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
Pittsburg 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]

July–September[edit]

October–December[edit]

  • October 4 – On the final day of the American Association season, Ted Breitenstein of the St. Louis Browns throws a no-hitter against the Louisville Colonels, in an 8–0 Browns win. It is Breitenstein's first major league start. He faced the minimum amount of batters, 27, allowing just one base on balls. It was also the last no-hitter thrown in the American Association, as the league folded following the season.
  • 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]

External links[edit]