting average eight times. Rice will gain election to the Hall of Fame in 1963.
  • 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 new circuit would refuse the offer, so they could point to the refusal as proof that the National League was in much better financial shape than they claimed.

April–June[edit]

July–September[edit]

October–December[edit]

  • October 3 – In a game because of darkness after seven, Chicago's Pat Luby beats the Giants, 3-2, for his 17th consecutive win. Amos Rusie is the losing pitcher.
  • 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 Cincinnati, replacing Syracuse, Toledo and Rochester.

Births[edit]

January–April[edit]

 

  • Some sources show 1889
    ** Some sources show 1888

May–August[edit]


*Some sources show 1889

September–December[edit]

Deaths[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Pellowski, Michael J (2007). The Little Giant Book of Baseball Facts. United States: Sterling Publishing Co. p. 352. ISBN 9781402742736. 

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