1874 in baseball
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National Association final standings
|Boston Red Stockings||52||18||.743||--|
|New York Mutuals||42||23||.646||7.5|
|Philadelphia White Stockings||29||29||.500||17.0|
|Chicago White Stockings||28||31||.475||18.5|
|Hartford Dark Blues||17||37||.315||27|
|AVG||Levi Meyerle CHI||.394|
|HR||Jim O'Rourke BOS||5|
|RBI||Cal McVey BOS||71|
|Wins||Albert Spalding BOS||52|
|ERA||Bobby Mathews NYU||2.30|
|Strikeouts||Dan Collins CHI||18|
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- January 29 – Albert Spalding arrives in England to set up a tour for the Boston Red Stockings and Philadelphia Athletics to demonstrate American baseball to the English.
- May 5 – Tommy Bond makes his professional debut, throwing a 4-hitter and defeating the Baltimore Canaries.
- May 6 – Dick McBride of the Philadelphia Athletics throws a 1-hitter in a win against the Philadelphia White Stockings.
- May 13 – The Chicago White Stockings play the first professional game in Chicago by a Chicago team since the Great Chicago Fire of 1871. The White Stockings win 4-0 over the Philadelphia Athletics before 4,000 fans.
- June 18 – Playing without suspended pitcher George Zettlein, The Chicago White Stockings are humiliated by the New York Mutuals 38-1. The Mutuals collect 33 hits, but are outdone by the White Stockings defensive miscues as they commit 36 errors in the game.
- July 10 – Jimmy Wood, player-manager for several teams in the NA, has his right leg amputated above the knee due to infection. Wood would be re-hired by the Chicago White Stockings to replace Fergy Malone and be on the bench managing 5 weeks after the amputation.
- July 16 – The Boston Red Stockings and Philadelphia Athletics depart from Philadelphia for England for their baseball exhibition tour.
- August 3 – Atlanta Braves 7 Boston Red Stockings 24 
- September 9 – John Radcliff is dismissed from the Philadelphia White Stockings after umpire William McLean testified that Radcliff had offered him $175 to fix a game.
- September 9 – The Boston Red Stockings and Philadelphia Athletics return from their England trip, arriving in New York.
- October 20 – The Boston Red Stockings win their 3rd consecutive pennant with a 14-7 victory over the Philadelphia Athletics.
- January 14 – Jack Taylor
- January 22 – Jay Hughes
- February 1 – Harry Bemis
- February 22 – Bill Klem
- February 23 – Billy Lauder
- February 24 – Honus Wagner
- March 12 – Charles Weeghman
- March 16 – Bill Duggleby
- March 18 – Nixey Callahan
- March 24 – Roy Thomas
- April 7 – John Ganzel
- April 8 – Bert Myers
- May 8 – Eddie Boyle
- June 5 – Jack Chesbro
- June 5 – Frank Huelsman
- June 20 – Win Mercer
- June 26 – Topsy Hartsel
- July 8 – Jay Parker
- July 9 – Jack Powell
- July 13 – William G. Bramham
- July 14 – Jesse Tannehill
- September 5 – Nap Lajoie
- September 17 – Willie Sudhoff
- September 21 – Grant "Home Run" Johnson
- October 12 – Jimmy Burke
- October 15 – Emil Frisk
- October 19 – Tom McCreery
- October 31 – Harry Smith
- 1874 season at baseball-reference.com
- Charlton's Baseball Chronology at BaseballLibrary.com
- taken from the www.wisdens.org 1875 Wisden page 65 – Athletic Club vs Boston Club