1891 in baseball

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The following are the baseball events of the year 1891 throughout the world.  

Champions[edit]

World Series: Boston (NL) declined to meet Boston (AA)

Major league baseball final standings[edit]

National League final standings[edit]

National League W L Pct. GB Home Road
Boston Beaneaters 87 51 0.630 51–20 36–31
Chicago Colts 82 53 0.607 43–22 39–31
New York Giants 71 61 0.538 13 39–28 32–33
Philadelphia Phillies 68 69 0.496 18½ 35–34 33–35
Cleveland Spiders 65 74 0.468 22½ 40–28 25–46
Brooklyn Grooms 61 76 0.445 25½ 41–31 20–45
Cincinnati Reds 56 81 0.409 30½ 26–41 30–40
Pittsburgh Pirates 55 80 0.407 30½ 32–34 23–46


American Association final standings[edit]

American Association W L Pct. GB Home Road
Boston Reds 93 42 0.689 51–17 42–25
St. Louis Browns 85 51 0.625 52–21 33–30
Baltimore Orioles 71 64 0.526 22 44–24 27–40
Philadelphia Athletics 73 66 0.525 22 43–26 30–40
Milwaukee Brewers 21 15 0.583 22½ 16–5 5–10
Cincinnati Kelly's Killers 43 57 0.430 32½ 24–21 19–36
Columbus Solons 61 76 0.445 33 33–29 28–47
Louisville Colonels 54 83 0.394 40 39–32 15–51
Washington Statesmen 44 91 0.326 49 28–40 16–51


Statistical leaders[edit]

National League statistical leaders[edit]

National League
Type Name Stat
AVG Billy Hamilton PHI .340
HR Harry Stovey BSN 16 Mike Tiernan NYG 16
RBI Cap Anson CHC 120
Wins Bill Hutchinson CHC 44
ERA John Ewing NYG 2.27
Strikeouts Amos Rusie NYG 337

American Association statistical leaders[edit]

American Association
Type Name Stat
AVG Dan Brouthers BOS .350
HR Duke Farrell BOS 12
RBI Hugh Duffy BOS 110 Duke Farrell BOS 110
Wins Sadie McMahon BAL 35
ERA Ed Crane CKK 2.45
Strikeouts Jack Stivetts STL 259

Notable seasons[edit]

Events[edit]

January–March[edit]

  • February 6 – The New York Giants' salary list is leaked to the press. It shows a total player payroll of $54,600 with Buck Ewing's $5,500 salary topping the scale.

April–June[edit]

  • April 11 – Clark Griffith‚ 21 years old‚ makes his Major League debut‚ pitching for the St. Louis Browns to a 13–5 victory over the Cincinnati Reds. After spending much of 1892 and 1893 in the minor leagues‚ Griffith will return to remain active in the majors as a pitcher‚ manager‚ and club owner until his death in 1955.
  • April 22 – In the first game at the third Polo Grounds, Boston beats the New York Giants, 4-3.
  • May 22 – At Cincinnati's League Park, Mickey Welch of the New York Giants hits into a game-ending triple play. Batting with the bases loaded in the ninth inning, Welch lines one to shortstop Germany Smith, who catches the ball and tosses it to second baseman, Bid McPhee, who tags the runner caught off second, Charley Bassett. McPhee then relay the ball to first baseman, John Reilly, who toes the sack to retire the runner, Artie Clarke, who was running between bases. The Reds won 8–3.

July–September[edit]

  • September 4 – Responding to writers who claim it's time for him to quit, Chicago's 39-year-old player-manager Cap Anson wears a false white beard against Boston. It doesn't help him at the plate – he is hitless in 3 at-bats. The White Stockings beat Boston, 5-3.

October–December[edit]

  • November 26 – A series for the championship of the Pacific Coast begins between the champions of the California League (the San Jose Dukes) and the Pacific Northwest League pennant winners (the Portland Webfeet). San Jose wins the opener, 8–6. The series will last until January 10 with San Jose winning 10 games to 9. All the games are played in San José, California.

Births[edit]

January–March[edit]

April–June[edit]

July–September[edit]

October–December[edit]

Deaths[edit]

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