1874 in Baseball
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1874 in Baseball

The following are the baseball events of the year 1874 throughout the world.

Champions

National Association final standings

National Association
Club Wins Losses Win %   GB
Boston 52 18 .743 --
Mutual (New York) 42 23 .646 7.5
Athletic (Philadelphia) 33 23 .589 12
Philadelphia 29 29 .500 17.0
Chicago 28 31 .475 18.5
Atlantic (Brooklyn) 22 33 .400 22.5
Hartford 17 37 .315 27
Lord Baltimore 9 38 .191 31.5

Statistical leaders

Notable seasons

  • Boston Red Stockings pitcher Al Spalding has a record of 52-16, leading the NA with 52 wins and 617.1 innings pitched. He has a 1.92 earned run average and a 111 ERA+.[1][2]
  • Chicago White Stockings second baseman Levi Meyerle leads the NA with a .394 batting average, a .889 OPS, and a 183 OPS+. He has 65 runs scored and 45 runs batted in.[3][4]

Events

January-March

  • January 29 - Albert Spalding arrives in England to set up a tour for the Boston and Athletic Clubs to demonstrate American baseball to the English.

April-June

July-September

  • 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 Chicago to replace Fergy Malone and be on the bench managing 5 weeks after the amputation.
  • July 16 - The Boston and Athletic Clubs depart from Philadelphia for England for their baseball exhibition tour.
  • September 9 - John Radcliff is dismissed from the Philadelphia Club after umpire William McLean testified that Radcliff had offered him $175 to fix a game.
  • September 9 - Boston and Athletic return from their England trip, arriving in New York.

October-December

Births

Deaths

References

  1. ^ "1874 National Association Pitching Leaders". baseball-reference.com. Retrieved August 29, 2020.
  2. ^ "Al Spalding Stats". baseball-reference.com. Retrieved August 29, 2020.
  3. ^ "1874 National Association Batting Leaders". baseball-reference.com. Retrieved August 29, 2020.
  4. ^ "Levi Meyerle Stats". baseball-reference.com. Retrieved August 29, 2020.

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